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Sunita Williams may take longer to return from the space station, the mission is being considered to be extended from 45 to 90 days.

  Washington: Indian-origin Sunita Williams, who arrived at the space station from Boeing's Starliner spacecraft, may have to stay there for a long time. Earlier, this mission was for a few days, but NASA's Commercial Crew Program Manager Steve Stich has said that the American space agency is considering extending the Starliner mission from 45 days to 90 days. However, no return date has been announced. Officials of the US space agency and Boeing have denied that NASA astronauts Sunita Williams and Butch Wilmore are stuck on the International Space Station (ISS). He said that he is not in a hurry to return home in the present period. Several reports have claimed that the two astronauts sent to Parkarma Laboratory on the Boeing Starliner spacecraft earlier this month were trapped there due to a suspected helium leak. NASA and Boeing officials have said they are using the time to gather more information before returning to Earth. He said that after stopping at the station and ascertaining that it is a good and safe place, we will be ready to return home. NASA and Boeing continue to evaluate the performance of Starliner's propulsion system before returning to Earth from the ISS.