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Top 10 Most Famous Peggy Whitson Quotes – the Former NASA Chief Astronaut
“I think the biggest advice that I could give people is to actually try and live beyond your dreams by pushing yourself, challenging yourself to do things a little bit outside of your comfort zone.”Peggy Whitson
“We want people to continue learning new things about what space does to the human body. It’s important for us to understand that and make sure when we get ready to fly to Mars that we are ready for what we’re going to be exposed to.”Peggy Whitson
15 Inspirational Peggy Whitson Quotes About Life And Space Travel
“Zero gravity is such an alien environment – completely different from everything we’ve grown up with every single day of our lives. And it’s incomprehensible how much better it was than I anticipated it would be.”Peggy Whitson
Peggy Whitson Short Biography
Born 9 February 1960, in Mount Ayr, Iowa, United States, Peggy Annette Whitson was the first female commander of the International Space Station, she also holds the U.S. record for the greatest number of days in space.
She became a research associate for NASA in 1986 and would become the supervisor of the Biochemistry Research Group at KRUG International.
In 1989, Peggy Whitson began her career at NASA as a Research Biochemist and in 1991 she became a member of the U.S. – USSR Joint Working Group.
After completing 2 years of training and working various technical positions at NASA, Whitson was launched into space on June 5, 2002, where she conducted several experiments in microgravity. Whitson received the honor of being the first NASA Science Officer during the 6-month stay in space.
Peggy Whitson once again made the voyage to space on October 10, 2007, as commander of the Expedition 16 mission.
In 2017 she held the record for the greatest number of hours in space by any NASA astronaut, her total number of days being 665 days.
She was inducted into the Iowa Aviation Hall of Fame in 2011 and received the NASA Space Flight Medal in 2002 and 2008.
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- TIME 100 List 2018: Peggy Whitson – Time
- Peggy Whitson on Being Told She’d Never Go to Space – BBC News
- Peggy Whitson’s 5 Tips for Success – The Week
- Peggy Whitson’s Message to Inspire Students – spacestationexplorers.org
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