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International Space Station Commander Peggy Whitson

Duration: 01:08:33 (Full Program)
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On September 2, 2008, NASA astronaut and Iowa native Peggy Whitson addressed a standing-room-only audience at Simpson College in Indianola. Commander Whitson recounted her recent experiences in space as the first female commander of the International Space Station. Whitson, who returned to Earth April 19, 2008 after approximately six months on the station, has accumulated more time in orbit than any U.S. astronaut. She conducted five spacewalks on Expedition 16, her most recent mission, and one on her previous flight. Whitson has totaled 39 hours and 46 minutes of spacewalking time, more than any other woman.

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Post Date: October 23, 2008