Sunita Williams blasts off for 2nd space odyssey

Indian-American record-setting astronaut Sunita Williams along with her two colleagues took off for her second space odyssey on a Russian Soyuz rocket, which blasted off successfully from Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. 46-year-old NASA astronaut Williams, Russian Soyuz Commander Yuri Malenchenko and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency flight engineer Mr Akihiko Hoshide started their two-day voyage at 08.10 am IST for a four-month mission on the International Space Station (ISS). The Soyuz TMA spacecraft is due to dock with the ISS’s Zvezda service module at 10.22 am IST on Jul 17, 2012.

Source: Deccan Herald

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