NASA had to cancel the first all-female spacewalk in history because it didn't have spacesuits in the right size

Credit: Wochit
Published on March 26, 2019 - Duration: 00:42s

NASA had to cancel the first all-female spacewalk in history because it didn't have spacesuits in the right size

The first all-female spacewalk in history will no longer take place due to a lack of fitting spacesuits.

NASA said in a statement on Monday that astronaut Anne McClain had been replaced for Friday's repair mission with Christina Hammock Koch by male astronaut Nick Hague.

There's only one upper torso piece that fits Koch or Anne, the agency said, so Koch will use it.

Advertisement

You are here

Recent related videos from verified sources

Camels create the illusion of having two heads on one body! 00:45
Credit: Rumble Studio - Published 3 weeks ago 

Uber Launches A Saudi Arabia-only Feature 00:35
Credit: Wochit - Published on April 16, 2019 

β€˜SNL’ Mocks NASA’s Female Suit Dilemma With Sketch 00:36
Credit: Wochit - Published on March 31, 2019 

Not Enough Spacesuits For All Female Spacewalk 01:16
Credit: Celebrity Wire - Published on March 29, 2019 

Watch NASA Astronauts On A Spacewalk Outside The ISS 01:54
Credit: IBTimes - Published on March 29, 2019 

One size does not fit all: NASA's First-ever all Female spacewalk canceled over lack of suits 02:03
Credit: FRANCE 24 English - Published on March 29, 2019 

Not "all female," but spacewalk gets underway 00:52
Credit: Reuters Studio - Published on March 29, 2019 

NASA Cancels First All Female Spacewalk Because of 'Spacesuit Availability' 00:52
Credit: Buzz60 - Published on March 28, 2019 

You might like