Astronaut Peggy Whitson breaks US spaceflight record: Things to know about her

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Peggy A Whitson (Ph.D) is currently part of Expedition 50/51, which is her third long-duration mission to the space station.

New Delhi: American astronaut and commander of the International Space Station’s Expedition 51 crew, Peggy Whitson, officially set the US record on Monday for most cumulative days in space.

“At 1:27 a.m. ET on April 24, @AstroPeggy has officially broken @Astro_Jeff’s record of 534 days in space,” NASA’s page for updates from the International Space Station said in a tweet.

 

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