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September 17, 2006

The Day Has Come

Filed under: Space Explorer — by Anousheh @ 3:09 pm

I’m hours away from my flight…

It is hard to believe that I’m here. It is still all a daze…

It is hard to explain my feelings… a strange mix of excitement and anxiety. Strangely enough my anxiety is for those who await me here on Earth. My family… I know how hard this must be on them. I must say I’m not enjoying this stage of it all. I just want to get the launch behind me and start floating in the wonderful weightlessness of space.

In a way I think that when I start floating I will be free from all fears, all anxieties, all expectations… It willl only be me… free from it all…

As I await this wonderful moment of weightlessness, everything here is starting to weigh more… I can feel the pressure of the air I’m breathing on my chest and it is getting heavier… It feels like waiting in a doctor’s office for the test results.

Everyone told me Greg Olson was incredibly calm on the day of his flight. I asked Greg how could he keep himself so calm. He said that when he was sitting there, inside the Soyuz, he knew for sure that he would be flying and no one could stop him anymore. No more doctors, no more exams, no more ceremonies… I cannot wait to get there…

I had to take a break from writing, to go visit my family. They were all here… As soon as we saw each other behind the glass wall the tears started rolling down. It was hard for everyone. My sister Atousa was trying hard to be the strong one and fighting her tears but there was no use fighting it. After we got the crying out of the way, we continued to talk and joke around and I felt everyone was getting more at ease. I certainly was. All the butterflies from the morning were gone.

I know I will be back soon and will be able to hug them all and tell them all about my trip. My brother-in-law Amir was focusing on taping the whole event and my husband Hamid was being the coordinator of the group and keeping his mind off the flight. I looked in his eyes and saw love and admiration mixed with anxiety…

We said our goodbyes since I will only get a glimpse of them on my way to the rocket. It is almost 7 pm Baikonur time and I was supposed to sleep an hour ago. They will come to wake us up at 1:00 am to prepare and head out for the launch pad.

I feel very calm and content… a sort of a Zen-like feeling… It is all going to be fine…

I want to thank you all for following along with me and thank you for all your kind and supportive words… I was never a very social person and have only a handful of close friends. I feel like in a matter of a week I have new friends all over the world and I look forward to telling you all about the ride up to the ISS.

I will be signing off now for a couple of days since the internet onboard the Soyuz is not working ;-) But my husband and Peter will be reporting on my activities from the ground.

Live Long and Prosper my friends -
Anousheh

270 Comments

  1. Dear Anousheh jaan,
    I’m glad that your wish come true. we are very proud of you.can’t wait to see you back and tell us all about your joy we all love u have a great time up there and don’t forget to look at us we are down here!!!!
    Have a safe trip.

    Comment by Azar — September 17, 2006 @ 3:33 pm

  2. Godspeed Anousheh, tomorrow morning (my time!) I’ll be thinking of you, and looking forward to hearing you’re safe on orbit and looking down at the beautiful blue and white Earth.

    Comment by Stuart Atkinson — September 17, 2006 @ 3:35 pm

  3. Good Luck, send a postcard! ;-)

    Comment by Craig Lawson — September 17, 2006 @ 3:36 pm

  4. AOA Anoushey:

    I am very proud of you and will be praying for you- I want to thank you for taking Saad’s picture with you. Wishing you a lots of luck and don’t forget to wink when you see NYC from above.

    Reach out and Touch the Star!

    With a lots of love & Cheers and prayers for a safe journey,
    signing off from earth,
    Fahmeeda Saleem
    NYC

    Comment by Fahmeeda Sasleem — September 17, 2006 @ 3:37 pm

  5. You are so cool. Good luck ;-)

    Comment by Jaeb — September 17, 2006 @ 3:40 pm

  6. hello anousheh,

    …what a nice explaining of your feelings just hours away from the launch of the soyuz.
    i wish you all the best for you flight and enough time and freedom of minds to enjoy every second of these great experience.

    and i cannot hint a little bit of envy…. ;-)

    best wishes michael

    Comment by michael may — September 17, 2006 @ 3:44 pm

  7. Salam Anousheh,
    Just wanted to wish you a great time up there.
    say hi to the Aliens

    Bye

    Comment by Mehrdad — September 17, 2006 @ 3:52 pm

  8. سلام انوشه
    مسلما یکی از زیباترین پ‍ست هایی بود که در وبلاگها خوانده ام. زیبا و منحصر به فرد. خیلی خوب احساست رو تصویر کرده ای.
    انوشه! احساس غرور میکنم. نمیدونم چرا. ولی چشمام گواه بر اینه.
    انوشه! بدان که در یاد ایرانیان خواهی بود.
    285 دقیقه تا ‍پرواز. برای بازگشتت به گوی آبی هم معکوس میشمارم.

    Comment by امیر — September 17, 2006 @ 3:56 pm

  9. Anousheh

    its just 2:41 houres leftlet me tell how i fell really i dont know you’ll believe or not
    but iam nervous, excited and happy.
    you remind me of neil armstrong, Anousheh

    TAKE A GOOD CARE OF YOUSELF
    IN LOVE AND LIGHT

    VAHID

    Comment by Vahid Farahani — September 17, 2006 @ 3:58 pm

  10. GOOD LUCK ANOUSHEH !!!!

    Comment by Rosa — September 17, 2006 @ 4:02 pm

  11. Hi Dear Anousheh,
    I am so glad that the first Iranian whom is going to sapce is u and ofcorse a woman, we are so proud of you, I am living in France and I am an electronics Engineer, I hope to be like you one day. Nothing is impossible, We are Iranian and we can do everythings . We should just WANT it.
    I wish you all the best , and hope you enjoy your trip, and come back to your family and all of your lovers healthfully.

    please don’t forget to tell us what you have seen there? :) “GOD helps you: khoda be hamratoon”

    Bon courage and bonne chance.

    Mlle Bojmehrabi Azadeh

    Comment by Azadeh Bouj — September 17, 2006 @ 4:03 pm

  12. Dear Anousheh

    I am following your activities since a year or more, and I discover you as a close person on this weblog.

    First of all BRAVO!! for all your achievments! you are indeed an inspiration.
    I am sure you will enjoy this trip… like you I still remember the nights of my youth on the posht-e boom.. with that gorgeous sky.. Good luck and waiting to read more:))

    Comment by Homeyra — September 17, 2006 @ 4:04 pm

  13. Hello,

    I just wanted to wish you safe travels. This is thrilling for all of us!

    I’m looking forward to meeting you in Las Cruces,

    Beth

    Comment by Beth Close — September 17, 2006 @ 4:06 pm

  14. In the name of ALLAH.All iranian people pray for you.There is another world that you are going.Please pray for iran and their people there.REMEMBER THIS WORD PLEASE

    FALLAHO KHAORON HAFEZA VA HOVA ARHAMOR RAHEMIN

    Comment by abbas — September 17, 2006 @ 4:10 pm

  15. God Speed to the whole Soyuz TMA-9 crew!!! Go Navy!!!

    LCDR Bob Adamcik, U.S. Navy
    Operational Test and Evaluation Force
    Norfolk, VA

    Comment by LCDR Bob Adamcik — September 17, 2006 @ 4:11 pm

  16. Anousheh,
    Have a safe and joyful flight! When you are in space please take a moment and look at the small world below and say a small quiet prayer for peace between all peoples. You will be speaking for so many of us.
    Peace,
    Bill

    Comment by Bill — September 17, 2006 @ 4:15 pm

  17. Anousheh,

    To look down on humanity/creation from such a distance…how beautiful and breathtaking. From such a place I suppose you cannot see cruelty and wars and injustice…but only the splendor and vastness of space. Maybe you’re views on life and what is important will be shifted. May all go smoothly and your family rest easily knowing that you are chasing your dreams.

    Sincerely,

    Eric Thigpen

    Comment by eric — September 17, 2006 @ 4:17 pm

  18. سلام.خدا به همراهت

    Comment by abbas — September 17, 2006 @ 4:19 pm

  19. I wish you all the best . have a safe flight! It is people like you you make this little Earth a good place. Good Luck!

    Comment by Ivan — September 17, 2006 @ 4:19 pm

  20. Anousheh jaan;
    U r such a great and wonderful lady.and although cannot feel the exact senses u have described ,but undrestand you so much.
    My family used to tell me travelling to space is a dream,try to choose another career!When I heard about your decision,I believed I can be one of the travellers too!
    Wish you all the best on your way to space and your stay .Hope u are back earth safe and tell us our exciting stories.Good luck ,dear

    Comment by aida — September 17, 2006 @ 4:22 pm

  21. I wish I could be with you all on this flight… to experience the freedom you have earned.

    You explain very well the anticipation, the enthusiasm you feel… Enjoy!

    Terry

    Comment by Terry Byrne — September 17, 2006 @ 4:23 pm

  22. Wish you an enjoyable and safe trip:) We will wake up early every morning and see you from IRAN… Don’t forget to look at us;-)

    Comment by Niloofar — September 17, 2006 @ 4:30 pm

  23. khanome ansari salam arz mikonam.
    omidvaram ke khobo salamat bashid.
    az inke finglish baraton minivisam sharmandam, akhe englisim ziad khob nist.
    faghat mikham begam ke kheili khoshhalam ye irooni dare in karo mikone. bavar konin be homon andaze khoshhalam ke engar khodam miham beram faza.
    arezooye moafaghiat va kamyabi baraye sarasare zendegiton daram.
    With high Regards,
    Meysam Ganjali

    Comment by Meysam Ganjeali — September 17, 2006 @ 4:35 pm

  24. I am your friend’s daughter. I am very inspired by space as much as you are. Good luck on the trip. I hope I get to meet you one day soon.

    Tara ( your friend’s daughter in Fl)

    Comment by Tara — September 17, 2006 @ 4:36 pm

  25. Great coverage in the North Texas newspapers this weekend, you’ll be a celebrity at the local Ikea when you come home. Have a fantastic time!

    Comment by BradW — September 17, 2006 @ 4:38 pm

  26. salam anousheh khanoom
    hala kamtar az 2 suat be parvazet moonde…va eftekhar ma iroonia dare bishtar mishe…
    hala dige man vagean be irooni boodanam eftekhat mikonam…
    omidvaram to ham be irooni boodanet eftekhar koni…
    rasti hame mardome iran daran doat mikonam salem bashe va sarehal…
    man mikhastam az asemoon safinaro bebinamo badragat konam vali alan inja baroone… va nemishe…
    khob…felan bay bay anoosheh abjee….cheshmak

    Comment by vahid esmailpour — September 17, 2006 @ 4:39 pm

  27. فالله خیر حافظا و هو ارحم الراحمین

    Comment by هانی — September 17, 2006 @ 4:40 pm

  28. پیروز و سر بلند باشیذ

    Comment by Behnam — September 17, 2006 @ 4:51 pm

  29. all iranian are hopefull that you flight successfully to ISS.
    and share your senses and experience with all people.
    I wish that you are not last and alone iranain that flight to space.
    PIROOZ VA SARBOLAND BASHY
    MEHDI(from Iran)

    Comment by mehdi — September 17, 2006 @ 4:53 pm

  30. سلام خانم انصاری.الان آنقدر هیجان زده هستم که نمی دونم چی ‏بنویسم،جز اینکه به ایرانی بودن خودم افتخار می کنم،به اینکه اولین ‏فضاگرد ایرانی یک خانم هست افتخار می کنم،به اینکه در پشت این ‏سفر فضایی چه اهداف انسان دوستانه وبلندی دارین افتخار می ‏کنم.من هم مانند خیلی از بچه ها در کودکی آرزوی فضاگرد شدن ‏داشتم و شبهای تابستون اون سالها را هیچ وقت فراموش نمی کنم که ‏خیره می شدم به آسمون و از خودم می پرسیدم روزی خواهد رسید ‏که سفر به فضا هم قسمتی از سفرهایی باشه که یک آدم در طول ‏عمرش انجام می ده و حالا از اینکه می بینم شما ،یک بانوی ‏ایرانی، اولین قدمها رو برای ممکن کردن این رویا برداشتین ‏،بسیار خوشحالم .مطلب(بهای یک رویا)بسیار زیبا بود ،من هم با ‏نظرات شما موافقم در مورد اینکه باید با برنامه ریزی بلند مدت ‏مشکلات جوامع بشری رو حل کرد واینکه چاره مشکلات ما در ‏بیشتر وقتها این هست که افکارمون آزاد نیستن.چقدر مشتاق بودم ‏راجع به علایق شما بیشتر بدونم و حالا که این مطلب رو خوندم ‏خوشحالم ،چون علایق شما آنچنان با تصوری که داشتم تفاوت ‏نداشت و در کل تمام موفقیتهای شما مرهون همین روحیات زیبا و ‏جستجوگر شماست. راستی از اینکه دیدم در بالای فهرست ‏هنرمندان مورد علاقه تون اسم گوگوش و ابی رو آوردین باز هم ‏خوشحال شدم و به اینکه این همه سال زندگی در خارج از ایران ‏روحیات زیبای ایرانی شما رو تغییر نداده ،افتخار می کنم.امیدوارم ‏سفر شما پلی باشه برای پیوستن تمام ایرانی ها به همدیگه،برای ‏ساختن ایرانی آباد و آزاد . یک پیشنهاد داشتم ،اگر برای شما امکان ‏داره در وبلاگتون یک پست هر چقدر هم که کوتاه، به زبان فارسی ‏بنویسید(ببخشید که این پیشنهاد رو می کنم در حالی که شما در ‏نوشته هاتون و مصاحبه ها بارها نام ایران رو آوردین) حس ‏شاعرانه نوشته هاتون قابل ستایشه(مخصوصا همین نوشته ،از ‏خوندنش به شدت هیجان زده شدم)در آخر اینکه بعد از دیدن نوشته ‏های شما یک ترانه از کریس دی برگ به نام(فضانوردی از سفر ‏آمد) یادم اومد که اون رو براتون می فرستم . با بهترین آرزوها ‏برای شما وامید با اینکه سفر شما پیام آور صلح ،دوستی و عشق ‏برای ما زمینی ها باشه.سفر بخیر.‏

    Comment by مهرداد بیات — September 17, 2006 @ 4:58 pm

  31. Dear anoushe ,i don’t know how to explain my fleengs,i’m 17,living in a small city in Iran. going to space is my wish, how i wish i could be with you … .i just wish you the best, and i want you to know, when you are up there in the sky , we are looking at the sky, and thinking of you…

    Arezoo

    Kerman, Iran

    khoda negahdare to ,ei banooye aseman

    Comment by arezoo — September 17, 2006 @ 4:59 pm

  32. امشب از این پایین برات دست تکون میدیم.
    موفق باشی.

