Sunita Williams
Astronaut
Sunita Lyn “Suni” Williams is an American astronaut and United States Navy officer of Indian-Slovenian descent. She holds the records for total spacewalks by a woman and most spacewalk time for a woman. Wikipedia
Born: September 19, 1965 (age 51 years), Euclid, Ohio, United States
Spouse: Michael J. Williams
Awards: Padma Bhushan, Achievement Medal,more
Parents: Deepak Pandya, Bonnie Pandya
Education: Florida Institute of Technology(1995), United States Naval Academy (1987), Needham High School (1983)
Sunita L. Williams (Suni) was chosen as a space traveler by NASA in 1998 and is a veteran of two space missions
Campaigns 14/15 and 32/33. She is right now doled out to the unit of space explorers preparing to fly the underlying practice



runs for
America’s first financially assembled shuttle the Boeing CST-100 Starliner and SpaceX Dragon. She and her crewmates
are working intimately with the business suppliers to build up their new shuttle frameworks, which will inevitably
give round-excursion team transportation administrations to the International Space Station starting in 2017.
Individual Data:
Conceived September 19, 1965 in Euclid, Ohio, yet considers Needham, Massachusetts to be the place where she grew up. Hitched to
Michael J. Williams. In spite of the fact that they have no youngsters, an insane Jack Russell Terrier named Gorby has included his share of
fervor to their lives, as has a Labrador Retriever named Bailey. Recreational interests incorporate running, swimming,
biking, marathons, windsurfing, snowboarding and bow chasing. Her folks, Dr. Deepak and Mrs. Bonnie Pandya, live
in Falmouth, Massachusetts.
Training:
Needham High School, Needham, Massachusetts, 1983. Four year education in science in Physical Science, U.S. Maritime Academy,
1987. Ace of Science in Engineering Management, Florida Institute of Technology, 1995.
Encounter:
Williams got her bonus as an Ensign in the United States Navy from the United States Naval Academy in May
1987. Following a six-month brief task at the Naval Coastal System Command,
she got her assignment as a
Fundamental Diving Officer and after that answered to Naval Aviation Training Command. She was assigned a Naval Aviator in July
1989. She then answered to Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 3 for beginning H46, Seaknight, preparing. Upon finish
of this preparation, she was allocated to Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 8 in Norfolk, Virginia, and made abroad
organizations to the Mediterranean, Red Sea and the Persian Gulf in support of Desert Shield and Operation Provide
Comfort. In September 1992, she was the Officer-in-Charge of a H-46 separation sent to Miami, Florida for Hurricane
Andrew Relief Operations installed USS Sylvania. Williams was chosen for United States Naval Test Pilot School and
started the course in January 1993. After graduation in December 1993, she was appointed to the Rotary Wing Aircraft
Test Directorate as a H-46 Project Officer, and V-22 Chase Pilot in the T-2. While there, she was likewise alloted as the
squadron Safety Officer and flew practice runs in the SH-60B/F, UH-1, AH-1W, SH-2, VH-3, H-46, CH-53 and the H-57. In
December 1995, she backpedaled to the Naval Test Pilot School as an Instructor in the Rotary Wing Department and the
school’s Safety Officer where she flew the UH-60, OH-6 and the OH-58. From that point, she was alloted to the USS Saipan
(LHA-2), Norfolk, Virginia, as the Aircraft Handler and the Assistant Air Boss. Williams was sent installed USS Saipan
when she was chosen for the space traveler program. She has logged more than 3000 flight hours in more than 30 diverse
air ship.