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‘What are we learning from being in space?’

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump congratulated NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson for setting a new space record on Monday, but expressed disdain for a particular rigor of space life -- drinking recycled urine. Whitson, 57, marked 534 days in orbit and counting on Monday, beating NASA's previous record-holder Jeff Williams, but remains still far short of the world title, which belongs to Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka with his 879 days. "This is a very special day in the glorious history of American spaceflight,"…