    Comment by فاروق — September 17, 2006 @ 4:59 pm

  33. A Spaceman Came Travelling
    Chris de Burgh

    A spaceman came travelling on his ship from afar,
    ‘Twas light years of time since his mission did start,
    And over a village he halted his craft,
    And it hung in the sky like a star, just like a star…
    He followed a light and came down to a shed,
    Where a mother and child were lying there on a bed,
    A bright light of silver shone round his head,
    And he had the face of an angle, and they were afraid…
    Then the stranger spoke, he said “Do not fear,
    I come from a planet a long way from here,
    And I bring a message for mankind to hear,”
    And suddenly the sweetest music filled the air…
    And it went La La…
    Peace and goodwill to all men, and love for the child…
    This lovely music went trembling through the ground,
    And many were wakened on hearing that sound,
    And travellers on the road, the village they found,
    By the light of that ship in the sky, which shone all round…
    And just before dawn at the paling of the sky,
    The stranger returned and said “Now I must fly,
    When two thousand years of your time has gone by,
    This song will begin once again, to a baby’s cry…”
    And it went La La … This song will begin once again
    To a baby’s cry…
    And it goes La La… Peace and goodwill to all men, and
    Love for the child…
    Oh the whole world is waiting, waiting to hear the song again,
    There are thousands standing on the edge of the world,
    And a star is moving somewhere, the time is nearly here,
    This song will begin once again, to a baby’s cry

    Comment by مهرداد بیات — September 17, 2006 @ 4:59 pm

  34. سلام…
    خانوم انصاري براتون آرزوي موفقيت و سلامتي دارم .
    من هم همزمان با شما هيجان و غرور ناشي از اين سفر رو دارم. انگار قرار بوده من هم از زمين كنده شم، اما شما جاي من داريد پرواز مي‌كنيد.
    با ديدن تصاوير تمرين شما و مخصوصا با مطالعه مطالب قبل از سفرتون بارها اشك توي چشمام جمع شد درست مثل اعضاي خانوادتون.
    راستش يه عالمه هم بهتون حسوديم ميشه:)
    شما به الگوهاي زندگي من اضافه شديد.

    فقط يادتون باشه موقعي كه تو فضا هستيد تو اون آرامش براي ما دعا كنيد و
    — اگه ستاره شانس منو ديدي بهش بگو احتياجش دارم —

    افتخار همه ايراني‌ها هستيد ، به سلامت

    Comment by Mohsen — September 17, 2006 @ 5:04 pm

  35. hi dear anoosheh,I’m very glad beacuse you are the first women from my country IRAN.
    I wish you will be succsesful in your trip and in your life.
    I wish a safe trip for you.
    please don’t forget to tell us about your trip.please update your weblog.

    انوشه جان نميدونم فارسي را راحت ميخوني يا نه ولي ديدم در قالب كلمات انگليسي نميتونم احساسم را برات شرح بدم.خيلي بهت افتخار ميكنم و خوشحالم كه اين سفر هيجان انگيز را در پيش داري.اميدوارم به سلامتي بري و برگردي و برايت دعا ميكنم.من امشب تا صبح نخواهم خوابيد و به تو و سفرت و به هيجان و افتخارش فكر خواهم كرد موفق باشي و خدا به همراهت.

    Comment by farah — September 17, 2006 @ 5:07 pm

  36. salam
    vaghean baese eftekhri

    Comment by nader parsa — September 17, 2006 @ 5:08 pm

  37. Dear Anousheh

    What a remarkable posting. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and feelings with so many strangers who now regard you as a friend.

    I read your blog, then I saw you on NASA TV at the Press Conference today saying that you weren’t looking forward to the ‘ride on the rocket’. What immense courage you are showing us all.

    We will all be sharing your and your family’s anxiety over the next 11 hours, but as you said. ‘It is all going to be fine.’

    Look forward to your first blog from orbit.

    Kerry

    Comment by Kerry — September 17, 2006 @ 5:11 pm

  38. درود
    موفق و سر بلند باشي.راستي دوست داريم در وبلاگت فارسي نيز بنويسي.راستي وقتي آنجايي ترتيبه يك گفتگوي زنده با سيماي ايزان را بده. بدرود

    Comment by mehrab — September 17, 2006 @ 5:15 pm

  39. Dear Anousheh, Michael, and Mikhail,

    Love and compassion are the great healers of fear and anxiety. The love of countless is with you during your mission. You can command our feelings of solidarity in the difficult hours up to the launch, at the engines’ roar and on the most silent trajectory through emptiness. Friendship, solidarity and love are the real propellents of our species. Use them and never feel alone!

    Good luck and all the best!

    Comment by Arnulf — September 17, 2006 @ 5:19 pm

  40. Salam…
    Enshalla safare khubi dashte bashi…
    Kheyliha tu iran barat doa mikonan ke bishtareshun javunan…
    Movaffagh baashi.

    Comment by Mohsen Ebrahimi — September 17, 2006 @ 5:20 pm

  41. In the name of unknown world’s GOD
    Mr.Anoosheh Ansari
    I’m really excited and I’m proud of you.
    I really missed my childhood’s dreams about the space.
    plz if u see my chanse Star in the space tell it that I need that.

    Can u hide me in your suitcase , I wanna go to space and never come back :> ?

    good wishes for u , take Care
    Be omide khoda zood va salem bargardi

    Comment by Mohsen Akhavan Nia — September 17, 2006 @ 5:22 pm

  42. Godspeed Anousheh. Touch the stars also for me !!

    Paolo

    Comment by Paolo — September 17, 2006 @ 5:28 pm

  43. سلام
    امیدوارم موفق باشی و عکس ها و بعد از بازگشت تصاویر زیبایی از فضا و این کره گرد قلمبه آبی روی وبلاگ یا سایتت بذاری.وبلاگ گولو اخبار مربوط به تورو لحظه به لحظه روی سایتش می گذاره.به گولو هم سری بزن…

    Comment by GULU — September 17, 2006 @ 5:28 pm

  44. Salam Anousheh,

    We’ll look at the sky in Iran, tonight.
    Have a great trip,
    And we all are proud of you. :)

    Best Wishes
    Masood

    Comment by Masood — September 17, 2006 @ 5:31 pm

  45. Hope You`ll be alright out there. Wish You all the best!!!

    Comment by Marta — September 17, 2006 @ 5:43 pm

  46. سلام عزيزم…behem sar bezan

    Comment by عاشق گمشده — September 17, 2006 @ 5:50 pm

  47. Dorood bar shoma
    i wish you the best
    you’are the greates
    your husband must be proud of you
    could you see the Saint Ex planet when you are there?

    sabz bashid
    Reza

    Comment by Reza — September 17, 2006 @ 5:50 pm

  48. Dear Anousheh,

    Have a safe trip to the space.
    We, all of Iranians, are proud of you.

    We are awaiting to hear story of your space trip from you.

    We are eager to see you are implanting your tree after return to home, the Earth.

    God bless you!

    Ali

    Comment by Ali — September 17, 2006 @ 5:52 pm

  49. Iran is so proud of you,
    Iranian people are so proud of you,
    I just cried when I read this post,I really dont know what to say,you are my dear sister and I wish you all the best.
    Be Yade Iran va Mardomesh bash oon bala va bedoon ke doaye hameye Iraniha hamrahete vase hamishe.
    Be to Iraniye aziz Anooshe Ansari khanoome mosalmane Irani eftekhar mikonim va hame az Khoda mikhaym ke yaro yavaret bashe.
    Boro be salamat
    Ma hame montazere bargashted mishinim va az hamin alan rooz va saat shomari mikonim.
    Ya Ali Madad
    Daste Hagh Be Hamrat

    Mohsen
    UK

    Comment by Mohsen — September 17, 2006 @ 5:54 pm

  50. salam anooshe jooon khobi?
    vaghan baese eftekhare ke shoma darin mirin faza hataman onja jaye ma ham khali konin :D

    Comment by sarah — September 17, 2006 @ 5:59 pm

  51. Dear Anousheh,

    You will start your exploration in less than 2 hours.
    I’m almost sure that you cannot read this message right now. Maybe when you arrive in ISS, you will be able to read it, but I would like you to know that at this time, most of Iranians are praying for you and wishing you all the bests during your journey to ISS and then during your return to Earth.
    As a satellite systems specialist and enthusiast, I wish you from depth of my heart all the bests. Also I wish I (we) could be able to use your experiences from this trip after your return.
    We will be really happy if we could receive some of your expereinces as PDF, WORD, JPG, PPS ,etc files.

    Anyhow , wish you enjoy your trip and be successful in all of your life and career.

    Greetings
    Kami

    Comment by Kambiz — September 17, 2006 @ 5:59 pm

  52. Hi There…Mrs.Ansari

    I’m so surprised … It’s unblivable that the first iranian space explorer is on way. I wish you have a safe and wonderful trip there…we’re standing by for your next posts.

    have a great trip.

    Comment by Mohammad Hassan — September 17, 2006 @ 6:00 pm

  53. Salaam Anousheh jaan

    As an iranian ,I like to say ,you are the pride of iranian people and nation.

    I wish you the best in this endeavour.

    -Maryam and Farid bavandpour

    Comment by Maryam and Farid bavandpour — September 17, 2006 @ 6:02 pm

  54. به شکوفه ها به باران برسان سلام ما را

    Comment by rezA — September 17, 2006 @ 6:11 pm

  55. Everyone is so excited for you!! Inshallah, you’ll have a safe, wonderful, and exciting trip in space. Make sure you tell us all the details of what earth looks like from space…and what the other celestial objects look like. We’re all looking forward to your future blog entries. Have a great time!

    Comment by Rizwana — September 17, 2006 @ 6:11 pm

  56. Hi

    Watching the news conference and your answers were so thorough, there are many reasons for Iranian to be proud of you.I will be watching every second of the LAUNCH on NASA TV.

    May Anoushe’s God save here in this trip and everywhere!

    BW

    Hooman

    Comment by HOOMAN — September 17, 2006 @ 6:14 pm

  57. Anousheh,
    I am soooo incredibly thrilled for you!!! I don’t even know you and I wish I could give you a tear-filled hug from all the emotions a dream like this causes. I am a dreamer as you are and its so exciting to know these dreams are coming true for you. You are reading the words of a guy who gets a huge lump in his throat and eyes watering EVERY single time I watch the beginning of Apollo 13 when they show the footage on Neil Armstrong walking on the moon!
    I have been saying for years that we need actual space fliers to excite others about space, so come back and just show everyone how incredible it is! Get on Letterman or Leno, too! That will be a great way to infect (heheheh) others with our dreams and passions of a future where we can all one day have the opportunity to look back on our beautiful miracle in the darkness we call home.
    I and many others will be with you in spirit on your journey. Godspeed, Anousheh.

    D-J
    West Palm Beach, Fl

    P.S. - I hate the term space tourist too!!!

    Comment by D-J — September 17, 2006 @ 6:16 pm

  58. Anousheh we are so happy for you!!!! Inshallah, your flight will be safe, exciting, and the trip of a lifetime. Please tell us all the details about what the stars look like when you’re there. I’d love to know. We are so proud of you. You are an inspiration to muslim women around the world. Good luck and have a wonderful trip.

    Comment by Rizwana — September 17, 2006 @ 6:18 pm

  59. انوشه خانم

    شما افتخار ايران زمين هستيد.از شما خواهش مي كنم در عكس هاتون طوري بايستيد كه پرچم ايران مشخص تر باشه.

    يك ايراني در قفسي بزرگ به نام ايران!

    Comment by Ashkan Monadjemi — September 17, 2006 @ 6:21 pm

  60. Anousheh aziz, I’m sitting behind PC here in Tehran Refinery and Proud of you.
    alan saate 10 shab ast va man emshab aaseman raa be naame to mikhaanam. “anoushe”
    Farzad

    Comment by Farzad — September 17, 2006 @ 6:24 pm

  61. dear ms ansari
    i know God presents everywhere, but rare people exists there. so u have a chance to speak from there with our beautiful God.Let’s take our regards to Him! have a nice space trip.
    خدايا مسافر فضايمونو به تو مي سپاريم. به او نشان بده هر انچه را كه بصيرت بينايش توان ديدن آن را دارد. منتظر بازگشتت هستيم تا هر آنچه كه گوشهاي ما توان آن را دارد از تو بشنويم.
    YOURS FAITHFULLY
    NILOOFAR Z.

