Female astronauts schooled Trump from outer space

Ephrat Livni
Female astronauts schooled Trump from outer space

On Oct. 18, NASA’s Christina Koch and Jessica Meir teamed up on an historic walk, performing maintenance work on the International Space Station. As might be expected, the two were congratulated over the phone by the president of the United States. “This is the first time for a woman outside of the space station,” Donald Trump said incorrectly, ignoring the work of Svetlana Savitskaya, a Russian astronaut who spacewalked in 1984, and the 14 women (including ones from NASA) who followed her.