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President Trump Speaks to Astronaut Whitson on ISS, Apr 2018

24-Apr-2017 through 24-Apr-2017

President Donald Trump, his daughter Ivanka Trump, and NASA astronaut Kate Rubins will makes a telephone call to NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson aboard the International Space Station (ISS) on April 24, 2017 at 10:00 am ET for 20 minutes.  

Whitson will break the existing record for most cumulative hours in space for a U.S. astronaut that day.  That 534 day record is currently held by Jeff Williams.  Whitson will be joined by astronaut Jack Fischer who is launching to and docking with the ISS on April 20.

Rubins just completed a long-duration stay aboard the ISS herself.

NASA will provide live coverage of the event via the following agency assets:

  • NASA Television -- http://www.nasa.gov/live
  • Facebook -- https://www.facebook.com/NASA/
  • Ustream -- http://www.ustream.tv/nasahdtv
  • YouTube -- https://youtu.be/UdmHHpAsMVw
  • NASA App for iOS http://itunes.apple.com/app/nasa-app/id334325516?mt=8
  • NASA App for Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=gov.nasa
  • NASA App for Amazon Fire and Fire TV http://amzn.com/B00ZVR87LQ
  • The NASA App also is also available to Apple TV users