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Peggy Whitson lands on Time Magazine's "100 Most Influential People" list

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An Iowan has been recognized by Time Magazine.

Time has released its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world, and Peggy Whitson was selected. 

Whitson is a NASA astronaut and Iowa native; she's originally from the small town of Beaconsfield.

Whitson ended her space career last year. She holds the record for most time spent in orbit by an American.

Time Magazine says Whitson single-handedly redefined the role of women in space exploration. 

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