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Anousheh Ansari (USA, 1966-Present): In 2006, Anousheh became the first Muslim woman in space. She said, "I hope to inspire everyone -- especially... women and young girls in ...countries that do not provide women with the same opportunities as men -- to not give up their dreams and to pursue them. ... It may seem impossible to them at times. But I believe they can realize their dreams if they keep it in their hearts, nurture it, look for opportunities, and make those opportunities happen."

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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

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Anousheh Ansari approves the #spaceselfie mission. The Arkyd Space Telescope brings space within reach of everyone. #arkyd

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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

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