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By MARCIA DUNN
AP Aerospace Writer 

Space superwoman returning to Earth with records galore

 

September 1, 2017



CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronaut Peggy Whitson is closing out a space streak unmatched by any other American.

The world's most experienced spacewoman is due back on Earth this weekend following 9 ½ months at the International Space Station. Counting all her flights, she will have logged 665 days in space — the equivalent of more than 1 ½ years.

First stop Saturday night is Kazakhstan as usual for a Russian Soyuz capsule touchdown, then a brief detour to Germany before heading home to storm-crippled Houston.

During her third and latest mission, which began last November, the 57-ye...



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