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Robert Pearlman
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posted 04-16-2008 07:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Peggy Whitson, the first female commander of the International Space Station, broke Mike Foale's record today (April 16, 2008) for cumulative time in space by a U.S. astronaut of 374 days. She will land Saturday (April 19) with 377 days in space on two flights, ranking her 20th among all space explorers.

Whitson performed five spacewalks during Expedition 16 for a total of six career spacewalks totaling 39 hours, 46 minutes, putting her 16th on the all-time list, more than any other woman.

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Congrats to Dr. Whitson! Super job done by one of the Astronaut Office's star performers.

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posted 04-24-2017 09:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Peggy Whitson breaks US record for most time in space by an astronaut

Peggy Whitson has made space history, again.

Currently orbiting Earth as commander of the International Space Station, Whitson on Monday (April 24) flew past the record for the most days in space by an American. At 1:27 a.m. EDT (0527 GMT), she broke the previous total of 534 days, 2 hours and 48 minutes set by NASA astronaut Jeff Williams at the end of his fourth spaceflight in September.

Whitson's cumulative, and still counting, time off the planet is just her latest record set while in space. She has broken (or added to) four other records on this, her third trip to the space station.

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Guinness World Records release
Join us for an exclusive interview at the ISS with NASA spacewoman Peggy Whitson

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.

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From Guinness World Records on Facebook:
From Facebook to the International Space Station, we are LIVE with remarkable record-breaker NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson. Peggy has achieved the most spacewalks by a woman and most accumulated time on spacewalks, as well as being the oldest female astronaut.

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