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.

Koch and Meir at ISS
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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.

Koch and Meir in spacesuits
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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.

Source: Femina

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.