The American astronaut making history
before we even got out of bed today.
The record, the longest time
in space by an American,
tonight belongs to Peggy Whitson,
called the “astronaut's astronaut,”
who got a call from the White House.
534 days and counting.
That is really something.
Well, it's actually a huge honor
to break a record like this.
But Dr. Whitson has been breaking
barriers since she began at NASA.
The first woman to command
the space station.
most by a female astronaut.
We have to continue
to take the next steps.
In the future,
an exploration going to Mars.
Are we going to Mars?
Are we going to go?
I absolutely believe we will.
And the sooner the better, I think.
A goal closer to reality
because of her record.