World's first female spacewalking team
- NASA leaders along with women and others around the world cheered Koch and Meir on. At the same time, many noted that this will hopefully become routine in the future.
- NASA originally wanted to conduct an all-female spacewalk last spring, but did not have enough medium-size suits ready to go.
- Koch and Meir were supposed to install more new batteries in a spacewalk next week, but had to venture out three days earlier to deal with an equipment failure that occurred over the weekend.
- They need to replace an old battery charger for one of the three new batteries that was installed last week by Koch and Andrew Morgan.
- Meir, making her spacewalking debut, became the 228th person in the world to conduct a spacewalk and the 15th woman.
- It was the fourth spacewalk for Koch, who is seven months into an 11-month mission that will be the longest ever by a woman.