The First All-Woman Spacewalk In NASA History Is Happening Right Now

The First All-Woman Spacewalk In NASA History Is Happening Right Now

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Today, a team of women made NASA history

As we’re all waking up this morning, we might not be aware that history is being made, right this minute, miles and miles above our heads. Today, at the International Space Station, NASA held the first-ever all-woman spacewalk in its history, sending astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir into space to repair a failed power controller for the station.

NASA is streaming the event live on its website and Twitter as it happens. Koch and Meir left the spacecraft just before 9 a.m. Eastern, and they’re planning to be out in open space for close to six hours today. That means, if you haven’t tuned into the live feed yet, you might still have time.

Koch is the astronaut with the red stripes on her suit, according to a NASA press release. Meir is the astronaut with no stripes on her suit. It’s Koch’s fourth spacewalk, and Meir’s first.

You can also watch first-person views from the women’s helmet cameras to really see what they’re working on.

The photos are nothing short of awe-inspiring.

People all over the world are watching as the two women make history, and we can only imagine how many women and girls are being inspired by watching this happen.