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Michigan native slated to participate in NASA's first all-female spacewalk

Astronaut Christina Koch was born in Grand Rapids

Christina H. Koch (Photo: NASA)
Christina H. Koch (Photo: NASA)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – NASA's first all-female spacewalk includes a Michigan native.

Astronaut Christina Koch will join Jessica Meir on the Oct. 21 voyage.

Koch was born in Grand Rapids and raised in North Carolina.

Astronaut Christina Koch shared a photo of Michigan from space. (Twitter.com/Astro_Christina)
Astronaut Christina Koch shared a photo of Michigan from space. (Twitter.com/Astro_Christina)

The female spacewalk was originally scheduled for March and included Koch and Anne McClain. NASA said the walk was canceled due to spacesuit availability.


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