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3 International Space Station Crew Members Return to Earth While Astronaut Peggy Whitson Stays Behind

As her crew mates return to Earth, astronaut Peggy Whitson remains and is soon to have spent more time in space than any other American

After 173 days in space, three International Space Station crew members are back on Earth.

The crew members are part of the International Space Station’s Expedition 50 crew: studying how various elements affect humans and plants in space.

NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson remains on the International Space Station, with two other crew members.

Whitson is the first female commander of the 100-billion-dollar-station… And in two weeks, she will have spent more time in space than any other American astronaut.

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