Sunita Williams Will Carry Bhagwad Gita, Ganesh Idol to Space

Indian-origin astronaut Sunita Williams will take a copy of the Bhagwad Gita and a statue of Lord Ganesha during her third voyage to space on Tuesday.

Speaking to NDTV, Williams said when she lifts off from the Kennedy Space Centre tomorrow a little after 8 am India time in a brand-new spacecraft – Boeing Starliner, she will take her “lucky charm” – an idol of Lord Ganesh.

On her earlier trips to space, she carried the Bhagavad Gita, reported NDTV.

Captain Sunita Williams will again fly into space aboard a brand-new spacecraft, the Boeing Starliner.

The liftoff will be from the Kennedy Space Center on May 7, 2024, at 8.04 am India time.

The 59-year-old Sunita Williams will create history by being the first woman to fly on a maiden mission of a new human-rated spacecraft.

According to NASA, Sunita has spent a total of 322 days in space.

For this space flight, NASA Astronaut Sunita L. Williams underwent training to be the pilot of the Crew Flight Test mission aboard Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft. It will be her third space mission and the first crewed flight for Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft.

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