1st European woman walks in space

TEHRAN, Aug. 01 (MNA) – For the first time, a European female astronaut made a spacewalk outside the International Space Station (ISS).

European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti became the first European female spacewalker on July 21, when she completed a seven-hour spacewalk outside of the International Space Station along with Russian cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev.

1st European woman walks in space

The event was also the first time in nearly 25 years that any European participated in a Russian-operated spacewalk. The duo spent 7 hours and 5 minutes configuring a new robotic arm for the Russian segment of the space station and deploying several small satellites.

1st European woman walks in space

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