Nasa cancelling all-female spacewalk is a step backward and frankly we're all angry
There has been widespread outrage and a public outcry after Nasa's first all-female spacewalk was cancelled due to the lack of spacesuits in women's sizes on the mission.
Earlier this month, Nasa (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) announced that astronauts Anne McClain and Christina Koch would conduct the first all-female spacewalk on March 29.
Nasa has since cancelled the spacewalk on the grounds that only one medium-size torso (the space shirt) will be ready by Friday, March 29.
After conducting her first spacewalk of the mission on March 22 alongside Nick Hague, McClain found that a medium-size torso fits her best.
Since there will only be one medium-size torso available for Friday's spacewalk, Christina Koch will participate in the mission's second spacewalk alongside Hague.
Nasa's announcement gained traction on Twitter as many shared their disappointment.
Many said Nasa should have been able to accommodate the size preferences of the female astronauts.
NASA cancels all women space walk because of no suits in women’s sizes and Funding cut to special olympics.— Halloffamebullies (@halloffamebulls) March 27, 2019
Way to make America Great Again🤷🏾♂️
When you do not find the right #outfit for the evening. However, this time this phrase and idea transcends to outer space. Thanks to @NASA for not knowing how many body-suits their women astronauts would need for the all-women space walk! https://t.co/sREW5EFMUN— TheRealMir (@_TheRealMir_) March 27, 2019
Just for your spacesuits...we cant , we are women. Even NASA doesnt hve suits for its female astronauts— jyothi menon (@JyothiNair76) March 27, 2019