All-female spacewalk marks milestone for NASA


NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir have made history by completing the first all-women spacewalk.

They ventured outside the International Space Station (ISS) to replace a faulty battery charger.

The spacewalk, which was originally scheduled for 5-and-a-half hours, was completed in around seven hours so the astronauts could perform some additional jobs.

This is Koch's fifth spacewalk while it's the first for Meir.

The historic float came several months after another all-female spacewalk was cancelled because NASA did not have enough spacesuits in the right size.

More from International

Coming Up on Dubai Eye

  • The Agenda

    10:00am - 1:00pm

    Broadcasting every weekday, Georgia Tolley goes beyond the headlines to speak to government ministers, decision makers, analysts and local experts to find out how the news will impact those of us living in the UAE.

  • Afternoons with Helen Farmer

    2:00pm - 5:00pm

    Every weekday afternoon, Helen Farmer will help you to navigate the highs and lows of life in the UAE. Stay up to date with what’s happening and where to go.


On Dubai Eye