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AP Aerospace Writer 

Next stop Earth for NASA's space champ with 665 days aloft


September 3, 2017

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronaut Peggy Whitson headed back to Earth on Saturday to wrap up a record-breaking flight that catapulted her into first place for American space travelers.

Whitson's 665 days off the planet — 288 days on this mission alone — exceeds that of any other American and any other woman worldwide.

Whitson left the International Space Station, along with another American and a Russian. Their Soyuz capsule was expected to land in Kazakhstan late Saturday, U.S. time.

She's returning with multiple other records: world's oldest spacewoman, at age 57, and most experi...

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