Peggy Whitson Sets Space Record... Again

At exactly 1:27 a.m. ET on April 24, 2017, U.S. astronaut Peggy Whitson set the new record for cumulative time spent in space by a U.S. astronaut. The previous record, 534 days, 2 hours, and 48 minutes was previously set by astronaut Jeff Williams, but it was inevitable Whitson would surpass his number since she launched in November 2016 with 377 days already under her belt. Then, by the time she returns in September, the record will be set even higher with 650 cumulative days in space. This isn’t the first record Whitson has set however, in 2008 she became the first woman to command the space station and in March 2017, she set the record for the most spacewalks by a woman.

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