Women Spacewalk – level 2

23-10-2019 07:00

NASA astronauts, Christina Koch and Jessica Meir, made history on Friday morning, as they were the first women to go on a spacewalk without men. It was Jessica’s first and Christina’s 4th time going on a spacewalk.

Their mission was to replace battery parts on the International Space Station which were not functioning properly. In March, NASA decided to send two women to spacewalk, but there was a problem with the prepared spacesuits. They would not fit Koch and another astronaut, Anne McClain, so Nick Hague, took McClain’s place. People had negative reactions to this change.

Before this mission, only 14 women went on a spacewalk, and men were always with them.

Difficult words: functioning (functional, working), spacesuit (a sealed suit designed to protect you in outer space), reaction (a response to a product, service, or task)

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