Sunita Williams excited to watch Olympics 2012 from space

Sunita Williams excited to watch Olympics 2012 from space

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American astronaut of Indian origin Sunita Williams, who is also a sports lover said that she is excited to watch the London Olympics from the space. Williams said that she is looking forward to have some sort of relay race at her current home which is the International Space Station.

The 46 year old astronaut along with two colleagues on July 15, 2012 took off for her second space journey on a Russian Soyuz rocket. The rocket blasted off successfully from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

During her days in the Naval Academy, Miss Williams was in to sports and said that she will be excited to watch the London Olympics from the station. Williams added that she will put a more global perspective on the mega sporting event which is all set to begin on July 27, 2012.

Williams said, “I was on the swim team there, I was on the cross country team, on the bike club, so a lot about sports ….. I went to jump school and stuff like that, just a lot of good outdoorsy stuff”. The astronaut also believes that there is a similarity between the International Space Station’s goal of fostering global cooperation and the spirit of International Space Station.