Peggy Whitson Makes Spacewalk Record

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NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson set a new spacewalking record for women in space as she and fellow NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough ventured outside the International Space Station for the second time in seven days.

The pair spent 7 hours and 4 minutes working outside the orbiting lab. Four hours and 23 minutes into the mission, Whitson broke the record for cumulative spacewalking time by a female astronaut.

NASA astronaut Suni Williams held the record previously, with a total of 50 hours and 40 minutes. Whitson, having completed her eighth spacewalk, shattered that record, racking up a total of 53 hours and 22 minutes.

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