NASA astronaut Sunita Williams to vote, watch London Olympics from space
Williams, who blasted off on a Russian rocket for
her second space mission on Sunday, is a sports lover and
Freya Petersen July 16, 2012 06:59
Williams, who blasted off on a Russian rocket for her second space mission on Sunday, is a sports lover and Florida-registered voter.
The Press Trust of India reported that Williams, 46 — who is of Indian origin but grew up in Massachusetts — Russian Soyuz commander Yuri Malenchenko and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency flight engineer Akihiko Hoshide began their space journey on a Soyuz rocket which took off successfully from Baikonur cosmodromein Kazakhstan.
A sports lover who swam and ran cross country in the Naval Academy, Williams said that she would catch the London action when she could from the station.
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