NASA astronauts, Christina Koch, and Jessica in a Bar, steps on Friday from the international space station (ISS) for the first space walk by, only female astronauts. The historic walk was in march is due to take place, but it was delayed due to an issue with the spacesuits.
At the beginning of October, it was announced that Koch and the City, which, in september, the ISS achieved the first space walk, with only the women are going to make it. So far, all of the female spacewalkers, accompanied by a man. For Koch, this will be the fourth on a walk, but for the City, this is the first time that the international space station before leaving.
The mission statement of Koch, and the City would actually be Monday, the 21st of October, but it was early because there was a problem with the batteries that have been installed on the large metal beam construction of the station. In this structure example, too, the characteristic of the solar panels of the ISS are fixed.
During an earlier spacewalk on the 11th of October, there were batteries, of which there is one non-functional, turned out to be. The station will have enough power to operate, but because of this faulty battery is the power source for the ISS is not optimal. It is up to the Koch, and the City in order to solve this problem.
Originally had the astronauts, the obsolete batteries will be replaced by the more modern variants. Since 2017, the partners to the ISS to replace the power supply of the station, with the built-in battery to function properly. The Japanese space agency, JAXA provided at the end of september, the new battery can be installed.
The Left Are: Christine Koch. On The Right: Jessica In A Bar. (Photo: NASA)
The previous attempt was called off because of a problem with the address
Koch would have to walk in the march with a NASA colleague, Anne, McClain, but McClain did not feel comfortable with the size of the pack that she had prepared for it. Prior to the walk, also known as an Extra Vehicular Activity (EVA) as the need for a special space to be set up. On board the station, you will find several replaceable parts in order to be able to do this.
McClain had previously been walking in a big pack, but then she realized that it is a medium-sized pack, it would be better for her. Since there has been a great pick for McClain, was prepared, and a suitable pick to build for too long, it would take a while, he saw the astronauts on the mission.
Three months after the planned walk and returned to McClain to return to the earth. Jessica Meir added that in september, the crew of the international space station.
The first space walk by a woman back in 1984
Soviet cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya in 1984, is the country’s first female astronaut in a space made for it. Savitskaya became the first woman to be astronaut in a space made for it.
That didn’t stop Us, Kathy Sullivan, the first woman to be ruimtewandelaar to three weeks after the announcement of Sullivan’s mission is to select, the Soviet Union, Savitskaya, for a mission to space. The mission took place in July of 1984; and the flight of Sullivan, was in October of the same year.
After more than fifty years of human spaceflight have been well over sixty, women in space, as opposed to approximately five hundred men. The first woman in space was cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova, in 1963.
Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova in her space suit. (Photo: Getty Images)
The first spacewalk was in 1965
The cosmonaut Alexei Leonov was on the 18th of march 1965, the first spacewalk ever, during the Voskhod 2 mission. While his colleague Pavel Belyayev in the capsule was, stepped into the Leonov to the outside, and he stood up with a cable from the truck attached.
After twelve minutes, ronddobberen in the room, it was the return of the Leonov for the capsule to be almost a failure. The astronaut wanted to be the shrine crawl in, but his clothes seemed to be in the room to be very far off for it to fit. Reluctantly, he let some of the air get away, and then he was through, the planet was able to move around in.
The 85-year-old Leonov died on the 11th of October.
Leonov during the first spacewalk. (Photo: Getty Images)