Peggy Whitson

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Birthday
9, 1960
Birthplace
Mount Ayre, IA
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
9, 1960 (age 59)
Birthplace
Mount Ayre, IA

About

On Expedition 16, she became the first female commander of the International Space Station. In 2017, she broke the record for the longest single space flight by a woman.

Before Fame

She earned a Ph.D. in biochemistry.

Trivia

She served on Expedition 5 and Expedition 16.

Family Life

She married Clarence Sams in 1989.

Associated With

She achieved a first for women, as did astronaut Sally Ride