On March 14, the Soyuz MS-12 will depart for the International Space Station (ISS), where the American astronaut will go Christina Koch, together with his compatriot Nick Hague and Russian Alexéi Ovchinin.
Once in the ISS, Koch will also meet the American astronaut Anne McClain, which has been there since last December.
They will make history, becoming the first women to start simultaneously with space.
"I understand that we (along with Anne McClain) are assigned to a walk in space, I do not know to what extent NASA has officially reported this," Koch said at a press conference in Moscow.
According to EFE, Koch made this announcement after the Interdepartmental Commission of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, approved the training of the crew that will travel from the Baikonur cosmodrome (Kazakhstan) to the ISS.
The first woman to go out into space was the Soviet cosmonaut Svetlana Savítskaya, who took a walk in space from the Salut-7 station in 1984.
"At the end of September there will be nine crew members, a fantastic experience I've never had," said Ovchinin.
From September 25th to October 4th, three shipments corresponding to the Soyuz MS-12 ships (Alexéi Ovchinin, Nick Hague and Christina Koch), Soyuz MS-13 (Alexandr Skvortsov, Luca Parmitano and Andrew Morgan) and Soyuz MS will coincide. -15, with a member of the Russian crew, an American and an emirate.