Sunita Williams and fellow astronauts land Boeing Starliner on ISS

Houston. NASA’s Indian-origin astronaut Sunita Williams and her colleague Butch Wilmore have successfully connected Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS). This has been possible after overcoming some new problems encountered on the way. Williams (58) traveled to space for the third time with Wilmore on Wednesday and made history as the first member to go to the ISS aboard Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft. Williams is the pilot for this test flight while 61-year-old Wilmore is the commander of this mission.

NASA said in a statement that the Boeing Starliner spacecraft successfully docked to the International Space Station at 1:34 pm on Thursday, about 26 hours after launch from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. Williams thanked his family and friends for their support during the launch. He said, “We have another family here, which is great. And we are very happy to be in space. Nothing can be better than this.”

On the way to the ISS, the crew completed a number of tests, including flying the Starliner ‘manually’ for the first time in space. The two Starliner astronauts, who join the seven others currently living on the station, will assist in a variety of tests and perform scientific experiments while in space.

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