Guinness World Records is hosting a Facebook Live exclusive with record-breaking NASA astronaut Dr Peggy Whitson from the International Space Station.
Airing at 2:45 EST - 19:25 BST - 13:25 CT - 10:25 PST, Peggy will be interviewed aboard the International Space Station (ISS) by interviewer Claire McClanahan who will be phoning in questions down below from GWR's New York City office.
The exclusive segment will be GWR’s first-ever broadcast from space, facilitated by NASA TV.
UPDATE 27/07/17 - Our broadcast with Dr Whitson can now be viewed below.
In November 2016, Iowa-born astronaut Dr Peggy Whitson became the Oldest astronaut – female after launching into the final frontier for another mission at the remarkable age of 56 years and 282 days.
Her title came as a result of her eagerness for exploration, which stems from her passion for science.
Aboard a Soyuz MS-03 spacecraft, she and fellow astronauts Thomas Pesquet (France) and Oleg Novitskiy (Russia) headed towards the International Space Station (ISS) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
The team went into orbit only eight minutes after lift off.
After their anticipated two-day journey with fellow space engineers, the trio arrived at the ISS to meet Expedition 50 Commander Shane Kimbrough (USA) and cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Andrey Borisenko (both Russia) where they have been working carrying out scientific studies since.
Dr Whitson has had an adventurous and widely scientific career working as a US astronaut for NASA since 1996.
Throughout her long career she has put her doctorate in biochemistry to good use.
She’s had two previous long stays in space: in 2002 and again in 2007, and has also served as commander of the station on two occasions - the first woman to perform this role.
Dr Whitson has the Most accumulated time on spacewalks by a female, with 53 hours 22 minutes - the previous record was held by fellow NASA astronaut Sunita Williams with 50 hours 40 minutes.
Whitson's latest spacewalk was completed as part of Expedition 50, lasting 7 hours 4 minutes. This same walk for Expedition 50 also earned her the record title for Most spacewalks by a woman: 8.
As of April 2017, Dr Whitson surpassed fellow astronaut Jeff Williams’ US record of 534 days spent cumulatively in space; nearing a year and a half of her life in zero gravity. She is due to return to Earth in September, by which time she will have logged an estimated 666 days in space.
To see what Dr Whitson and the team have been working and to learn more about her incredible career as an astronaut, be sure to tune in to our Facebook page this Wednesday.