Female astronaut Peggy Whitson has broken the record by staying in orbit
Peggy Whitson, the first female commander of the ISS, April 24 broke the record for the longest stay in orbit, but it will remain in a vacuum for another three months. This was reported by NASA.
The extension of the space mission, Whitson was agreed by NASA and the Russian space Agency Roscosmos.
“That’s great news. I like to be here,” said astronaut-biochemist.
Whitson arrived at the International space station (ISS) in November 2016. She became the record holder among all the American astronauts who lived on the space station. The previous record for the astronauts installed Jeff Williams, who was in orbit for 534 days.