While a previous all-female spacewalk attempt was cancelled – ostensibly due to wrong spacesuit sizes but possibly due to one team member, Anne McClean, being accused of fraud – an all-female extra vehicular activity (EVA) has finally taken place. Christina Koch and Jessica Meir conducted battery change-out activities as part of their EVA on 18 October.
Following depressurisation five minutes earlier, the spacewalk began with the hatch opening at 1137 GMT. During the spacewalk (EVA-58), the pair of astronauts replaced a failed battery charge/discharge unit (BCDU) on P6 2B2 IEA with one taken from ELC 1. The failed BCDU was brought back to the airlock. The spacewalk lasted for 7 hours 17 minutes, with a hatch closing time of 1857 GMT.
All times via Jonathan McDowell.