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NASA cancels first all female spacewalk as it didn’t have two fitting spacesuits

American space agency NASA was forced to cancel history’s first all female spacewalk because it was unable to provide two properly fitting spacesuits for the astronauts.

The two lucky astronauts Christina Koch and Anne McClain were scheduled to create history by conducting an all women space walk at the International Space Station on the 29th of March, however only one suitable spacesuit was available. Now Koch will now be joined by Nick Hague.

NASA in a statement said, “McClain learned during her first spacewalk that a medium-size hard upper torso — essentially the shirt of the spacesuit — fits her best.. Because only one medium-size torso can be made ready by Friday, March 29, Koch will wear it.”




The space walk at the international space station’s mission is to continue the installation of “powerful lithium-ion batteries for one of the station’s solar arrays.”

According to NASA, Anne McClain became the 13th woman to perform a spacewalk when she conducted one with Hague on the 22nd of March. Christina Koch will become the 14th woman on the 29th of March.


 

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