57 Year-Old Astronaut Breaks Time in Space Record
Astronaut Peggy Whitson is already the world's most experienced spacewoman and female spacewalker and, at 57, the oldest woman in space. She now holds the record for the most accumulated time in orbit by an American.
Earlier this week the International Space Station commander rocked passed the previous record of the record of 534 days, two hours and 48 minutes in space. That record was first achieved by american Astronaut, Jeffrey Williams. The world record - 879 days - is held by Russian Gennady Padalka.
According to ABC12, When Whitson returns to Earth in September, she'll have logged 666 days in orbit over three flights. I feel like when she does return, her theme music should be to Iron Maiden's 'The Number of The Beast'.
While she may not get an Iron Maiden themed return, she did get a special phone call from President Donald Trump along with his daughter Ivanka and NASA astronaut Kate Rubins.