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Here are the amazing records astronaut Peggy Whitson recently broke in space Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images
BAIKONUR, KAZAKHSTAN - NOVEMBER 16: In this handout provided by NASA, Expedition 50 ESA astronaut Peggy Whitson of NASA is seen in quarantine behind glass during a crew press conference November 16, 2016 at the Cosmonaut Hotel in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Pesquet, NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, and Russian cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy of Roscosmos will launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan the morning of November 18 (Kazakh time.) All three will spend approximately six months on the orbital complex. (Photo by Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images)

Astronaut Peggy Whitson returned to Earth over the weekend, but not before she broke a few records in space.

Whitson spent 288 days, nearly nine and a half months, aboard the International Space Station. This coupled with her previous missions means that she has spent the longest amount of time — 665 days — any American or woman has ever spent in space.

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At 57 years old, Whitson is also the oldest female astronaut.

She also broke records by conducting ten space walks, the most any woman has conducted, and becoming the first woman to command a space station twice.

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