Anousheh Ansari, the Iranian-American, the first female space tourist!

September 18, 2006 at 11:12 am (Culture, Iran, Peace, United Sates)


Wow.. That’s what I call achievement!

“By reaching this dream I’ve had since childhood, I hope to tangibly demonstrate to young people all over the world that there is no limit to what they can accomplish,”

said Anousheh Ansari, chairman and co-founder of Prodea Systems, Inc. Ansari is the first female space tourists, and the first person of Iranian descent to travel to space.

Ansari left Iran since she was 14 to find a better future in the US, where she managed to finish her degree in Computer Engineering; she then married and opened a new communication company.. Soon, the company got sold for hundreds of millions of dollars, enabeling her to afford the approximate $20 million flight to the moon.

Ansari, any link to Al-Ansari family in Bahrain?, sits an example for ambitious women; they can do and achieve what they want, if they work hard for it. She thinks, as I do, that Irani people would love to have dialog with the Americans, but every-time the politics and power get involved it disrupts!

Interesting how the flag of Iran on one hand, and the American on the other; Blend of Civilizations!

Interesting info:

Anousheh Ansari Website and Her Blog
Space explorer photos
Ansari at Wiki
CNN: Female space tourist blasts off

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Woud Bush accept Ahmadinajad’s call for debate?

August 29, 2006 at 3:10 pm (Iran, Middle East, United Sates)

Right before I left work, tired and wanna go home, I checked out CNN when the headline took all my attention:

Iran’s leader calls for TV debate with Bush http://edition.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/meast/08/29/iran.nuclear/index.html

I don’t really have time to comment on this.. But I think it would just be ingnored like Ahmadinajad’s long letter to George W. Bush some time ago… I really would like to see such a debate@@

I will leave you think for yourself in this one.. I never wrote about this topic for its sensitivity, but I promise to write soon…..

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