Free Newsletters - Space News - Defense Alert - Environment Report - Energy Monitor
. Space Travel News .




SPACE TRAVEL
India doing excellent in space programmes: Sunita Williams
by Staff Writers
New Delhi (IANS) Apr 03, 2013


illustration only

Lauding Indian space agency ISRO, US astronaut Sunita Williams Monday said it was doing an excellent job and wished that more Indian American women follow her and the late Kalpana Chawla into space.

Williams, 47, who holds the world record for the most spacewalk time - 50 hours 40 minutes - by a female astronaut, is in India on a week-long trip.

"India is doing excellent in space programme and has a huge resource of people. ISRO (India Space Research organisation) is doing a great job," Williams told IANS.

She also praised India's lunar mission (Chandrayaan-1 and 2) and the Mars exploration mission schedule for later this year.

India and the US have agreed to cooperate on future missions to the Moon and Mars after successful collaboration in Chandrayaan-1 lunar mission.

Chandrayaan-1, which carried two National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA) instruments, successfully found water particles on the Moon's soil with the help of a US instrument.

Williams also wished for India to produce more astronauts like Kalpana Chawla - the first Indian-born woman to go into space.

"I hope of another Kalpana Chawla going there (space)," said the US Navy captain, clad in a blue flight suit of the kind astronauts wear in space. Chawla, who hailed from Karnal in Haryana, was killed in 2003 when the space shuttle Columbia exploded on re-entry.

Williams, whose father is from Mehsana in Gujarat and who was born in the US, said she was never nervous or afraid after the Columbia explosion.

The astronaut said she would love to be part of the next space mission.

"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 Williams, who also holds the record for the longest spaceflight time by a female astronaut - 322 days in space on two missions.

Her India trip started in New Delhi Monday, where she interacted with students at the National Science Centre.

During the week she will be interacting with students in Kolkata, Mumbai and Gujarat.

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

Source: Indo-Asia News Service

.


Related Links
ISRO
Space Tourism, Space Transport and Space Exploration News






Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle




Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News





SPACE TRAVEL
Miners shoot for the stars in tech race
Sydney (AFP) March 26, 2013
A self-sustaining mechanised colony that mines and exports resources from the Moon could be a reality within a generation, helping to meet demand for materials key to innovation on Earth. That was the view of a recent gathering in Sydney aimed at bringing together some of the top minds in space exploration with firms hoping to cash in on the final frontier of mining: astronomical bodies. ... read more


SPACE TRAVEL
Future Looks Bright for Private US Space Ventures

Europe's next ATV resupply spacecraft enters final preparatio?ns for its Ariane 5 launch

ILS Proton Launches Satmex 8 Satellite for Satmex

When quality counts: Arianespace reaffirms its North American market presence

SPACE TRAVEL
BusinessCom Networks Connects Mars 2013

SwRI study finds liquid water flowing above and below frozen Alaskan sand dunes, hints of a wetter Mars

Opportunity Moves Into Place for Quiet Period of Operations

Measuring Mars: The MAVEN Magnetometer

SPACE TRAVEL
Pre-existing mineralogy may survive lunar impacts

Lunar cycle determines hunting behaviour of nocturnal gulls

Ultraviolet spectrograph observes mercury and hydrogen in GRAIL impact plumes

NASA's LRO Sees GRAIL's Explosive Farewell

SPACE TRAVEL
'Vulcan' wins Pluto moon name vote

Public to vote on names for Pluto moons

The PI's Perspective: The Seven-Year Itch

New Horizons Gets a New Year's Workout

SPACE TRAVEL
The Great Exoplanet Debate

Astronomers Detect Water in Atmosphere of Distant Planet

Distant planetary system is a super-sized solar system

Water signature in distant planet shows clues to its formation

SPACE TRAVEL
Swiss firm plans robotic mini-shuttle

XCOR Driving Rocket Science Forward With Lynx Suborbital Vehicle

ATK Successfully Ground Tests New CASTOR 30XL Upper Stage Solid Rocket Motor

NASA Turns Up the Heat on Construction of the Space Launch System

SPACE TRAVEL
Shenzhou's Shadow Crew

Shenzhou 10 sent to launch site

China's Next Women Astronauts

Shenzhou 10 - Next Stop: Jiuquan

SPACE TRAVEL
Dawn remains in silent pursuit of dwarf planet Ceres

NASA's Swift Sizes Up Comet ISON

NASA Scientists Find Moon, Asteroids Share History

Goldstone Radar Snags Images of Asteroid 2013 ET




The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2014 - Space Media Network. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement