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The American commander of the International Space Station (ISS) set a new U.S. spaceflight record Wednesday as her crewmate geared up for an extra-long baseball pitch. NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, the station's first female commander, surpassed her 374th day in space to take the U.S. title for most cumulative time spent in orbit.
NASA said Thursday it approved a new method for crew members to attach themselves to the outside of the international space station for U.S. spacewalks, which were put on hold a day earlier.
By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - The two men serving aboard the International Space Station donned Russian spacesuits and floated outside the orbital complex to begin a six-hour spacewalk on Thursday.
Peggy Whitson is an American biochemistry researcher and one of NASA’s most experienced female astronauts after having spent a total of over 365 days in space. She was born Peggy Annette Whitson on February 9, 1960 in Mount Ayr, Iowa, and grew up on a farm outside Beaconsfield. She graduated from Mount Ayr Community High School in 1978 and went on to attend Iowa Wesleyan College, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and chemistry in 1981. She then went on to receive...
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