12 September 1966
|Education||Electrical engineering and computer science|
|Title||CEO of X Prize Foundation|
Hamid Ansari (m. 1991)
|Relatives||Amir Ansari (Brother-in-law)|
Time in space
|10d 21h 5m|
Anousheh Ansari (Persian: انوشه انصاری; née Raissyan; born September 12, 1966) is an Iranian-American engineer. She is the co-founder and chairwoman of Prodea Systems.
On September 18, 2006, a few days after her 40th birthday, she became the first Iranian ever in space. Ansari was the fourth overall self-funded space tourist, and the first self-funded woman to fly to the International Space Station.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ "X Prize-Our People, Anousheh Ansari, CEO". Retrieved March 11, 2019.
- ↑ "U.S.: Iranian-American To Be First Female Civilian In Space". RFE/RL. 2006-09-15. Archived from the original on 20 January 2011. Retrieved 2011-02-12.
- ↑ "My Dream of Stars: From Daughter of Iran to Space Pioneer". macmillan.com. Macmillan Publishers. Retrieved March 21, 2017.