Sunita Williams, a NASA astronaut of Indian origin, made history by becoming the first woman to pilot the Boeing Starliner spacecraft

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Sunita Williams, a NASA astronaut of Indian origin, made history on June 1, 2024, by becoming the first woman to pilot the Boeing Starliner spacecraft on its maiden crewed mission. This mission, part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, aims to provide safe and reliable transportation to and from the International Space Station (ISS). The launch took place at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, with Williams and her colleague, Butch Wilmore, aboard the spacecraft.

This mission is Williams’ third spaceflight, adding to her already impressive record of 322 days spent in space. She is known for setting records in spacewalk time and bringing her extensive experience to the Starliner mission, which includes testing the spacecraft’s systems and demonstrating its readiness for future operational flights.

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