NASA's Peggy Whitson Becomes Oldest Woman in Space

Whitson's multiple records reflect a distinguished career as an astronaut.
2:07 | 11/18/16

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Oh. You're considered an astronauts astronaut. Is that because of your efficiency is that because you get done what the engineers and on the on the ground want you to do. Hey I think I like to work efficiently asking the having a good hand and works really well on this job. Because we're in the hands of the sciences hands of the engineers need to get something repaired her faith. And so I am good and making things happen. Battered and I just experienced the hanky factor that you were ready long before we were scheduled to do this and. Yes maybe that's true he did finish up some of the other interviews early. We have to be ready to go all the time. The. Why is face important why should kids care why should America care. But I think we're explorers and I think we need to explore. But for the technical logical and scientific reason everything that we do for space exploration. Paced back on her and you know we are. There's nothing we are buying and base everything that we put money towards. From that taxpayers then half a sent her every dollar tax money. Goes to doing research investigations. Developing new technologies. And they come back Jarrett finally you're wearing your crew Colo there. Kind of dress I understand. You like shoes high heels. Then you have a big collection are you taking any high heels with you know high heels required if it.

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