How to watch the first all-female spacewalk with NASA on the ISS – CNET


Astronaut Christina Koch already has multiple spacewalks on her resume.


We’re going to give this another try. NASA wisely scrubbed what was supposed to be the first all-female spacewalk in March after a spacesuit sizing problem meant the right suits weren’t available for the endeavor. Astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir will now get a chance to make history as early as Thursday.

Koch and Meir are scheduled to step outside the International Space Station at 4:50 a.m. PT on Oct. 17, but there’s a chance the spacewalk may get pushed to Friday. 

The space agency will broadcast the spacewalk on NASA TV with coverage starting at 3:30 a.m. PT. 

Koch was one of the astronauts scheduled for the original all-female spacewalk. The other was Anne McClain, who has since returned to Earth. This will be Koch’s fourth spacewalk and Meir’s first.

This week’s event will be a departure from a previously scheduled series of expeditions to replace old batteries outside the ISS with newer technology. Those spacewalks will happen at a later time.

This first all-female spacewalk was originally set to take place on Oct.

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