Peggy Whitson: the USA Astronaut with the Most Flight Hours

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NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson floating in the Cupola
NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson floating in the Cupola (image credit: NASA).

NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson has broken the record for cumulative time spent in space by a United States astronaut at 534 days, 2 hours, 49 minutes, and counting. When she returns to Earth in September 2017, she will have spent 650 days in space.

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As a passionate science communicator, Jesse Rogerson loves promoting science literacy to the public. He frequently represents the Canada Aviation and Space Museum on television and radio, social media, and at conferences. A trained and practicing astrophysicist, Jesse holds a PhD in observational astrophysics from York University, and publishes his research in peer-reviewed journals. Jesse enjoys riding his motorcycle, board games, and ultimate frisbee.