Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Sunita Williams Displays Tricolor on ISS

★ Sunita Williams Displays Tricolor on ISS★

Indian-American astronaut Sunita Williams on Tuesday displayed the tricolour on board the International Space Station and wished Indians on Independence Day.

"I wish India a very happy Independence Day for August 15... India is a wonderful country and I am very proud to be a part of India," she said in her message.

"Of course, you know that I am half Indian. My father is from Gujarat. So, I am familiar with culture and customs of India. I am so proud to a part of this (Independence Day) celebration," Williams said displaying India's national flag.

Williams, 46, along with Yuri Malenchenko of Russia and Japan's Akihiko Hoshide left for the ISS aboard a Russian spacecraft Soyuz TMA-05M on July 15 from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

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