Sunita Williams

  • Do not complain if you don't vote: Sunita Williams April 8, 2013

    Ahmedabad: Indian-American astronaut Sunita Williams on Saturday said staying away from voting in a democratic set up is tantamount to losing one's moral right to complain about deficiencies in the system. Williams, who had cast her vote through the absentee ballot in the US presidential elections, said youths should participate...
  • Can't rule out possibility of life elsewhere: Sunita Williams April 5, 2013

    Ahmedabad: US astronaut Sunita Williams hinted at the possibility of life outside earth on Friday, saying that people on earth must not be arrogant about the fact that they are the only living creatures. "We must not be arrogant that life exists only on earth. Experiments and explorations are still...
  • Sunita Williams visits her ancestral town in Gujarat April 5, 2013

    Indian-American astronaut Sunita Williams visited her ancestral town in Gujarat's Jhulsana district. During her visit, she hoped that the villagers would also get to go to space someday. "I feel like I'm at home. And I hope one day one of these smiles will go to space one day," said...
  • Sunita Williams: I hope another smile from Jhulsana goes to space April 4, 2013

    Indian-American astronaut Sunita Williams visited her ancestral town in Gujarat's Jhulsana district on Thursday and said that she hoped to see another smile from the area go to space one day. She added that, "I feel like I am at home." ...
  • Sunita Williams hopes for US-India space collaboration April 3, 2013

    Kolkata: Hoping that NASA and ISRO will collaborate in the future, US astronaut Sunita Williams on Tuesday said the Indian government should accelerate its space programme as a lot of students and young people are showing interest in the field. Williams, who holds the record for the longest spacewalk by...
  • Delhi: Sunita Williams interacts with students April 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian-American astronaut Sunita Williams, who is visiting India after returning to India after spending 127 days in space, interacted and shared her experiences with students at National Science Centre in New Delhi on Monday. Sunita Williams's itinerary includes visits to Delhi, Mumbai and Gujarat. "I never envisioned to...
  • Borders mean nothing from space: Sunita Williams April 1, 2013

    NASA astronaut Sunita Williams is in India and she told students in Delhi she hasn't seen any aliens and said, interestingly, borders mean nothing from space. She spoke to CNN-IBN's Senior Editor Suhasini Haider about her experiences in the space. ...
  • Astronaut Sunita Williams to start her India tour today April 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian-American astronaut Sunita Williams, who holds the record for the longest space flight by a woman astronaut, has a date with India. She will start her India trip on April 1 from the national capital. She will be speaking with students at the National Science Centre in the...
  • NASA astronaut Sunita Williams to visit India on April 1 March 31, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian American astronaut Sunita Williams, who holds the world record for the longest spaceflight by a female astronaut, will start her India trip on April 1 from the national capital. Williams will visit the National Science Centre (NSC) in the national capital on April 1 and interact with...
  • Sunita Williams returns after 4 months in space November 19, 2012

    New Delhi: Record-setting Indian-American NASA astronaut Sunita Williams along with two other cosmonauts returned to Earth on Monday after four months in orbit. The Soyuz capsule, carrying the astronauts, touched down on the steppes of central Kazakhstan at 7.50 am IST. It was a perfect landing for Williams and two astronauts,...
  • Sunita Williams to return from space today November 19, 2012

    New Delhi: Record-setting Indian-American NASA astronaut Sunita Williams along with two other cosmonauts will return to Earth on Monday after four months in orbit. Williams ceremonially handed over the command of the International Space Station to fellow NASA astronaut Kevin Ford on the eve of her departure from the complex....
  • Sunita Williams says she just loves space November 19, 2012

    Houston: As she packs up her small luggage and special memorabilia for a return journey back to Earth, NASA astronaut Sunita Williams is reluctant to bid adieu to her eventful second sojourn to space which she describes as a "really cool" place which nobody would like to leave. With hours...
  • Sunita Williams to return to Earth today November 18, 2012

    Houston: Record-setting Indian-American NASA astronaut Sunita Williams along with two other cosmonauts will return to Earth on Sunday, after four months in orbit. Williams ceremonially handed over the command of the International Space Station to fellow NASA astronaut Kevin Ford on the eve of her departure from the complex on...
  • Sunita Williams greets Indians from space on Diwali November 14, 2012

    New York: Indians around the world got a special Diwali message from outer space as the Indian-American astronaut Sunita Williams sent out warm wishes on the occasion from the International Space Station. Floating upside down in the space station as she appeared on the screen before the Indian tricolour for...
  • US: Sunita Williams voted by absentee ballot November 7, 2012

