Anousheh Ansari

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Who is Anousheh Ansari?

Anousheh Ansari 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.. 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. Ansari was the fourth overall self-funded space tourist, and the first self-funded woman to fly to the International Space Station. Her memoir, My Dream of Stars, co-written with Homer Hickam, was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2010.

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Born
Sep 12, 1966
Mashhad
Spouses
Religion
  • Islam
Ethnicity
  • Persian people
Nationality
  • Iran
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Bachelor of Science, George Mason University
    Electrical engineering
    ( - 1988)
  • Computer Science
  • Master of Science, George Washington University
    ( - 1991)
Employment
  • Prodea Systems
Lived in
  • Mashhad

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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