For the first time in history, two women teamed up today for a spacewalk.
NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir began the operation to fix a faulty electrical power system on the International Space Station at 7:38 a.m. ET (4:38 a.m. PT) — setting a new precedent in the process.
During a break in the action, the spacewalkers took a congratulatory phone call from the White House.
“You’re brave people — I don’t think I want to do it, I must tell you that. But you are amazing people,” President Donald Trump told the pair.