In March 2017 during her eighth spacewalk, Peggy Whitson broke the spacewalking record for female astronauts. Whitson also was once the recordholder for amount of time in space by a female astronaut. In this video, she congratulated the new recordholder Christina Koch. In this image, Whitson works outside the station in Jan. 2017.
Whitson has commanded the International Space Station (twice!), holds a doctorate in biochemistry, has received the NASA Space Flight Medal and served as the Chief Astronaut.
Yet, she too was once another applicant to become an astronaut.
Be like Peggy Whitson. Apply today! The deadline is today, March 31 at 11:59 p.m Eastern.
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