Record-breaking Astronaut Peggy Whitson returns to Earth

Record-breaking Astronaut Peggy Whitson returns to Earth

 

Astronaut Peggy Whitson returned to Earth late Saturday, wrapping up a record-breaking flight that catapulted her to first place for U.S. space endurance. Whitson’s 665 days off the planet — 288 days on this mission alone — exceeds that of any other American and any other woman worldwide. She checked out of the International Space Station just hours earlier, along with another American and a Russian. Their Soyuz capsule landed in Kazakhstan shortly after sunrise Sunday — Saturday night back in the U.S. Whitson was the last one carried from the Soyuz. She immediately received a pair of sunglasses to put on, as she rested in a chair on the barren, wind-swept Kazak steppes. Medical personnel took

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  • Cynthia Mulliniks

    Cynthia Mulliniks

    17 hours ago

    congrats that must have been wonderful
  • Thomas edison

    Thomas edison

    14 hours ago

    we better make sure she didn’t collude with the russin astronauts in space.
  • Allen

    Allen

    14 hours ago

    Hey Peggy, the country got better when you were up there, we done switched Obama for Trump


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