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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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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

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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Washing Hair in Zero Gravity - Space tourist Anousheh Ansari washes her hair aboard the ISS

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It was blast-off for the first woman to go into space on holiday, as Anousheh Ansari shot into orbit on Monday. The millionaire US businesswoman was aboard a Russian rocket heading to the International Space Station, and paid over £10 million for the ride! Ms Ansari, whos the fourth ever space tourist, said she was looking forward to seeing the Earth from space. The trip will be more than just a relaxing float in space as shell also be doing research on back pain

Sepideh is a young Iranian woman who dreams of a future as an astronaut. At home, full of hope and longing, she watches recordings of the first female Iranian in space Anousheh Ansari. Not everyone appreciates her boundless ambition. As we follow Sepideh, it becomes clear just how at odds her dreams are with her current reality and the expectations of those around her. Denmark/Iran/Germany/Norway/Sweden 2013 Director Berit Madsen 91 min