Peggy Whitson, First Female Commander of the International Space Station

NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson is breaking records (and ceilings) for women in space. Watch as Peggy shares her childhood dream of becoming an astronaut, her many rejections from NASA, the persistence that led her to the International Space Station, and what it feels like to break record after record for both men and women in space.

Peggy Whitson

First Female Commander of the International Space Station

NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson is breaking records (and ceilings) for women in space. In this video, she talks about her dreams of becoming an astronaut as a young girl, her many rejections from NASA, the persistence that led her to the international space station, her first space walk, and what it feels like to break record after record for both men and women in space.

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