Peggy Whitson is a biochemist who has twice commanded the International Space Station. When she comes back down to Earth this year, she’ll have logged more than 650 days in space.
“Early this morning, Whitson officially broke the NASA record of 534 days in orbit that was set last year by Jeff Williams. To mark her accomplishment, she received a phone call from President Trump at 10 a.m. ET Monday. At the end of that live-streamed conversation, Whitson performed a forward flip.”