Astronauts Anne McClain and Christina Koch on 29 March will be seven hours working outside the ISS.
National aerospace Agency of the USA (NASA) is preparing the first ever spacewalk a pair of astronauts-women. About the speaker Agency Stephanie Shierholz March 6, reported CNN.
A unique release involving astronaut Anne McClain and Christine Koch will be held on March 29, its expected duration is seven hours. It was not planned in advance, as the tasks to be carried women who were scheduled for the autumn of 2018, said Shierholz.
The leading Manager of this space in the control center in Houston will also be a woman, Jackie Keiji, added NASA.
A week before the release of Koh McClain will visit outside of the ISS, together with Nick Haig, reports gordonua.com.
McClane is on the ISS since December 3, 2018, she is a member of the 58th expedition. Koh needs to go into orbit on March 14 at the “Soyuz MS-12” at the joint expedition No . 59/60, together with Haig and Alexei Ovchinin.
Koch and McClain joined the astronaut corps in 2013. For both this is the first flight to the ISS.
The reason for changing the schedule of expeditions and research on the space station was the accident of the spacecraft “Soyuz MS-10”, running October 11, 2018 from the Baikonur cosmodrome. The ship went into orbit because of the accident vehicle. The crew was cosmonaut of the Roscosmos, Ovchinin NASA astronaut Hague, when an emergency descent they have not suffered.