Peggy Whitson is an American Astronaut and Biochemist. She is on her third and longest mission to space.
Peggy Whitson was born on the 9th of February 1960 in Mount Ayr, Iowa, U.S. She is the daughter of Keith Whitson and Beth Whitson. She is a biochemist by training; but today, she has made a name for herself as a NASA Astronaut. She is a trail blazer going by her exploits as a woman Astronaut.
Peggy is married to Clarence F. Sams- a manager of one the arms in NASA. She is free from any form of controversy-at least for now.
Her estimated net worth is not known.
She has been in space on two different occasions, this represents her third experience and the longest ever in her glorious career. For her two previous expeditions into space, she has spent a total of 377 days in space; the highest by any woman U.S woman. She has performed 6 space walks with a total duration of 39 hrs 46 minutes.
Peggy has done enough and the reward in terms of awards is a clear indicator in this direction. As at the last count, she has received more than 35 different awards, all related to her exploits in space. The latest was BioHouston Women in Science award in 2011.
- Occupation: Astronaut, Biochemist
- Age: 56
- Date of Birth: February 9, 1960
- Place of Birth: Mount Ayr, Iowa, U.S.
- Gender: Female
- Eye Color: Not available
- Hair Color: Not known
- in ft: Not given
- in kg: Not known
- Parents: Keith Whitson and Beth Whitson
- Boy friend /Spouse: Clarence F. Sams
- Ethnicity: White
- Nationality: American