Caribou native Jessica Meir steps into space and into the history books

Christina Koch and Jessica Meir (Photo: NASA; Photo: NASA / Beth Weissinger)
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MAINE (WABI) - Caribou native Jessica Meir made history Friday morning as part of NASA's first all-female spacewalk.

The spacewalk was scheduled to happen Wednesday, but it was delayed.

The Expedition 61 crew adjusted its schedule to accommodate the new spacewalk plans at the International Space Station.

Meir and fellow astronaut Christina Koch are now replacing a power controller at the space station that failed over the weekend.

NASA says the repair job and spacewalk should take more than five hours.

The duo set their suits to battery power on Friday at 7:50 a.m. when the spacewalk officially started.

It's now being shown on NASA TV.

We have a link you can click on to the right of your screen that takes you directly to the live feed of the spacewalk.