Guinness World Records to host Facebook Live exclusive with NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson from International Space Station.
Airing Wednesday (July 26) at 2:45 p.m. EDT (1825 GMT), Peggy will be interviewed aboard the International Space Station by our host Claire McClanahan who will be phoning in questions down below from GWR's New York City office.
The exclusive segment will be GWR's first-ever broadcast from space, facilitated by NASA TV.
Earlier in November, Iowa-born astronaut Peggy Whitson became the Oldest astronaut – female after launching into the final frontier for another mission at the remarkable age of 56 years and 282 days.
Her title came as a result of her eagerness for exploration, which stems from her passion for science.
Aboard a Soyuz MS-03 spacecraft, she and fellow astronauts Thomas Pesquet (France) and Oleg Novitskiy (Russia) headed towards the International Space Station (ISS) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
The team went into orbit only eight minutes after lift off.
After their anticipated two-day journey with fellow space engineers, the trio arrived at the ISS to meet Expedition 50 Commander Shane Kimbrough (USA) and cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Andrey Borisenko in which they have been working to carry out scientific studies until this year.
Peggy has had an adventurous and widely scientific career working as a US astronaut for NASA since 1996.
Throughout her long-term career Peggy has put her doctorate in biochemistry to good use.
She's had two previous long stays in space, in 2002 and again in 2007, and even served as commander of the station, ultimately leaving a legendary trail for women in space.
Peggy has also garnered records for the Most accumulated time on spacewalks by a female, equaling the 50-hour 40-minute cumulative spacewalk achieved by fellow NASA astronaut Sunita Williams.
Whitson's eighth spacewalk was completed in as part of Expedition 50, lasting 7 hours 4 minutes and giving her a record-breaking cumulative spacewalk time of 53 hours 22 minutes in her space career.
This same walk for Expedition 50 also earned her the record title for Most spacewalks by a woman.
Upon ending this current mission, Peggy Whitson will have topped spaceman Jeff Williams' record of 534 days spent in space; nearing a year and a half of her life in zero gravity.
To see what she's and the team have been working on or learn more about her prolific career as a U.S. astronaut, be sure to tune in to our Facebook page this Wednesday.