Anousheh Ansari born September 12, 1966, in Mashhad, Iran is an Iranian-American engineer and co-founder and chairwoman of Prodea Systems. Her previous business accomplishments include serving as co-founder and CEO of Telecom Technologies, Inc. (TTI). The Ansari family is also the title sponsor of the Ansari X Prize. On September 18, 2006, a few days after her 40th birthday, she became the first Iranian in space. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anousheh_Ansari
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
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
Anousheh Ansari(born 1966) Engineer and astronaut Anousheh Ansari is the first self-funded woman in space. Ansari is the founder and board chair of Prodea Systems, a provider of advanced telecom technology and consulting services. She has been...