Kolkata, Apr 2 (IBNS). Indian origin NASA astronaut Ms. Sunita Williams has said she became an astronaut because it was fun.
´I thought becoming an astronaut would be liked by me because I liked camping," she said while answering a student's question here in Kolkata at an interaction.
If not an astronaut, Sunita said she would have been a veterinarian for her love of animals.
Williams was interacting with students from different schools of Kolkata following her address on 'Expedition - 33 International Space Station Mission: Challenges and Success' at Science City here.
A United States Navy Officer and record holder for the longest space flight and number of space walks for a female, Williams is visiting India on an invitation from the National Council of Science Museums, Ministry of Culture, Government of India.
Sunita Williams underlined that life in space is 'pretty awesome'.
She called upon the youngsters to join space programme in more and more numbers as it is a 'peaceful adventure'. But to become an astronaut, besides having a science background one must have highest physical fitness and hands-on ability of doing everything, she reminded.