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importantwomensbirthdays: “ Anousheh Ansari was born on September 12, 1966 in Mashhad, Iran and emigrated to the US in 1984. In 2006, Ansari became the first Iranian and the first Muslim woman to go...

Anousheh Ansari (Entrepreneur/Space Explorer)

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Anousheh Ansari - The First Iranian Woman In Space

Anousheh Ansari, entrepreneur and space explorer

Anousheh Ansari - Iran & Russia - 2006: In 2006, Anousheh became the first Muslim woman in space. When asked about what she hoped to achieve on her spaceflight, she said, "I hope to inspire everyone -- especially young people, women and young girls all over the world and in Middle Eastern countries that do not provide women with the same opportunities as men -- to not give up their dreams and to pursue them." #womens #history #muslim #women in #science


The Road to Baikonur | Anousheh Ansari Space Blog

Anousheh Ansari, George Mason University engineering alumna, successful telecom entrepreneur, first Iranian in Space and innovation philanthropist. Like Zainab Salbi, an immigrant who found her launching pad at Mason


On September 18, 2006, Anousheh Ansari captured headlines around the world as the first female private space explorer. Anousheh earned a place in history as the fourth private explorer to visit space and the first astronaut of Iranian descent. -entrepreneur and co-founder and chairman of Prodea Systems -co-founder, CEO and chairman of Telecom Technologies, Inc.


My Dream of Stars: From Daughter of Iran to Space Pioneer by Anousheh Ansari. And co-written by Homer Hickam who wrote some of my favorite books, October Sky and Rocket Boys. My Dream of Stars is woman's account of her journey making it into space. She is inspires to not stop dreaming.