Back to ‘Earth’! Record setter NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson lands in Kazakhstan after spending 10 months in space
Source :NewsBharati   Date :03-Sep-2017

Cape Canaveral, September 3: Remember Astronaut Peggy Whitson? Who holds the record to become world’s oldest spacewoman, has returned to Earth after 665 days. Astronaut Peggy Whitson became the first female ever to have this experience of working with ten more astronauts being the eldest spacewoman. Wow! 

Record setter NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson spent 288 days or nearly 10 months in space. Also, Whitson has logged a total of 665 days over a trio missions, making her the astronaut with more space experience than any other American. Peggy Whitson completed a mission at the International Space Station that began in November 2016, covering 122.2 million miles (196.7 million kilometres) and 4,623 orbits of Earth.


Astronaut Peggy Whitson has been the record breaker… after performing her 8th spacewalk in the March month thereby setting a record for highest spacewalks by a woman after Sunita Williams. Earlier she broke the record of Astronaut Jeff Williams by logging 534 days, two hours, and 49 minutes (and counting) away from Earth, according to NASA.

Also, Peggy Whitson also holds the record for the longest time spent in space by a woman. The astronaut has been on board the International Space Station (ISS) since November. Also at 57, Whitson is the oldest female astronaut.