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Christina Koch and Jessica Meir, are conducting the first female spacewalk

President Trump took a few hours out of his schedule to speak with NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir, who are presently attending the first female spacewalk in history on the outside of the International Space Station. While speaking with the pair, Trump by mistake suggested that it was the first female spacewalk ever and this was a point that the astronauts corrected him on by saying this would be the first time for a woman outside of the space station.

Trump later said: that the astronauts are amazing people because the people are attending the first-ever female spacewalk to replace an exterior part of the space station. Trump also said that the astronauts are doing it at a very high altitude where very few people will ever see.

 It was made clear by Meir that they were building on the work of many previous women who had gone for spacewalk before them this has been for the first time two women were outside at the same time. According to the spaceflight, only 15 women have ever gone in for spacewalk, also Meir and Koch were involved in the spacewalk.

In 2017, Trump asked an astronaut from NASA, Peggy Whitson when she thought about the astronauts who would lead to Mars, just after predicting a new approval bill for NASA that outlined the timeline for the further move as it will be approximately in the 2030s, replied by Witson at time.

Koch and Meir went to a conversation with Trump which only lasted about five minutes. The astronauts still have a few hours left in space after it has been replacing a failed unit which is needed for charging and discharging batteries.

The first female spacewalk had taken place in 1984. Nearly fourteen more spacewalks have occurred.

Crystal Schmitt
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Covering the Science section, Crystal has always had an affinity for understanding things to their molecular levels. Taking that passion for writing and the love of science, Crystal helps our organization by covering various stories and different kinds of events and discoveries in the section by writing about them.

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