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Anousheh Ansari

Anousheh Ansari - 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."

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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.

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from Mail Online

Russia locks an all-female crew in space simulator in Mars experiment

Anousheh Ansari, the world's first woman space tourist: For eight days, the female volunteers in the new experiment will live inside a wood-panelled suite of rooms at Moscow's Institute of Biomedical Problems

Some meetings are like energy chargers. After a wonderful breakfast with my co-founder @thorkil1980 Reading My Dream of Stars by Anousheh Ansari @anousheh_x This is the Uriji Jami Campus. #mydreams #startuplife @urijijami #earthfocus

Sir Richard Branson (center) speaks with Anousheh Ansari (right) and Peter Diamandis on Oct. 4, 2014, the 10th anniversary of the Ansari X Prize.<br />

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Anousheh Ansari, Co-founder and Chair of Prodea Systems. Co-founder and CEO of Telecom Technologies, Inc. (TTI). 1st Iranian in space. George Mason University Entrepreneurial Excellence Award, George Washington University Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award, Horatio Alger Award, 2010 Ellis Island Medal of Honor

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