Anousheh Ansari

Anousheh Ansari captured headlines around the world in September 2006 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.

Her book, My Dream of Stars: From Daughter of Iran to Space Pioneer, was co-written with Homer Hickam and will be published by Palgrave. Ansari currently works to enable social entrepreneurs to bring about radical change globally with organizations such as X Prize, ASHOKA and the PARSA Community Foundation.

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