Nasa Listing breaker back on Earth after logging 665 days in Space

It’s Time for the Earth

 

 

 

Except for the week, Whitson said her mission hurried by. She is hungry for pizza and can’t wait to use a regular toilet again. She is also excited to reunite with her husband, Clarence Sams, a biochemist who also works at Johnson Space Center in Houston. Whitson’s 665 days off the world 288 days on this mission alone — exceeds that of any other American and any girl worldwide. The station’s newest commander, Randy Bresnik, noted that the outpost was losing 1,474 days of spaceflight experience with the passing of Whitson, Yurchikhin, and Fischer. Two weeks after four decades, he pointed out.Whitson, a biochemist, decide on a breakneck rate on all three of her space station expeditions, continually asking for more and still more scientific study to do. She experimented on food up there, trying to add some pizazz to the typical freeze-dried meals. Tortillas transformed into apple pies on her watch.

Whitson, a biochemist, decide on a breakneck rate on all three of her space station expeditions, continually asking for more and still more scientific study to do. She experimented on food up there, trying to add some pizazz to the typical freeze-dried meals. Tortillas transformed into apple pies on her watch.

“We’re in your debt to the ultimate dedication that you men have to the individual mission of exploration,” Bresnik told them on the eve of their death. She set multiple different documents while in orbit: world’s earliest spacewoman, at age 57, and experienced female spacewalker, with 10. She became the first woman to control the space station twice following her launch last November. Returning cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin logged more time in space: 673 days over five missions. Three men remain at the space station: Bresnik, a Russian and an Italian. They will be joined by two Americans and a Russian following lift off from Kazakhstan on 12 September. Whitson was supposed to fly back in June following a half-year in distance. But when an excess seat opened up with this Soyuz, she jumped at the opportunity to keep in orbit an additional three months. Only one other American year long spaceman, Scott Kelly, has spent more in distance on a single mission. Before retreating into their Soyuz, they adopted the three coworkers they were leaving behind in the 250-mile-high complex. Due to the consequences of Hurricane Harvey, Nasa couldn’t get its plane from Houston to Kazakhstan in time for the team’s landing. Instead, the European Space Agency provided to transport Whitson and Fischer where they will meet up with the Nasa airplane for the final leg of their journey. They ought to be back in Houston on Sunday night. She checked out of the International Space Station only hours earlier, along with another American and a Russian. Their Soyuz capsule landed in Kazakhstan shortly after sunrise Sunday — Saturday night back in the united states.

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BIOGRAPHY

In June 2017, Whitson broke the record to its longest single distance flight with a girl which had previously been held by Samantha Cristoforetti in 199 days, 16 hours. Whitson was expected to invest approximately 290 days on orbit before returning aboard Soyuz MS-04.Peggy Annette Whitson born on  February 9, 1960. She is an American biochemistry researcher, NASA astronaut, and former NASA Chief Astronaut. Her first space mission was in 2002, with an elongated stay aboard the International Space Station for a member of Expedition 5. Her next mission started October 10, 2007, as the first woman commander of the ISS with Expedition 16.  She was now in distance on her third long-duration distance flight and has been the commander of this International Space Station to get Expedition 51, prior to handing over control to Fyodor Yurchikhin on June 1, 2017. The flight of Space Shuttle mission STS-120, controlled by astronaut Pam Melroy, was the first time that two girls mission commanders happen to be in orbit in exactly the exact same time.  After completion of her eighth EVA in March 2017, Whitson currently holds the documents for the earliest woman spacewalker, along with also the record for total spacewalks with a girl, which was busted by herself again following a ninth and tenth EVA in May 2017, surpassing Sunita Williams, that has finished seven.  Whitson’s cumulative EVA time is 60 hours, 21 minutes, which puts her in 3rd spot for total EVA time.  She is also the earliest female astronaut ever in distance, at age 57. Whitson returned to ground on September 3, 2017.

