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Indian-origin astronaut Sunita Williams dances in joy after reaching ISS. Watch

Jun 07, 2024 09:21 AM IST

A video of Indian-origin astronaut Sunita Williams' reaction after reaching the International Space Station (ISS) has gone viral. Nasa posted the clip, too.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Boeing Starliner launched from the Cape Canaveral Space Station in Florida has reached the International Space Station (ISS) safely. The spacecraft has two veteran NASA astronauts - Sunita Williams, who piloted the craft and her crewmate Butch Wilmore. With this flight, Williams made history by becoming the first female to pilot a crewed spacecraft on its maiden voyage. Expectedly, visuals right from the spacecraft’s launch to its reaching the ISS have taken over social media. One of them shows Williams’ reaction to reaching the ISS. It captures her dancing in joy and then hugging astronauts already aboard the space station.

The image shows Indian-origin astronaut Sunita Williams entering the International Space Station (ISS). (X/@NASA)
The image shows Indian-origin astronaut Sunita Williams entering the International Space Station (ISS). (X/@NASA)

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“That feeling when you're back on the station! Butch Wilmore and Sunita Williams are greeted by the space station crew after Boeing Space Starliner's first crewed journey from Earth," reads the caption to the video of Williams that NASA posted on X.

The video opens to show Williams entering the ISS after Starliner docked to the forward-facing port of the ISS's Harmony module. As soon as she enters she starts dancing with joy, while potraying a huge smile on her face. She then goes on to hug the astronauts welcoming her.

Take a look at the video here:

Since being shared about eight hours ago, the post has collected more than 2.7 lakh views. The share has further accumulated nearly 1,600 likes. People posted varied comments while reacting to the share.

What did X users say about this post?

“What a space day,” wrote an X user.

“Quite the feat! I’d love to learn more about the system that tracked Starliner’s trajectory during the docking process,” added another.

“Amazing achievement,” joined a third.

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According to NASA,  Williams and Wilmore performed “manual piloting demonstrations of Starliner” and “completed a sleep period” during their flight from Earth to the ISS.

Sunita Williams, in two missions, has spent 322 days in space. Her first expedition was in 2006, and the second one was in 2012. Till now, she has conducted seven spacewalks.

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