Washington – The US space agency NASA said on Monday that it has canceled the first all-female spacewalk, referring to the size of the suits as the reason. The two women astronauts, NASA, Christine Koch and Anne McClain, were scheduled to perform historical
Washington – The US space agency NASA said on Monday that it has canceled the first all-female spacewalk, referring to the size of the suits as the reason.
The two women astronauts, NASA, Christine Koch and Anne McClain, were scheduled to perform a historic mission on Friday.
However, after consultation with McClain, who spent in the open space with her male crewmate Nick Hague March 22, mission managers decided to adjust the setting, "partly because of the suit" on the International Space Station, NASA said in a statement.
"McClain learned during his first spacewalk, the average size of the hard upper torso – essentially shirt suit – suits her best. Because only one medium-sized trunk can be ready on Friday, March 29, Koch will wear it, "the statement said.
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Nevertheless, NASA clarified Tuesday in a tweet that he has more than one medium sized space suit torso on board. "But in order to stay on schedule updates @Space_Station, safer and faster to change jobs SpaceWalker, than to reconfigure a spacesuit."
"We are doing everything possible to predict the size of the suit, each astronaut is going to need, based on the size of the suit they were in the process of on-site training, as well as in some cases, the astronauts are trained in several sizes," he explained Dean brands, representative of the NASA Johnson Space center.
"However, the adhesive needs of individuals may change if they are in orbit, in response to the changes that are living in microgravity may result in the body," OFP quotes Dean as saying.
"In addition, any educational environment can not fully simulate the performance of a spacewalk in microgravity, and the person may find that their sizing preferences vary in space," Dean added.
As a result of the rearrangement, a spacewalk on Friday will be held Koch, The Hague and as a woman, a male duet, during which they will continue to work to establish a powerful lithium-ion batteries for a pair of solar station.
Meanwhile, McClain is now tentatively scheduled to perform her next spacewalk April 8 with Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques Space Agency.
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