Peggy Annette Whitson born on  February 9, 1960. She is an American biochemistry researcher, NASA astronaut, and former NASA Chief Astronaut. Her first space mission was in 2002, with an elongated stay aboard the International Space Station for a member of Expedition 5. Her next mission started October 10, 2007, as the first woman commander of the ISS with Expedition 16.  She was now in distance on her third long-duration distance flight and has been the commander of this International Space Station to get Expedition 51, prior to handing over control to Fyodor Yurchikhin on June 1, 2017. The flight of Space Shuttle mission STS-120, controlled by astronaut Pam Melroy, was the first time that two girls mission commanders happen to be in orbit in exactly the exact same time.  After completion of her eighth EVA in March 2017, Whitson currently holds the documents for the earliest woman spacewalker, along with also the record for total spacewalks with a girl, which was busted by herself again following a ninth and tenth EVA in May 2017, surpassing Sunita Williams, that has finished seven.  Whitson’s cumulative EVA time is 60 hours, 21 minutes, which puts her in 3rd spot for total EVA time.  She is also the earliest female astronaut ever in distance, at age 57. Whitson returned to ground on September 3, 2017, afterward she awakened a total of 665 days in space over the course of her career. This total was much more time in space than some other girl worldwide and some other American.  Her Soyuz capsule landed in Kazakhstan soon after sunrise Sunday — Saturday night back in the U.S.  In 2017, Whitson became the first woman astronaut to control the International Space Station twice. On April 24, 2017, Whitson broke the record for many total days spent in space with no NASA astronaut, in over 534 days. Whitson was created in Mount Ayr, Iowa, also climbed up on a plantation outside the nearby city of Beaconsfield, Iowa. Whitson graduated from Mount Ayr Community High School in 1978 and received a bachelor of science degree in biology and chemistry at Iowa Wesleyan College in 1981. She subsequently proceeded to earn her doctorate level in biochemistry out of Rice University in 1985, and following completion of her graduate work continued at Rice as a Robert A Welch Post-doctoral Fellow until October 1986.

CAREER

 

 

 

Whitson with fellow Soyuz MS-03crew member Thomas Pesquet inside the BEAM. Her next mission, Expedition 16, started October 10, 2007, on Soyuz TMA-11. Together with her Expedition 16 team member Yuri Malenchenko and spaceflight participant Yi So-Yeon, she returned to Earth in Soyuz TMA-11 on April 19, 2008. The re-entry was notable for the failure of the Soyuz propulsion module to separate correctly, and the following “ballistic re-entry” which exposed the crew to compels about eight times that of gravity.She spent 191 days, 19 hrs and 8 mins in space with this mission. From 1992 to 1995, she served as project scientist for the Shuttle-Mir Program and, until her selection as an astronaut candidate in 1996, as division chief for the Medical Sciences Division at the Johnson Space Center. From 1989 to 1993, Whitson worked as a research biochemist in the Biomedical Operations and Research Branch. In 1992, she was appointed the project scientist of the Shuttle-Mir Program (STS-60, STS-63, STS-71, Mir 18, Mir 19), and served in this capacity until the conclusion of the Stage 1A Program in 1995. From 1993 through 1996, Whitson held the additional responsibilities of the division chief of the Medical Sciences Division in NASA-JSC. By 1995–1996, she served as co-chair of the U.S.-Russian Mission Science Working Group. On May 23, 2017, Whitson performed her career EVA with Fischer. They substituted a backup multiplexer-demultiplexer (MDM) unit which had failed on May 20, 2017. The duration was 2 hours and 46 minutes, making Whitson’s cumulative EVA time over 60 hours, placing her third on the list for EVA time. On April 24, 2017, Whitson officially broke the record of time spent in space by any NASA astronaut. She received a televised phone call from the Oval Office from US President Donald Trump, the President’s daughter Ivanka, and astronaut Kate Rubins. Whitson is expected to return to Earth in September 2017, which would give her over 650 cumulative days in space enough for at least ninth on the all-time list. When interviewed on that day she announced ‘It is, in fact, a massive honor to break a record like this, but it is an honor for me back to be representing all of the folks’.

SPACE FLIGHT SKILLS

 

