NASA astronauts start today on the second women’s space flight, where they leave the International Space Station in the first spacewalk of the year. Astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir will spend about 6.5 hours working in space to continue replacing old nickel and hydrogen batteries in solar arrays The station has new Li-ion batteries.
According to the American “space” website, the bikers began to replace these batteries while walking in space together on October 18 of last year, and this was the first fully-female space walk without using a man on the mission.
During the mission, the two astronauts exited the Quest Air Corridor at approximately 1:50 pm today, as NASA provides live coverage of the spacecraft, which will be the first spacewalk scheduled for this month, among three other flights.
The two pioneering spacecraft will also take place this year, after five days, that is, by next Monday, January 20, when they will go together in another spacewalk to finish the battery replacement work.
If these two space missions are carried out according to the plan, then NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan and European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano will conduct another spacecraft on January 25.
Morgan and Parimitano will also continue to work to upgrade an old dark matter experiment outside the space station called the Alpha Magnetic Spectrum, along with completing the installation of a new cooling device, which they started in a series of three spacewalks in November and December.
You can see the scenes of the first female spacewalk in space from here. The two astronauts were not only colleagues in one team but they trained together in the same program as the astronauts, and they also serve as best friends, and they made history together while working outside the orbital laboratory to repair a cargo unit / Battery discharge in one of the broken solar arrays.