Anousheh Ansari is the first woman to buy her own ticket to space and she is space blogging. Anousheh Ansari has been officially named to the Soyuz TMA-9 primary crew and is the world’s first female private spaceflight participant and explorer.
On September 18th, Anousheh will fulfill her dream when she joins the Expedition 14 crew in a 8-day mission aboard the Soyuz TMA-9 as it blasts off from Kazakhstan on an exciting journey to the International Space Station. Anousheh will be the fourth private space explorer to visit space. Prior to Co-Founding Prodea Systems, Anousheh served as Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board for Telecom Technologies, Inc. [Flickr Photo from AnoushehAnsari.com]
Follow her on her journey as she will continue blogging from space on the Anousheh Ansari Space Blog. Anousheh will be the first person ever to Blog From Space! The Anousheh Ansari Space Blog hosted by the X PRIZE Foundation is your chance to learn first-hand what it really feels like to be in space.
The X PRIZE Foundation previously captured the world’s attention when they awarded the largest prize in history, the $10 million Ansari X PRIZE, to Mojave Aerospace Ventures for the flight of SpaceShipOne. Also check out the X PRIZE Cup, Earth’s great space exposition.