Peggy Whitson

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Peggy Annette Whitson
Born (1960-02-09) February 9, 1960 (age 64)
Alma materIowa Wesleyan University
Rice University
Space career
NASA Astronaut
Time in space
665 days 22 hours 22 minutes
Selection1996 NASA Group
Total EVAs
Total EVA time
60 hours, 21 minutes
MissionsSTS-111/STS-113 (Expedition 5), Soyuz TMA-11 (Expedition 16), Soyuz MS-03/MS-04 (Expedition 50/51/52)
Mission insignia

Peggy Annette Whitson (born February 9, 1960) is an American biochemistry researcher, retired NASA astronaut,[1] and former NASA Chief Astronaut.

Her first space mission was in 2002, with an extended stay aboard the International Space Station as a member of Expedition 5.[2][3]

Her fourth space flight started in May 2023. She is commander on the Ax-2 flight. That flight uses a SpaceX Dragon 2 spacecraft. It is contracted to Axiom Space (a company).

References[change | change source]

  1. NASA. "Peggy A. Whitson (Ph.D.)". Biographical Data. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Retrieved 2007-09-17.
  2. Tariq Malik (2007). "Space Station Astronauts Prepare for Crew Swap". Retrieved October 9, 2007.
  3. Tariq Malik (October 4, 2007). "Astronauts Ponder State of Space Exploration". Fox News. Retrieved October 9, 2007.