NASA’s spacewalk on Friday, October 18, marked an unimaginable milestone in NASA’s 61-year historical past. Astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir turned the first all-female duo to carry out repairs on the International Space Station (ISS). The astronauts had been tasked with changing a failed a part of the area station’s energy methods.
The spacewalk clocked in at seven hours and 17 minutes, operating over NASA’s preliminary five-and-a-half-hour plan.
The spacewalk additionally marked the 221st time astronauts on the ISS carried out an EVA or extravehicular exercise.
You can relive the expertise of the spacewalk in these beautiful images shared by NASA’s astronauts.
Mrs Koch, who’s now a seasoned spacewalker, ventured out into the unknown of area for the fourth time.
WATCH HERE: The historic second all-female crew works on the area station
NASA information: Jessica Meir (left) and Christina Koch (proper) after their spacewalk on the ISS
NASA information: The spacewalk lasted greater than seven hours on October 18
She tweeted from the ISS: “It’s not usually I get to see my home from the skin.
“This photograph I snapped on my spacewalk final Friday captures the liveable modules that I’ve referred to as residence for the final eight months.
“Pretty fortunate to be residing inside an engineering marvel.”
She added: “To all those reaching to new heights: yes you can. #AllWomanSpacewalk”
Ms Meir, nonetheless, braved the vacuum of area for the very first time in her budding astronaut profession.
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The astronaut arrived on the ISS on September 25 as a part of the ISS Expedition 61 crew.
Ms Meir and Mrs Koch are each graduates of NASA’s 2013 astronaut class.
They are joined on the ISS by colleague Andrew “Drew” Morgan.
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NASA information: Astronaut Jessica Meir on her first-ever spacewalk
NASA information: The present crew of the International Space Station (ISS)
Ms Meir tweeted from area: “Everyone is aware of @Astro_Christina and I went for a spacewalk on Friday. But have you learnt why?
“With the assist of @NASA_Johnson groups, we changed the BDCU to carry @Space_Station energy again to full capability.
“We hope Friday’s journey invigorates the facility of all who dare to dream!”
Mr Morgan additionally took to Twitter to touch upon the historic second.
The astronaut shared an image along with his colleagues of their iconic white spacesuits, congratulating them for finishing up the mission.
He stated: “Crew images simply earlier than @Astro_Jessica and @Astro_Christina made the first #AllWomanSpacestroll on Friday.
“Not solely did they make historical past, their good execution saved a whole energy channel on @SpaceStation! #AstroSisters #SpaceHeroes”
The area station image additionally options ISS Commander Luca Parmitano from Italy and Russian cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Skripochka.