A Russian Soyuz space capsule carrying NASA astronauts Peggy Whitson, Jack Fischer and Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin lands on the Kazakhstan steppe on September 3, 2017 local time (late September 2 EDT). During this flight, she performed her 10th spacewalk and became the first woman to actually command the space station twice.
Whitson, who is now on her third mission aboard the ISS, also made the first 4K live stream from space in April, transmitting the stream to the 2017 National Association of Broadcasters Show in Las Vegas. NASA astronaut Jack Fischer returned after 136 days aloft.
During the change-of-command ceremony, Bresnik took over from Yurchikhin, who presented him with a symbolic "key to the space station". "If you do the math, that's four years and two weeks of spaceflight experience that you guys cumulatively have together".
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At the time of their landing, she will have accrued a total of 665 days in space over the course of her career, more than any American astronaut, placing her eighth on the all-time space endurance list, NASA said. Scientists on the ground said it often was hard to keep up with her. Tortillas transformed into apple pies on her watch. She stayed aboard to fill a vacancy after Russian Federation scaled down its station staff from three to two cosmonauts. Only one other American yearlong spaceman Scott Kelly has spent longer in space on a single mission. She's hungry for pizza and can't wait to use a regular flush toilet again. Her record is just shy of only one other USA astronaut Scott Kelly, who spent 340 consecutive days in space.
Washington, Sep 2 (IANS) NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, who holds the record for maximum time spent in space by any American astronaut, is set to return to Earth on Saturday, completing a 288-day mission at the International Space Station.
The US astronauts are based in Houston, which is dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and the widespread flooding left in its wake. "Since then, there's been historic rainfall that they say Houston hasn't seen in a millennium". Three men remain at the space station: Bresnik, a Russian and an Italian.