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NASA Astronaut & Pictures From The Space Shuttle

Read a biography on NASA astronaut Sonita Williams and take a look at her stunning pictures taken from the space shuttle.

Pictures of earth from the Space Shuttle - view here unbelievable pictures of earth from the space shuttle! Click on the images to advance them.

Sunita L. Williams (Commander, USN)
DEPUTY CHIEF, ASTRONAUT OFFICE, JOHNSON SPACE CENTER

PERSONAL DATA: Sunita was born September 19, 1965 in Euclid, Ohio, but she considers Needham, Massachusetts to be her hometown. Married to Michael J. Williams. Although they have no children, a crazy Jack Russell Terrier named Gorby has added his share of excitement to their lives. Her recreational interests include running, swimming, biking, triathlons, windsurfing, snowboarding and bow hunting. Her parents, Dr. Deepak and Mrs. Bonnie Pandya, reside in Falmouth, Massachusetts

Sunita is an amazing women and has a number of outstanding accomplishments, she:

  • launched with the crew of STS-116 on December 9, 2006, docking with the space station on December 11, 2006.  As a member of the Expedition-14 crew Sunita Williams established a world record for females with four spacewalks totaling 29 hours and 17 minutes of EVA and she set a new record for females of 195 days in space.
  • has logged over 2770 flight hours in more than 30 different aircraft
  • worked in Moscow with the Russian Space Agency on the Russian contribution to the International Space Station (ISS) and with the first Expedition Crew to the ISS.  Following the return of Expedition-1
  • lived underwater in the Aquarius habitat for 9 days

Learn more about Sunita from her online Biography!

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