All-female spacewalk duo set sights on Moon

The women that dared to dream

US President Donald Trump was humiliated for a mistake while he contacted NASA astronauts Jessica Meir and Christina Koch at the International Space Station (ISS) to congratulate them for being the "first ever female spacewalkers", a media report said.

Bridenstine said it's time to advance to the next stage - sustainable human presence on the moon, and eventually on Mars. But in space, the lack of gravity means that any movement can send an astronaut spinning or turning.

The mission will likely see the first woman set foot on the lunar surface, perhaps as part of a male-female combination, as the space agency looks ahead to a crewed Mars expedition in the 2030s. You're on the International Space Station. Its objective was to replace a faulty Battery Charge-Discharge Unit (BCDU), which collects and distributes electricity from the solar panels to the station's systems. It's hard work, and when spacewalks stretch on for hours and hours, you have to be in excellent physical condition to make it through.

12 U.S. girls have managed 40 spacewalks over the previous 35 years; Koch and Meir have been the 13th and 14th, respectively. Meir and Koch were originally scheduled to take a spacewalk on Monday before NASA accelerated those plans.

"You are very courageous, brilliant women", Trump said.

Her partner for Friday's spacewalk, Koch, also is a member of the 21st class of astronauts.

Donald Trump called the two astronauts during the first all-women spacewalk.

NASA right now has no solid designs for landing people on Mars - the moon is the organization's first need - however Bridenstine has said that the first maintained Mars landing could happen at some point during the 2030s. Koch is slated to set a record for the longest single spaceflight by a woman with an expected total of 328 days in space, according to NASA. She wants to walk on the moon. "They will carry the hopes and dreams of everyone to explore with them". "Go to the moon" is still there.

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