India looks colourful from space: Sunita Williams

Reiterating the words of the first Indian in space, Rakesh Sharma, who said that India is the most beautiful country, Sunita said: 'I have the opportunity to look at India a number of times from the spacecraft, and it looks beautiful.'

'It's a colourful country, with greenery and red mountains. Just great,' she said

When she took off on the space shuttle Discovery for her six-month sojourn in space, she carried with her a copy of the Bhagavad Gita, a small idol of Lord Ganesha and a letter written by her Indian-born father Deepak Pandya, besides some samosas in a special container.

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