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First All Woman Space Walk Features 5 Time Space Camp Alumna

History was made on Friday October 18, 2019, when the first all woman spacewalk occured outside the International Space Station.

Christina Koch during a spacewalk.

Astronaut Christina Koch and Astronaut Jessica Meir became the first two woman to complete a spacewalk together. The spacewalk was the 221st space excursion from the International Space Station.  During the spacewalk, they replaced a battery charge/dischage unit that failed to activate after they were installed during a previous spacewalk.The unit collects energy from the station’s solar arrays.

Christina Koch is a five-time Space Camp Alumna, attending Space Academy and Advanced Space Academy in 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, and 1996. She has been aboard the International Space Station since March 14, 2019 and has been living in space for about six months. Upon completion of Expedition 61, she will have been in space for a total of 328 days. Her time is space is anticipated to be the longest single spaceflight by a woman, making space history yet again!


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