Expedition 5

Whitson working near the Microgravity Science Glovebox during Expedition 5.The Expedition 5 crew started on June 5, 2002, aboard STS-111 and docked with the International Space Station on June 7, 2002. Whitson was the first female, and first non-pilot to function as Chief Astronaut. IN NASA : From 1991 through 1997, Whitson was invited to become an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, and Department of Human Biological Chemistry and Genetics at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. In 1997, Whitson started a position as adjunct assistant professor at Rice University in the Maybee Laboratory for Biochemical and Genetic Engineering. Whitson was appointed the first NASA science officer during her stay, and she ran 21 investigations in human life sciences and microgravity sciences, in addition to commercial payloads.The Expedition 5 crew returned to Earth aboard STS-113 on December 7, 2002. Following her fellowship at Rice, she started working at Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, as a National Research Council Resident Research Associate. From April 1988 until September 1989, Whitson served as the Supervisor for the Biochemistry Research Group in KRUG International, a medical sciences contractor in NASA-JSC. On June 1, 2017, Whitson passed over the control of the International Space Station into Fyodor Yurchikhin, who had been appointed commander of Expedition 52 until he, Whitson and Jack Fischer returned to Earth aboard Soyuz MS-04 in September 2017. Whitson returned to earth on September 3, 2017 after she accrued a total of 665 days in space over the course of her career. This total was more time in space than any other girl worldwide and any American of any sex. Her Soyuz capsule landed in Kazakhstan shortly after sunrise Sunday — Saturday night back in the U.S. On May 12, 2017, Whitson performed her ninth career EVA with Jack Fischer. After a brief delay because of leaking equipment, they substituted an avionics box on the starboard truss known as an ExPRESS Logistics Carrier (ELC), a storage platform. The duration was 4 hours and 13 minutes, and it was the 200th EVA to be carried out on the ISS. In January 2017, Whitson performed her EVA. Together with Expedition 50 commander Shane Kimbrough. During the EVA, they installed three adapter plates and hooked up electrical connectors preparing the best way to replace the ISS batteries. The EVA lasted 6 hours and 32 minutes. Whitson now holds the record for the earliest female spacewalker, and is currently tied with the record for total spacewalks with a female (seven), combined with Sunita Williams.After completion of the seventh EVA, Whitson’s cumulative EVA time became 46 hours, 18 minutes, which put her in 13th spot for total EVA time. In April 1996, Whitson was chosen as an astronaut candidate and began training in August 1996. Upon completing the two decades of training and evaluation, she was assigned technical duties in the Astronaut Office Operations Planning Branch, and served in Russia from 1998 to 1999. In June 2003, Whitson served as the commander of the NEEMO 5 mission aboard the Aquarius underwater laboratory, living and working underwater for two days.From November 2003 to March 2005, she served as deputy chief of the Astronaut Office. By March 2005 to November 2005, she served as chief of the Station Operations Branch, Astronaut Office. Whitson trained as the ISS commander for Expedition 14 from November 2005 through September 2006, and since the ISS commander for Expedition 16, launched on the Soyuz TMA-11.

Expedition 16

During Expedition 16 she surpassed Sunita Williams for girl with the spacewalks.On December 18, 2007, during the fourth spacewalk of Expedition 16 to inspect the S4 starboard Solar Alpha Rotary Joint (SARJ), the ground team in Mission Control informed Whitson that she’d become the female astronaut with the most cumulative EVA time in NASA history, in addition to the most EVAs, with her fifth EVA. Three hours and 37 minutes into the spacewalk, Whitson surpassed NASA astronaut Sunita Williams with a total time in the point of 29 hours and 18 minutes. At the completion of Whitson’s fifth EVA, the 100th in support of ISS assembly and maintenance, Whitson’s cumulative EVA time became 32 hours, and 36 minutes, which put her in 20th spot for total EVA time. Her sixth spacewalk, also during Expedition 16, attracted her cumulative EVA time to 39 hours, 46 minutes, which rated her 23rd for total EVA time at November 2009.

On Expedition 50/51

It is premiered on November 17, 2016, from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. In early April 2017, her mission was extended by an additional 3 weeks in the International Space Station. On September 3rd, she’s returned in a previously vacant seat on the Soyuz capsule accompanied by NASA’s Jack Fischerand Fyodor Yurchikhin of Roscosmos.

Awards clinch by Whitson are

  1. NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal (2006)
  2. NASA Space Flight Medal (2002)
  3. Krug International Merit Award (1989)
  4. Patents awarded (1997, 1998)
  5. Group Achievement Award for Shuttle-Mir Program (1996)
  6. American Astronautical Society Randolph Lovelace II Award (1995)
  7. NASA Tech Brief Award (1995)
  8. NASA Space Act Board Award (1995, 1998)
  9. NASA Silver Snoopy Award (1995)
  10. NASA Exceptional Service Medal (1995, 2003, 2006)
  11. NASA Certificate of Commendation (1994)
  12. NASA Space Act Award for Patent Application
  13. NASA Sustained Superior Performance Award (1990)
  14. Medal “For Merit in Space Exploration” (Russia, April 12, 2011) — for outstanding contribution to the development of international cooperation in manned space flight.
  15. Robert A. Welch Postdoctoral Fellowship (1985–1986)
  16. NASA-JSC National Research Council Resident Research Associate (1986–1988)
  17. Robert A. Welch Predoctoral Fellowship (1982–1985)
  18. Summa Cum Laude out of Iowa Wesleyan College (1981)
  19. Orange van Calhoun Scholarship (1980)
  20. President’s Honor Roll (1978–81)
  21. State of Iowa Scholar (1979)
  22. Academic Excellence Award (1978).

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