Expedition 32
Expedition 32 Soyuz Commander Yuri Malenchenko, bottom, JAXA Flight Engineer Akihiko and NASA Flight Engineer Sunita Williams, top, wave farewell from the base of the Soyuz rocket at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Courtesy: NASA Facebook page

World famous Indian-American woman astronaut Sunita Williams will be occupied with several other tasks besides working on her space project "Expedition 32". 

Williams along with her crew on Sunday took off from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan on a Russian spacecraft, Soyuz TMA-05M, at 8:40 a.m. for a four-month mission.

After two days of voyage into space, the crew will reach the International Space Station to join Commander Gennady Padalka and Flight Engineers Joe Acaba and Sergei Revin. The new trio will dock to the Rassvet module on Tuesday at 12:52 a.m.

Williams' second journey into space came ahead of the US Presidential polls and the much-awaited sport extravaganza London Olympics 2012. Her spaceflight is not going to keep her away from these events, said the 46-year-old record-setting astronaut.

Being a sport enthusiastic herself, Williams will be watching from space the London Olympics events, which will commence July 27. She remarked that she is excited to watch the London Olympics from the station along with other space travellers from different parts of the planet, while hinting the possibilities of having a sport event up there in space itself.

"I think, we're going to go beyond the, or not cross over country boundaries, because we are already an international crew, so I think we might do something Soyuz crew versus Soyuz crew," she said. "I'm looking at some type of relay maybe or something like that. So I think we're going to have some competitions up there. We'll see what happens."

Talking about the US general elections, which will go to polls on November 6, Williams said that she would be voting through "Voting from space" programme.

"We'll, there's a program called Voting from Space, we're working through it right now. I'm a, actually a Florida voter so it, we had to have a little bit more work involved-Texas has already, worked through the process-and I, I will actually be voting from space," she said.

Besides Williams, Yuri Malenchenko and Aki Hoshide are the other two flight engineers who are part of Expedition 32.