    Comment by niloofar z. — September 17, 2006 @ 6:27 pm

  62. From Earth to somewhere in the space.

    Dear Anousheh , As an Iranian is proud to see a woman from a coutry that women havee lowest right in today world, going to space. You are represnting millions of Iranisns and especially women share your excitement and wish you a SAFE trip , Please show your Iranian Lion and Sun flag to world .

    Comment by Amir — September 17, 2006 @ 6:29 pm

  63. Queridísima Anousheh… genia ! la vas a pasar suuuuper !!! luego tendrás mucho que contar a tus nietitos… toda la suerte del mundo… un beso muy grande desde Argentina, al sur del sur… !!!

    Comment by Angie Roytgolz — September 17, 2006 @ 6:30 pm

  64. hello dear madam anousheh asnari
    you are the first and the biggest iranian woman which she can go to the abroad space. i and my friends abbas and javad wish all the bests for you specially in this voyage. we counted the past days for your voyage and also we will count the remained days to yor come back. have a safe trip. be carefull about yorself.

    Comment by mostafa dehghan — September 17, 2006 @ 6:34 pm

  65. hello
    we proud of you.
    you are symbol of brave iranian women . ( شما سمبل زنان شجاع ایرانی هستید.) از خدا موفقیت و سلامتتان را آرزو مندم.

    Comment by فرنوش — September 17, 2006 @ 6:35 pm

  66. سلام واقعااحساس غرور ميكنم كه يك ايراني داره ميره فضا اميدورم كه موفق باشي. راستي وقتي كره زمين روازبالا ديدي يادي هم از مابكن چون من همدوست دارم يك روزي برم فضا

    Comment by رضا — September 17, 2006 @ 6:36 pm

  67. Dear Anousheh,
    GREAT !
    I wish you all the lucky of the world !!!
    a big kiss from Argentina, the south of the south… Angie

    Comment by Angie Roytgolz — September 17, 2006 @ 6:37 pm

  68. God Speed to the crew.

    “If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea”
    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (Autor von “Der kleine Prinz”)

    Ich wünsche Ihnen viel Erfolg für Ihren Einsatz an Bord und kommen Sie heil und gesund wieder auf die Erde zurück. Thomas can translate it ;).

    sincerely yours,
    Michael
    Dresden, Germany

    Comment by Michael — September 17, 2006 @ 6:38 pm

  69. Anoushe jan

    Wish U the Best on your trip.

    enshala be salamat bargardy

    Love
    Hoda

    Comment by Hoda — September 17, 2006 @ 6:39 pm

  70. سلام
    دراین آخرین لحظات که حتی ممکن است درراه فضا باشی بعنوان یک ایرانی به خود می بالم وامیدوارم سرمشق خوبی برای جوانانمان باشی
    برایت سفری امن آرزو دارم.
    محمدرضا-ایران

    Comment by mohammad reza — September 17, 2006 @ 6:43 pm

  71. i’ve always dreamed of space flight when i was a child
    i want to fly out to the outer reach of the solar system some day, thats my dream…
    best of luck to you!

    Comment by Zach — September 17, 2006 @ 6:46 pm

  72. salam ashosheh khanoom
    alan ke daram in post minevisam to safinat neshasti ta chand saniye dige be arezoohaye koodakit miresi
    khob behtarin safare omret shoro shode va be arezooye bozorget residi dige az khoda chi mikhay?
    hala ke mitooni mitooni goosheyi az ghodrate khoda ro ehsas koni azash chi mikhay ye chiz borogtar az safar az befaza bayad bashe
    aya momkene in arezoo dige shaksi nabashe?
    mitoni az khoda talabe ye arezooye bozorgtar bekoni mesle sarbolandiye ye mellat !
    melati ke bish az hame az raftane to be faza khoshhal shodan vah shayad doorogh nabashe kheylihashoon az khodet ham bishtar
    (alan saniyeshomaret ham tamoom shood)
    safare khosi barat arezoo mikonam
    vaghti bargashti be in arezooye bozorgtar ham fker kon
    shayad be yek arezooye moshtarak residim va toonestim be hamdigekomak konim ta bearezooye moshtarake har ironi beresim shyad beshe ye roozi to keshvaremoon hich javoone bikari hich koodaki faghiri va hich dele shekastei nabashim

    bedrood
    vahid

    Comment by vahid — September 17, 2006 @ 6:50 pm

  73. Dear Anousheh,

    have a nice and save trip.
    Don’t get into troubles if you happen to find a tribble!

    Best Regards,
    Ramin
    \\ //

    Comment by Ramin Mizani — September 17, 2006 @ 6:55 pm

  74. Good luck and safe trip to ISS !

    Countdown clock is showing wrong time to the launch !

    Comment by Maciej — September 17, 2006 @ 6:58 pm

  75. dear anoushe! hi!
    i am writing this for you from our country IRAN!!
    i am so proud because of you! you are the first iranian who is going to see our planet from the space!!
    i hope every thing will go on for you so good and pleasant!and having a safely trip!
    take care
    (( i like you))
    babye
    shaghayegh

    Comment by shaghayegh — September 17, 2006 @ 7:00 pm

  76. Dear Anousheh,

    I’m very glad that you, yet so young but already a person of merit to space discovery, eventually have got the possibility to go there and personally check what the space is.

    I wish you many nice impressions during the trip, and many further successful ventures after returning home.

    Zbigniew
    PL

    Comment by Zbigniew Chruszczewski — September 17, 2006 @ 7:05 pm

  77. As a fellow “Mashhadi” I am proud, especially as you have the courage to wear the Iraninan flag on your arm.

    Let us hope that this encourages other Iranian ex-patriates to advertise their origins, rather than hide it.

    Comment by Kaveh — September 17, 2006 @ 7:10 pm

  78. Salam..aval az hame bebakhshid ke spangilish neveshtam :D …. vaghan hol kardam asan nemidonam chi bayad begam… yani be in fek mikonam ke momkene harfamo sahoma bekhoonin bazam taajob mikonam…. >:D:D>> rastii omadin ye adam fazaee ham bara man biarin :D >>> ghoorbonet beram >:D>> ali_llvllanzarieh_000

    Comment by Ali — September 17, 2006 @ 7:12 pm

  79. Hello Anousheh,

    You know, i’ve been interested in space flight ever since i saw my first launch at age ten (in 1972). Even though i breathe, eat, and dream space ( my friends know better than to get me talking about space ) the existing space programs have always felt like an exclusive club where i was allowed to stand at the gate and peek in but was never allowed to join in. By letting us share in your adventure step by step as it happens, you have opened that gate and given me ( as well as thousands of others around the world i’m sure ) a chance to join in mankind’s greatest adventure, and for that i’m truly grateful.

    One more thing if i may be so bold. We all have some idea of what we think it’s like being in space. On your first posting from space do you think you could share with us what the most unexpected thing about being in space will have been up to that point? Thanks

    Have a safe flight! I, of course, will be watching the launch on NASA-TV ( No British comedies for me tonight :-) ) and i look forward to hearing from you once you are settled in at the space Hilton (Oops! ISS ).

    Cheers!

    Muinde JK

    Dallas TX

    Comment by Muinde Kithome — September 17, 2006 @ 7:16 pm

  80. سلام انوشه خانم
    برای شما از صمیم دل آرزوی موفقیت می کنم امیدوارم شما در موفقیت های دیگری نیز ببینم و شما را به خداوند یکتا می سپارم
    سفر خوبی داشته باشید
    (یا علی مدد)
    Best Wishes
    Mahdi Soltani.
    Iran- hamadan - lalejin city.

    Comment by Mahdi Soltani — September 17, 2006 @ 7:19 pm

  81. سلام. من هم به عنوان یک ایرانی و مسلمان به شما افتخار میکنم . ارزویی سفری بی خطر براتون دارم . همیشه سربلند باشید

    Comment by ahmad — September 17, 2006 @ 7:33 pm

  82. Anousheh,
    I, like so many others, are inspired by your passion and courage. I think I speak for Americans, Iranians and all nations, when I say that we are truely proud of you and your ability to realize your dreams at so many levels. I someday too will make my dreams come true because people like you have shown me that anything is possible. In some way, I feel as if you have allowed all of us to join you in your trip to the stars - and for that we thank you.

    Enjoy your trip and give our regards to everyone up there!

    Comment by Jason D. A. — September 17, 2006 @ 7:33 pm

  83. Remember Iran in space!

    Comment by Mohammad — September 17, 2006 @ 7:37 pm

  84. Have a safe and inspiring trip!

    Comment by Drew — September 17, 2006 @ 7:39 pm

  85. have a good time in space and goodluck

    Comment by behnood — September 17, 2006 @ 7:47 pm

  86. Dear mrs Ansari
    I’m Mahmood Ansari from Tehran,Iran.Recently i heared that you’re going to international space station (iss) so i say wow, I hope you have a nice and save tip and enjoy of your spacial travel and of course geting back safe to your home soon and allways remember
    “dedicated to all who accept criticim and risk that accompaines exploration…of kownledge…of spirit…and space”.I’m realy proud to have a such a person as a member of family like you.
    good luck
    M.Ansari

    Comment by mahmood ansari — September 17, 2006 @ 7:58 pm

  87. Anousheh! go for it! i today realized my dream to fly in a helicopter, i hope the coming through of your dream, will be the experience of your life, just like it was for me. a big hug from the netherlands

    Comment by elizabeth — September 17, 2006 @ 8:10 pm

  88. سلام خانم..منم یه ایرانی و حسابی به خودم می بالم که یکی از خاک من داره یه کار بزرگ می کنه..امیدوارم موفق باشید…راستی اون بالا بالاها به خدا نزدیکتری…می دونستی؟بیصبرانه منتظر مطالب جدیدت توی بلاگت هستیم…..محکم باش

    Comment by Hamid — September 17, 2006 @ 8:11 pm

  89. Anousheh jaan

    We all wish you a very safe and excellent trip.

    Good Luck

    Comment by Farzaneh — September 17, 2006 @ 8:12 pm

  90. Hi Dear Anousheh!…what a feeling you might have while leaving the earth!…it must be fantastic(!)…we as Iranians are proud of you & we all wish you a safe trip…don’t remember,say hello to the stars…tell ‘em i’ll be there so0n!;-)
    Wish a Very exciting and happy space trip
    Godspeed Anousheh!
    Masoumeh

    Comment by Masoumeh — September 17, 2006 @ 8:16 pm

  91. Anousheh: You have reached a goal that I once had as a young boy growing up in New Jersey and Long Island New York, in the early 1950′2 watching Captain Video’ and ‘Flash Gordon’ on a small black an white TV. The thrill of going to a space station. ( I guess I was just born too soon) My best wishes to you Anousheh, on your trip. Please let me know how it was.

    Ken Webb

    Comment by Ken Webb — September 17, 2006 @ 8:16 pm

  92. I wish you to have a nice time up there. Enjoy watching the beauty there on behalf of all human race. Good Luck.

    Comment by Hamed — September 17, 2006 @ 8:19 pm

  93. انوشه جان سلام/
    خوشحالم که به آرزوت رسیدی /برات دعا میکنم/امیدوارم به سلامت برگردی//سفرت خوش/دوستت داریم/موفق و پاینده و آسمانی باشی

    Comment by shahab — September 17, 2006 @ 8:32 pm

  94. >

    So let’s show people how far one can go and reach new horizons.
    Thanks for all you efforts Anousheh.

    Comment by Ali Parvini — September 17, 2006 @ 8:45 pm

  95. امشب در سر شوری دارم
    امشب در دل نوری دارم
    باز امشب در اوج آسمانم
    باشد رازی با ستارگانم
    ….
    امیدورام از شنیدن این آهنگ لذت ببرید

    http://www.jamejamshid.com/ba-seteraganam.wav

    بدرود

    Comment by بهنام — September 17, 2006 @ 9:02 pm

  96. سلام
    موفق باشی

    Comment by nice — September 17, 2006 @ 9:10 pm

  97. Hi Anousheh,
    We are very proud of you.
    Have a safe and wonderful trip.

    Shirin & Siamak from Australia,

    Comment by Siamak — September 17, 2006 @ 9:11 pm

  98. salam
    braye shoma arezoye mofaghiyat mikonam wa safare khobi dashte bashid

    Comment by sholeh — September 17, 2006 @ 9:13 pm

  99. Congratulations! I hope that you have a wonderful time! I will be praying for you! Take lots of pictures in space!! You are so lucky to be able to have such a breathtaking experience!
    In Christ,
    Makenzi
    Psalm 18:24

    Comment by Makenzi — September 17, 2006 @ 9:15 pm

  100. As an Iranian I am very proud of and hve the highest admiration for you for three distictive reasons:

    1-Achieving one of the biggest and most successful business adventures at such a young age and in such a competetive atmosphere along with your husband.

    2- Detaching yourself from material wealth to reach to one of the most desired wishes by spending so much to be included in this great adventure.

    3- Having the physical strength, stamina and above all the courage to paticipate in this adventure.

    Good Luck and Happy Landing with our Best Wishes.

