Watch Video: Indian Origin Sunita Williams makes history with third space voyage aboard Boeing’s Starliner

Watch Video: Indian Origin Sunita Williams makes history with third space voyage aboard Boeing's Starliner

Watch Video: Indian Origin Sunita Williams makes history with third space voyage aboard Boeing's Starliner

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On Wednesday, Indian-origin astronaut Sunita Williams accomplished a remarkable feat, soaring into space for the third time. 

Alongside her colleague, Butch Wilmore, Williams embarked on a historic journey as the inaugural crew member aboard Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft bound for the International Space 

Station (ISS).

The eagerly anticipated Boeing Crew Flight Test mission finally took off from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida, overcoming multiple delays. Williams, aged 58, assumes the role of pilot for this crucial flight test, while Wilmore, aged 61, commands the mission. Notably, Williams etches her name in history once again, becoming the first woman to partake in such a mission.

This latest venture adds yet another milestone to Williams’ illustrious career. Previously, she served as a flight engineer on Expedition 32 and later commanded Expedition 33. However, the path to this momentous occasion was not without its challenges.

Boeing’s Crew Flight Test mission encountered several setbacks over the years, primarily stemming from delays in the spacecraft’s development. Despite these hurdles, Williams’ determination and expertise have propelled her to the forefront of space exploration once more, exemplifying her unwavering commitment to advancing human understanding beyond Earth’s bounds.