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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Take A Video Tour of the Space Station With Sunny Williams

Sunny Williams is a world record holding astronaut. Really most of her records were set out of this world. Click on the caption above to see the tour.

Sunita Williams (born Sunita Pandya Krishna; September 19, 1965) is an Indian Americanastronaut and a United States Navy officer who holds the record for longest space flight by a woman. She was assigned to the International Space Station as a member of Expedition 14 and Expedition 15. In 2012, she served as a flight engineer on Expedition 32 and then commander of Expedition 33. In addition to holding the record for the longest space flight time among female space travelers (195 days, not counting her ongoing 2012 mission), she holds the record for number of spacewalks for a female, and most spacewalk time for a female. Williams first broke the two spacewalk records for women space travellers—most number of spacewalks, and most spacewalk time—during Expedition 14/15 in 2007, but both records were surpassed by Peggy Whitson during Expedition 16. Williams regained both records during her sixth spacewalk, on September 5, 2012, and currently has 50 hours and 40 minutes of spacewalk time (seven walks).

In 1985 - NASA was looking for teachers that wanted to go into outer space on the Shuttle. They wanted to make space flight to seem as simple as getting on a jet and going to Disneyworld. I applied. Lucky for me - I guess - that I was not chosen. In 1986 - Christa McAuliffe - died when the Challenger Space Shuttle exploded. I was 38 years old then.

First teacher in space - Christa McAuliffe

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