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Astronaut Peggy Whitson is set to extend her record-breaking space streak

The former NASA astronaut will return to space as commander of a Houston-based commercial flight to the International Space Station.


NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson during a spacewalk outside the International Space Station.


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Houston-based company Axiom Space is preparing for the second commercial mission to the International Space Station. It had already conducted the first flight of its kind almost a year ago.

This time, the mission is commanded by former NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, the most experienced American astronaut ever, and the most experienced female astronaut in the world.

In the audio above, Houston Matters prodoucer Troy Schulze talks with Whitson about the historic mission, and why, for her, traveling to space never gets old.

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Troy Schulze

Troy Schulze

Producer, Houston Matters

Troy Schulze is a producer for Houston Matters. He also produces the podcast Party Politics and the digital video series Skyline Sessions. Schulze has been working as a writer and producer in digital media for over 20 years. He has received three Emmy nominations for his work on the TV...

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