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Trump humiliated by female astronauts over 'spacewalk' mistake

Trump humiliated by female astronauts over 'spacewalk' mistake”

US astronauts Jessica Meir, left, and Christina Koch pose for a photo in the International Space Station.

Trump called Meir and Koch to congratulate them on their historic first.

"You are fantastic people; they're conducting the first ever female spacewalk to replace an exterior part of the space station". That would be my ideal mission.

United States President Donald Trump was discomfited for a mistake while he got in touch with NASA astronauts Jessica Meir and Christina Koch at the International Space Station to congratulate them for becoming the first ever female spacewalkers, a media report stated.

What's more, the woman will be one of the 12 current female members of the astronaut corps, said Bridenstine.

NASA says 15 women have participated in 43 spacewalks. That's always the image I had from the very first drawing I did of when I said I wanted to be an astronaut in the first grade - was standing on the surface of the moon. The first was in July 1984 by Soviet cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya during her second visit to the Salyut 7 space station.

She said: "We don't want to take too much credit because there have been many other female spacewalkers before". Their astronaut class was the first to include 50% women and 50% men.

"Of course it would be a dream of mine and has been my entire life, but for now I'll just settle for knowing that I'll probably at least know the first woman to walk on the Moon - hint hint", she continued, winking as she nudged her teammate.

Koch said she didn't know how the selection process would work, but that every NASA astronaut is extremely qualified.



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