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Trump Congratulates Astronauts: 'They Make Us All Very Proud'

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NASA Astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer appear on a video screen as President Donald Trump hosts a video conference with them aboard the International Space Station in the Oval Office at the White House April 24, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Molly Riley-Pool/Getty Images)

By    |   Monday, 04 Sep 2017 09:16 PM

President Donald Trump on Sunday congratulated two astronauts who returned to earth, telling them in a phone call, 'They make us very proud."

Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer returned late Saturday after extended stays at the International Space Station. Whitson set records for the longest time in space: 665 total days, and 288 days on her just ended mission.

That puts her in first place of any American as well as first among all women worldwide.

"Exploration has always been at the core of who we are as Americans, and their brave contributions to human space flight have continued that great tradition," Trump said, according to a report in The Hill.

He said Whitson is an "inspiration to us all. … Especially to young women interested in or currently pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and math."

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President Donald Trump on Sunday congratulated two astronauts who returned to earth, telling them in a phone call, 'They make us very proud."Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer returned late Saturday after extended stays at the International Space Station. Whitson set records...
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