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Sunita Williams takes command of International Space Station

CNN-IBN
Sep 16, 2012 at 09:02am IST

New Delhi: Indian-origin American astronaut Sunita Williams formally took charge of the International Space Station (ISS) on Saturday. This makes her only the second woman to command the ISS in its nearly 12 years of permanent occupancy.

Expedition 32 Commander Gennady Padalka formally handed over to Sunita Williams at a traditional Change-of-Command Ceremony.

Williams will stay at the station till November 12.

Sunita Williams takes command of ISS

Indian-origin American astronaut Sunita Williams will stay at the International Space Station till November 12.

Williams is serving her second mission in space her first being Expedition 14 as flight engineer.

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