Peggy Whitson: "665 Days in Space" | Zeitgeist 2019


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This episode features Dr. Peggy Whitson speaking about how spending 665 days in space has changed her perspective of the world and her message to all women nerds.

Given the nickname ‘space ninja’ Peggy is the current record holder for longest single spaceflight by a woman. With a total of 665 days in space, she holds the U.S. record and places eighth on the all-time space endurance list. She was also the first woman to hold NASA’s Chief Astronaut position.

This event is moderated by Dr. Ellen Stofan, the first female Director of Air & Space Museum, former Chief NASA Scientist, and fierce advocate for diversity in STEM and space! Ellen strives to get young kids and girls interested in STEM through initiatives like 'She Can', a once in a lifetime summer camp that allows middle school girls to explore STEM. Ellen is also leading the major renovation of the Air and Space Museum which is being reimagined for 21st Century audiences.

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