    Houston: Indian-American astronaut Sunita Williams, currently in space floating around in zero-gravity, voted for US presidential polls by absentee ballot. Sunita, along with flight engineer Kevin Ford, exercised her franchise in July while stationed in Russia even before heading up to the station aboard Soyuz ships launched from the Baikonur...
  • Sunita Williams sets new record, embarks on 7th space walk November 2, 2012

    Houston: Indian-American Sunita Williams along with a fellow astronaut on Thursday ventured out of the International Space Station, adding to her record-setting space walking sojourns, to find an ammonia leak in the vital radiator system. Expedition Commander Williams and Flight Engineer Aki Hoshide switched their spacesuits to battery power at...
  • Sunita Williams takes command of ISS September 16, 2012

    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...
  • Sunita Williams breaks record in 6th spacewalk September 6, 2012

    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...
  • Sunita Williams to undertake 6th space walk September 4, 2012

    Houston: Indian-American astronaut Sunita Williams and her Japanese colleague, will again venture outside the International Space Station on Wednesday to complete the maintenance tasks they were unsuccessful in during their last outing. In the wake of the unsuccessful attempt to install a replacement power-switching unit on the truss of the International...
  • Sunita Williams undertakes her 5th spacewalk August 30, 2012

    Houston: Indian-American astronaut Sunita Williams and her Japanese colleague on board the International Space Station on Thursday ventured outside the lab to perform maintenance tasks of their home in orbit. NASA astronaut Williams and Japanese flight engineer Akihiko Hoshide aim to replace a faulty power-switching unit and a failing robotic arm...
  • Proud to belong to India: Sunita Williams August 15, 2012

    Indian-origin US astronaut Sunita Williams has sent her best wishes from the International Space Station to the countrymen. ...
  • Sunita Williams wishes Indians on Independence Day August 15, 2012

    Houston: Indian-American astronaut Sunita Williams on Tuesday displayed the tricolour on board the International Space Station and wished Indians on Independence Day. "I wish India a very happy Independence Day for August 15... India is a wonderful country and I am very proud to be a part of India," she said...
  • Sunita Williams to watch 'Joker' in space? July 27, 2012

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Farah Khan is going out of her way, literally, to promote her home production 'Joker' in a unique way. She wants to make it possible for Indian-American astronaut Sunita Williams to watch the movie, based on aliens, while in space. The 'Joker' team seems too ambitious about it. "We...
  • Space trip is fun: Sunita Williams July 17, 2012

    Indian-American cosmonaut Sunita Williams and her team docked their Russian spacecraft at the International Space Station. ...
  • Watch: Sunita Williams talks from the space station July 17, 2012

    Sunita Williams has made history by being the first woman to commander a NASA space expedition. The Expedition-33 team will be aboard the International Space Station for four months. ...
  • Sunita Williams: Russian spacecraft docks at ISS July 17, 2012

    Houston: Record-setting Indian-American cosmonaut Sunita Williams along with two other astronauts on Tuesday docked their Russian spacecraft at the International Space Station for a four-month stay. 46-year-old NASA astronaut Williams, Russian Soyuz Commander Yuri Malenchenko and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency flight engineer Akihiko Hoshide arrived at the ISS after two days...
  • Sunita Williams to head Expedition 33 team July 16, 2012

    New Delhi: US astronaut of Indian origin Sunita Williams will lead the Expedition 33 crew as the team will conduct experiments on survival on long duration flights for distant space journeys. An officer with the US Navy, Williams, 46, took off from the iconic Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan with fellow flight...
  • Incomplete without Ash, Aaradhya: Abhishek July 15, 2012

    New Delhi: Abhishek Bachchan says it's tough to choose between his wife Aishwarya Rai and daughter Aaradhya. "No father on the earth can ever answer that question like that. Both are an integral part of my life and I need both of them to complete me," Junior B said. The 36-year old...
  • Sunita Williams to vote from space for US Presidency July 15, 2012

    Houston: Indian-origin astronaut Sunita Williams, who took off for her second space mission on Sunday, will cast her vote from the International Space Station in the US presidential election to be held in November, just about a week before her return to the Earth. Forty-six-year-old NASA astronaut Williams, Russian Soyuz Commander...
  • Watch: The life and times of Sunita Williams July 15, 2012

    Indian-American NASA astronaut Sunita Williams created history on Sunday by becoming the first woman to head a space expedition. This is her second space visit. ...