Out of this world things are happening! No, literally, two female astronauts just completed the first all-female spacewalk and saw the earth right beneath them! At 7:38 a.m. ET, NASA astronauts, Jessica Meir and Christina Koch embarked on their spacewalk right outside the International Space Station. The astronauts state their spacewalk, which lasted 7 hours and 15 minutes went well and were able to get some additional things taken care of.
This was Koch's fourth time doing a spacewalk and Meir's first. During the spacewalk, the two astronauts replaced a battery charge/discharge unit that didn't activate during a previous spacewalk on October 11. The faultiness prevented the other batteries from giving enough power to the station. Koch and Meir's task to replace the unit is rather impressive because according to NASA, spacewalks are one of the most physically challenging things to do.
While in space, Koch and Meir received a message from President Trump stating, ""The job that you do is incredible. I'm thrilled to be speaking with two brave American astronauts making history. This is the first time for a woman outside of the space station. I just want to congratulate you, you're very brave people. You are amazing people."
Trump's message is apparently a bit historically inaccurate. Over the last 35 years, other NASA female astronauts like, Kathy Sullivan have done a spacewalk. However, what makes this spacewalk significant is the fact that it is the first all-female spacewalk. Big congrats to Koch and Meir for this accomplishment!