Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Listener Joe mentioned something of note concerning the most recent NASA crew to the ISS.
Peggy Whitson will be spending her next birthday aboard the ISS. She will be 57 years old. The oldest to date had been Barbara Morgan, who was 55 during her tour aboard the station.
This of course is NOT Whitson's first tour of duty aboard the station. Whitson first served a duty on the space station in 2012 and has accumulated a total of 377 days in space, plus a history of performing successful spacewalks.
Aside from being the oldest female astronaut to reach the ISS, Whitson will also break the world record this expedition for the longest time spent in space, a record currently held by NASA astronaut Jeffrey Williams with 534 days under his belt.
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