For the first time this week by the US space agency NASA, only women will be sent to spacewalk. NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Mir will visit the International Space Center (ISS) on 17 or 18 October. According to NASA, this walk in space will last about six and a half hours. NASA official Jim Bridenstein tweeted, “Only female astronauts will walk into space Thursday or Friday for the first time to replace a bad battery charge-discharge unit.” Prior to this, the space station managers had decided to postpone their scheduled walking plan. The deadline was to install a new battery in place of a bad battery charge-discharge unit, but it could not.
These include preparations for future moon and Mars missions.
The new lithium-ion battery was to be installed at the Space Center on October 11, but the BCDU failed. NASA said that the BCDU failure has not affected station operations, crew safety or ongoing experiments in the laboratory. These include preparations for future moon and Mars missions. A female spacewalk (All Woman Spacewalk), including Koch and NASA astronaut Anne McLain, was originally scheduled for March.