Female spacewalking duo uplifted by excitement below

Rodiano Bonacci
Ottobre 22, 2019

Meir, alongside fellow astronaut and friend Christina Koch successfully conducted the first all-female spacewalk outside of the space station on Friday. In October of that same year, NASA astronaut Kathryn Sullivan became the first American female spacewalker from the Space Shuttle Challenger during the STS-41-G mission. Today (Oct. 21), following their landmark achievement, Koch and Meir addressed the media via webcast and shared their excitement about NASA's Artemis program and their dreams of setting foot on the lunar surface.

"You are incredible people; they're conducting the first ever female spacewalk to replace an exterior part of the space station". That would be my ideal mission.

International Space Station resident Jessica Meir said Monday that when she floated outside last week, she wasn't thinking about whether she was going out with a man or woman because everyone is held to the same standard.

"I wrote this in my high school yearbook under future plans, I said: to go for a spacewalk". "Another dream would be to go to the moon".

"Wait until we land the first woman on the south pole of the moon", Bridenstine said during the opening of the International Astronautical Congress in Washington.

"The idea of having the honor of being the first woman to walk on the Moon is nearly too great to fathom", said Koch, 40, when asked by AFP about the subject. "This is the first time that there's been two women outside at the same time", she said.

"We are trending in the right direction", Meir said.

Koch said she didn't know how the selection process would work, but that every NASA astronaut is extremely qualified.

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