Astronaut Suni Williams Enthralls Flagler Students in a Radio Chat From ISS
Posted: 17 Nov 2012 04:28 PM PST
So, Suni Williams, what do you and your family sacrifice to be able to
travel in space? Over. "Well," Williams, one of the most decorated
astronauts in the world, replies, "the biggest thing we sacrifice is seeing
each other. You know, we don't really get to choose when we go to space, so
you might miss birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, and even if somebody
gets sick at home you don't really have a choice about when you're coming
home. So if something happens to somebody back on earth, I can't
necessarily go see them. So I think that's probably the biggest sacrifice.
We do have internet phone and video conferencing, so we do get to see them,
but we know we won't be up here for long so we are all enjoying the time
that I'm up here, and I'm relaying some of my stories to them, so that's
making it better. Over." It could have been an exchange on Charlie Rose,
who likes to have conversations with history-makers -- Williams, an
Indian-American (that is, India) holds the record for longest space walk by
any woman, most space walks and longest time in space, among other records.
Excited Kids go on 'Space Talk' with Sunita:
Posted: 17 Nov 2012 04:26 PM PST
AHMEDABAD: Fourteen students got a chance to talk to Sunita Williams, the
US astronaut of Indian origin, through HAM radio on Wednesday, the first
day of the Gujarati new year. Sunita fielded questions about her life
aboard the International Space Station (ISS), her future plans, factors
that influenced her choice of a career as a NASA scientist among others.