Peggy Whitson, the world’s oldest and most experienced spacewoman, just spacewalked into history.
The 57-year-old American astronaut completed a record-breaking eighth stint outside the International Space Station, 400 kilometers above Earth.
During her March 30 spacewalk, she and station commander Shane Kimbrough completed preparations for a new docking port at the station. The port will serve as a “parking spot” for future missions, with crews transported by companies Boeing and SpaceX.
Altogether, she’s spent more than 500 days off the planet, more than any other woman.
Way to go, @AstroPeggy!
— Peggy Whitson (@AstroPeggy) January 21, 2017
This article draws on a report from The Associated Press.