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Monday, 24 April 2017

Meet Peggy Whitson: the woman who just made American history by spending 535 days in Space

Peggy Whitson woke up this morning to break a record after spending 535 days in space.

In November 2016, Whitson and two other astronauts, from Russia and the European Space Agency, blasted off for the International Space Station to conduct hundreds of experiments in biology, earth science and how lighting affects the crew.
The other two are sticking to the schedule, but Whitson, the commander, was just extended by three months, taking advantage of an empty seat when Russia decided to reduce its crew by one.

Her career total of 535 days in space, compiled over three trips to the space station, breaks an American record previously held by Jeff Williams. He has flown four missions, including on Space Shuttle Atlantis, and returned from the space station just last September.

It's not Whitson's first record. She has logged more hours spacewalking than any other woman 57 hours and 22 minutes over eight spacewalks. She was the first woman to command the space station. And at 57, she is the oldest woman to travel to space.

15 comments:

caroline said...

Congrats to Peggy

Vivian Reginalds said...

wow
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Anonymous said...

What did she go there to do? Is it even necessary?

Anonymous said...

Tonight another person has made it to the list of Women that make me spell my gender-FEMININE with pride.
Keep Breaking Records!

Anonymous said...

Who says women are the weaker vessels?
I aspire to be at the top echelon in my own field as this woman has done for herself.

Anonymous said...

Wetin dem dey find for there seff. . . Iss Okay.

christie benjamin said...

Wow!

Saphire Muna said...

She resembles Ellen degeneres..

Ibrahim Abdulrazaq said...

Congrate Peggy

Kele said...

Good to know that there is another word in your dictionary @ Vivian Reginalds. I thought the only word you could write was "yeye"

Anonymous said...

Wow

Ijeoma Iduh said...

Wow...so inspiring.kudos to all women making us proud.thumbs up

McAnelka said...

She's actually not her...

Oge Nsimah said...

Thanks to those women making women proud .at 57 she is breaking through and making history.

Anonymous said...

Nice one, proud of you

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