First man to perform spacewalk dies

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Moscow (AFP) Oct 11, 2019

Alexei Leonov, a legendary Soviet cosmonaut who was the first man to perform a spacewalk in 1965, died in Moscow on Friday aged 85 after a long illness. The Russian space agency Roscosmos said it was saddened to announce the death of "cosmonaut No 11" who was twice decorated with the country's top...

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Published on October 11, 2019 -  01:12
NASA’s First All-Female Spacewalk Is Back on Track
NASA’s First All-Female Spacewalk Is Back on Track NASA recently announced that their first all-female spacewalk has been scheduled for Oct. 21. The spacewalk was initially supposed to take place in March but was postponed due to issues with spacesuit sizing. It will now be performed by astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir, who will swap out the station’s solar panel batteries. Christina Koch, via NASA TV Meir also expressed her excitement for the spacewalk, saying it speaks to “all of the women” who came before them. Jessica Meir, via NASA TV As of 2016, only 11 percent of the 540 people sent to space have been women.

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