    Comment by kuros Amouzgar — September 17, 2006 @ 9:15 pm

  101. سلام انوشه عزيز اميدوارم در راهي كه در پيش داري موفق و سر بلند باشي.به عنوان يك زن ايراني بهت افتخار ميكنم و بينهايت خوشحالم.وقتي در فضا هستي نگاهي هم به ما بيانداز چون من هر شب بهت نگاه ميكنم و براي سلامتي و موفقيتت دعا .تو را بهخدا ميسپارم و منتظر اپ ديت كردن وبلاگت هستم براي ما از اونجا بنويس.ما سرا پا انتظاريم.

    Comment by farah — September 17, 2006 @ 9:15 pm

  102. Hello mrs. Ansari,

    It was interesting to read your thoughts just before going into space. I will keep an eye on your blog to learn more. Have a safe trip and I hope all your expectations will become true. Hopefuly one day all of us will realize that we live on a beautiful planet and that we should take care of each other. Enjoy every minute of it.

    Comment by Wim — September 17, 2006 @ 9:21 pm

  103. عزيزم اونجا كه به خدا نزديكتري براي ما زنان ايراني در بند در قفس هم دعايي بكن.

    Comment by فرح — September 17, 2006 @ 9:22 pm

  104. Godspeed Anousheh! May all your dreams be fulfilled. As you look down upon our little planet please know many down here with upturned heads will be watching you and dreaming their dreams.

    Comment by Rick Sterling — September 17, 2006 @ 9:25 pm

  105. hello
    we are two sisters from mashhad_Iran.
    we were both dreaming to go to space when we were children like you,we thought it’s impossible but your trip show us we can reach anything we want.
    we became so happy when we understood you are from mashhad .
    we hope we reach this dream as soon as possible.
    Wish having a good trip.

    Comment by hengameh & hanieh — September 17, 2006 @ 9:34 pm

  106. Dear Anousheh,

    I wish you a very happy experience outside Earth. Enjoy it for all of us that can´t not afford to do it. If you are able to find Spain from one of yours windows focus on Vigo, on the Atlantic coast, near to the border with Portugal where I will be looking at you and crying “Enjoy your dream!”.

    Best regards from Spain and ‘Hasta la vista’.

    Toni

    Comment by Toni — September 17, 2006 @ 9:39 pm

  107. با سلام به خانم انوشه ي انصاري و تمامي هموطنان ايراني

    تنها كاري كه از دست ما ايرانيان بر مي آيد ، دعا كردن براي پايان خوش اين سفر است. چنين چيزي باعث افتخار ما ايرانيان است

    متني را كه شما در وبلاگتان چند دقيقه قبل از پروازتان گذاشتيد ، بنده اقدام به ترجمه ي آن به زبان فارسي نمودم تا آن را تقديم هموطنان ايراني ام كنم

    براي مشاهده ي متن ترجمه شده به لينك زير رفته و قسمت پاياني پست داده شده را بخوانيد

    http://www.darinoos.net/postt15407.html

    Comment by kavehmj — September 17, 2006 @ 9:42 pm

  108. Bon voyage from all who love space, and accomplishment. Yours is a story of personal triumph, not religious, national or ethnic triumph; the truth is that all success is personal, and any collective identity is merely the sum of individuals. Good luck, and savor what your efforts have bought you.

    Comment by L Wizzel — September 17, 2006 @ 9:43 pm

  109. Salam . man sajad hastam . 21 az iran - kermanshah
    khili khili az in babat khoshhalam
    alan taghriban 6 sa@ be partab-e-mooshak-e-shoma baghi moondeh
    omidvaram besalamat berid-o-bargardid
    omidvaram TV4 iran be gholesh amal koneh va in rooydad ro be soorat-e-LIVE pakhsh koneh
    Ya Ali . Eltemas-e-2A
    GOOD LUCK

    Comment by Sajad Madani — September 17, 2006 @ 9:49 pm

  110. Dear Anousheh,

    wish you good luck and hope every person’s dreams come true,
    long live and prosper
    saideh

    Comment by saideh — September 17, 2006 @ 9:51 pm

  111. Khanoomeh Anousheh Ansari,

    ba behtarin arezouha, roozhaye roshan, bardashtaneh marzha, labkhandeh hamishegi wa tajrobiyate asemani. Safare fazai khoubi dashte bashid.

    Faranak Farshbaf
    Germany

    Comment by Faranak Farshbaf — September 17, 2006 @ 9:54 pm

  112. On a terrace in Tehran, I too looked at the stars.

    Wave at the land that holds so many memories for this American who is lucky enough to still celebrate No Ruz.

    Comment by Jen — September 17, 2006 @ 9:55 pm

  113. Anousheh Khaanoum,

    I just wanted to congratulate you on all your endeavours. It is great to see a fellow Iranian partake in such an amazing venture. You make all of us proud. I’m one of Tara & Beeta’s friends. . . say hi to them and tell them to come back. I can tell they’re really proud too.

    Godspeed,
    -Ateen

    Comment by Ateen Khakpour — September 17, 2006 @ 9:58 pm

  114. Hi Anousheh - I am not sure if you are up - going up - or still down. I only just found out about you and your amazing voyage this morning. It must be a fantastic feeling to be able to decide that you want to go into space and actually achieve it. There would be many who could relate to that feeling.

    I write to you from Sydney Australia, where I saw the sun rise over the harbour from my train ride into work. I really hope your ride into space is as beautiful and uneventful. We need a voice to bring the world together - to remove the political barriers - to save our planet - my hope is that you can be that voice for a while at least. Best wishes, David Robinson

    Comment by David — September 17, 2006 @ 9:59 pm

  115. We’re proud of you here in the UK as well, we’re all one family and we must go forth and seed the universe one day, and yours is small step that is for the whole of humanity and it’s evolution.

    If you can, sing my favorite poem of Rumi :)

    Low in the earth I lived in realms of ore and stone,
    then I smiled in many tinted flowers,
    O’er earth and air and ocean zone,
    then in a new life I divided and flew
    and crept and ran,
    and all the essence of myself drew,
    within a form that brought them all to view,
    and low a man and then my goal,
    beyond the bounds of night and day,
    in angel form and then away,
    where all that is hath and ever been,
    as one and whole :)

    May the force be with you, and come back safely :)

    Comment by Asam Bashir — September 17, 2006 @ 9:59 pm

  116. Anousheh, I am thrilled for you that this dream has been realized. It is truly a testament to your life’s focus.
    All my best.
    Derry

    Comment by Derry — September 17, 2006 @ 10:09 pm

  117. we are all very proud of you.

    Comment by seth — September 17, 2006 @ 10:13 pm

  118. You are living out the dreams of so many like me who grew up at the dawn of the space age, and expected orbital trips to be routine by now. I’m so glad that while rare, they are at least possible.

    Godspeed Anousheh Ansari.

    Comment by Burns — September 17, 2006 @ 10:13 pm

  119. Dear Anousheh,

    I wish you a lot of joy - I’m sure it will last long after you come back from space…
    And just let me say - thank you, for making our dreams come closer to reality with the X-prize, and for the pride and hope you brought to the people of Iran!

    Godspeed, Anousheh!

    Comment by Michal Setlak, Poland — September 17, 2006 @ 10:16 pm

  120. Dear Mrs Ansari
    I Hope You Achieve all of your Beautiful Wishes and Dreams .
    Best Wishes
    Farzad
    Tehran

    Comment by Farzad — September 17, 2006 @ 10:20 pm

  121. Dear Mrs Anousheh
    باميد پيروزي و موفقيت
    Good Luck.

    Comment by shahram — September 17, 2006 @ 10:24 pm

  122. You are making dreams of lots of people around the world come true. Good luck and happy sightseeing…. eh, worldseeing… spaceseeing. Whatever ;)

    Best regards from Poland

    Comment by Thomson — September 17, 2006 @ 10:29 pm

  123. سلام و درود بر شما انوشه خانم انصاری
    من این شهامت و جرات شما را واقان
    تبریک عرض میکنم و امیدوارم به تمام
    ارزوهای خود برسید موفق شادکام سالم
    و سلامت باشید

    Comment by ali — September 17, 2006 @ 10:32 pm

  124. سلام انوشه جان

    تو باعث افتخار زنان مسلمان وبه ویژه زنان ایرانی هستی. برای موفقیت تو به درگاه خداوند دعا می کنیم .خیلی دلمون می خواست اونجا بودیم و پشت سرت آب می ریختیم. امیدواریم به سلامت بری و به سلامت به زمین برگردی .
    قران و پرچم ایران یادت نره.دعا گوی تو فرشته و بهناز-ایران

    Good luck

    Comment by fereshteh and behnaz — September 17, 2006 @ 10:55 pm

  125. Dear Anousheh,
    I wish you a great and safe flight.
    Best regards from the Caribbean St.Maarten
    Jan Roosens

    Comment by Jan Roosens — September 17, 2006 @ 10:58 pm

  126. خانم انصاری از دیدن خبر سفر یک بانوی ایرانی به فضا شادی و غرور درونی عجیبی بعنوان یک ایرانی به من دست داد. قصد داشتم جملات زیادی رو برای شما بنویسم حتی شعر بگم و بتونم با این کار قدری از احساس خودم رو نسبت به این تصمیم شما برای رفتن به آسمون آبی ابراز کنم.

    هرچند باور دارم که هر انسانی می نواند کارهای ناممکن را ممکن سازد ولی فکر می کنم قدرت درونی بالایی باید در درون یک انسان باشد تا وی را چنین قادر به تصمیم گیری و انتخاب راه و جدائی برای مدتی از عزیزان و دوستان بکند. از صمیم قلب آرزوی زیباترین سفر دنیا را برایتان دارم. سفری مملو از ماه و ستاره و زیباییهایی که فکر کنم تنها با بودن در آن مکان و زمان قابل فهم و درک باشند

    Comment by Hassan — September 17, 2006 @ 11:07 pm

  127. I hope you enjoy yourself. I am so jealous!
    :)

    Comment by brian — September 17, 2006 @ 11:12 pm

  128. Congrats!!!!… Have a good flight and wave to us when your up there…

    Comment by Keith L. Dick — September 17, 2006 @ 11:26 pm

  129. Good luck, Anousheh! I am very proud of you!

    Greetings from Mario, in Trois-Pistoles, province of Québec, Canada.

    Comment by Mario — September 17, 2006 @ 11:32 pm

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  131. Having been part of the internet expose that identified Anousheh as a ’space tourist’ candidate back in March, I feel a real attachment to today’s events.

    I’ve followed Anousheh’s training and preparation over the last few months really closely, accumulating around 300 photos and numerous internet references and have reported her progress for ‘Spaceflight’, all the time believing that it would be 2008 at the earliest before her chance of a spaceflight came.

    When the announcement about Daisuke Enomoto came on 21st August, I was nearly as excited as Anousheh and I’ve had nothing but admiration for the way she stepped up to the challenge of joining the prime crew with so little time to prepare, and she has coped admirably with the attention.

    She’s cast aside her private persona to give media interviews and deal with, at times, difficult views on her Iranian background. Anousheh comes from what is clearly a loving, close knit and supportive family, and that support has extended to helping her prepare for the adventure of a life time, while living with the stress and anxiety which it is bringing to her loved ones.

    In the last few days, her ‘blog’ has given an unprecedented insight into what it’s like to prepare for a spaceflight. Aside from her wealth and her obvious intellect, she’s essentially and ordinary woman who has found herself in an extraordinary situation.

    Her posting today covering her emotions, hopes and fears as she tried to sleep on the eve of launch and the photograph of her farewell meeting with her mother made me feel sorry for her. She is on the brink of achieving her life’s dream, but was having to cope with the most stressful few hours of her life.

    I’ve never felt so much attachment to a manned launch before – I feel really nervous for her. I got the impression she’s not looking forward to the launch, just getting into orbit.

    I’m not a religious person, but I will be saying the odd prayer over the next few hours.

    Godspeed Anousheh - when the rockets ignite, may your Lord be looking over you.

    Comment by Tony Quine — September 18, 2006 @ 12:04 am

  132. Anousheh joon,
    Me and Amir Reza are thinking of you 3 hours before launch. We are thinking of you and are praying for your safe return. I can’t imagine what you are feeling right now, but you have articulated your range of emotions so well it’s inspiring.
    Enjoy your adventure and savour every moment. Amir Reza is sooooo
    excited for you.
    God bless

    Comment by Mojgan, your youngest fan Amir Reza — September 18, 2006 @ 12:07 am

  133. Congratuations for your dream comes to true. Still remeber the time you told us you have this dream, the small tti was still in the startup stage. After this many years ups and downs, you finally make this trip. It is tremendous achivement. My best wish goes to you. Enjoy your trip to the outspace. Have safe launch and landing!

    Comment by Fugang — September 18, 2006 @ 12:07 am

  134. سلام خانم انصاری
    امیدوارم با موفقیت سفر فضایی خود را پشت سر بگذارید
    امیدوارم در این سفر به حقیقت دست پیدا کنید که زیباترین
    چیز در دنیاست
    برایتان دعا می کنیم

    Comment by ehsan — September 18, 2006 @ 12:12 am

  135. Anoushah/ As you float in space, know that You are the metaphor of “lightness of being” in body, mind and spirit…to not be bound to any thought or thing dense, is perhaps a path to bliss. You have created for yourself a beautiful and productive and conscious life. So heart warmed you are exactly where you want to be…
    Enjoy the journey to the next realm…
    With love and admiration, june & lee

    Comment by june stein — September 18, 2006 @ 12:14 am

  136. It is so amazing that you’re going into space. Too bad the trips cost so much or I would be up there in the blink of an eye. I’m going to study Aerospace Engineering when I go to college next year and most of that decision was based on following the X-Prize. I’ve always loved space, science, math, and engineering and now i’ve found a way to put it all together. I went to two SpaceShipOne launches even though I live in the bay area. I hope you have an awesome and safe flight. Best of luck.

