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Astronaut Peggy Whitson breaks record for most time in space by American

Astronaut Peggy Whitson breaks record for most time in space by American

She began her career at NASA as a research biochemist in 1989, according to her biography on NASA's website , and was selected as an astronaut candidate in 1996. During the call, the president addressed the timeline for placing humans on Mars and said he wants to speed up the timeline to get it done "at worst, during my second term".


Trump talks about Mars mission on call with record-breaking astronaut

Trump talks about Mars mission on call with record-breaking astronaut

It's also worth noting that Whitson is also the oldest woman in space, as she was 56 when she left for her mission aboard the ISS last November. Via a video link that was set up between the Oval Office and the International Space Station, President Trump was able to communicate with Whitson and her fellow crew member, Jack Fischer.


Samsung Galaxy S8+ Sales Expected To Be Higher Than The Regular S8

Samsung Galaxy S8+ Sales Expected To Be Higher Than The Regular S8

Storage for the new Samsung phones can also be expanded, up to 256Gb, via a microSD card. First and foremost, Android 7.0 Nougat software, which is yet to roll out to many higher-end Galaxies of past generations. Samsung uses the Snapdragon 835 and the Exynos 8895 chips in its Galaxy S8 phone, both 10nm chips that are faster and more energy-efficient than their predecessors.


US astronaut Peggy Whitson breaks record for time in space

US astronaut Peggy Whitson breaks record for time in space

Her first stint as commander was in April 2008 and she's commanding the current crew. During a video call with NASA astronauts Monday, President Donald Trump joked that he wouldn't want to re-use human urine as drinking water - a practice common in USA spaceflight.


Trump congratulating NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson while she's in space

Trump congratulating NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson while she's in space

The 57-year-old Whitson was a scientist before she was an astronaut, earning graduate degrees in biochemistry from Rice University in Houston before coming to conduct research NASA's Johnson Space Center in 1989. Four years later, she was selected as an astronaut, and in 2002, she made her first trip to the International Space Station. "So we'll have to speed that up a little bit, OK?" The date will depend on whether astronauts are on board for the test flight, which could hoist the new Orion ...