Astronaut Peggy Whitson Has Now Spent More Time in Space Than Any Other American

NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson added another feat to her already record-breaking career on Monday when she became the U.S. astronaut with the most cumulative time in space. She broke the record by logging 534 days, two hours, and 49 minutes (and counting) away from Earth, according to NASA.

Whitson is currently on her third long-duration stay at the International Space Station. She launched last November and is expected to finish her mission in September.

When she returns to Earth, she will...

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