Thursday, March 30, 2017

NASA’s Peggy Whitson sets record for most spacewalks by a woman

Peggy Whitson made history today by floating outside the International Space Station for a record eighth time. The spacewalk lasted about six-and-a-half hours, and saw Whitson surpass the previous record for spacewalks by a woman by American Sunita “Suni” Williams. The walk was Whitson’s second in a series of three. These walks are part of a plan to make on-going upgrades to the ISS in advance of commercial spaceships that may one day dock there. Today’s mission was all about outfitting the exterior of the craft with high-tech parking spots that might one day house both commercial ships and government rockets…

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