Friday, 31 March 2017

NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson breaks Sunita Williams’ spacewalking record


American astronaut Peggy Whitson made history when she floated outside the International Space Station (ISS).

She broke the record for the most spacewalks by a woman. Whitson at the age of 57, is making her eighth career spacewalk, surpassing the record of seven previously held by American Sunita Williams. Ms Whitson earned a doctorate in biochemistry and served as the first female space station commander in 2008.

On April 24, 2017, she will break another record for the most cumulative days in space by an American, when she passes 534 days in orbit, longer than current title holder Jeff Williams.

    Takeaways from above News-
    • NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson breaks Sunita Williams’ spacewalking record
    • She is making her eighth career spacewalk
    • She was the first female space station commander in 2008

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    Source- The Hindu

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