Once again, the world record setting astronaut female, who’s record of the longest spaceflight (195 days) never broken by anyone till yet, is headed to the International Space Station a space mission in July, as per reports. Yes we are talking about Indian-American astronaut Sunita Williams.
In 2006, Wiliams has spent her six months to work for aboard the International Space Station and set a record for female space travelers. She has three records: longest spaceflight (195 days), number of spacewalks (four), and total time spent on spacewalks (29 hours and 17 minutes).
Now after passing a huge long period of her journey, An Indian American astronaut belongs to a Gujarat family, once more time is ready to return for space.
It is for second time that NASA has selected Indian female astronaut for a space mission after Kalpana Chawla.
“I’m looking forward to seeing the full capability of the space station; it’s an experiment, not only the things we’re doing inside but also all the engineering that has gone into allowing us to dock new vehicles, do space walks, Russian and US. It’s a pretty complicated vehicle and I’m looking forward to being a part of it,” she told reporters while asking about her next move.
All the final preparations are going to be made from side of Williams for July 14, the final date to take off for ISS to join her colleagues from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, NASA said, as per media reports.
Once take off with her Flight Engineers Yuri Malenchenko of the Russian Federal Space Agency and Akihiko Hoshide of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, the 46-year-old Williams will be a flight engineer on the station’s Expedition 32, while approaching the space station; she will be the commander of Expedition 33.
Williams, graduated of the US Naval Academy had also served as a Navy officer and three years later after got her master’s degree from the Florida Institute of Technology, she finally got her desire, selecting as an astronaut candidate by NASA.