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NASA was about to make history with its all-female spacewalk. Astronauts Christina Koch and Anna McClain were scheduled to make repairs to the International Space Station’s solar panels on Friday, but it seems that NASA only has one medium-sized space shirt, which Koch will wear. Both ladies wear a medium, so it seems they must take turns. McClain originally planned to wear a large but the medium fit better, but since she wore it last week during a spacewalk, its now Koch’s turn to wear it.
NASA and its astronauts have agreed that proper fitting suits are critical for the mission, which makes sense, but why not just get more sizes of suits. To make matters worse, a man will go in place of McClain.
In response to the backlash, NASA stated, “To clarify, we have more than 1 medium size spacesuit torso aboard, but to stay on schedule with @Space_Station upgrades, it’s safer & faster to change spacewalker assignments than reconfigure spacesuits.”
Make another suit. https://t.co/mu9w13xsi0
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) March 26, 2019
Written by Clarke Jones