On This Day in Space! July 25, 1984: Cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya makes the 1st spacewalk by a woman

Home News Spaceflight On July 25, 1984, the Russian cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya became the first woman to embark on a spacewalk, also known as an extravehicular activity (EVA). She spent three hours and 35 minutes doing welding experiments outside Russia’s Salyut 7 space station with her colleague Vladimir Dzhanibekov. They were cutting and welding metal and…