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nicole mann became last October the first Native American woman to reach space outside and a few hours ago gave his first spacewalk.
As reported by NASA, Mann ventured on a space walk to prepare the International Space Station for more solar panels. Astronaut came out together with the Japanese Koichi Wakataloaded with a bag of equipment.
Their mission was to install support struts and brackets for the new solar panels to be launched this summer, as part of an ongoing effort by NASA to expand the power grid of the space station.
The US space agency confirmed that NASA astronaut Nicole Mann and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Koichi Wakata They completed their space walk successfully. after 7 hours and 21 minutes.
Mann and Wakata completed work left over from a previous spacewalk for a platform on which an array of International Space Station roll-up solar arrays (iROSAs) will be installed for the station’s power channel 1B later this year, as well as the bulk of the work to install an assembly platform similar for a set of iROSAs for power channel 1A,” NASA explained.
According to NASA data and numbers, this was the 258th spacewalk in support of space station assembly, upgrades, and maintenance, the first spacewalk of 2023 and the first spacewalk for both astronauts.
Mann and Wakata are in the middle of a scientific mission. planned six-month stay living and working aboard the microgravity laboratory to advance scientific knowledge and demonstrate new technologies for future human and robotic exploration missions, including lunar missions through NASA’s Artemis program.
She is Nicole Mann
Nicole Aunapu Mann was selected by NASA in June 2013. Launched to the International Space Station as NASA SpaceX Crew-5 mission commander aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft on October 5, 2022.
This Californian has a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. Mann is a colonel in the United States Marine Corps and served as a test pilot on the F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet. She has twice deployed aboard aircraft carriers in support of combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
is the first indigenous woman from NASA to travel to space. It is listed on the Wailacki Register of the Round Valley Indian Tribes.
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