Peggy Whitson

1960 - Today

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Peggy Annette Whitson (born February 9, 1960) is an American biochemistry researcher, retired NASA astronaut, and former NASA Chief Astronaut. Her first space mission was in 2002, with an extended stay aboard the International Space Station as a member of Expedition 5. On her second mission, she became first female commander of the ISS with Expedition 16. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peggy Whitson has received more than 1,099,318 page views. Her biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Peggy Whitson is the 136th most popular astronaut (up from 156th in 2019), the 5,324th most popular biography from United States (down from 5,294th in 2019) and the 49th most popular American Astronaut.

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Among astronauts, Peggy Whitson ranks 136 out of 524Before her are Vance D. Brand, Elliot See, Abdul Ahad Mohmand, Dumitru Prunariu, Chris Hadfield, and Vladimir Solovyov. After her are Yury Glazkov, Lev Dyomin, Walter Cunningham, Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Volkov, Vyacheslav Zudov, and Eileen Collins.

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Among people born in 1960, Peggy Whitson ranks 155Before her are Matt Sorum, Pedro Delgado, Kelly LeBrock, Marko Elsner, Rob Marshall, and Mykelti Williamson. After her are Christophe Gans, Andrés Gómez, Sally Yates, Vladimir Krutov, Elia Suleiman, and Rimas Kurtinaitis.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Peggy Whitson ranks 5,324 out of 15,968Before her are Bob James (1939), Lester del Rey (1915), Buckethead (1969), Malcom McLean (1913), Jack Colvin (1934), and Xzibit (1974). After her are Kendall Jenner (1995), Larry Cohen (1936), Joe Manganiello (1976), Tom Hamilton (1951), James Kottak (1962), and Henry Carr (1941).

Among ASTRONAUTS In United States

Among astronauts born in United States, Peggy Whitson ranks 49Before her are Donn F. Eisele (1930), Robert Crippen (1937), William R. Pogue (1930), James McDivitt (1929), Vance D. Brand (1931), and Elliot See (1927). After her are Walter Cunningham (1932), Eileen Collins (1956), William Shepherd (1949), Joe Engle (1932), Paul J. Weitz (1932), and Rick Husband (1957).

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