Ever wonder what it’s like to be a NASA astronaut? On Thursday, Oct. 29, NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson will answer your questions! She’ll explain how it takes the NASA Village to help train for her mission to space, what the challenges of living in space are and what it’s like to be a NASA astronaut.
Enter your questions here. The Answer Time begins at 3 p.m. EDT on Thursday, Oct. 29.
Astronaut Whitson was selected as an Astronaut Candidate in April 1996, and started training in August of the same year.
After completing two years of training and evaluation, she served as the lead for the Crew Test Support Team in Russia from 1998 to 1999.
Astronaut Whitson completed two six-month tours of duty aboard the International Space Station.
She has accumulated 377 days in space between two missions, which is the most for any woman.
Astronaut Whitson has performed a total of six career spacewalks, adding up to 39 hours and 46 minutes! She is also one of only a handful of people to perform spacewalks in both Russian and US spacesuits.
She is scheduled to launch in late 2016 as part of the Expedition 50/51.
Science Officer of the International Space Station
Female Commander for the International Space Station
Female to serve as Chief of the Astronaut Office
Follow her on social media to see how it takes a NASA Village to train her for her upcoming mission: Tumblr, Facebook and Twitter.
Spread for the last week of term aka prelims most of the time :)))) I did 2 history prelims, I think I did much better on the essay than the source analysis but maybe that’s because I could actually breathe during it, I also had an art workshop for 3 hours before my english prelim. Art was so chill I finally printed my final dry etch thing but english was a bit meh. I didn’t revise enough so some of my examples are 75% bullshit :)))
Hey y'all! I thought it was Wednesday but it’s Thursday!! (Cool story, bro)
I survived yesterday. It was hot as mess but the pill cutters were a hit. I would move my table into the shade then the shade would go away. I spent the last 40 minutes in the sun. Next time I shall be more prepared. My rest day was the best. I came home and did NOTHING. I enjoyed it very much. So much so that when I saw tomorrow’s workout I thought about not packing a gym bag but I decided to pack one this am and get my booty to the gym tonight.
I was reminded yesterday at how bad I am at accepting help. Once you reach a certain age it’s basically so much pressure to be able to “take care of yourself” and as soon as I need a little help or fall short I automatically panic and feel like a failure. I’m learning that I’m not perfect, there’s going to be times when I need help, and to accept it without being such a pain. Being in a relationship and having someone there to help out and fall back on is something so very new to me. I’m always learning.
Fun Thursday facts:
- I got stuck behind a tractor the past two days. South Georgia lyfe.
- the police cars that share a parking lot with us look like decepticons (see this mornings Instagram)
- I’m in Savannah all day for training!
Have a good Friday Eve my friends. I’m energized from my butta coffee and ready to go!