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Space: Women Astronauts Make History

USA TODAY Logo By USA TODAY of USA TODAY | Slide 1 of 20: On March 29, 2019,  astronauts Anne McClain and Christina Koch will exit the International Space Station and work outside the spacecraft in the first all female spacewalk. 
In this photo,  Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, of Italy, checks her pressure suit in preparation for her crews departure from the International Space Station after 6 1/2 months in space. Since June, 6,  2015, Cristoforetti holds the record for the longest single spaceflight for a woman, a record previously held by NASA astronaut Sunita Williams with 195 days after Expedition 33. Cristoforetti also holds the record for the longest uninterrupted spaceflight of an ESA astronaut, NASA said in its press release.

On March 29, 2019, astronauts Anne McClain and Christina Koch will exit the International Space Station and work outside the spacecraft in the first all female spacewalk. In this photo, Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, of Italy, checks her pressure suit in preparation for her crews departure from the International Space Station after 6 1/2 months in space. Since June, 6, 2015, Cristoforetti holds the record for the longest single spaceflight for a woman, a record previously held by NASA astronaut Sunita Williams with 195 days after Expedition 33. Cristoforetti also holds the record for the longest uninterrupted spaceflight of an ESA astronaut, NASA said in its press release.
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