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NASA sets date for first all-female spacewalk

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NASA is set to hold its first-ever all-female spacewalk later this month.

American astronauts Anne McClain and Christina Koch will take part in the spacewalk at the International Space Station, according to Florida Today.

{mosads}Both were chosen as NASA astronauts in 2013, but it will be McClain’s first time in space and Koch’s first spacewalk.

The spacewalk is scheduled to take place March 29.

The two astronauts will be led with support on the ground by flight directors Kristen Facciol and Mary Lawrence.

Spacewalks are conducted so astronauts can conduct work outside a space shuttle, such as repairs or observations.

Florida Today said it is unknown how long this spacewalk will last, but noted most last somewhere between five to eight hours.

A NASA spokesperson who confirmed to Axios that it would be the first-ever all-female spacewalk said the event was “not orchestrated to be this way.”

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