Anousheh Ansari, Date of Birth, Place of Birth


Anousheh Ansari

Iranian-American engineer and entrepreneur

Date of Birth: 12-Sep-1966

Place of Birth: Mashhad, Razavi Khorasan Province, Iran

Profession: astronomer, astronaut, businessperson, engineer, entrepreneur

Nationality: United States, Iran

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

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About Anousheh Ansari

  • Anousheh Ansari (Persian: Anuse Ansari?; née Raissyan; born September 12, 1966) 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.
  • (TTI).
  • 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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