Donald trump called on the ISS
The US President Donald trump called on the International space station, the Associated Press reports.
Trump congratulated Peggy Whitson, first female ISS commander, with the record for the longest stay in space for American astronauts.
Reportedly, Whitson broke the previous record of his colleague Jeffrey Williams, who have been to space 534 days 2 hours 48 minutes.
According to the President of the United States, he admires U.S. astronauts, more than any politician in Washington. In the course of the conversation with trump, Whitson stressed that it is a great honour to set a new record.
An absolute record on duration of stay in space is Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka, who decided to leave the cosmonaut corps. He stayed in space for 879 days.