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57-Year-Old Woman Beats Every Other Astronaut By Setting This Incredible Space Record

It's no secret that there's a huge dearth of women entering STEM fields. And the ones who do face discrimination on a daily basis

But that hasn't stopped women from absolutely crushing it in their respective science, tech, engineering, and medical fields.

Like astronaut Peggy Whitson.

Not only is the 57-year-old the oldest woman to travel to space, she also just set a very impressive record.

Whitson is officially the record holder for the most amount of time spent in space by a single astronaut, from any agency, in history.

She's racked up a combined 534 days, 2 hours, and 49 minutes of spaceflight time.

She beat out Jeff Williams' for the distinction, who previously held the record as of August of last year. Whitson's record should be extended for another 100+ days, as she isn't going to land back on Earth until September. Which will leave her with a whopping 650 cumulative days of space travel time.

Donald Trump congratulated Whitson on her accomplishment in a live feed NASA is broadcasting on YouTube.

Oddly enough, the conversation went towards drinking urine.

Once Trump discovered astronauts recycled their own urine to drink as a means of making travel to Mars possible, Trump grimaced and delivered this marvelous zinger.

Tackling the important issues. (h/t mashable)

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