NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson is on Verge of Becoming Oldest Woman in Space (Download PDF)

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Whitson will be 56 when she rockets off the planet Thursday, and she will celebrate her 57th birthday in February on the International Space Station becoming the oldest woman in space.

  • Launch from Kazakhstan with two younger men.
  • Ride the Soyuz rocket with Oleg Novitskiy and Thomas Pesquet
  • Launch is 3.20pm EST Thursday, 2.20am Friday in Kazakhstan.
Image of Peggy Whitson the oldest woman in space

Image of Peggy Whitson the Oldest Woman in Space

Image of Peggy Whitson the oldest woman in space

About Peggy Whitson

Peggy Annette Whitson is an American biochemistry researcher, NASA astronaut, and former NASA Chief Astronaut. Her first space mission was in 2002, with an extended stay aboard the International Space Station as a member of Expedition 5.

  • Born on February 9, 1960 (age 56), Mount Ayr, Iowa, United States.
  • Space missions: Soyuz TMA-11, Expedition 5, Expedition 16, STS-113, STS-111.
  • First space flight: STS-111
  • Space agency: NASA
  • Education: Iowa Wesleyan University, Rice University.
  • Nationality: American
  • Position: Mission Specialist
  • Hobbies: Windsurfing, biking, basketball, water skiing.

About National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

The NASA is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for the civilian space program as well as aeronautics and aerospace research.

Since 2011, NASA’s Strategic Goals Are

  • Extend and sustain human activities across the solar system.
  • Expand scientific understanding of the Earth and the universe.
  • Create innovative new space technologies.
  • Advance aeronautics research.
  • Enable program and institutional capabilities to conduct NASA’s aeronautics and space activities.
  • Share NASA with the public, educators, and students to provide opportunities to participate.

- Published/Last Modified on: November 17, 2016

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