Nasa has canceled its plans for the first ever women's space path as the agency does not have enough space space suitable for the astronauts.
Christina Koch and Anne McClain were about to take part in the first mission, walking outside the International Space Station to install batteries, later this week.
But since then Nasa has said that its plans have changed partly because of the lack of space suits in the right size for the astronauts.
In the statement on Monday, the agency said space: “Koch had to arrange to run this space path with astronaut McClain, in what would have been the first space path for all women.
“However, following consultation with McClain and Hague following the first space route, mission managers decided to adapt the assignments, because there was partial space available at the station in part.
“McClain learned during his first space path that a medium sized hard torso – essentially the space suit shirt – best suited her. As only one medium sized torso can be prepared by Friday, 29 March, Koch will wear it. ”
More than 500 people have been in space, but only 11 per cent have been women, according to Reuters news agency.
The first woman to perform a space path was the Soviet cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya 35 years ago.