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Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Up Close And Personal To Outer Space, And Back!
WATCH: One giant leap for womankind
Far above our atmosphere, Astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir stepped outside the International Space Station on Friday—the first-ever all-female spacewalk.
President Donald J. Trump called them from the White House during their historic mission, marking the first time since 1969 that an American President has spoken to our astronauts while they were outside their spaceship.
“I just want to congratulate you both. You’re very brave, brilliant women, and you represent this country so well,” the President said. “Our country is very proud of you.”
During the call, the astronauts praised all the female pioneers who came before them and made this incredible moment possible. “There has been a long line of female scientists, explorers, engineers, and astronauts, and we have followed in their footsteps to get us where we are today,” Dr. Meir said.
“We hope that we can provide an inspiration to everybody [who] has a big dream and that is willing to work hard to make that dream come true,” she added. “Something that all of us that have made our way up here have done all throughout our lives. And I can tell you, the hard work certainly did pay off.”
See the biggest moments from today’s Cabinet meeting
President Trump allowed the press to sit in on his Cabinet meeting for over an hour yesterday—yet another example of how this President is the most open, transparent, and media-friendly leader in our country’s recent history.
Three important moments from the President’s opening remarks are worth your time in particular: