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Kamala Harris speaks with astronauts aboard the ISS in celebration of Womens' History Month
March is Women’s History Month to honor many women that shaped the world into what it is today. Vice President Kamala Harris commemorated the special day by speaking to the women aboard the International Space Station.
In celebration of Women’s History Month, Harris made a special phone call to astronauts Shannon Walker and Kate Rubins, who are currently aboard the International Space Station for a six-month mission. NASA released the conversation that took place last March 24 this week on its official Youtube channel.
Harris congratulated Walker and Rubins on their success and on the mission that they are currently on. Harris also asked the two astronauts as to what they are currently working on and their advice for kids who would be interested in becoming astronauts or scientists.
Harris also tweeted about their conversation, following the video’s release. “Last month I spoke with Astronauts Dr. Shannon Walker and Dr. Kate Rubins aboard the International Space Station. They are setting a big example for little girls around the world to dream big, lead with conviction, and to see themselves as the scientists of tomorrow,” said the vice president.
This was Harris’ second conversation with astronauts aboard the ISS as last February, she spoke with Victor Glover, the first Black astronaut to go on a long-duration mission on the ISS. Glover arrived at the space station last November via the SpaceX Crew Dragon Capsule and is now four months into his six-month stay.
In other related news, Harris has also been tasked to lead the Biden administration’s response to the immigration challenge that is currently facing. Texas Governor Greg Abbott recently penned a letter to Harris asking for answers and immediate action from the administration regarding the humanitarian crisis at the southern border. Abbott also urged Harris to personally visit the border to take a look at the present situation that migrants are facing.
Abbott has urged the Biden administration to speak with every unaccompanied minor that has traveled to the border to determine if they have been harmed or subject to human trafficking as they seek to cross to the United States.