Watch the first all-women spacewalk on Friday

Watch the first all-women spacewalk on Friday

Watch the first all-women spacewalk on Friday

The spacewalk, was scheduled for October 21, but was brought forward to Friday.

What time is the NASA spacewalk on Friday? The astronaut duo will be the first all-woman team to perform maintenance work on the space station.

As of Thursday, men dominated the spacewalking field, 213 to 14.

They will leave the station's Quest airlock at 7:50 a.m.

NASA said: "On Friday, October 18, starting at around 5.50am EDT, NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir will venture outside the International Space Station for a spacewalk".

In the clip above, the pair of astronauts were asked by a reporter what they thought about their possible participation in the first-ever all-female spacewalk, as well as how Koch feels about her accomplishments often being viewed through the lens of her gender.

NASA's upcoming Artemis missions to the Moon are set to be hugely inspiring, in part, because they will see the first woman in history set foot on the lunar surface.

It seems that the all-female spacewalk, while notable, isn't an event that NASA was trying to consciously facilitate. The pictures might end up on the spacewalk broadcast. Eastern time and make their way to the far side of the station for the five-and-a-half hour fix, NASA reported.

"Once there, the spacewalkers will take about five-and-a-half hours to replace the failed power regulator with a spare BCDU". According to NASA, BCDUs regulate the charge for batteries that draw energy from the station's solar collectors to provide power as the station orbits at night.

The battery charger failed after Koch and a male crewmate installed new batteries outside the station last week.

The spacewalk was originally planned for March but was cancelled due to a lack of spacesuits.

She is on track to set a record for the longest single spaceflight by a woman, breaking Peggy Whitson's record of 288 days from November 2016 to September 2017.

Koch would have been joined for that walk by astronaut Anne McClain, who has since returned to Earth.

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