Peggy Whitson

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 Nasa astronaut Peggy Whitson after landing in a remote area outside the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan. Photograph: Sergei Ilnitsky/EPA

Nasa astronaut Peggy Whitson made a parachute landing in Kazakhstan on Saturday, breaking US records with a career-total of 665 days in orbit. Whitso(...)

In this image made from video provided by Nasa, US astronauts Peggy Whitson, above, and Shane Kimbrough work on the outside of the International Space Station on Thursday. An important piece of micrometeorite shielding was lost during the spacewalk. Photograph: Nasa/AP

A five-foot (1.5-metre) debris shield being installed on the International Space Station floated away into space on Thursday during a spacewalk by two(...)