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2024-03-22T13:28:46.000Z
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863
Video Title:
Peggy Whitson - 2024 Michael Collins Trophy Winner
Description:
Dr. Peggy Whitson was awarded the 2024 Michael Collins Trophy for Lifetime Achievement. Whitson's distinguished career is one of dedication, perseverance, and passion for space research. The Apollo 11 Moon landing inspired Whitson to reach for the stars — a journey that led her to earn a PhD in biochemistry, work as a medical researcher at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, selection as a NASA astronaut, and achieve many history-making moments in space. Whitson was NASA’s first International Space Station science officer, the first nonmilitary woman to command the ISS, and the first female Chief Astronaut at NASA. Whitson has spent 675 days in space — including a record-setting 289-day mission. Her enthusiasm for space travel continues as Director of Human Spaceflight and astronaut at Axiom Space. The Michael Collins Trophy is awarded annually by the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum. #CollinsTrophy
Video Duration:
4 min 4 sec
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Science & Technology  Search this
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Aeronautics;Flight;Space Sciences  Search this
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