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Sunita L. Williams Memorial Room
Dreams of space

Sunita Williams is one of the most prominent astronauts in the world. She spent 195 days straight at the International Space Station (ISS), a world record for women astronauts until 2015. She has made 7 spacewalks and spent 50 hours and 40 minutes outside the space station. Altogether she has spent more than 321 days in space.

Williams's roots are in Leše, the home of her great-grandmother Marija (Mary) Bohinjec, who moved to the USA at the end of the 19th century.

The memorial room was opened personally in Slovenia by Williams in 2009. On this occasion she made a gift of several objects relating to her space exploration as well as some personl items  and photographs. Since then she has helped furnish it further with results of her missions and some other interesting items and exhibits.

In addition to Sunita's photographs and items from her space missions (clothing, food, etc.), the memorial room displays her kinship relations with the Bohinj family from Leše, among them Sunita's great-grandmother Marija (Mary) Bohinjc, and messages that Sunita sent from space to her compatriots in Leše.

For refreshment you’ll be offered a true Leše snack, consisting of a cup of “star” tea, a slice of bread with homemade minced lard and homegrown garlic. Every visitor also receives a picture of Sunita from her most recent visit to the memorial room.

Entrance fee

  • 2 EUR/person. Children accompanied by parents are free of charge.

Additional charges

  • Leše snack: €2.50

contact and further information

Zavod Slovenski astronavt, Partizanska ulica 12, 4290 Tržič
T: 00386 40 238 118

Opening hours

By arrangement

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