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THIS WEEK OUR A PLUS GOES TO A FEMALE ASTRONAUT WHO IS BREAKING ALL KINDS OF NASA RECORDS. WHEN SHE ARRIVED AT THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION LAST MONTH, PEGGY WHITSON BECAUSE THE OLDEST WOMAN IN SPACE AT AGE 56. AND, WHEN SHE RETURNS FROM HER LATEST MISSION THIS SPRING, SHE’S ALSO EXPECTED TO BREAK THE RECORD FOR MOST TIME SPENT IN SPACE BY ANY ASTRONAUT, MALE OR FEMALE. ALTOGETHER WHITSON HAS SPENT MORE THAN A YEAR OF HER LIFE IN SPACE!

FOR SPACE-WALKING INTO THE RECORD BOOKS, ASTRONAUT PEGGY WHITSON GETS AN OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD A PLUS!

Instructional Links

Website Article: NASA, Astronaut Peggy A. Whitson

Website Article: European Space Agency, Spacewalks

Video: YouTube: NASA, Challenges of Spacewalking -- Peggy Whitson

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