Today, President Trump Christina Koch and Jessica Meir, who are currently conducting the first all-female spacewalk in history on the outside of the International Space Station. Trump mistakenly suggested this was the first female spacewalk ever – a point that the astronauts corrected him on.
"This is the first time for a woman outside the space station," Trump said. He added later: "You are amazing people; They're conducting the first ever female spacewalk to replace an exterior part of the space station. They're doing some work, and they're doing it in a very high altitude. "
Astronauts in space have lightly corrected the president during a phone call call before. In 2017, NASA astronaut Trump asked Peggy Whitson when she thought astronauts would head to Mars, just after NASA's outlawed the timeline for that. "Well I think as your bill directed, it's about in the 2030s," Whitson replied at the time.
Koch and Meir's call with Trump only lasted about five minutes. They still have a few hours left in space after replacing a failed unit needed for charging and discharging batteries.