US astronaut Peggy Whitson breaks American spaceflight record

Whitson, 57, broke the record for the most cumulative time in space by an American astronaut early Monday, streaking past the 534-day record held by Jeff Williams.
0:30 | 04/24/17

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Astronaut Peggy wits and has always been a TrailBlazer boldly going where no other hats she was the first woman to command the space station. And holds the record for the most space walks by any female it. And let's celebrate her this morning because at 1:27 AM eastern time she set the record for the most. Cumulative days in space it's more than any astronaut ever 500 for the five days in orbit. Peggy treating it is one of those rides that she hoped never ends I'm so grateful for all those who helped me on each of my missions.

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