    Comment by Kit — September 18, 2006 @ 12:37 am

  137. GODSPEED ANOUSHEH AND SOYUZ

    THANK YOU

    Comment by William L harrison — September 18, 2006 @ 12:49 am

  138. Dear Anousheh,
    Congratulations! I hope you have a safe and amazing journey!
    You prove that Muslim women can do anything too! =)

    Comment by Hassan — September 18, 2006 @ 12:54 am

  139. Dear Anoushe Ansari
    Your great action is giving us the hope of better life
    THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THAT
    Your trip reminds me these words from my father and makes me believe on it

    هنوزاشعه آفتاب میدرخشد
    هنوزباران برکویرمی بارد
    هنوزپس ازسوززمستانی بادبهاری عطررازیانه رابه جویبار می رساند
    هنوزدختران وپسران عاشق میشوند
    هنوزمهربانی فروختنی نیست که خریدنی نیزنه
    هنوزدرا مید د ر ا متدا د ثانیه ها گا م میزند
    هنوزرویش گل سرخ پاسخ زمین به تابش خورشید است

    Good Luck

    Mohammad Bakhtyar

    Comment by mohammad bakhtyar — September 18, 2006 @ 1:02 am

  140. Good luck up there! Don’t forget to bring some pictures too :P

    Comment by Oskar Syahbana — September 18, 2006 @ 1:03 am

  141. Wow! I was late to find out about you–but I’m very proud!
    Especially that you are a woman, one of my generation, and nowadays, the fact that your heritage is from the ME…you’re making a very powerful and positive impact on people all over the world. Best of luck to you, and I share your family’s anticipation of a quick and safe return!
    Bon Voyage~
    Shane from Korea (originally from the US!)

    Comment by Shane — September 18, 2006 @ 1:05 am

  142. Youre the coolest EVER!!!!!!!!!!! I’m so happy for you and Im glad you get to live your dream.. Maybe one day I’ll get to live mine If i work hard. Youre a true inspiration for everyone around the world WOOOHOOOO GOD SPEED ENJOY YEAHHHHHH

    Comment by Hector Guerra — September 18, 2006 @ 1:26 am

  143. I just wanted to express my deep proud of you.Safe flight :)

    Comment by Sorosh Olamaei — September 18, 2006 @ 1:26 am

  144. That’s so exciting that you get to go to space! Congrats, truly, that’s very respectable and honorable. I pray for a safe trip for you.

    Comment by Jonathan Dingman — September 18, 2006 @ 1:28 am

  145. Dearest Anousheh (and Hamid and other family),

    I am following your journey and checking on you as I know it’s almost time. How exciting! Thank you for sharing all the thoughts and fears with us. I’ll be watching on the web and feel so proud and excited to know you. You are a real risktaker for peace. Thank you so much for spreading the hope that everyone can become a changemaker! May it be all that you dream it to be. leave the Earthly burdens behind and enjoy weightlessness!

    love,
    Susan

    Comment by Susan Davis — September 18, 2006 @ 1:33 am

  146. You take the heart and hope and of all humanity with you, among them, mine!

    The human heart knows no nations but is a citizen of the stars that have witnessed our collective tears and laughter of eons.

    I salute you, Anousheh Ansari, our first Space Ambassador! a shining star to dreams, intelligence, reason, capability, wonder, and Love.

    every good wish and highest regard,
    Vanna Bonta
    Earth
    p.s. And of course it took a girl to lead civilization;)

    Comment by Vanna Bonta — September 18, 2006 @ 1:40 am

  147. The launch will be shown live on NASA TV, beginning one half hour before launch.

    Comment by X PRIZE — September 18, 2006 @ 1:54 am

  148. I hope you have safe and succesful journey.
    Nasser

    Comment by Nasser Farrokh — September 18, 2006 @ 2:14 am

  149. Anoushe Ansari,
    Here is the fale hafez just for you:

    Bia ke rayat mansour padshah resid Navide fatho besharat be mehro mah reid

    Jamale bakht ze rooie zafar neghab andakht kamale adl befaryade dadkhah resid

    Sepehr dore khosh aknoon konaad ke mah amad Jahan bekam del aknoon resad ke shah resid

    Take Care
    Reza

    Comment by Reza — September 18, 2006 @ 2:17 am

  150. Dear Anousheh Ansari,
    man yek iranizadeh hastam ke dar engelestan bozorg shodeh ast.
    You are a credit to humanity as a whole, and especially to the courageous womanhood in all those nations where women are still oppressed. Your proposed gesture concerning the Iranian and American flags is a truly noble and magnanimous one, and I hope that from this selfsame gesture people around the world will realize that all peoples truly have the same fundamental desire for peace and tranquillity, and that it is only their respective regimes and politicians who seek war and conflict in order to further their personal interests and ambitions.
    The best of British luck ! Teymour.

    Comment by Teymour Dowlatshahi — September 18, 2006 @ 2:37 am

  151. good luck, most lovely anousheh. i’m a little jealous, but wish you all the best. :-D

    have a great trip,

    - michael

    Comment by michael — September 18, 2006 @ 3:05 am

  152. Bonne chance et bon courage!
    We’ll be thinking of you from down here.

    Comment by Miguel — September 18, 2006 @ 3:28 am

  153. Sobh bekhair khanom, 04:35 “space time”.
    I spent 6 years in Iran and am delighted to see the potential realized in what you are doing God speed and safe landing.

    Comment by Ian — September 18, 2006 @ 3:37 am

  154. omg i am so linking you!! good luck!! and i wish you well!!

    Comment by Jenny — September 18, 2006 @ 3:37 am

  155. شايد بتوان از آنجا ديدگاهي ماورا الطبيعه بدست آورد
    محسن-ايران

    Comment by lpsk — September 18, 2006 @ 3:40 am

  156. salam anousheh khanum
    nemidunam chi benevisam,feghat khastam khodam ro dar peigham nevisat sahim bedunam va begam ke baraye salamtie shoma ham khodam va ham khanevadam va ham hame dustam doaa mikonim.en shallah be salamt berid va bargardid.
    ya ali ,khoda hafeze shoma

    Comment by M.Javad Mohiti — September 18, 2006 @ 3:54 am

  157. Dear Anousheh,

    God speed to you on your wonderful and amazing journey into space and we are all praying for you. May God bless you!
    Have fun up there, ok? ;O)

    Comment by Shane — September 18, 2006 @ 3:54 am

  158. we know that you and your family are estatic at this moment. so are we. you are the embodiment of life. of clarity. you are a role model of one reaching a level of conciousness which permits you to realize your dreams and visualizations. we are so so very excited watching you. so fortuneate to know you.

    and, so very excited that you are able to be a leader for people around the world, setting the standard which encourages women everywhere..xoxoxoxoxo june and lee, again…

    Comment by june and lee stein — September 18, 2006 @ 4:04 am

  159. سلام انوشه جان
    الان كه دارم اين مطلب رو مينويسم اشك تو چشمام حلقه زده نميدونيد چقدر ايرانيها خوشحالند اميدوارم كه هميشه نام ايران بدستان امثال شماها در بالاترين مقامها باشد اينو بدون كه ما ايراني ها هر شب از روي زمين برايت دست تكون ميديم و ميدونم كه تو هم اينو احساس ميكني خوش بگذرد. محمد از تهران

    Comment by mohammad — September 18, 2006 @ 4:22 am

  160. Anousheh, God’s speed unto you. Would that our leaders here on earth have your vision, a restful soul one might have.

    Comment by Tom Gurskey — September 18, 2006 @ 4:27 am

  161. Hi anousheh
    I ‘m proud of you and dame shoma garm bekhoda
    khosh begzareh
    good luck

    Comment by Omid shirazi — September 18, 2006 @ 4:43 am

  162. Congratulations Anousheh, your dream has come true. You are in orbit! You have made it to space.
    we are so proud of you.And today with your help I’m proud to be a human , a woman and of course an iranian woman.

    Have a safe trip to the space.
    We, all of Iranians, are proud of you.
    :x

    Comment by Sharareh Talaei — September 18, 2006 @ 5:16 am

  163. Anousheh,

    Congratulations! Sharon and I sat and watched the coverage tonight. We coudn’t be happier for you.

    All our best,

    Mike

    Comment by Guido — September 18, 2006 @ 5:40 am

  164. Congratulations!

    Wave at us! We’ll be watching!

    :o)

    Comment by Piggy and Tazzy — September 18, 2006 @ 7:05 am

  165. سلام خانم انوشه اتصاري
    من به عنوان يك ايراني از شنيدن خبر سفر فضايي شما بي اندازه خوشحال هستم واميدوارم اين سفر موفقيت آميز وهمراه با تجربيات جديد براي جنابعالي باشد
    با آرزوي موفقيت تمامي ايرانيان

    Comment by فرشاد — September 18, 2006 @ 8:59 am

  166. salame mano be mah beresoon begoo m.gh.j salam resoond ….khodesh mifahme kiam:d

    Comment by m.gh.j — September 18, 2006 @ 9:32 am

  167. Good luck up there. Take some shots from the earth of a “different” view… :-) Then you can always remember your trip and show them to your kids and friends. :-)

    Comment by Quix0r — September 18, 2006 @ 10:26 am

  168. Our proud
    Dear Anousheh Ansari,
    Thx GOD we can appreciate you here , and it is all IRANIAN feeling: WE LOVE YOU
    Not for traveling to space ,for your hard working and all of successful ……..
    سر کار خانوم انصاری منتظر گزارش سفر رویایتون هستیم
    بنویسین برای 70 میلیون ایرانی اسپشیال بنویسن و در نهایت از این که روز تولد من سفر کردین خوشحالم

    Comment by Seragim Zand — September 18, 2006 @ 10:52 am

  169. Good Luck and best wishes from England.
    God Bless.

    Comment by Steve Reed — September 18, 2006 @ 12:04 pm

  170. Anousheh,

    Best of luck in this. I played the IMAX video, “The Dream Is Alive” for my 4yo daughter. I’d like for her to know that there is more awaiting her future than what she sees in Disney’s Princess videos/toys. I thought since Judith Resnick and other female astronauts were involved in that movie, she would get the idea. Narrated by Walter Cronkite, she immediately dismissed it all as “A man’s video.”
    I’m not saying that things have to be all soft and pretty for her and other girls, but I hope you can do something to present the achievement and adventure side of space exploration and not focus on the raw power of fire-breathing projectiles.

    Godspeed. I’ll be praying.
    NeaL

    Comment by NeaL Brooks — September 18, 2006 @ 1:19 pm

  171. GOOD LUCK MRS.ANSARI
    REGARDS
    NAIRY M.

    Comment by NAIRY — September 18, 2006 @ 2:09 pm

  172. Salam Anoushe khanoom.. i am soooo proud of you. i am speechless… i am sure that you are and you will be always an idol of millions of iranian around the world. It was so nice of you that having also an iranian patch on your space suit. Anoushe jan, i wish you a great journey and hope u will be back safe to your family soon.

    payande iran

    Anoush

    Comment by anoush — September 18, 2006 @ 3:00 pm

  173. موفق باشی دختر کل ایران بهت افتخار میکنه

    Comment by Jozeph — September 18, 2006 @ 6:00 pm

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  175. خوشحالم كه يك زن تونست اين مقام بزرگ رو كسب كنه اون هم يك زن ايراني بدون وابستگي به اورگانهاي دولتي
    از ته دل برايت آرزوي موفقيت مي كنم

    Comment by samira — September 18, 2006 @ 9:41 pm

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  177. hi dear hero!
    you are an example of the comment of”WE CAN DO IT OURSELVES”
    you are the leader in this way,
    i hope you be success in continuing this way,
    by the way,can you explain for us what is your sensation when see your beloved country from the space?
    thanks alot

    Comment by reza — September 19, 2006 @ 3:25 am

  178. Dear Anousheh
    I am so very proud that you’re fulfilling a dream that we both share. My dream has continued for 46 years after the Mercury 13 testing and additional testing in Star City 2000. My heart flies with you and wishing you all the very best. I still remember our meeting at the XPrize reception in Mojave and the Gala in St. Louis.

    Looking forward to your comment and return. You’re doing a wonderful thing to encourage the youth of today to continue their math and science. Anything is possible.

    Looking forward to hearing from you while you’re looking down on us. When you fly over Texas just know i will be looking up and smiling.

