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NASA's record-breaking spacewoman Peggy Whitson retires as astronaut

Whitson was the first woman to command the International Space Station, holding the position twice, and the oldest woman ever to fly in space.

Record-breaking astronaut Peggy Whitson lands safely on Earth

Whitson's return marks the completion of a 288-day mission that began last November and spanned 122.2 million miles and 4,623 orbits of the Earth – her third long-duration mission on the station


NASA's space champ Peggy Whitson returns to Earth, logs 665 days aloft

Peggy Whitson set multiple other records while in orbit: world's oldest spacewoman, at age 57, and most experienced female spacewalker, with 10. She also became the first woman to command the space station twice following her launch last November

Record-breaking astronaut Peggy Whitson set to return to Earth

Whitson, along with fellow Expedition 52 Flight Engineer Jack Fischer of NASA and Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin of the Russian space agency Roscosmos will undock their Soyuz MS-04 spacecraft from the space station and land in Kazakhstan at 9:22 pm EDT

NASA's Peggy Whitson breaks record for time spent in space

NASA's Peggy Whitson today set a new US record for most cumulative days spent in space, surpassing cosmonaut Jeff Williams' record of 534 days on ISS.