A Conversation with Astronaut Suni Williams

September 12, 2007 at 4:00


Local resident and astronaut Suni Williams, who recently returned from nearly seven months aboard the International Space Station, will visit Woods Hole to share her experiences of living and working in space. She holds the record for the longest spaceflight (195 days), the greatest number of space walks (four), and total time spent on spacewalks (29 hours and 17 minutes). On Wednesday, September 12, astronaut Suni Williams will share her experience of living and working in space at a public talk in MBL’s Lillie Auditorium at 4 p.m.

The event will include:

  • Slides and video of Suni’s journey to the International Space Station,
  • A special presentation by Tim Shank of the WHOI Biology Department, who participated in the first ever phone call from the ISS to Alvin, and
  • A question and answer session

Sponsored by the WHOI Women’s Committee, Women’s Technical Staff, Communications and Development Departments and the MBL.

Related Resources

» Directions to MBL and Lillie Auditorium
» More about Suni Williams
» More about Tim Shank
» From the Seafloor to the Space Station
Listen to the first call between ocean explorers and astronauts
» WHOI's Women's Committee
» National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
» Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL)