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First all-Female pairing to Spacewalk

Published on October 20, 2019
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.


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
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