Trump to call NASA's epoch-making astronaut Peggy Whitson

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 24 April 2017, 10:00 AM
Donald Trump (Source: PTI)
Donald Trump (Source: PTI)

NASA's awe-inspiring astronaut Peggy Whitson who will become the most experienced US astronaut in terms of time spent in space will be felicitated by US President Donald Trump through a phone call from Oval Office on Monday.

Whitson, 57, will surpass the current US record of 534 days held by NASA's Jeff Williams, 59.

She also became the first woman to hold command of the International Space Station twice and hold records for the most time spent in space by a woman and for the most time spent spacewalking by a woman.

Read more: NASA's Peggy Whitson creates history, holds command of International Space Station for the second time

Trump's daughter Ivanka will join the phone call along with NASA astronaut Kate Rubins.

First Published: Monday, April 24, 2017 09:45 AM
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