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US President Donald Trump called the International Space Station (space station) on Monday (04/24/2017) ago. What is the purpose?
This satellite phone call was made Trump to congratulate an astronaut Peggy Whitson who broke the record of being the longest-lived US living in space.
Whitson has been in the ISS for 534 days and is scheduled to stay there for at least the next five months.
Prior to Whitson, the longest running record at the ISS space station was held by astronaut Jeff Williams.
"This is an amazing record, and on behalf of our nation and the world, I congratulate you (Whitson)," Trump pronounced over a satellite telephone.
The 57-year-old Whitson is also the oldest living woman in space. In fact, he has been leading the ISS for twice.