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Astronaut Peggy Whitson Breaks Female Record With 8 Spacewalks

Astronaut Peggy Whitson Breaks Female Record With 8 Spacewalks

Having already made history as the oldest female NASA astronaut to travel in space, Peggy Whitson has made history again. On Thursday, March 30, Whit... Read More »

Peggy Whitson Just Became the Oldest Female Astronaut in Space

Peggy Whitson Just Became the Oldest Female Astronaut in Space

Over the weekend, 56-year-old Peggy Whitson of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) officially became the oldest female astronaut... Read More »

Get to Know Astronaut Abby

Get to Know Astronaut Abby

Abby Harrison's dreams are big — so big that they're out of this world, literally.  The 18-year-old aspiring astronaut has long been fascinated with... Read More »

50 Years of Women In Space

50 Years of Women In Space

In the early 1960s, a group of women known as the First Lady Astronaut Trainees (FLATs), and also known as the "Mercury 13", trained to become astrona... Read More »

This Day in History: Svetlana Savitskaya’s Space Walk

This Day in History: Svetlana Savitskaya’s Space Walk

30 years ago today, Svetlana Savitskaya was welding metal in space. In the temperate outer space climate of minus 455 degrees fahrenheit, Svetlana tes... Read More »