This Biography is about one of the best Biochemist Peggy Whitson including his Height, weight,Age & Other Detail…
|Biography Of Peggy Whitson|
|Real Name||Peggy Whitson|
|Famous as||Astronaut, Biochemist|
|Personal Life of Peggy Whitson|
|Born on||09 February 1960|
|Born in||Mount Ayr, Iowa, United States|
|Personal Fact of Peggy Whitson|
Peggy Annette Whitson is an American biochemist and astronaut who holds the record for most total days spent in space by any NASA astronaut. She is also the first woman astronaut to command the International Space Station twice. Ambitious from a young age, she realized her life’s calling quite early on. As a nine-year-old, she watched Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong walk on the moon on her TV and decided to become an astronaut herself.
The year Whitson graduated from school, Sally Ride was named as the first female American astronaut and that made her resolve stronger. At the age of twenty-six, she joined the Johnson Space Center at NASA as a National Research Council Resident Research Associate. Ten years later, she was selected as an Astronaut Candidate and underwent two years of rigorous training.
Finally her dream came true when she, as a part of Expedition 5 crew, launched aboard STS-111 for the International Space Station on June 5, 2002. She made a second trip to the space in October 2007; this time as a commander. In fact, she is the first female commander to lead any space exploration. In April 2017, Whitson surpassed astronaut Jeff Williams previous record of 534 days, 2 hours and 48 minutes of cumulative time in space by a NASA astronaut by creating a new record of more than 534 days.
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