NASA astronauts Jessica Meir and Christina Koch are conducting the first spacewalk to be performed by two women.
The astronauts ventured outside the International Space Station about 7:38 a.m. EDT Friday. The spacewalk is expected to take five to six hours. They are replacing an electrical unit that isn’t working properly after new lithium-ion batteries were installed on the space station’s exterior structure on Oct. 11.
The first all-woman spacewalk is a milestone worth celebrating as we look forward to putting the first woman and next man on the Moon by 2024 with our Artemis lunar exploration program.
Live coverage will continue on NASA TV, our website and the NASA YouTube Channel. The spacewalk is expected to take five to six hours.
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