    All my best
    Wally Funk

    Comment by Wally Funk — September 19, 2006 @ 4:35 am

  179. anousheh jan, simin hastam, i hope you remember me from a few years ago in a fundraising function for the iranika encyclopedia. i write and report for couple of persian papers like Javanan international. i had the pleasure of meeting you and your husband and we talked and did a short interview. i have always followed your success and admired your courage and self confidence. last night when i saw your sweet kid like face happy and your eyes glowing while went up the steps, it was a very beautiful and proud moment for me. for all women around the world and especially for iranian women. with every negative that goes on about us, what you did brought us good name and fame for all of us. i pray for you to come back safe and full of wonderful experience to share wiht us. i think i was the first iranian reporter that talked and wrote about you. i ‘ll be honored to be the one to talke to you again when you come backe and write about you again for persian community. i have couple of nice pictures from that function and once i talked to your mom and not sure if i have your address yet. i also have published a book which i would like you to have a copy. by the way, are you wearing your good charm necklace that your father in law had given you?! be omid didar on the solid ground!
    پيروز، پايدار ، سلامت و موفق باشی
    سيمين

    Comment by simin — September 19, 2006 @ 4:47 am

  180. Salam mikhaatam begam keh az inke irani hastam ehsase ghoror

    mikonam

    ya ALI Eltemase Doa

    Comment by MAnZar — September 19, 2006 @ 5:24 am

  181. Anousheh: Enjoy you dream, Good look and God bless

    Comment by rosa vreeland — September 19, 2006 @ 6:07 am

  182. Dear Mrs.Ansari,

    I wish you the best of luck. You’re our honor. I have so many wishes for getting my PhD in earth sciences, but I can’t afford the costs and I forget my wishes for a while, but when I heard about you, I decided to do my best in order to catch it. However in my situation it seems impossible!

    Best wishes,
    Golnaz Jozanikohan

    Comment by Golnaz Jozanikohan — September 19, 2006 @ 6:34 am

  183. Anousheh vaghan ba vojood-e khanoomhay-e movafaghi mesl-e too be zan boodanam eftekhar mikonam .

    Az samim ghalb doostat daram va barat arezooye movafaghiyat mikonam.

    Comment by suzan — September 19, 2006 @ 7:03 am

  184. سلام به خانم انوشه
    سفر خوبي را براي شما آرزو ميكنم.فقط يه سوال
    ( راسته كه ميگن اونجا (فضا

    please explain your feelingsآدم به خدا نزديكتره؟
    rasti shoma agarche be faza rafti vali ba 1 tir 2 neshoon zadi
    to to dele hame iraniha ham rafti yadet bashe
    omidvaram betooni safarhaye digari ham ke arezo
    dari beravi
    ba ehteram
    faraz

    Comment by faraz — September 19, 2006 @ 7:44 am

  185. Dear Anoushee,

    I and all the Iranian people wish you the best and hope you will be back safe.

    Be strong & smile in the sky
    Love
    Shabnam

    Comment by shabnam Bigdeli — September 19, 2006 @ 8:36 am

  186. salam
    khoshhalam ke to yek irani hasti hamin
    man az mashhad hastam
    movaffagh bashid

    masoud abdollahnejad

    Comment by masoud — September 19, 2006 @ 9:21 am

  187. dear Anoushe

    now I write this message , your are in space… I pray you a lot and wish a safe trip . you taught me to follow my impossible wishes and try to get them. we waiting to see u soon.

    Comment by Leila — September 19, 2006 @ 9:22 am

  188. Dorood Dear Anousheh
    We are proud of you as a Persian and a woman too.now that evrything is against us you are bringing a good part of our history back to us,since the time of Zaratosht we were succesful strong poeple in many sienctific fields-searching the sky and many astronomical names is still in ancient Iranian language or is in Avsta and you are bringing these good memories back to us again.It was a very happy news for me because it was just a few days ago that i was thinking to myself and saying what if an Iranian would take this mission.I am surprised that my dream has come true so quick and soo good.We are all love you and pray for your safe return porchista

    Comment by porchista — September 19, 2006 @ 10:05 am

  189. پارسي زبان: بهترين آرزوها براي فخر ايران زمين

    Comment by پارسي زبان — September 19, 2006 @ 11:26 am

  190. آن سفر کرده که صد قافله دل همره اوست
    هر کجا هست خدایا بسلامت دارش

    Comment by رضا افسری — September 19, 2006 @ 11:52 am

  191. salam khanume ansari , ma dar iran mosahebeye shoma ro didim , man khili khoshal shodam ke shoma zabane farsi ro inghadr khub sohbat mikonid, ..az inke fekr konam shoma alan darid dar faza peyghame mano mikhunid va reflecte fekre shoma darbareye neveshteye man dar keyhan montasher mishe delam ghanj mire.man va mamnam khili khoshal shodim ke avalin faza navarde irani 1 zan hast va az saime ghalb be shoma tabrik migam,agar dar iran az daste ma dar zaminehaye amoozeshi ya enteghale etelat kari bar miad ba man tamas begirid,man ham mohandese bargh hastam va 1 zamani delam mikhast mesle shoma modir amel besham vali alayeghe mote_aded ejaze nemide , felan faghat mota_le_e mikonam.
    movafagh bashid ma peygire barname haye shoma hastim

    Comment by nasrin — September 19, 2006 @ 12:23 pm

  192. Dear Anousha,

    In realizing your dream you have cleared another barrier for humankind, for women and for the general public.
    Godspeed and keep dreaming.

    Benedicte

    Comment by Benedicte Last — September 19, 2006 @ 3:52 pm

  193. “Live Long and Prosper my friends”

    ha ha… guess who’s a Star Trek freak then?

    Go Anousha! Enjoy your ride of a life time. Wishing bon voyage.

    Leo.

    Comment by Leo — September 19, 2006 @ 4:36 pm

  194. Dear Anousheh,

    I am writing from Germany.
    I am proud of you as an iranian.
    We pray for you to come back safely.
    Enjoy your trip.
    Please speak to us from space in persian.

    Anahita

    Comment by Anahita — September 19, 2006 @ 6:02 pm

  195. […] Je préfère retenir, pour conclure, Anousheh Ansari en route vers l’ISS.   […]

    Pingback by Un nuage de blogs » Étonnez-moi, Benoît ! — September 19, 2006 @ 6:03 pm

  196. Dear Anousheh,
    Those of us back on Earth are all so proud of you!
    I admire all you have done so far, your entrepreneurial record, your activisim and support of children is inspiring enough, but then you go and do the spectacular! You’ve reached the very stars themselves! Thank you for such a wonderful blueprint of the infinite possibilites that lie in simple dreams. You’ve lifted the eyes and imaginations of children especially girls to the stars, and carry their wishes and hopes with you on your grand adventure.

    With great admiration,
    Hazel.

    Comment by hazel8500 — September 19, 2006 @ 6:34 pm

  197. Anousheh jan,
    You are trully the greatest inspiring person I have known.
    We are all proud of you, and I can’t personally wait to hear from your exciting trip, and to have you back on earth safe and sound,

    Good luck

    -Shahab

    Comment by Shahab — September 19, 2006 @ 7:09 pm

  198. Anousheh, I wanted to wish you a good journey and a safe return. I am glad you are getting to realise your dream. I
    have the same dream, and some day I hope to see the stars from the vantage point that you see them now. People like you will make that possible for me. I could never thank you enough, so I will pray for your safe return to mother earth.

    Salaam and Blessed be from Toledo, OH
    All the children of the earth are proud of their sister.

    Comment by Christoper Luce — September 19, 2006 @ 8:34 pm

  199. Dear Anoushe

    We all are so proud of you,and thank you so much for showing us that dreams can come true,I just cann`t stop my crying .

    My best regards from tehran

    Comment by shima — September 19, 2006 @ 9:14 pm

  200. Salaam be Banouye por eftekhaare Iran zamin, Anousheh
    Eversince I heard the news on TV I have anxiously been following your progress from the media. I must say it is one of the happiest and most proud moments of my life. To this day, there are only a few Iranians who revive the pride in us amongst the Earthians, Cyrus the Great and You are all I can think of at the moment.
    I do not know whether you will be reading this from high above, but anyway, may God bless you wherever ou are and bring you back to your proud family and Iranians and Mankind.
    We will be anxiously waiting for you to return and tell us about your wonderful experiences.
    My best regards from Florida

    Comment by Sasan Salehnasab — September 19, 2006 @ 11:46 pm

  201. Dear Mrs. Ansari,
    You have been an inspiration for many yound woman around the world. This morning I told my 4 year old, if she wanted to see the stars from space and she said, “no the rocket is too fast”. So thanks for having the courage to march on. Many have marvelled at your flight to space, I personally am impressed of your entire life journey. It was not an easy task, rising above the ordinary and making a mark technologically and financially, as an engineer, a woman, and an Iranian-American. You had to prove to be better and work harder. So God Speed on your return and congratulations on your remarkable achievement.

    Amir
    Newport Beach California

    Comment by Amir — September 20, 2006 @ 12:08 am

  202. سلام باارزوی سلامتی کامل برای تو ایرانی سربلند نمی دونم چی بکم چون میدونم خیلی پیغام ازطرف ایرونی هاداشتی ولی این یکی روهم من برات می فرستم درانجا که هستی برای تمام ایرونی ها دعا کن (لطفا).افتخار می کنم که شما به فضا رفتین .سه روز دیگه از روی ایران می گذرین

    .منتظر دیدن شما برروی زمین هستم.

    Comment by EHSAN HAGHIGHAT — September 20, 2006 @ 3:28 am

  203. Anousheh jahn,
    I live in California and am a junior in high school. This being my hardest year in high school, I am already very stressed, worried, and scared about my grades and extra ciricular activities. Most of all, i am worried about my future. I am scared that I will fail and never accomplish what I intend to get done. However, when I hear about Anousheh Ansari, an Iranian woman going into space, I am proud and reassured. I am proud to be Iranian like you–one of the bravest and most accomplished women I have ever heard of. If Anousheh Ansari can go to space, then I can surely get straight A’s in four AP classes!!!! Good luck, and congratulations!

    Taara
    Sacramento, California

    Comment by Taara — September 20, 2006 @ 4:34 am

  204. خانوم انصاری
    شما افتخار ایران هستید
    امیدوارم بعد از سفرتون مصاحبه کاملیکرده وخاطرات سفر را بازگو کنید

    Comment by حسین — September 20, 2006 @ 6:05 am

  205. سلام انوشه خانم من از ایران دارم براتون می نویسم

    خیلی خوشحال هستم که این افتخار نصیب شما شده و این یک افتخاره برای ما ایرانیها

    انوشه خانم من و تمام خانوادم تو اینران همیشه منتظره یک خبر تازه ای از شما هستیم همیشه اخبار رو گوش می کنیم که خبری از شما بشنویم و این باعث افتخاره منه که من دارم با برای شما می نویسم و اگه وقت کردین این پیغام منو هم بخونید و بدونید تمام ایرانیها دوستون دارن می دونم سرتون خیلی شلوغه بیشتر از این مزاحم وقت شریف شما نمی شم

    موفقیت در چند قدمی شماست

    به امید پیروزی و کامیابی در تمام مراحل زنگی
    خدا نگهدار شما و همراهای شما باشد

    Comment by roghi — September 20, 2006 @ 6:06 am

  206. سلام
    خانم انصاری گرامی ، سفر جنابعالی را بعنوان سفیر مردم ایران و جهان به ماورای کره خاکی ، تبریک می گویم و روزهای خاطره انگیزی همراه با سلامتی برای شما آرزومندم
    هادی جلیل زاده - ایران

    Comment by Hadi Jalilzadeh — September 20, 2006 @ 10:37 am

  207. hello
    good luck for you and the best wishes

    sincerely , Hadi Jalilzadeh

    Comment by Hadi Jalilzadeh — September 20, 2006 @ 11:04 am

  208. anosh aziz dorod bar shoma
    moafaghieat benazir shoma ra tabrik megoeam .
    be onvan ek zan irani benahaeat khoshhal va haejanzadeh shodam vaghti in khabar ra shenidam .in kar shoma taser bozorgi bar roheat man gozasht . be omid rozi ke shahed moafaghieat haee digari az soeeh shoma bashim .
    homa az iran . ghilan

    Comment by homa — September 20, 2006 @ 2:59 pm

  209. Khanume ansari salam,omidvaram ke ta alan dar faza be shoma khosh gozashte bashe.man az shoma enteghade shadidi daram!
    Khanume ansari,aya 20 milion dolar,arzeshe didane faza ro dare dar halike bachehaye sarzamine pedarie shoma kelashaye madrasashun 3 shifteh bargozar mishe chon madrese hanuz nadarim dar kheily az jaha???khanum ansari shoma che jur mitunid??be nazaram salhast az irano irani bikhabarid dar halike hamin alan in esm ro yadak mikeshid be onvane avvali zane irani!
    aya in safar baraye tanhaie lezzat bordane shoma az fazast???ya be onvane avvali zane irani?ya olgu budan baraye zanan va dokhtarane irani ke dar mosahebehatunam barha eshareh kardid behesh???
    dar baraye morede avvalo dovvom,man age jaye shoma budam hich lezzati az faza nemibordam.dar bareye morede sevvom bayad begam zanan va dokhtarane irani be hoghughdan bishtar niaz daran!pool ham mesle shoma nadaran ke be faza beran!man nemidunam yek zane irani ke dar mazraeye berenj kar mikone chejur shoma mitunid olgush bashid???
    khanume ansari man hich lezzati az in ke shoma be onvane avvalin irani be faza raftid nemibaram.injur tablighat be darde keshvarhayi mikhore ke mesle iran hanuz be kheily chizhaye avvalie ejtiaj nadaran,
    shad bashid
    az vatanam,IRAN

    Comment by Azad — September 20, 2006 @ 3:47 pm

  210. […] The blog, spaceblog.xprize.org, is thus far being manned by Anousheh’s personal “ground control,” but it will be interesting to see if the blogging plan goes forward and how it plays out (both technically and in terms of content and tone). Perhaps we can expect a bit of “One giant blog for mankind”… but then, considering that Anousheh signed off from Earth-blogging with “Live Long and Prosper, my friends” perhaps we can expect a bit of “Blogs… In… Spaaaaace!” As far as I’m concerned, the more cultural mashup we get in our historical documents, the better. […]

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  211. omidvaram enteghad ha ro ham ruye weblogetun bezarid!

