Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Congratulations to Astronaut Peggy Whitson

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Stories Behind the Careers of Successful Women

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Welcome to the Girls Succeed blog. I have a "girl" who has certainly found success in space, Astronaut Peggy Whitson. 


On Monday, April 24, Astronaut Peggy Whitson  passed the U.S. record for the most days in space. Congratulations to this 57 year old woman for surpassing the record of 534 days in space. Peggy won't be back to earth until September, so she'll have even more days in space!


She has accomplished many firsts in her career.

  •  At the time nearly 57, Whitson also became the oldest woman to fly into space when she left for the station in November.
  • She is repeating her record as the first woman to command the International Space Station.
  • Peggy also holds the woman's record for the longest amount of time spent doing extra vehicular activities, or spacewalks, at more than 39 hours. 

Take a peek at an interview with Peggy on the International Space Station. The Iowa Public TV Kids Clubhouse asks her many questions about life in space.

You Tube Video
Space Station Crew Member, Peggy Whitson, Discusses Life in Space with Iowa Media

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Read about and watch the video of the first woman in space, Sally Ride here on the Girls Succeed blog.

Are you interested in becoming an astronaut or working in space? Please leave a comment below.

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