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    Record-Breaking Astronaut to Extend Her ISS Stay

    Houston, we have a new record. By April 24, Peggy Whitson will have spent more than 534 cumulative days in space, making her the most experienced U.S. astronaut ever. Now the NASA flight engineer — who at 57 is already the world’s oldest and most experienced spacewoman — is extending her stay aboard the International Space Station by three additional months. Whitson, already in the record books with the most spacewalks by a woman and as the first woman to command the ISS, will return to Earth in September.

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