Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

Whitson

Peggy Annette

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  09.02.1960
Birthplace:  Mt. Ayr / Iowa
Marital status:  married
Children:  
Selection date:  01.05.1996
Selection group:  NASA-16
Position:  MSP
Status:  active

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-111 / ISS-05 / STS-113  Flight Engineer  05.06.2002 - 07.12.2002 184d 22h 15m 
2  Soyuz TMA-11 / ISS-16  ISS-CDR  10.10.2007 - 19.04.2008 191d 19h 07m 
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Total  376d 17h 22m 
   

Backup assignments

No. Mission Position
1  STS-105  Flight Engineer
2  Soyuz TMA-9  Flight Engineer

Additional information

Bachelor of science in biology / chemistry from Iowa Wesleyan College, 1981; Ph.D. in biochemistry from Rice University, 1985; Project Scientist and Deputy Division Chief of Medical Science Division at the JSC; hobbies: Windsurfing, biking, basketball, water skiing; Deputy Chief, Astronaut Office, JSC (October 2003 until March 2005); since October 19, 2009 until August 13, 2012 Chief, Astronaut Office, JSC.

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