Peggy Whitson breaks space records

Her job (and temporary home) is working onboard the International Space Station – orbiting 400km above the Earth, wow!

This supersonic lady has broken some pretty impressive records during her time in space. Check them out, below…

– When 56-year-old Peggy took off on her current mission in November 2016, she became the oldest woman to travel into space, ever! In fact, in February she will turn 57 – imagine blowing your candles out in space!

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Peggy Whitson breaks space records
Peggy floating onboard the ISS!

– On 7 January 2017, after completing a six-and-a-half hour spacewalk (when an astronaut gets out of a spacecraft while in space) she became the oldest woman to perform one! 

– She’s also tied for the record of the total number of spacewalks performed by a woman, along with American astronaut, Sunita Williams.

– At the end of her current mission, called Expedition 50/51, which is to update the power on the ISS, she will hold the record for the most time spent in space by any American astronaut – 377 days.

Watch Peggy’s record-breaking spacewalk, here!

Images: NASA

 

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