First All-Female Spacewalk Cancelled Over Lack of Spacesuits

Rated 5/5 (1 person). Log in to rate.

NASA confirmed plans for the first all-female spacewalk in history was thrown out due to sizing issues of a second space suit.

Christina Koch and Anne McClain were arranged to step outside the International Space Station (ISS) to install batteries on Friday.

But their need for medium sized suits halted the historic moment as only one was ready for use.

NASA made the decision to change the astronauts due to time and safety constraints over configuring the secondary medium-sized suit.

Male colleague Nick Hague will instead take McClain’s place to exit the ISS.

Koch will wear the only medium spacesuit which was first used by McClain on her walk with Hague last week.

McClain trained in both medium and large-sized spacesuits but only discovered on her actual spacewalk that the medium-size suit fitted her best, Nasa said.

The Astronaut is scheduled for her next spacewalk, on 8 April with David Saint-Jacques.

 

Comments

No comments have been made. Please log in to comment.
 

Top stories from Radar

“We’ll Be Dancing Like it’s the Summer of ’69” - Bryan Adams Announces Tour Date in Aberdeen

On 8 May, Bryan Adams will be playing at the P&J Live in Aberdeen. This will be his only Scottish tour date and is part of his new Shine A Light tour.

 
Charlotte's Tandems

Charlotte's Tandems is a registered charity who lend tandems and tag-along bikes to those with disabilities or additional needs, who are unable to safely ride a bike themselves, for free.

 
What is the 'AGM'?

This year RGU:Union's Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on the 18th of February. It is an important opportunity to ensure that students' voices are heard. There will be a prize raffle and free food for those who attend.

 
Study finds male breast cancer on the rise

A new Aberdeen University study found that male breast cancer diagnosis has risen continuously for the past 15 years.