President Trump and daughter Ivanka are scheduled to make a very long distance call Monday from the Oval Office. The two along with astronaut Kate Rubins will be calling the International Space Station at 10 a.m. EDT to congratulate NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson on her record-breaking stay on the station. Read: How To Spot The International Space Station: When Will It Fly Over? Whitson has been aboard the station since Nov. 19, and after an extension granted earlier this month, she is scheduled to be aboard until September. Monday she broke another record, previously held by Jeff Williams, of cumulative days in space, Monday will be Whitson's 535 day in space when her previous missions are considered.
Astronaut Scott Kelly (right) sits with his twin brother, former astronaut Mark Kelly, at a media briefing in January 2015. If you believe recent news, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly went to space, spent a year there, and came back with substantial changes to his DNA. Some outlets are even reporting that a whopping seven percent of Kelly's genes--segments of DNA that code for various proteins--are "abnormal" post-spaceflight. Unfortunately, even Kelly appears to be surprised by the news. My DNA changed by 7%!