Trump calls astronaut who set U.S. record for time in space
CAPE CANAVERAL | President Trump made a very long distance phone call to the International Space Station, to congratulate its commander on breaking the record for the most time spent in space of any American astronaut.
The president spoke Monday with Peggy Whitson, commander of the
International Space Station, and fellow astronaut Jack Fischer.
Ms. Whitson, the first woman to command the International Space Station, surpassed the record of 534 days, two hours and 48 minutes for most accumulated time in orbit by an American.
That record was set last year by Jeffrey Williams.
Mr. Trump joked that the call was possible because of “great American equipment that works, and that is not easy.”