Today, on October 18, two women-astronauts went for a spacewalk onboard the International Space Station for the first time in the history. AFP news agency reported that.
US astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir became the first all-female who went to the outer space simultaneously to replace the burn-out external power controller on the International Space Station.
They began their mission making standard safety checks on their suits and tethers, before making their way to the repair site.
Koch, an electrical engineer, was leading Meir, who holds a doctorate in marine biology and is making her first ever spacewalk.
The station relies on solar power but is out of direct sunlight for much of its orbit and therefore needs batteries, and the BCDUs regulate the amount of charge that goes into them.
As we reported earlier, Soviet cosmonaut Alexei Leonov had died at the age of 85.
In March 1965, Leonov became the world's first man to enter outer space.