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 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 - 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 - 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 (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 (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."

Anousheh Ansari, before Launch to the International Space Station, at Baikonur Cosmodrome, abord the  Soyuz spacecraft: First female tourist, first female Muslim, and first Iranian in orbit.    Sep. 2006.

Anousheh Ansari, before Launch to the International Space Station, at Baikonur Cosmodrome, abord the Soyuz spacecraft: First female tourist, first female Muslim, and first Iranian in orbit. Sep. 2006.

Iranian-American engineer and astronaut Anousheh Ansari, read a statement about empathy in his acceptance speech.

Asghar Farhadi wins the Oscar for best foreign film

Iranian-American engineer and astronaut Anousheh Ansari, read a statement about empathy in his acceptance speech.

♥ Iranian-renowned scientist in the world Anousheh Ansari - The First Iranian Woman in the world and traveled into space

♥ Iranian-renowned scientist in the world Anousheh Ansari - The First Iranian Woman in the world and traveled into space

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...

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...

Former NASA scientist Firouz Naderi (left) and engineer/astronaut Anousheh Ansari pose with the Best Foreign Language Film award for 'The Salesman' on behalf of director Asghar Farhadi in the press room during the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on Feb. 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.

Former NASA scientist Firouz Naderi (left) and engineer/astronaut Anousheh Ansari pose with the Best Foreign Language Film award for 'The Salesman' on behalf of director Asghar Farhadi in the press room during the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on Feb. 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.

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