February 8, 2007 Astronaut Sunita Williams performed a spacewalk from the International Space Station. Astronaut Eileen Collins noted “she truly is a space marathoner who shows young women everywhere that there’s a place in the space program for them.”
Williams had launched aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery as a part of Expedition 14. By April the crew rotated but Williams remained, becoming part of Expedition 15. During this mission Williams would complete four spacewalks totaling 29 hours, 17 minutes outside the spacecraft. Her 195 days in space and hours outside set new records for women.