Anousheh Ansari, the first female space tourist …
Went to space on September 18, 2006 with the Russian Spacecraft Soyuz from Kazakhstan.
Docked onto the International Space Station (ISS) lived in space for 8 days.
Sponsored the X-Prize program to award 10 million Dollars to the inventor of the first spacecraft that can be re-used in order for everyone to be able to view the Earth from space. Co-wrote “My Dream of Stars: From Daughter of Iran to Space Pioneer” with Homer Hickam based on her life.
Shared her experience and her views on the universe during various events and panels.
She has and continues to inspire people.
A part of Anoushe’s journey was re-enacted with "Eight”
All modeling and the process were prepared according to exact references from the journey.
Ansari was in the scene where she sees the Earth from space for the first time after docking onto ISS and we heard this experience from her lips.