In 1984, Svetlana Savitskaya became the first woman to perform a spacewalk, when she conducted an extravehicular activity (EVA) outside the Soviet Union’s Salyut 7 space station. 35 years later, NASA is set to make history again with an all-female spacewalk for the first time.

 

  • The first all-female spacewalk will take at the end of this month on March 29
  • The mission includes astronauts Anne McClain and Christina Koch, aided on the ground by flight directors Mary Lawrence and Kristen Facciol
  • The spacewalk is scheduled to last about seven hours