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First all-Female pairing to Spacewalk

Current context: Two female NASA astronauts, Christina Koch and Jessica Meir, became the first all-female pairing to carry out a spacewalk on 18th October 2019.
First all-Female pairing to Spacewalk
  • The first such mission was scheduled to take place in March but was cancelled.
  • Jessica Meir is a marine biologist has now become the 15th Women and 228th person in the world to conduct a spacewalk.
  • This was Christina Koch’s 4th spacewalk, who is an electrical engineer.
  • The 1st women in space was Valentina Tereshkova, Soviet cosmonaut in 1963.
  • The first woman spacewalker was Svetlana Savitskaya (Russia) in 1982.
  • The first female astronaut into space from US was in 1983 and has now had more women astronauts than any other country.

Question: 

Q.1 Which two female NASA astronauts have become the first all-female pairing to carry out a spacewalk?
a. Christina Koch and Jessica Meir
b. Sally Ride and Judith Resnik
c. Irina Solovyova and Valentina Ponomaryova
d. Svetlana Savitskaya and Valentina Tereshkova
First all-Female pairing to Spacewalk First all-Female pairing to Spacewalk Reviewed by Neha Verma on October 20, 2019 Rating: 5

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