The United States President Donald Trump was embarrassed for a mistake while he contacted NASA Astronauts Christina Koch, and Jessica Meir at the International Space Station (ISS) to greet them for being the “first-ever female spacewalkers”, reported a media source.
A delay in the connection between President Trump and the ISS has created a short-time of silence, before Ms. Meir has made it very clear that she and Ms. Koch weren’t the “first-ever female spacewalker”, said local sources today.
Svetlana Yevgenyevna Savitskaya is the first woman to complete a spacewalk in 1984, 35-years since, a total of fifteen women have completed spacewalked.
Christina Koch is an electrical engineer, and Jessica Meir has a doctorate in marine biology, stepped outside in their latest space suits on October 18.
The mistake was noted as Donald Trump sat at a table in the White House with his daughter Ivanka Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, as well as a group of Girl Scouts and few officials of the NASA in the background.
Staring at the camera, the US President has said that “this is the first time for a woman outside of the space station.”
“You are amazing people; they’re conducting the first-ever female spacewalk to replace an exterior part of the space station. They’re doing some work, and they’re doing it in a very high altitude – an altitude that very few people will ever see,” added President Trump.
However, Ms. Meir could than be heard rectifying President Trump, explained that the event has marked the first time two women had been outside together at the spacecraft.
She continued, “We don’t want to take too much credit because there have been many other female spacewalkers before. This is the first time that there have been two women outside at the same time.”