NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir will create history today when they leave the International Space Station for a spacewalk.

According to NASA, this will be the first spacewalk to be conducted entirely by women.


Reports suggest that all 4 men aboard the International Space Station will remain inside, as Koch and Meir go out to replace a broken battery charger.


In a video about the event, Christina Koch, one of the astronauts, talked about being a part of the milestone achievement. She said:

In the past, women haven’t always been at the table, and it’s wonderful to be contributing to the human spaceflight programme at a time when all contributions are being accepted, when everyone has a role, and that can lead in turn to an increased chance for success.

This will the first spacewalk for Meir and fourth for Koch.


The internet is looking forward to this first ever all-women spacewalk with people sending in their best wishes.

The first all-female spacewalk was scheduled to take place in March earlier this year with Christina Koch and Anne McClaine. However, Anne was replaced by a male astronaut as NASA had only one medium-sized spacesuit on ISS.

This one’s gonna be huge and as NASA is calling it, HERstory will be made.

You can watch the live coverage on NASA’s official website.