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Sunita Williams Exudes Confidence About Future Of Space Travel During India Visit

posted 5 Apr 2013, 08:26 by Mpelembe Admin   [ updated 5 Apr 2013, 08:26 ]

US Astronaut of Indian origin, Sunita Williams hails the advancements made in space research and technology and says that the future of space travel looks secure after she witnessed the zeal of Indian students.

AHMEDABADGUJARATINDIA (APRIL 05, 2013)  (ANI) - US Astronaut of Indian origin, Sunita Williams on Friday (April 05) hailed the advancements made in space research and technology and said that the future of space travel looked secure after she witnessed the zeal of Indian students.

Williams, who holds a record for the longest spaceflight by a woman for 195 days, is on a week long trip to India.

She has 'pretty much seen the whole of India' from space and she is excited to explore more of the country, which she is visiting five years after 2007.

While speaking at an interactive session in Ahmedabad city of India's westernGujarat state, Williams said the advancements that have occurred over the last decade are incredible.

"We are on the verge of building a new spacecraft, which will do even better and bigger things and that's your generation, that's what you guys have got to do. We are just using the space station right now as a test bed to get stuff ready for your generation that will work on it. So, I am really looking forward to the next 20 years and seeing what you guys will be doing out there," said Williams.

Earlier Williams said that the cooperation between India and US in the field of space have increased.

Williams clocked a total of 50 hours and 40 minutes of spacewalk time.

During her visit to Gujarat, Williams would visit her ancestral village.

Williams, was bestowed an honorary doctorate degree by the Gujarat Technical University.

Williams last visited India in October 2007, when she gave a talk at the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai.


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