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September 21, 2006

Hello World

Filed under: Space Explorer — by Anousheh @ 7:36 pm

I’m finally here… the trip was long but definitely worth it… well let me start from the beginning…

The day started early for us in Baikonur. We got up at 1:00 am Baikonur time and had a short breakfast, followed by an alcohol rub down ;-) Then we were given a set of white long johns to wear under our flight uniforms to go to the launch site.

We had a brief prayer and blessing session and as we were leaving our rooms, we signed our bedroom doors. This is a tradition that they say started with Yuri Gagarin. They also say that the cleaning lady who came to clean the room the next day started scrubbing down the signature until she was quickly stopped. So, my signature now rests next to Greg Olsen, the 3rd Private space explorer and Marcos Pontes, the first Brazilian Astronaut.

I called my grandmother before I left since she could not be in Baikonur. She wished me good luck and safe return.

We then proceeded to the bus to go to the Launch site. From the Cosmonaut Hotel door to the bus is a short walkway. On both sides of the walkway there were family and friends and journalists snapping pictures and taking video footage. In the blinding lights of the cameras, I was able to identify all my family members who came for the launch. They were up in the early hours of the morning to see me off on my great adventure. My Mom was crying and everyone else was trying hard not to show their tears.

We got on the bus and headed to the launch site. During this whole time I was surprisingly calm. I thought that the morning of the launch, I would be a nervous wreck, but to my great surprise I had no fear or anxiety.

We drove to the building where we would prepare for our launch and we went in the room to get suited. One by one, we entered the room, first Misha Tyurin, then Michael L.A., and then me.

After we were all suited up, we went into a room with a glass wall on one side for the final approval from the officials and a suit leak check. On the other side of the glass wall, my mom, sister Atousa, and my husband Hamid were already in the room and seated in the front row. So were Misha’s family and Mike’s. The room was full of reporters. We sat there for a while waving and trying to talk using sign language with our family members as they would come into the room in small groups and leave to make room for the next group of people. We must have looked really funny on camera since we were making strange faces and gestures…

We did our leak check and were officially good to go. We were then escorted back to the bus as we waved to the crowd and reporters. The next tradition was the short stop of the bus for the boys to take a leak;-) This also apparently started with Gagarin and still goes on… Fortunately, I was excused from this exercise and was able to just mentally participate.

We stopped at the foot of the rocket and got out and walked up the ladder that leads to a tiny elevator barely big enough for the 3 of us. We got in and were lifted to the top section to enter the capsule. We went through a tent and then into the habitation module.

I was the first to enter. I was still very calm, excited… but calm. I don’t think my heart rate went over 100 (I’m usually in the 80’s). I had a permanent smile tattooed on my face. I was seated and strapped in.

L.A. came down next and got situated in his tiny space and last was Misha Tyurin. we were still about 2 hours away from launch and there was a series of procedures the two of them had to go through. I was responsible for three simple actions — to turn the condensation valve and switch it between habitation module and descent module, to open and close the oxygen supply valve as needed (pretty important task! ;-)), and to hand the other crew members the flight data files that were situated next to me. Fortunately, not too complicated and I was able to perform my duties as needed.

I followed their actions step by step through the flight data files and made some personal notes on the margins of my book, when I had a chance. Finally the moment arrived and the countdown started. LA, Misha and I put our hands together and said “Ready… here we go.” I thanked God for helping me realize my dream and for everything it has given me. I asked it to fill the heart of all its beings with its love and to bring peace to this beautiful creation we call Earth.

5… 4… 3… I’m really going…2…I love you Hamid…1… and a smooth lift off.

Watching Soyuz TMA 8 launch, I never thought it would be this smooth inside the capsule… It was like an airplane takeoff — then the G’s started but very mild. I think we hit about 2 or 2.5 Gs max… then the separation and the Nose Fairing ejected. Still very smooth. A ray of light filled the capsule and warmed my heart. I think I was laughing out loud. The joy in my heart was indescribable…

The separation of final stage was the most noticeable to me and then Weightlessness…

This wonderful feeling of freedom that puts a smile on everyone’s face. I slowly lifted off my seat and continued giggling. I just couldn’t believe it… to be honest with you, the whole thing is still like a dream to me… I was strapped in so tight that I couldn’t look outside. Finally when we were safe in the orbit, we were able to open our visors and to loosen our belts…

L.A. took his glove off and it started floating in the cabin. I could not stop giggling the whole time… I was finally able to take a look outside and saw the Earth for the first time… Tears started rolling down my face. I could not catch my breath… Even thinking about it now still brings tears to my eyes. Here it was this beautiful planet turning graciously about itself, under the warm rays of the Sun… so peaceful…so full of life… no signs of war, no signs of borders, no signs of trouble, just pure beauty…

How I wished everyone could experience this feeling in their heart, specially those who are at the head of the governments in the world. may be this experience would give them a new perspective and help bring peace to the world.

