Williams Eyes Travel To Red Planet

Sunita WilliamsNew Delhi: Now Indian-American astronaut Sunita Williams has set her eyes on the Red Planet ‘Mars.’

Sunita, who came back to earth on June 22 after spending 195 days at the International Space Station told that she would love to fly to Mars, if not the moon.

“I would love to go to Mars ... just because it is a different planet,” she told through a videoconference from Houston.

When asked to decide between moon and Mars as her next journey, she stated that she would also love to go to the moon, but Mars would be a “different experience.”

Williams alleged her long stay in space would definitely help her face the hardships of the extensive journey to Mars.

She also gave thanks to the people across India, especially from her residential state of Gujarat, who addressed God for her safe return to earth.

Williams lovingly recalled taking a copy of Bhagvad Gita and an idol of Lord Ganesha along with her to the space station and took tense moments in her stride.

"I knew Ganesha was looking after me," she quipped.

She said she would be traveling to Hyderabad in September for the International Astronautical Congress after which she would also visit her nearest and dearest in Gujarat and Delhi.