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Astronaut Anne McClain speaks out after NASA cancels first all-female spacewalk

NASA astronauts Anne Mc Clain and Nick Hague are seen during a spacewalk last week in this NASA astronauts Anne Mc Clain and Nick Hague are seen during a spacewalk last week in this
Sandra Phillips | 29 March, 2019, 14:12

NASA has nixed the first all-female spacewalk over a spacesuit sizing issue.

Astronauts Anne McClain and Christina Koch were set to go outside of the International Space Station on Friday to swap out batteries for the station's solar panels. The project will still take place, but a male astronaut will walk in McClain's place.

In a statement, the American space agency explained that both astronauts made a decision to alter the assignments "due in part to spacesuit availability" on the International Space Stations.

There is more than one medium-size spacesuit torso on board the ISS, Nasa explained, but it would not be able to make it available in time for Friday.

Only one spacesuit that size had been prepared for the mission, which was meant for Koch to wear.

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The first ever spacewalk was carried out by Alexei Leonov in March 1965, and the first woman to take part in a spacewalk was Russian cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya, who performed welding experiments outside the Salyut 7 space station on July 25, 1984.

"Anne trained in M and L and thought she could use a large but decided after Friday's spacewalk a medium fits better", wrote spokeswoman Stephanie Schierholz on Twitter.

The news that the first all-female spacewalk would not happen this week sparked conversations on social media about sexism and gender bias at NASA.

Others said they were sad that a milestone moment for women's space exploration had been deferred, but safety came first.

McClain had one more tweeted message for people who are bummed about the spacewalk adjustments: "Tune in - history is made every day up here!" But it's not that simple. If a suit is too big, an astronaut in space might feel like they're floating around inside of it, making them struggle with mobility. Koch, who has a background in electrical engineering and physics, will launch into space on March 14 and join McClain at the ISS. Unfortunately, the extra height didn't help with the fit of the large HUT.

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