NASA Women Astronauts First Print Records at ISS

Peggy Whitson
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Peggy Whitson, successfully landed in Kazakhstan on Saturday, September 2, 2017. He returned to Earth after a 665-day mission at the International Space Station (ISS).

Whitson, 57, became the first American astronaut to set a record for the longest mission on the ISS. "I find it incredible, this is the most rewarding job I have ever done," said Whitson, who is also a biochemist.

She conducted various experiments on the ISS, which flew at an altitude of 400 kilometers above the earth. One is a network of tissue studies of lung and bone cells that have cancer. In addition, he also performed four times outside the ISS. Previously, two Whitson colleagues had returned to Earth three months ago.

Whitson left for the ISS after Russia reduced the ISS staff from three to two cosmonauts. He returned to earth with Jack Fisher of NASA and Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin. Russia's Soyuz rides landed in Kazakhstan at 21.21 local time.
Previously, Whitson also broke the American record by staying at the ISS for 534 days in April last year. Only seven Russian men recorded longer hours, including Gennady Padalka, the world record holder for 878 days.

Whitson, who grew up in an agricultural area in Iowa, said he was inspired by the American Apollo program to the moon. She became the first female astronaut to join NASA in 1996.

He also became the first female commander of the first space station and non-pilot who served as head of NASA's Astronaut Corps.

"The things I think about most are the foods I want to make, the vegetables that I want to stir, the things I miss when I'm on the ISS," Whitson said.
ISS is the world's first research laboratory. The cost of construction reaches US $ 100 billion derived from a combination of several countries.