US astronaut Sunita Williams breaks record
Saturday, June 16, 2007
United States astronaut , currently on board the International Space Station, has today broken the record for the longest unbroken space flight by a woman. At 5:47 a.m. UTC Williams passed the previous record of 188 days and four hours set by in 1996.
This is not the only record Williams has broken. Earlier this year she set a record of 29 hours and 17 minutes for time spent by a woman on space walks.
In April 2007, Williams received much attention when she took part in the Boston Marathon on a treadmill whilst in orbit.
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