Astronaut Suni Williams: Commercial Crew Vital to Station Success

Veteran NASA astronaut Suni Williams is one of the few who have launched on missions to the International Space Station aboard both American and Russian spacecraft. NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, with its aim to certify and launch astronauts aboard a new generation of American spacecraft, offers new opportunities for the nation to learn more about the work station crews already are performing on the orbiting laboratory. The new spacecraft also will present NASA with the chance to double the amount of scientific research time performed by astronauts on the station, with the crew going from 40 hours a week to 80 after another crew member is added to the current roster of six station residents. Watch Williams discuss Commercial Crew’s potential here