Who holds the record for longest space flight among female space travellers?
Indian-American astronaut Sunita Williams was assigned to the International Space Station as a member of Expedition 14 and then joined Expedition 15. She holds the record of the longest space flight (195 days) for female space travellers. She was recently making news as she is now set to return to to the International Space Station, where she spent a record six months in 2006. Daughter of an Indian American father from Gujarat and a Slovenian mother, Williams is currently making final preparations for a July 14, 2012 launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. She holds three records for female space travellers: longest spaceflight (195 days), number of spacewalks (four), and total time spent on spacewalks (29 hours and 17 minutes).