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Get involved: Sunita Williams to Indians
Washington, December 02, 2012
First Published: 23:20 IST(2/12/2012)
Last Updated: 23:21 IST(2/12/2012)

“Get involved, try to be a part of it” is the message of record-breaking Indian-American astronaut Sunita Williams to millions of Indians students and space enthusiasts.

Stressing that India has a great resource of people and talent, Williams, who is just back from her 127 days mission to the International Space Mission, said she can’t imagine India taking a backseat in space programmes.

“India has a great resource of people and talent out there that I can’t imagine, Indian taking a backseat. So, I am really hoping they will jump out there and be part of the space programme and be flying people in space before too long,” Williams said.

Asked why would her message to fans in India, she said, “I think the message that I would like to give to folks in India about the International Space Station is get involved. Try to be part of it, open up new doors and new opportunities.”

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