    Comment by Azad — September 20, 2006 @ 3:51 pm

  212. ما شاالله این سانسور حتی اینجا هم دست از سر مردم ایران بر نمی داره. واقعا جای خجالت که مطلب من بین کامنت ها نیست. اما این باعث نمی شه من به این ایرانی تبریک نگم. اما همان طوری که از مطلب قبلیم مشخص بود این تبریک من به خاطر سفر فضایی ایشان نیست بلکه نسبت به موقعیتی که به ایشون کسب کرده ….تا چقدر ایشون مسولیت پذیر باشند.اما مردم ایران باید بدونند کسی دلش به حالشون نسوخته. امیدوارم این چاپ بشه.

    Comment by ehsan — September 20, 2006 @ 9:33 pm

  213. khanom ansari tabrik manam bepazirid(hala be onvan har chi..).
    man age jayeh in “azad” miboodam ebteda del ashoobamo foroo mibordam. va age nemitoonestam eshgh bevarzam (hala e khater harchi) migozashtam. dar har soorat gostakhi mano bebakhsid jenab “azad”.

    Comment by shoosh — September 20, 2006 @ 9:52 pm

  214. Dear Anousheh,

    It is a historical moment for you as well as for us and it is a testament to your courage and skills that this adventure seems so doable. We are very proud of you Anousheh joon. Happy first space trip and many to go. By the way can you be our reporter from the space and do some interviews with the aliens???

    Comment by Appadana TV — September 21, 2006 @ 12:33 am

  215. سلام به بانوي افتخار ايران زمين
    اوج غرور ايرانيان لحظه اوج گيري شما با فضا پيما بود. بي شك شما به نوادگان كوروش كبير انگيزه مضاعفي براي تسخير قله علم و افتخار مي دهيد.
    به اميد موفقيت شما
    مهسا - مريم و هوشنگ
    85/06/30

    Comment by hooshang — September 21, 2006 @ 7:52 am

  216. Salame dobareh..shooshe aziz,khahesh mikonam..vali shoma ham age ye moddat dar paien shahre tehran kar mikardid be onvane moallem harfe man ro taeed mikardid..
    pirooz bashid

    Comment by Azad — September 21, 2006 @ 8:31 am

  217. My friend Anousheh, you are an insperation to all. You have been able to transend sex, race, religion and nationality while persuing your dreams. I waited to write until you were safely aboard the ISS, our own anxity was probally higher than yours and Hamid’s none the less we we aplaud you and your family as some of the best people we know. Keep changing the world Anousheh, it is already better because of you.

    See you when you return, and then maybe we will see another prediction come true.

    Comment by Mike Perusse — September 22, 2006 @ 2:25 am

  218. Anousheh,

    As you sit on the top of the world, you have the opportunity to capture sequences of photos of the Earth that we citizens do not have access to. If you are able, you might shoot a sequence straight down at the Earth every 2-3 degrees of rotation from terminus to terminus. If supplied with these photos on a CD, I will be able to process these for you into a very impressive 3D movie. You’re living my dreams!

    Jay

    Comment by Jay McCreery — September 22, 2006 @ 6:35 pm

  219. you are at space now.
    I hope you enjoying your trip and come back with good expriences
    waiting for you and ur good momories dear anoushe

    Comment by nazmehr — September 23, 2006 @ 7:05 am

  220. Ba doroudeh faravaan barayeh khanoumeh ansari
    maayeyeh eftekhaareh besiary az iranian hastid
    omid varam…keshavarz haayeh ma…dokhtaraneh faghireh ma…
    moallem haayeh jonoubeh shahreh tehran… ham mesleh shoma
    ba eraadeh va poshtekaar’eh faraavan…dar haddeh khodeshoun barayeh baaz yaftan dobaareh etebaareh iranian talash konan

    ba azrezouyeh behtarin ha….az tehran

    Comment by Pedram — September 23, 2006 @ 7:52 pm

  221. Dear Anousheh ,
    Bravo.
    Your very brave attempt proved the unlimited power of human’s brain.You are now a great honour for all Iranian ladies , specialy in North America.
    I suggest that upon your arrival you arrange some conferances, seminars about space & astrophysics in Canadian universities.
    No doubt that a big population of Iranians would join to hear your effective words.
    I am eagerly waiting for your next letter from the beautifull space.
    Wish you very nice &fruitfull moments in space.
    An Iranian girlfrom Montréal/Québec

    Comment by KIANIK — September 23, 2006 @ 9:59 pm

  222. سلام انوشه خانم.از زماني که شما وارد ايستگاه فضائي شديد اين ايستگاه براي من و خانواده من مفهوم ديگري پيدا کرده است.23 سپتامبر ساعت 5:13 صبح شما را ديدم که از فراز آسمان ايران عبور مي کرديد.امروز نيز خيلي تلاش کرديم ولي چون زمان ديدن ايستگاه خيلي کم بود نتوانستيم آن را ببينيم.من مرتب سايت هائي را که مسير ايستگاه را ترسيم ميکنند مي بينم و از اينکه يک ايراني خصوصا يک خانم ايراني به چنين توفيقي دست يافته است بر خود مي باليم.اميدوارم که به سلامت به زمين برگردي و بتواني ادامه کارهاي بزرگ خودت را در روي زمين دنبال کني. با آرزوي سلامتي و شادي و شادکامي براي تو و خانواده تو ؛ مهران عضدي

    Comment by mehran — September 24, 2006 @ 1:39 am

  223. hi anoosheh,
    i’m so proud of you that the iranian woman could go to space,here all of us love you

    Comment by saleh — September 24, 2006 @ 6:34 am

  224. salaam hamvatane azizam,tabrik migam behetun babate in moafaghiatetun… faghat ye soal!
    hich fekr kardin ke ba in hazine ke pardakht kardin chand ta gorosne va badbakht ro too mamlekate khodetun ke behesh eftekhar mikonid mitunestid tamin konid??? hich ta be hal ye bacheye faghir ro ke baraye tamin hazineye zendegie khunevadash fal mifrushe va ya gedaee mikone az nazdik didin?…shayad ma iraniha be jaee residim ke tanha az irani budanemun tanha yek nam baghee munde…….. shad bashid va sarboland va khoshbakht!!

    Comment by maral — September 24, 2006 @ 7:42 am

  225. salam khaste nabshi
    vaghean az shenidan in khabar chenan be vajd omadam ke alan ham daram type mikonam
    dastam bihese
    ye khanome irani
    baba eyval
    goodluck

    Comment by elham — September 24, 2006 @ 10:20 am

  226. با سلام خدمت تو انوشه جان
    امیدوارم که تا بحال به تو خوش گذشته باشه
    منتظر بازگشتت از فضا و آمدنت به ایران هستم
    امیدوارم که از پست هات برایم ای میل بزنی منتظرت هستم
    انشاالله که به سلامت برگردی

    Comment by احمد — September 24, 2006 @ 12:54 pm

  227. سلام انوشه عزيز
    عمل متحورانه تو نام تو را در تاريخ ثبت کرد
    و نام ايران را نيز. تو هميشه باعث افتخار مليونها ايرانی
    بودی و خواهی ماند به اميد بازگشتت، لحظه به لحظه اخبار سفرت را
    در کنار مليونها نفر ديگر دنبال می کنيم

    Comment by mani & maziar — September 24, 2006 @ 3:26 pm

  228. مایه غروره که شما ایرانی هستید پس به خودم می بالم که ایرانی هستم
    کامیاب باشید افزونتر.

    Comment by Arya — September 25, 2006 @ 2:36 am

  229. SALAM KHANOOME ANOOSHE
    Omidvaram haletoon khoob bashe. bayad begam shanci ke shoma dar zendegi be dast avardin shayad arezooye millionha adam bashe bavaretoon nemishe ke cheghadr doost dashtam jaye shoma bashm aslan vasf shodani nist. hatman khoda shoma ra kheili kheili doost dashte. khoshhalam ke tonestid be lotfe KHODA va talashe faravane khodetoon be in royae dirine jame amal bepooshonid.
    baramon begid on bala che khabar bood. dost daram to khabamam ke shode to faza be shoma molhagh besham.
    kheili doostetoon daram
    Fateme

    Comment by kahkeshan — September 25, 2006 @ 6:48 am

  230. سلام انوشه خانم.من از طرف خودم وتمام ایرانی های تمام دنیا این موفقیت را به تو تبریک میگوییم امیدوارم در آینده نزدیک تو را در ایران ببینیم و توبرای ما از آنجه که در فضا دیدی بگویی و روزی شاهد افتتاح اوّلین شهر فضایی ایران دربه دست تو باشیم ان شاء الله
    خداوند یار ونگهدار تو و تمام کسانی که برای سربلندی ایرانیان تلاش میکنند

    Comment by ahya-ahmad — September 25, 2006 @ 11:47 am

  231. انوشه انصاری عزیز…به عنوان یک ایرانی بر خودم میبالم که با همچین شیر زن شجاع و نترسی هموطنم…مطئننا تا ابد در قلب تمام ایرانی ها جایی مخصوص خواهی داشت…بی نهایت خوشحالم…خوشحالم…خوشحالم

    Comment by Mohammad Reza — September 25, 2006 @ 12:37 pm

  232. salam man Vafa hastam az Mashhad .
    bayad begam ke eftekhar mikonam ke shoma be onvane avalin zane fazagar irani hastid.
    az tarafe khodam va khanevade arezooye movafaghiyat baratoon daram.
    dar zemn shoma hanooz be zamin bar nagashtin , nemidoonin cheghadr poshte saretoon Jok sakhtan.
    oonaee ke shoma ro nemishnakhtan ba shenidane in joka hala khoobe khoob shomaro mishnasan.
    be omide fardaee behtar baraye donya.
    bye

    Comment by Vafa — September 25, 2006 @ 5:24 pm

  233. salam khanoome ansari, omidvaram haletoon khoob bashe. shoma baese eftekhare tamame iranian hastin. khoda negahdar

    Comment by iman — September 25, 2006 @ 9:07 pm

  234. Je suis très heureuse pour vous, même si je ne vous connais pas. J’espère qu’après votre retour vous allez continuer votre blog afin de nous faire vivre un peu votre aventure. Bonne chance pour la suite. Cordialement.

    Comment by Maguelonne — September 26, 2006 @ 8:23 am

  235. Madame ANSARI,

    Permettez-moi de vous dire que je suis heureuse pour vous.J’espère qu’après votre retour, vous pourrez nous rendre compte de votre très belle expérience.
    Ceci est de la part d’une femme marocaine qui est fière de vous.

    Bon retour sur la Terre!

    Comment by Nouzha ELKOUCHI — September 26, 2006 @ 9:10 am

  236. Dear Anousheh,

    J’espère que tu lis le francais, un coucou de France pour ton exploit spacial et encore bravo pour la première touriste femme de l’espace.

    Tous mes voeux t’acompagne et paix sur la Terre aux hommes qui l’aime.

    Bizoux Thierry

    Comment by Mertz thierry — September 26, 2006 @ 9:57 am

  237. bonjour Anousheh
    je suis ravie de savoir qu’il ya une femme qui a réussi à ravir la place à des hommes (je suis sure qu’ils sont très -trop-nombreux à vouloir y etre) pour aller dans l’espace.
    j’espère que vous vous amusez bien labas….. en haut.

    bisous

    Comment by sabrina — September 26, 2006 @ 10:08 am

  238. Dear Anousheh
    you are pioneer of new Iran , we are proud of you
    God bless Iran God bless America
    Taraneh Hazhin & Hossein Dorri NY

    Comment by Taraneh Hazhin & Hossein Dorri — September 26, 2006 @ 5:32 pm

  239. Chère Anousheh,
    je trouve merveilleux que vous ayez pu avoir cette opportunité et je pense qu’il est impossible de s’imaginer à quoi ressemble la vie dans l’espace tant qu’on y a pas réellement été…
    Ce qui m’a beaucoup fait rire c’est la description que vous avez faite dans la façon de se laver les cheveux là-haut…avec cette grosse bulle d’eau au-dessus de la tête (on s’imagine bien la scène!).
    En plus d’être la première femme touriste et la première à avoir un blog de l’espace vous êtes aussi la première femme à faire une sorte de télé réalité de l’espace!!!!
    Tous les terriens vous embrasses et si vous voyez la terre faites nous un petit signe avec un peu de chance on vous verra peut être….

    Comment by Edouard — September 26, 2006 @ 7:16 pm

  240. dear anousheh ansari we are pride of you all our nation is proud of you and what you are doinig thanks.

