STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Space feels like home now: Sunita Williams

Published: 01st April 2013 02:53 PM  |   Last Updated: 01st April 2013 02:57 PM   |  A+A-

Sunita_Williams_PTI
By IANS

Space almost feels like home, Indian American Sunita Williams, who holds the record of the longest spacewalk by a woman astronaut, said here Monday.

"Space is an amazing place to be in... it feels like home now," Williams, 47, said during an interaction with students at the National Science Centre here.

"I would love to be on the next spacecraft for the next mission to space and give my expertise to the experiments being done," added the astronaut, who holds the world record with 50 hours and 40 minutes for total cumulative spacewalk time by a female astronaut.

She has spent a total of 322 days in space on two missions.

Appealing to students to do something they really enjoy, Williams said: "I never envisioned to be an astronaut and had many failures, but ultimately I reached here... So my advice to students is that they find something they really like to do and should do it well and enjoy."

Sharing her experiences with children from various schools here, she said she would also want to give a chance to the younger generation to take the lead and unravel the mysteries of space.

"Records are made for breaking, so I hope this is also broken," Williams said in response to a question.

She will be in Mumbai April 3-4 before going to Gujarat, her father's home state.

Williams last visited India in October 2007.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

IPL_2020
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp