We continue to break barriers ladies! On all 420 spacewalks over the past half-century, men have floated out the hatch. That changed Friday on October 18th with spacewalk No. 421, when Christina Koch and Jessica Meir conducted the first-ever "all woman spacewalk,". Like the super women they are, Koch and Meir floated outside the International Space Station and repaired a broken battery charger, or BCDU. The Mission Control at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston declared the spacewalk a success as the space station was back to full power after the BCDU was installed.
While outside the station completing the replacement, Koch and Meir received a call from President Donald J. Trump congratulating them. "We don't want to take too much credit because there have been many other female spacewalkers before us. This is just the first time there have been two women outside at the same time," one of the women humbly told the president.
On October 21st, following their landmark achievement, Koch and Meir addressed the media via webcast and shared their excitement about NASA's Artemis program and their dreams of setting foot on the lunar surface.
These achievements are why we do what we do every day here at Svaha. We want to promote women to continue to break barriers in STEAM fields and all fields for that matter. All of our clothing is STEAM themed to show the world we are smart, driven and here to break barriers.
Here are some more articles on this historical spacewalk!
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