The incredible career of NASA's Peggy Whitson, who applied to become an astronaut 10 times before she broke the American record for space travel
NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, the 58-year-old from Iowa farm country who spent a record-breaking 665 days in space, retired from the space agency on Friday.
"I have hit my radiation limit," Whitson told Business Insider during a recent interview. "So not going into space with NASA anymore."
That realization is both melancholic and exciting for the biochemist, who only half-jokingly admits she's still not sure what she's going to do "when I grow up."
It's an ironic statement from someone who has...
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NASA astronauts must sculpt freakishly strong arms to work in space — here's how former space station commander Peggy Whitson trained
NASA astronauts have to maintain killer arm muscles to move and work in space.
They exercise for two hours per day on the International Space Station.
You can test your own interplanetary strength with a few of Astronaut Peggy Whitson's favorite training exercises.
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