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Sunita Williams takes command of ISS

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Updated: September 16, 2012, 8:12 AM IST
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Sunita Williams takes command of ISS
Indian-origin American astronaut Sunita Williams will stay at the International Space Station till November 12.

New Delhi: Indian-origin American astronaut Sunita Williams formally took charge of the International Space Station (ISS) on Saturday. This makes her only the second woman to command the ISS in its nearly 12 years of permanent occupancy.

Expedition 32 Commander Gennady Padalka formally handed over to Sunita Williams at a traditional Change-of-Command Ceremony.

Williams will stay at the station till November 12.

Williams is serving her second mission in space her first being Expedition 14 as flight engineer.

First Published: September 16, 2012, 8:12 AM IST
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