Citizenship/Residence Euclid, Ohio, United States
NASA astronaut Sunita Williams is only the second woman to command the International Space Station. An American astronaut and United States Navy officer of Indian-Slovenian descent, she holds the records for total spacewalks by a woman (seven) and most spacewalk time for a woman. She has been honored Padma Bhushan (India, 2008, for Science and Engineering).
Williams has spent a total of 322 days in space on two missions; she ranks sixth on the all-time U.S. endurance list, and second all-time for a female. With 50 hours 40 minutes, she also holds the record total cumulative spacewalk time by a female astronaut.