NASA Astronauts Conduct the First All-Female Spacewalk

Jessica Meir and Christina Koch ventured outside the International Space Station on Friday to replace a power controller.

Christina Koch, left, and Jessica Meir were part of NASA’s 2013 class of astronaut trainees. The eight-member class was the first to include equal numbers of men and women. CreditCreditNASA/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

NASA reached a milestone on Friday morning when two Americans ventured out of the International Space Station to replace a power controller: The astronauts, Jessica Meir and Christina Koch, had undertaken the first all-female spacewalk. 

Shortly before 8 a.m., live video of the event showed two bulky white figures — first Ms. Koch, then Ms. Meir — emerging slowly from the space station, which glowed against the blackness of space.

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