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In this Thursday, April 13, 2017 image from video made available by NASA, astronaut Peggy Whitson speaks during an interview aboard the International Space Station. The commander of the ISS says that five months into her current mission, she’s still not bored. At 57, she's the oldest woman to fly in space and is on the verge of setting a U.S. record for most accumulated time in space. (NASA via AP)

Meet the NASA astronaut who broke the US record for most days spent in space


WATCH | President Trump calls Peggy Whitson aboard the ISS to congratulate her.

At this point, we'd forgive Peggy Whitson for being sick of space.

The NASA astronaut and current International Space Station commander broke the U.S. record for the most days spent in space on Monday with 535. Jeff Williams previously held the record at 534.

Whitson also holds the record for most spacewalks by a female astronaut and is the first woman to command the ISS twice. She'll be getting a congratulatory call from President Trump Monday morning, which NASA will be live-streaming.

So far, she doesn't seem sick of space.

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In this Jan. 13, 2017 photo made available by NASA, astronaut Peggy Whitson, center, floats inside the Quest airlock of the International Space Station with Thomas Pesquet, left, and Shane Kimbrough before their spacewalk. On Wednesday, April 5, 2017, NASA announced that Whitson will remain on the ISS until September 2017, adding three months to her original mission. (NASA via AP)

When she's done, she'll have set a lofty record. She's not scheduled to return to Earth until September. 

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