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Peggy Whitson

Peggy Whitson

  • Status: Active
  • In Space: No
  • Date of Birth: 02/09/1960
  • First Flight: 06/05/2002
  • Last Flight: 05/21/2023


Peggy Whitson, a American astronaut affiliated with the private agency Axiom Space, embarked on 4 space flights and engaging in 10 spacewalks during his/her career as an astronaut.

Peggy Annette Whitson 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. Her second mission launched October 10, 2007, as the first female commander of the ISS with Expedition 16. She was on her third long-duration space flight and was the commander of the International Space Station for Expedition 51, before handing over command to Fyodor Yurchikhin on June 1, 2017.

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