Sunita Williams, a former astronaut of the America and Navy officer of the United States, is famous for making records of longest space trip for 195 days. She was allotted as an Expedition 14 and Expedition 15’s member to the International Space Station. She is the woman who has served as a flight engineer and commander on Expedition 32 and Expedition 33 respectively in 2012.

Sunita Williams Facts:

Full Name: Sunita Lyn “Suni” Williams

Nationality: American

Status: Active

Born: on 19th of September in 1965, at Euclid, Ohio, U.S.

Other occupation: Test pilot

Rank: Captain, USN

Time in space: 321 days 17 hours 15 minutes

Selection: 1998 NASA Group

Total EVAs: 7

Total EVA time: 50 hours and 40 minutes


  • STS-116
  • Expedition 14
  • Expedition 15
  • STS-117
  • Soyuz TMA-05M
  • Expedition 32
  • Expedition 33


  • Needham High School in Needham, Massachusetts
  • United States Naval Academy (Bachelor of Science degree in Physical science)
  • Florida Institute of Technology (Master of Science degree in Engineering Management)

Father: Deepak Pandya (Indian American neuroanatomist)

Mother: Bonnie Pandya (Slovene American Ursuline)

Brother: Jay Thomas

Sister: Dina Anna

Spouse: Michael J. Williams (Federal police officer in Oregon)

Ancestral village: Jhulasan in Gujarat, India


  • Awarded with the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Vishwa Pratibha Award by the World Gujarati Society.
  • Awarded with Navy Commendation Medal
  • Awarded with Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal
  • Awarded with Humanitarian Service Medal including other service awards.