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move in space outside a space craft

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The latest (https://www.ibtimes.com/watch-cosmonauts-perform-spacewalk-outside-iss-new-video-2796309) spacewalk , which was the 218th in the history of the ISS, was completed by NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Andrew Morgan.
Release date- 13082019 - Experts from NASA will preview an upcoming spacewalk with two American astronauts outside the International Space Station to complete the outfitting of docking ports during a briefing at 2 p.m.
The all-female spacewalk was supposed to feature McClain and Koch in space, aided on the ground by flight directors Mary Lawrence and Kristen Facciol at NASA's Mission Control at the Johnson Space Center in Houston.
An all-female team of astronauts will carry out a spacewalk on March 29 at the International Space Station (ISS).
However, due to McClain requesting a change in her spacesuit size less than a week ago, only Koch will spacewalk with a male colleague on the 29th.
A second spacewalk to install a new unit has now been scheduled for Tuesday, December 24.
Had Koch and McClain done their spacewalk together, it would have been the first ever by two women astronauts.Until now, male-only or mixed male-female teams had conducted spacewalk since the space station was assembled in 1998 and 214 spacewalks until now.
What should have been a giant leap for womankind has turned into a stumble on the path to equality after US space agency Nasa cancelled the first all-female spacewalk due to a lack of a spacesuit in the right size.
The problem came up in the cooling unit of veteran astronaut Rick Mastracchio's spacesuit after he re-entered the space station airlock following a spacewalk that lasted 5.5 hours, NASA said.
Atlantis astronauts Michael Gernhardt and James Reilly removed the airlock's protective wrapping and helped the installation in a spacewalk that lasted six hours.
They completed the electrical connections four hours into their planned six-and-a-half hour spacewalk, the first of three scheduled for this week.
Astronauts on the International Space Station are scheduled to start their weekend with a spacewalk outside of the ISS Friday morning.