Hillary Clinton Tells NASA To ‘Just Make Another Suit’ After First All-Female Spacewalk Is Rescheduled
NASA can put a man on the moon — but it can\'t outfit two women astronauts in well-fitting spacesuits for the same mission. Earlier this week, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration announced that a female member of the crew scheduled to work on the installation of lithium-ion batteries for a pair of the International Space Station’s solar arrays would be replaced by a man. The issue? According to a statement NASA gave to Popular Science, it came down to the availability of spacesuits on the ISS.In what would have been the first all-female space walk ever, two astronauts, Anne McClain and Christina Koch, trained for the mission wearing spacesuits in two different sizes (the top and bottom pieces of the suits are configured, sized and worn separately). After the March 22 spacewalk, both women decided each would be more comfortable wearing a size medium top (or \"hard torso\" piece) — but only one can be made in time for Friday\'s mission. Koch will wear the suit on Friday\'