Skip to comments.NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson Sets US Space Endurance Record, Speaks to President Trump
Posted on 04/25/2017 7:25:37 AM PDT by BenLurkin
NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson set the endurance record for time in space by a U.S, astronaut today, Monday, April 24, during her current stint of living and working aboard the International Space Station (ISS) along with her multinational crew of five astronauts and cosmonauts.
Furthermore Whitson received a long distance phone call of exuberant congratulations from President Donald Trump, First Daughter Ivanka Trump, and fellow astronaut Kate Rubins direct from the Oval Office in the White House to celebrate the momentous occasion.
This is a very special day in the glorious history of American spaceflight! said President Trump during the live phone call to the ISS broadcast on NASA TV.
As of today, Whitson exceeded 534 cumulative days in space by an American astronaut, breaking the record held by NASA astronaut Jeff Williams.
Today Commander Whitson you have broken the record for the most total time spent in space by an American astronaut. 534 days and counting, elaborated President Trump.
Thats an incredible record to break. And on behalf of the nation and frankly the world I would like to congratulate you. That is really something!
Youre an incredible inspiration to us all.
Trump noted that thousands of school students were listening in to the live broadcast which also served to promote students to study STEM subjects.
Peggy is a phenomenal role model for young women, and all Americans, who are exploring or participating in STEM education programs and careers, said President Trump.
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ya...well....if you don’t have your own man-rated launch vehicles with which to return your astronauts.....you’re gonna set some records....
Yeah, what’s the difference between endurance and marooned?
Where are the SPACE HOTELS ??
That’s right, NASA is a big Goverment program that has wasted our space future, where the solution is more the same failure.
We get cheap “endurance records” instead of real accomplishments.
Where is the SPACE TRAVEL AGENCY ??
This is known as a long con.
Nice, but why are only women and blacks “role models”?
Howard Wolowitz has some flight time to rival hers.
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