Astronaut Peggy Whitson

NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson Keeps Breaking Space Records

Whitson has now spent the most cumulative time in space of any American.

  Spaceflight

1:21A graphic of the vast number of satellites and debris orbiting Earth.
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0:32Cygnus spacecraft approaching the International Space Station
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1:36Engineer stands in front of James Webb telescope's first few mirrors
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1:12NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
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1:04Richard Branson
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1:13SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket sits on a launchpad.
SpaceX

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1:08SpaceX rocket launching from launch pad
SpaceX

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0:42Astronaut conducting spacewalk outside of the International Space Station
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1:38Blue Origin rocket taking off from launch pad
Blue Origin

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1:12SpaceX rocket launch from launch pad
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0:44The SpaceX Falcon Heavy
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0:50SpaceX Dragon ship
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1:03Astronaut John Glenn in front of the Friendship 7 spacecraft
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1:31SLS rocket on launch pad
NASA

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0:53A SpaceX launch
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The crew of Space Shuttle Columbia
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1:10An astronaut sleeps on the International Space Station.
NASA

NASA's Lighting Experiment May Help Astronauts Finally Get Some Sleep

1:15Flacon 9 rocket launch
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After Its Next Launch, SpaceX Will Probably Only Use Reusable Rockets

1:44Gene Cernan in the Lunar Module
NASA

Gene Cernan Really Wanted Us To Return To The Moon

0:56An plane flies in front of the moon
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A Falcon 9 rocket on the launchpad
SpaceX

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0:33SpaceX CEO Elon Musk talking to reporters.
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1:20A vulture in front of a space shuttle
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2:25Renderings of crew capsules from SpaceX and Boeing.
SpaceX, Boeing

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1:14U.S. Astronaut Alan Shepard
NASA

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0:52Former astronaut John Glenn
NASA

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1:10Atlas rocket
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0:40Peggy Whitson, Oleg Novitskiy and Thomas Pesquet
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56-Year-Old Astronaut Becomes Oldest Woman In Space

1:13NASA's space poop challenge banner.
NASA

The Space Poop Challenge Is Something You Might Actually Want To Win

1:16The International Space Station
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