Peggy Whitson to surpass Sunita Williams record


Astronaut Peggy Whitson is now all set to surpass Indian-origin astronaut Sunita Williams’s record for the most spacewalks by a female astronaut when Whitson goes on her eight spacewalks, NASA said.

Sunita Williams had spent a total of 322 days in space with regards to two missions. Williams holds the record total cumulative spacewalk time by a female astronaut.

Nasa scientists wrote a blog post, “Expedition 50 Flight Engineer Peggy Whitson is set to go on her eighth spacewalk Thursday morning and surpass astronaut Sunita Williams’ record for the most spacewalks by a female astronaut.” Whitson had the last spacewalk on January 6 with Commander Shane Kimbrough.

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