Record-setting explorer Peggy Whitson is getting back from space as the combined record owner for highest time spent hovering up between the stars, and you can view the live stream of her moving down to Earth night.
The de-orbiting blister will rise around 5 pm Pacific, with the arrival receiving a location at 6:22 pm Pacific time (or Sunday at 7:22 am where she’ll arrive in Kazakhstan).
Whitson used 288 days, or almost ten months in space, adding 4,623 orbits this time around, smashing the record for maximum time in space overall. Her experience is very shy of just one other U.S. explorer Scott Kelly, who gave 340 consecutive days in space. Still, Whitson has logged a whole of 665 days, giving her the explorer with extra space adventure than any another American.
The U.S. space woman was assumed to respond to Earth in June but gladly endured the possibility to stay on added three months when Russia’s space corporation Roscosmos picked its crew back from support in a purpose to the ISS beginning this year.
Whitson stands behind a few of Russian cosmonauts record-setters who consumed time on Russia’s Mir space service as well as the International Space Station (ISS), where Whitson contributed her most current purpose. Still, Whitson is active in several other ways behind her American record, involving as the leading female officer of the ISS, the most accomplished space walker with 60 hours of spacewalks below her belt and she’s the oldest woman to travel to space at the time of 57.
Whitson, who is soon on her third deputation aboard the ISS, also performed the first 4K live current from space in April, sending the stream to the 2017 National Association of Broadcasters Show in Las Vegas.
She will be accompanied on her steps back from the space calling tonight by fellow American explorer Jack Fischer and Russia’s Fyodor Yurchikhin, who is moving the ISS with Whitson.
You can see as she moves down in real-time tonight in the video below: