Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Astronaut Peggy Whitson: A Proud American | NASA


NASA astronaut and International Space Station commander Peggy Whitson is suited up in a U.S. spacesuit inside the crew lock portion of the U.S. Quest airlock preparing to exit the International Space Station on a contingency spacewalk. During the spacewalk on March 30 , 2017, which lasted two hours and 46 minutes, two astronauts successfully replaced a computer relay box, and installed a pair of antennas on station to enhance wireless communication for future spacewalks.

This was the 10th spacewalk for Whitson, who moves into third place all-time for cumulative spacewalking time, and the second for Jack Fischer.

For more information about the International Space Station, visit: www.nasa.gov/station.

Credit: NASA/JSC
Image Date: March 30 , 2017


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