Astronaut Peggy Whitson Breaks Record

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Peggy Whitson has broken a new record for the most days in space by a U.S. astronaut. The record was previously held by Jeff Williams, who had a total of 534. She already held the record for the oldest woman to have gone to space, most spacewalks carried out by a woman, and the first woman to command the International Space Station twice. She is 57.

Earlier this month, NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough turned command of the ISS over to her: “The Space Station is in great hands with Peggy.” Whitson shared a 20-minute phone call with President Trump live on NASA Television to commemorate the momentous occasion. Read more at BBC.



  1. Her body including her muscles, heart & even eyes will have long term damage. for what, to spin your wheels for 2 years & do a few experiments?


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