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An all-women team consisting of two U.S. astronauts and 1 Canadian flight controller are set to take part in the first ever all-female space walk.
The dawn of a new era in human spaceflight pic.twitter.com/BHsfg1zYLN
— Anne McClain (@AstroAnnimal) March 3, 2019
According to USA Today, NASA astronauts Anne McClain and Christina Koch will join Canadian Space Agency flight controller Kristen Facciol on March 29th for the historic event.
I just found out that I’ll be on console providing support for the FIRST ALL FEMALE SPACEWALK with @AstroAnnimal and @Astro_Christina and I can not contain my excitement!!!! #WomenInSTEM #WomenInEngineering #WomenInSpace
— Kristen Facciol (@kfacciol) March 1, 2019
McClain and Koch will conduct the space walk as part of the Exhibition 59 crew at the International Space Station with Facciol serving as console at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.