    Comment by doumi94 — September 26, 2006 @ 9:44 pm

  241. سلام خانم انوشه

    من و پسرم كه در مدرسه استعدادهاي درخشان شهر تبريز در ايران درس ميخواند ، هر روز ماجراهاي شما را دنبال كرده و بلاكهاي شما را با دقت ميخوانيم- شما افتخار بزرگي براي ايرانيان كسب كرديد.درود به اراده و شجاعتتان! و از اينكه بعضي ناراحتيهاي شرايط بي وزني اذيتتان ميكند بسيار ناراحت ميشويم ولي با شناختي كه از شخصيت شما داريم ، ميدانيم به خاطر عام و تمدن بشري تحمل ميكنيد. از قول من و همسرم (مريم ) به خانواده و بخصوص همسرتان( حميد) ، سلام گرم برسانيد. امدواريم شما را سالم و سرحال در در روي كره خاكي ببينيم.
    ضمنا به فرمانده و ساير سرنشينان سلام رسانده و به آنها بگوئيد كه ايرانيان خيلي دوستتان دارند.

    هوشنگ از تبريز ايران

    Comment by Houshang Blourani — September 27, 2006 @ 5:30 am

  242. Dear Anousheh,
    I am very happy for you. You have a very great privilege: to admire the Earth. The house of all the human ones.
    Of course this travel will be the object of many eulogistic comments on technological progress but I hope that your experiment will especially the souce of the importance for mankind to preserve the perfect Creation of our great Author.
    We have only one house: to destroy it would be disrespectful not only for the other tenants but also for the Owner.
    Thanks for allowing us to express itself. Thank you to share your experiment with us. Happy voyage and good return. Do not forget to still give us your news after your return and to share your impressions once returned on the ground.
    perhaps should you have the opportunity to show to us what you will have been able to see and live from space…
    Thanks a lot.

    Comment by Sam — September 27, 2006 @ 5:41 am

  243. bonjour anousheh,
    Merci de nous faire vivre ce moment exceptionnel et de nous faire rêver en nous faisant partager ce sentiment de paix , de sérénité et de liberté,et bravo pour votre volonté courageuse.

    Comment by pierre — September 27, 2006 @ 6:20 am

  244. Bonjour Anousheh,
    Merci de partager avec nous ces moments extraordinairement insolites, de nous apporter des éléments de réponse aux questions qui n’avaient pas été abordées jusque là.
    Nous sommes toutes et tous fiers de vous.
    Bon retour sur Terre !

    Comment by Hayet Kerrouchi — September 27, 2006 @ 10:21 am

  245. bonjour madame
    c’est vraiment très intéressant ce que vous racontez
    j’aimerais savoir si on voit la tour eiffel de là haut ?
    il parait que dans l’espace le fromage de chèvre a un goût un peu “gazeux”…est ce vrai ?
    bien le bonjour de france !
    jmlg

    Comment by legoule — September 27, 2006 @ 4:01 pm

  246. Bonjour,
    Le soir je scupte le ciel pour essayer de voir passer une grosse boulle de lumière, mais jusqu’a ce jour, rien; Au regard de la photo de la terre, à l’inverse, nous devrions pouvoir observer ton passage , avec beaucoup de chance bien sûr, sache que depuis la terre, dans la campagne de France, il y a quelqu’un qui essaye de te faire un petit coucou !
    Chapeau bas Anousheh ! et bon retour à vous tous !
    Gérard

    Comment by gerard — September 27, 2006 @ 5:27 pm

  247. Dear Anousheh,
    I just can say it’s great news for all iranian…specially Iranian Women…You proved Iranian women can do much more than what they are expected to do…
    God bless you…
    Zendehbaad Iran
    Abbas from Toronto

    Comment by Abbas / Toronto — September 27, 2006 @ 6:10 pm

  248. Chère madame Anousheh Ansari,

    L’idée de publier un blog sur votre travail dans l’espace est géniale. Les “pauvres petits rampants” que nous somment apprécies l’honneur de pouvoir vous approcher via ce blog. Ceci donne une approche des spationnautes plus humaine et accesible .
    Première femme “touriste” de l’espace, vous êtes néanmoins une pro.

    Je vous félicite pour la performance que vous réalisez.
    Bon retour à la maison avec plein de choses à nous raconter ;o)

    Dominik / France

    Comment by Dominik / France — September 27, 2006 @ 8:03 pm

  249. bonsoir Anoushseh quel plaisir de lire vos commentaires depuis un blog si haut perché
    la vie en apesanteur reserve bien des surprises
    bon sejour et aussi evdemment bon retour a tous et merci encore pour cete part de reve
    gerard/gironde

    Comment by gerard33 — September 27, 2006 @ 9:10 pm

  250. السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته
    أهنأك بمسعاك في الضاء الخارجي وأدعو الله أن يرجعك إلى لأرض سالمة غانمة
    أرجو أن لاتنسي ربكي ووطنكي وأمتكي إسلامكي.
    mes felicitations a vous dans l’espace je prie notre dieu pour vous
    et que vous reviedrer sur terre sainte et sauf
    je souhaite que vous n’oublieé pas votre dieu,pays, nation; et votre islam.
    we are proud of you
    God bless you…dont forget your god;contry, natin,and your islam

    ابن عوف

    Comment by benaouf — September 28, 2006 @ 7:52 am

  251. salam . khaste nabashid . shoma eftekhare iran va iarni hastin . man ba tamame vojood arezooye movafaghiyat baraye shoma mikonam . sarboland bashid . ensha allah . Morteza Rahmanyan frome Bandar Abbas in IRAN .

    Comment by morteza — September 28, 2006 @ 2:48 pm

  252. Chère Madame,

    Plusieurs journaux parlant de vous, précisent que vous avez fait vos études au lycée français de Téhéran jusqu’à l’âge de 16 ans. Peut-être étiez vous élève au lycée franco-iranien Razi ? Si tel est le cas, vous êtes de la famille, de la famille Mission laïque française où nous vous accueillerions bien volontiers si vous vous inscriviez (dès votre retour !) sur le site des “anciens et amis” www.amis-mlf.org. Même si vous n’étiez pas élève dans ce lycée, nous sommes très fiers de vous et de votre réussite et suivons l’évolution de votre voyage dans l’espace.
    Nous serions très touchés d’avoir un petit signe de vous.
    Vos témoignages nous touchent. Là haut, les guerres n’existent pas, les frontières non plus. Nous vous souhaitons libre et heureuse.
    Bon voyage.
    Marcelle Barry
    chef du service Communication et Développement
    Mission laïque française à Paris

    Comment by Marcelle BARRY — September 28, 2006 @ 3:26 pm

  253. سلام سرکار خانم انوشه انصاری
    اسم من بهزاد انصاری هستش.
    21 سال سن دارم و من هم مثل شما در آرزوی سفر به اعماق فضا را در سر میپرورانم.
    از اینکه با شما فامیل هستم خوشحالم!!!
    با آرزوی موفقیت شما بازگشت شما را با سلامتی کامل از خدا خواستارم
    خیلی خوشحالم از اینکه یک ایرانی یک زن ایرانی به سفر فضایی قدم گذاشته است.
    امیدوارم این جرقه ای باشد تا تمام دوستاران ایرانی مشتاق به سفر فضایی همانند شما قدم به سفر فضایی بگذارند.و نام کشورشان را زنده نگهدارند
    مطمئن باشید که ایرانیان همیشه شما را به یاد دارند و در پوست خود نمیگنجند
    ایرانیان منتظر بازگشت شما از زمین و گزارشتون از سفر فضایی هستند.
    برای شما و خانواده محترمتان آرزوی موفقیت میکنم.
    دوستار شما
    بهزاد انصاری

    Comment by Behzad Ansari — September 28, 2006 @ 8:46 pm

  254. salam man nemidonam che jori bayad ehsasatamo begam beheton eftekhar mikonam va arezo daram ye rozi mese shoma besham va endafe elam konan dovomin zane fazanarde irani be faza raft

    Comment by shima — September 29, 2006 @ 1:18 am

  255. salam man nemidonam che jori bayad ehsasatamo begam salame mano be setareha beresonin va beheshon begin montazere man bashan doseton daramo beheton eftekhar mikonam omidvaram ye roz berese ke manma ghabele eftekhar kardan basham

    Comment by shima — September 29, 2006 @ 1:27 am

  256. Salam, many eyes are looking at you.God bless you.

    Comment by S.Jafar — September 29, 2006 @ 12:45 pm

  257. Hi,
    Dear astronaut Ms Ansari,
    Congratulations!
    Coming back to earth, your home…
    It was amazing for me watching you on Tv when you came back from space.
    It was just eight days for us and I think whole life for you!tell us more about your experience.
    Thank you .
    Zanjan Iran
    R Ebrahimi

    Comment by Rahman ebrahimi — September 29, 2006 @ 6:45 pm

  258. Hi Anousheh,

    As a supporter of The Mercury 13 project and all woman’s adventures, I give a warm cheer to you for its great achievement.

    Above all, land safe!

    Best,

    Mie Hashizume, Tokyo

    Supporter of The Mercury 13 project and
    a friend of Wally Funk

    Comment by Mie Hashizume — September 29, 2006 @ 9:12 pm

  259. Dear miss ansari:
    we were all happy not just because you were in space but for you are a succesfull woman .for me it doesnt matter that you are iranian .I am iranian . me and my father were surprised that how you could do so much things told about you besides your flying to space sofar you are strange. when you were flying up my grand mother were watching you on TV she prayed for your success and heathy. good lock

    Comment by peiman Heydarzadeh — September 30, 2006 @ 8:04 am

  260. Dear Anousheh

    You did it! Watching you taking off toward the space was one of the most joyous moments of my life. I prayed for you and wished that you come home safe. I felt like I am going there as well. Just like you, I have been fascinated by space travel and had the same dream. When the 1st tourist traveler went to space, my late mother told me “you never know you may go to space one day”. Yes! I did it because you went there. I wish my late mother could see that, she would be very happy and proud. We all went there. It makes me so proud that you are an Iranian born. Your trip gave hope to many Iranian children knowing that they also can go to space. I hope there is a day that all the people of the world have this opportunity to go to space and beyond. I hope with your help and others like you there would be more space port made in search of better life, so this dream can come true for everyone.

    Good luck and all the best,

    Fahimdokht
    Los Angeles, California

    Comment by Faye Fahimdokht Farhangi — September 30, 2006 @ 11:24 pm

  261. انوشه عزیزم
    از لطفی کهه نسبت به ایرانی ها داشتی و از اینکه در مهمترین رویداد زندگیت ایرانی بودنت رو به همه دنیا نشون دادی ازت ممنونیم….مصاحبه قشنگت رو از شبکه 4 ایران دیدم.امیدوارم به زودی خودت رو هم ببینم….سیما.

    Comment by سیما — October 1, 2006 @ 5:41 am

  262. salam ANOSHE AZIz
    midonam ke dir hast baraye peygham gozashtan choon shoma be salamati az in safare khatere ee bazgashte eed vali baz ham bar khodam lazem midanam ke begooyam zende bad IRAN va zende bad ZANANE EFTEKHAR AFARINE IRANI.
    az samime ghalb arezoye movafaghiyat daram baraye shoma zane nemone.
    mitra az MASHHAD

    Comment by MITRA-MASHHAD — October 1, 2006 @ 11:16 am

  263. امید وارم که روزی تمامی ایرانیان به ایرانی بودن خود ببالند و جهانیان از محاسنات و ویژگی های خوب ایرانیان بگویند
    امیدوارم که همیشه موفق و موید باشی
    علیرضا خیابانی-تهران

    Comment by علیرضا خیابانی — October 1, 2006 @ 4:37 pm

  264. zendegi zibast angune ke mibinim va to in zibaee ra ba vosatee be andazeye tamame zamino faza didi va ehsas kardi,va man dar delam migooyam khosh behalet kabootar harja bekhai par mikeshi…..

    Comment by mostafa — October 1, 2006 @ 8:33 pm

  265. Thank you and We are proud of you.
    I wish success for all Iranian woman.

    Best Regard
    F. Mossavi

    Comment by F. Moosavi — October 2, 2006 @ 1:36 pm

  266. What joy to turn the news on each day and hear of your success and accomplishments. All of us Iranians in exile have waited 1/4 of a century to hear the word “iranian” used in a sentence about something positive for a change. Thanks for giving hope to all those young men and women back home. Thanks for being a role model to all women. Thanks for showing through your actions that iranians are so much more than the tainted black images one sees in the west of the obtuse people temporarily ruling the country and pretending to speak for the rest of us. Thanks for giving us something to look UP to (literally)! (-;

    Comment by Azadeh G. — October 3, 2006 @ 2:04 am

  267. hi dear anoushe i am mohammmad 21 from tehran iran im proud of you be glad and happy for ever my dear gagarin

    Comment by hi dear anoushe i am mohammmad 21 from tehran iran im proud of you be glad and happy for ever my dear gagarin — October 3, 2006 @ 5:44 pm

  268. Deare Anoosheh,

    All Iranians around the globe are very very proud of you. You did prove that Iranian women are really greater than what others think. I wish you best of moments,best of success wherever you may go & whatever you may do.May Allah bless you.We all pray for your health & happiness.

    Take care,
    Sima

    Comment by Sima — October 3, 2006 @ 8:57 pm

  269. […] Indeed, the big flying dream of the little girl has finally been fulfilled. Blogging does give us a way to understand certain firsthand feelings which would otherwise have remained dissolved in the melodramatic as-a-matter-of-fact words of journalism made available through the countless media. Quite apparent in the case of Anousheh as well, as she expresses her final moments before going on board, […]

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  270. … and The Day Has Gone (except in memory) — please move forward — this comments section is now closed

    Comment by X PRIZE — October 4, 2006 @ 1:27 am

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