Here’s Why Sunita Williams Carried Bhagavad Gita And Upanishad To Space

Sunita Williams

If there is one thing where a step can decide your life and death, it is spacewalking. Once regarded as the woman with most spacewalks, astronaut Sunita Williams revealed how deadly spacewalking is.

Speaking at a webinar organized by the Kalam center, Delhi, Sunita Williams said that while spacewalking, one should always be conscious of holding handrails very tightly and also whether the feet are well adjusted with the little platforms. She spoke to journalists after the webinar where she answered several questions from members of the webinar. When one of the journalists asked her about the worst-case scenario, she said that the worst-case scenario is being flown due to unbalance which triggers a small jet pack known as safer which has limited nitrogen which will help the astronaut to fly back. She also said that there is a chance to turn upside-down because of the zero gravity and hence may get confused.


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She carried Bhagavad Gita And Upanishad To Space

Srijan Pal Singh, someone who has closely worked with APJ Abdul Kalam, asked Williams why she always carried Bhagavad Gita and Upanishad to space. Sunita Williams replied to Singh and said that the two books helped her to stay inspired. She also added that these books also enlightened her about the thing she was doing and the reason for doing it and helped her clear thoughts about the purpose of her life. Further, she said that the book has helped her to keep grounded.

When someone asked her what was her first thought when she looked at earth from space, she said,

“Look at this amazing planet with a spectacular view! This is one earth that we have, in fact, all we have. People, planet, and animal, on a piece of rock in this universe. We should take good care of ourselves, each other, and this planet.”


Source: The Financial Express