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."
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.
Arkalyk, KAZAKHSTAN: The world's first female space tourist Anousheh Ansari (R) looks at her husband Hamid, after the landing of the Russian "Soyuz TMA-8" space capsule not far from Kazakh town of Arkalyk (some 300 kms from Kazakh capital of Astana), 29 September 2006. The capsule carrying Iranian-born American national Anousheh Ansari, Pavel Vinogradov of Russia and US astronaut Jeffrey Williams touched down softly at 0114 GMT near Arkalyk, Russian news agencies quoted the Russian space…
Our #wcw is Anousheh Ansari the first Muslim woman in space. In 2006, Iranian-American entrepreneur Anousheh became the first female space tourist when she funded her own way to the International Space Station firm Space Adventures. Anousheh is an engineer, co-founder and chairwoman of Prodea Systems. Anousheh hopes to inspire everyone especially young people, women and young girls all over the world