Christina Koch and Jessica Meir conducted the first all-female spacewalk just a day back and president Donald Trump conversed with them on phone. While he was talking with them, the POTUS made a galling mistake but all thanks to the two ladies who politely corrected him.
So, what happened was Trump said “This is the first time for a woman outside of the space station. They’re conducting the first-ever female spacewalk. You’re right now on television all over the world, so don’t get nervous.”
Jessica Meir politely corrected the President by saying “We don’t want to take too much credit because there have been many other space walkers before us. This is just the first time that there have been two women outside at the same time, and it’s really interesting for us. We’ve talked a lot about it up here, you know, for us, this is really just us doing our jobs. It’s something we’ve been training for six years.“
She added “We do, of course, want to give credit to all of those that came before us. 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. We hope that we can provide an inspiration to everybody, not only women, but to everybody that has a dream and is willing to work hard to make that dream come true.”