MOSCOW, July 25— A Russian astronaut, Svetlana Savitskaya, became the first woman to walk in space today, the Tass press agency reported. Leetsma, are to venture outside the space shuttle Challenger to demonstrate techniques for orbital refueling. Miss Savitskaya, who was accompanied on her walk by the mission commander, Vladimir Dzhanibekov, is also the first woman to make two space flights. The first was Valentina Tereshkova, who orbited Earth in 1963.Miss Savitskaya, who is 36 years old, performed welding and soldering operations in the course of her historic excursion in space, which lasted 3 hours and 35 minutes, Tass said. Miss Savitskaya went into space July 18 along with Mr.Her walk today upstages a planned space walk in October by an American woman, Kathryn D. Dzhanibekov and Igor Volk aboard the Soyuz T-12 space capsule and linked up with the Salyut-7 space station, where three other astronauts have been in orbit for more than five months. Dzhanibekov carried out photography and television reporting. Miss Savitskaya, a test pilot, is the second Russian woman to fly in space. Astronauts in Good Health Miss Savitskaya and her partner worked ''concertedly and confidently,'' Tass said, adding, ''The health of the cosmonauts is good.'' The official Soviet press agency reported that Miss Savitskaya's ''successful performance of unique experiments in conditions of outer space has vividly shown a possibility of women's effective activity in the performance of complex research work, not only aboard manned orbital complexes but in open space as well.'' Tass said her work in the space walk involved ''cutting, welding and soldering on metal plates and spraying of coating'' while Mr.
When a Russian satellite orbiting the Earth starts to veer off course.The NASA man, Bob Gerson tries to find out who designed it and discovers that it was designed by Frank Corvin, an Air Force pilot who 40 years ago was part of the team who was originally suppose to go to space but when NASA was formed and Gerson's influence they were dropped.Gerson asks Frank to help but Frank still holds a grudge.Tool Called Difficult to Handle Tass said the main goal of the space walk was to test a new general-purpose hand-operated tool designed ''to carry out complex technological operations.'' It added that ''the woman-cosmonaut took an active part in this work.'' Tass said that although the tool is weightless in space (it weighs 66 pounds on the earth), it is difficult to handle.''The space suit is not elastic enough,'' the press agency added, ''and for each movement, a person expends much more energy than when back on the earth.