Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Spacewalk Record set by Women Astronaut

In the wake of the scandal involving astronaut Lisa Nowak the media has overlooked an achievement by a woman astronaut of South Asian origin. Commander Sunita Williams has set a spacewalk record for women astronauts.

"Williams broke the previous women’s spacewalking record of more than 21 hours when she and Michael Lopez-Alegria completed the second of what could be a precedent-setting three spacewalks in nine days. The new record of 22 hours and 27 minutes includes her two most recent walks, as well as a spacewalk in December," reports AP.

Kudos to her!

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