NASA astronauts Anne McClain and Christina Koch were set to make history on March 29th as the first all-female crew to perform a spacewalk at the International Space Station.
But NASA has announced that the spacewalk has been delayed, “due in part to spacesuit availability on the station.”
On March 22, McClain and astronaut Nick Hague conducted the first of three spacewalks for Expedition 59. It was during this spacewalk that NASA says McClain learned “that a medium-size hard upper torso – essentially, the shirt of the spacesuit – fits her best.”
But since only one medium-size torso suit will be ready by March 29, the women will not be able to perform the second spacewalk together. Instead, Koch will wear that spacesuit and conduct the spacewalk with Hague.
“McClain now is tentatively scheduled to perform her next spacewalk — the third in this series