Christina Koch and Jessica Meir succeeded in leading their glorious path in history for the first time back in October 2019. Recently, they finished another spacewalk mission, opening the year 2020 better than ever. Their second mission involved changing the batteries for the solar panels outside the International Space Station.
The only issue that troubled them was the video camera placed on Koch’s frame. The problem brought a delay of 30-minute in a mission that should only last 6 hours long. Koch and Meir, however, replaced the nickel-hydrogen batteries successfully with others of lithium-ion. The batteries are developed to stock the energy produced by the solar panels in the station’s gate shell.
History Records and Other Projects
Jessica Meir is a marine biologist, a physiologist, but more significantly, a successful astronaut. She is also known for a long history of research in Antarctica, and a career at Harvard Medical School in Boston. Meir embarked on her first space journey on September 25, 2019, with the NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations 4, dubbed NEEMO.
Christina Koch, on the other hand, graduated in 2013 and began her career as an engineer and astronaut. She also served as station chief at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Koch began her space journey in March 2019, embarking as a Flight Engineer.
According to NASA’s reports, Koch has been the woman who stayed the longest in space since December 2019.
“I would absolutely love to be the first woman on the moon. That would be my ideal mission. It is time for us to go back to the moon, and I think that we will be able to do that in the near future, and I would love to be the one on that mission,” Meir stated. For the girls, it seems that the Moon mission might turn up true soon. Between the ESA, U.S. commercial spaceflight companies, other space agencies, and NASA, they have developed the Artemis project, a mission to send the first woman to the moon by 2024.