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February 9, 1960

“Find your passion. Because with that passion, you can do anything.” Peggy Whitson

Peggy Whitson NASA astronaut is born.

Peggy Annette Whitson is an American biochemistry researcher, retired NASA astronaut, and former NASA Chief Astronaut. Her first space mission was in 2002, with an extended stay aboard the International Space Station as a member of Expedition 5.

On April 24, 2017, Whitson broke the record for most total days spent in space by any NASA astronaut, at more than 534 days. In June 2017, Whitson broke the record for the longest single space flight by a woman which had previously been held by Samantha Cristoforetti at 199 days, 16 hours.

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