5 things Sunita Williams looks forward to on Earth
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His name is Gorby, and he's a little diplomat Who wouldn't miss a pet? Suni Williams's Jack Russell terrier is named Gorby, perfect for a master who has spent months with Russian cosmonauts in orbit. Gorby is named after former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbechev (both dog and namesake share a spot on their head). In a May 17 NASA video conversation, she exclaimed in joy after 'seeing'' her earthbound pet. 'You guys know I really miss him,'' she told NASA employees, according to a transcript on spaceref.com .

His name is Gorby, and he's a little diplomat

Who wouldn't miss a pet? Suni Williams's Jack Russell terrier is named Gorby, perfect for a master who has spent months with Russian cosmonauts in orbit. Gorby is named after former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbechev (both dog and namesake share a spot on their head). In a May 17 NASA video conversation, she exclaimed in joy after "seeing'' her earthbound pet. "You guys know I really miss him,'' she told NASA employees, according to a transcript on spaceref.com.
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