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. He co-developed a science communication workshop for Canadian science professionals, to instruct them in more effective methods of communicating their science. A trained and practicing astrophysicist, Jesse holds a PhD in observational astrophysics from York University, and recently published a peer-reviewed paper in The Astrophysical Journal. Jesse enjoys riding his motorcycle, board games, and ultimate frisbee.