Astronaut Peggy Whitson sets new record for longest time in space by an American
NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson is seen on January 6, 2017, taking part in a spacewalk during Expedition 50 aboard the International Space Station. On Monday, April 24, 2017, astronaut Peggy Whitson broke the 534-day record set by Jeff Williams for the total time spent in space by an American. Whitson is also the first woman to command the International Space Station (ISS) twice as well as holding the record for the most spacewalks conducted by a woman astronaut. NASA/UPI
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