Record Setting Astronaut Peggy Whitson

Apr 27, 2017

On this episode of Our Island Universe: We celebrate NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, who now holds the record for time spent in space by an American astronaut. 

In this image from Jan. 30, 2008, Expedition 16 commander Peggy Whitson, the first female commander of the International Space Station, participates in a seven hour, ten minute spacewalk.
Credit NASA

Read more about Dr. Whitson's career with NASA.

Shanil Virani, Director of the John C. Wells Planetarium, Harrisonburg, VA.

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