Astronauts Jessica Meir, left, and Christina Koch. (NASA via AP) NASA via AP

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Israel-American-Swedish astronaut Jessica Meir became the fourth Jewish woman and 15th Jewish astronaut overall to be part of a space mission.

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The first-ever female spacewalking team, including Israel-American-Swedish astronaut Jessica Meir, exited the International Space Station on Friday.

Meir and Christina Koch are repairing a broken part of the station’s solar-power network.

Meir became the fourth Jewish woman and 15th Jewish astronaut overall to be part of a space mission.

“@NASA has captured the imaginations of the world for generations. Congratulations to @Astro_Christina & @Astro_Jessica for leaving their mark on history with today’s #AllWomanSpacewalk. You are an inspiration to women & girls across America,” tweeted U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

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