Maybe Next Time: NASA Cancels Spacewalk By All-Female Team

Enlarge ImageNASA astronaut Anne Mc Clain during her March 22 spacewalk.                  NASA

Flight director Mary Lawrence and lead spacewalk officer Jacklyn Kagey, as well as Canadian Space Agency flight controller Kristen Facciol, were on-hand to support the astronauts from the ground, rounding out the women's team.

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The space agency said Monday that it was canceling its first all-female spacewalk, originally scheduled for March 29.

Aboard the International Space Station, there are two large torsos and one extra-large torso suit ready, Quartz reported. They can not risk one of their astronauts in order to pull off a "historic moment".

The spacesuits are not as a simple task as what we think.

There were no signs in the earlier spacewalk by McClain that the larger suit was a problem.

Anne McClain and Christina Koch were set to be the first all-female crews to conduct a spacewalk at the International Space Station.

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The third spacewalk in the series is scheduled for April 8.

"Two mediums existed on the ISS, but only one was prepped for a spacewalk", the report continued.

Nasa said the two female astronauts had prepared to continue work outside the International Space Station installing lithium-ion batteries for the space station's solar arrays.

Research conducted aboard the ISS often requires one or more of the unusual conditions present in low Earth orbit, such as low-gravity or oxygen. Koch will become the fourteenth on Friday, says NASA.

While many were disappointed that the all-women spacewalk was postponed, they also recognized that a delay in plans was preferable to putting the astronaut's safety at risk. Both upcoming spacewalks will be streamed on NASA's website. NASA chose four women and four men that year. I said, are there any astronauts that would be unable to spacewalk because they don't have a suit?

Friday's spacewalk is expected to take 6.5 hours, and you can catch it live on NASA's website. This highlights the need for more women in human space flight and more available spacesuits. And according to the National Science Foundation, women comprised 28 percent of all workers in science and engineering occupations in 2010, up from 5 percent from 1993. Last week, McClain tweeted a video of her performing a "loop scrub" on a spacesuit to keep its cooling system running correctly.

McClain also became a NASA astronaut in 2013.

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