Astronaut Peggy Whitson Sets Spaceflight Record

Astronaut Peggy Whitson Sets Spaceflight Record

Astronaut Peggy Whitson Sets Spaceflight Record

NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson sets spaceflight record, by staying in orbit 534 days, 2 hours, 49 minutes and counting.

Peggy Whitson flew through the standing record for cumulative time spent in space by a U.S. astronaut at 1:27 a.m. EDT on April 24, 2017.



Record holder is a familiar title for Whitson – she’s held several over the course of her NASA career. In 2008, Whitson became the first woman to command the space station, and on April 9 became the first woman to command it twice. In March, she seized the record for most spacewalks by a female. Now, after launching on Nov. 17 with 377 days in space already under her belt, she’s surpassed astronaut Jeff Williams’ previous United States record of 534 days, 2 hours and 48 minutes of cumulative time in space.

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