Sunita Williams - Second Astronaut of Indian Origin Off To Space
- By Sam George
- Published 12/14/2006
Sam George is the Executive Director of PARIVAR International - a non-profit initiative to address the needs of youth and families of Asian Indian origin in North America and to the Asian Indian community worldwide. Parivar means family in many Indian languages. Sam George also serves as one of the founding directors of Urban India Ministries
www.UrbanIndia.org Sam George and his wife, Mary have spoken at premarital and family events in many countries. They are parents of two boys and make their home in the northern suburbs of Chicago. Sam is the author of the book “Understanding the Coconut Generation: Ministry to the Americanized Asian Indians." Check out this website www.CoconutGeneration.com Coconut (brown on the outside, white on the inside) is a metaphor for the Americanized Asian Indians. Sam George can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunita Williams -the second Astronaut of Indian origin, was lifted off into space on space shuttle Discovery this week. The Indian and Indian American had been closely following this and are proud of the achievement. Of course, they also remember the tragic accident shuttle Columbia and death of Kalpana Chawla some five years ago.
Check out their story on USA Today. Here is official NASA biography of Sunita Williams.
Read more about Sunita Williams -http://www.rediff.com/us/2003/jan/03us.htm.
Updates on the trip - http://www.dailyindia.com/show/92468.php/Discovery-astronauts-finish-spacewalk-Suni-begins-duty