Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

Ansari

Anousheh

USA

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Birthdate:  12.09.1966
Birthplace:  Tehran / Iran
Marital status:  married
Children:  
Selection date:  ??.03.2006
Selection group:  Space Tourist 4
Position:  Spaceflight Participant (UKP)
Status:  Ret. 28.09.2006

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  Soyuz TMA-9 / Soyuz TMA-8  Spaceflight Participant  18.09. - 29.09.2006 10d 21h 05m 
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Total  10d 21h 05m 
         

Additional information

1984 emigrated to USA..Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering and computer sciences from George Mason University, 1988; Master of Science from George Washington University, 1991. She was co-founder and CEO of Telecom Technologies Inc. (TTI). Along with her brother-in-law Amir Ansari, she set up the X-Prize through their joint multi-million dollar contribution on May 5, 2004. The $10m prize was won by Burt Rutan's SpaceShipOne in 2004. She is also co-founder of Prodea, which signed a deal with Space Adventures, Ltd - a space tourism company that works with the Federal Space Agency of the Russian Federation (FSA). Was scheduled as double for Daisuke Enomoto for the mission Soyuz TMA-9; since he was medically grounded on 21.08.2006 she was assigned to the flight crew. Hobbies: space activities, listen to likes to music, hiking, basketball.

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