NASA on Wednesday shared details of its january spacewalk schedule for the International Space Station,media reported. According to NASA, four astronauts will make three spacewalks outside the International Space Station, two of them on an all-female spacewalk, by astronauts Jessica Meir and Christina Koch. The two female astronauts made the historic first all-female spacewalk in October 2019.
NASA Director Jim Bridenstine drew attention to the schedule and tweeted: “We’ll have two more all-female spacewalks in January! “
Meir and Koch’s spacewalks are scheduled for January 15 and January 20, and they will replace the old ones with new ones. If battery replacement goes ahead as planned, NASA’s Andrew Morgan and ESA’s Luca Parmitano will conduct their third spacewalk on January 25 to complete tasks related to the alpha electromagnetic spectrometer’s external instruments.
NASA will broadcast all three spacewalks live.
Last year, Koch said he hoped all-female spacewalks would “become commonplace.” NASA’s ISS maintenance schedule is expected to make that dream happen.