Houston: Indian-American NASA astronaut Sunita Williams and her Japanese counterpart Akihiko Hoshide have successfully restored power to the International Space Station on their second attempt.
With this spacewalk, Williams surpassed Peggy Whitson's record during Wednesday's excursion for total cumulative spacewalk time by a female astronaut.
Whitson worked outside for 39 hours and 46 minutes over the course of six spacewalks. Williams has conducted six spacewalks for a total of 44 hours and 2 minutes.
Peggy Whitson, sent up congratulations: "You go, girl!" Williams replied: "Anybody could be in these boots."...more
07:46 AM, Sep 06, 2012