Topic: First female ISS commander Peggy Whitson sets US record for cumulative days in space
Robert Pearlman Editor
Posts: 26584 From: Houston, TX Registered: Nov 1999
posted 04-16-2008 07:28 AM
Peggy Whitson, the first female commander of the International Space Station, broke Mike Foale's record today for cumulative time in space by a U.S. astronaut of 374 days. She will land Saturday 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.
Posts: 1136 From: Ossian IN USA Registered: Oct 2007
posted 04-16-2008 11:30 AM
Congrats to Dr. Whitson! Super job done by one of the Astronaut Office's star performers.
The question now is what to do for an encore? Will she fly again, or move on to other challenges?