Astro Girls: Susan Helms

Susan Jane Helms was born on February 26, 1958. Besides being the commander, of the 14th Air Force and the Joint Functional Component Command for Space at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, Susan Helms was a crew member on five Space Shuttle missions.

She lived on the International Space Station (ISS) for over five months in 2001. She and fellow astronaut Jim Voss took an 8-hour and 56 minute spacewalk, the world record for the longest spacewalk and the longest spacewalk for a woman.

In total Susan Helms spent 5,064 hours in space.

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