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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|
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.