Thursday, September 21, 2006

First Space Tourist is Iranian Born Anousheh Ansari

New Scientist magazine reports that, "The world's first female space tourist launched her multi-million dollar adventure on Monday, blasting off with two professional astronauts from the Baikonur Cosmodrome bound for the International Space Station (ISS).

"Ansari, a 40-year-old engineer who made her millions in the US telecommunications sector after emigrating from Iran at the age of 16, is planning to take pictures, shoot film and write an Internet travel blog in space. She will also carry out medical and biological experiments for the European Space Agency."

Is there ANY doubt that had Ansari remained in Iran, she would have been kept barefoot, pregnant and covered from head to toe?

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