First all-female spacewalk delayed due to spacesuit sizing issues

First all-female spacewalk delayed due to spacesuit sizing issues

NASA announced Monday they would delay the first all female spacewalk set for Friday, after realizing that both women require a medium sized spacesuit, of which the International Space Station only has one of. Christina Koch and Anne McClain were scheduled to swap out the 3,000-pound batteries on the outside of the International Space Station.

ZK AY 1 year

Rumor has it that the vacuum of space is both sexist and racist

Notsurewewillsee 1 year

Even if it had happened...who cares!?!?!?

Deadman 0_0
Deadman 0_0 1 year

Why is this news? Would it change anything if an all female team lumbered about in the void rather then a mixed team? Call me when we actually colonize something out there or if we gotta fight giant space bugs. Till then, space is only good for looking at and sending satalights into.

George Ashworth
George Ashworth 1 year

The gimmick of "women in space" hasn't worked since Sally Ride and Valentina Tereshkova.

Judi Em
Judi Em 1 year

I will be soooo glad when it's all been done and there's no more first this & first that!! Obviously someone thinks it's a big deal, but it just makes my eyes roll.

Der Rikmeister
Der Rikmeister 1 year

It can't happen until we teach space "not to rape". Seriously though, what does it matter? It's like listening to the Home Shopping Network reaching for anything to talk about to sell their crap. That these women are astronauts should be achievement enough.

Dust Phoxner
Dust Phoxner 1 year

Why does everything have to be about a person identity, there just people and thats the way we should look at it. The ones who perseverate on race or gender are the true racist and sexist. I just don't want to care but for some reason you're trying to force me to.

W 1 year

Meh. Call me when the first woman above a 5 walks in space, and only if she's naked.

Thiago Guimarães
Thiago Guimarães 1 year

So the first female only spacewalk is not happening because they are pissed to see another woman with the same clothes? 🤣

MightyMargulis 1 year

they got lost.

Lord Baktor
Lord Baktor 1 year

Were the spacesuits making them look fat?

Unbiased Intent
Unbiased Intent 1 year

It's an awesome accomplishment to be an astronaut. Let's not forget that. I agree that it just simply to gender neutral though as even getting to do an EVA walk is incredible.

Monster Mash
Monster Mash 1 year

It would be interesting if Thier gentiles had any impact on the actual event. Last time I looked, the Majority of us women had the walking thing down for millions of years.

IIZard 1 year

Idiots who made this news need a reality check.

Milkshake 1 year

Russian men sent a dog into Space, and American men answered by sending women into space. We must put this into history books for it is an astonishing win for USA, and also ignore the women of the past who were sent or the decades discrepancy but all that is nothing compared to getting Feminist PR.

Perpecede Celequex
Perpecede Celequex 1 year

Shouldn't the vast team of highly intelligent carefully selected NASA workers have thought about checking the spacesuit inventory before they announced the damn thing?

William Eblen
William Eblen 1 year

Perhaps all those competant female scientists and astronauts should start a competing bussiness and actually accomplish something worthwhile. We have launched dogs and monkeys into space, one would think that launching human women would be easier. For clarification I do believe women can do anything men can, and am disappointed by the shit all they do with this potential.

Avi Khait
Avi Khait 1 year

So we're going with "I have nothing to wear that fits" excuse?

Thumper Plexed
Thumper Plexed 1 year

Be careful out there in space ladies. Astronaut Jones might objectify you!

beanie weaine
beanie weaine 1 year

I kinda wish this story would go away, go to space don’t go to space how bout just don’t mention it until it’s done.

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