I think that is enough for now… I shall let you know about the ride up here in the next entry… I’m hungry for some space food now and will catch up with you in the next orbit… right now we are flying over the Pacific Ocean approaching Mexico…


  1. Good luck and have a wonderfull time. I wish I was up there too.

    Comment by Michael — September 21, 2006 @ 8:20 pm

  2. Dear Anousheh…..thank you so much!!! reading your words just now of how you got to see the earth for the first time…..sitting here at work, tears are streaming down my face as I type this……do you know how the realization of your dream is lifting the hearts of so many of us down here on the sweet blue earth? you are carrying the hearts and minds of countless others. I wish I could give you a great big hug. please write more when you can!!! Patrick

    Comment by Patrick — September 21, 2006 @ 8:33 pm

  3. Hey there welcome to orbit!!

    I just watched the Shuttle Land today and it seems yall may have gotten a chance to view some of the flames as Atlantis streaked towards landing. Can you tell us how it looked from your perspective?


    I wish you luck and I hope the leaders of the world can come together for peace and full space exploration. Thanks for all the efforts you have done to make this happen!

    Good luck and have fun up there!

    Comment by Zachstar — September 21, 2006 @ 8:40 pm

  4. ba salame mojadad khedmate khanoome ansary aziz man in matlabetoon ro khoondam vaghean zyba tosyf kardyn khoshhalam az inke be arzootoon resydyn dar zemn bayad begam man ham arezooye dydane in sahne ro daram va omidvaram ye rooz bebinam va in harfe shoma ro ke goftin har arezooyee ke daryn too deletoon negah darin ta saranjam ye rooz behesh das peyda mikonin ro vaghean ghabool daram va mano omidvar be ayande mikone vaghean doostetoon daram va arezooye ye bazgashte movafaghyat amiz ro ham baratoon daram thank you bye

    [hi again Ms Ansari, I read your blog, you described it very well. I’m very happy your dreams come true.I have the same dream as you .I believe in what you said before, that there is always a way to reach your dreams; it gives me hope…I really like you and wish you be back safe ] 

    Comment by peyman — September 21, 2006 @ 8:43 pm

  5. Hello Anousheh,

    How are you doing? I’ve read you entries with much interest. Still hoping I can go up there too one day. How’s sleeping? Must be pretty strange in microgravity. I heard our Dutch astronaut Andre Kuypers tell too that the lift-off in a Soyuz was smoother than he had expected. Keep sending us your experiences!

    Signing off for now,
    Rene Marinus (Netherlands)

    Comment by Rene Marinus — September 21, 2006 @ 8:45 pm

  6. hi Anousheh happy to you “the teast of freedom”

    Comment by best — September 21, 2006 @ 8:48 pm

  7. Good description of the liftoff… was there much vibration? Noise?

    Not to pry or anything, but could you let us know what it’s like to dream in weightlessness? I imagine I’d be dreaming about falling, hope that’s not true for you!

    What an adventure! I was proud to tell my 5-year-old daughter about your ongoing story, and how I use to work at tti so there’s a mere 2 degrees of separation! She was abandoned on the side of a road in southern China when she was five days old, wrapped in an old towel and shoved in a cardboard box. You’d never guess her humble beginnings now…she’s active, inquisitive, intelligent and constantly pushing at the walls of her world to make it bigger and bigger! We always tell her that she can accomplish great things and nobody can hold her back because of her gender. You’re helping to prove us right in her eyes!

    Comment by GH from TX — September 21, 2006 @ 8:51 pm

  8. Ciao Ciao! We are just under your eyes!
    Enjoy the trip! From an Italian Speleologist :) Andrea

    Comment by Andrea Scatolini — September 21, 2006 @ 8:54 pm

  9. The world is changing and you are helping it in the transformation!

    Comment by foolswisdom — September 21, 2006 @ 8:56 pm

  10. i am so happy because you are iranian and i so .i hope to see you in iran.now you are a lovely woman in our hearts.i cant say anything else only: please taking a picture from god to me because you are near the god…….
    good luck

    Comment by pezhman — September 21, 2006 @ 8:56 pm

  11. Dear Anousheh — I’ve just read your hearwarming blog with great admiration, pleasure and interest. (Although you describe how your tears rolled down your cheeks - in microgravity - your description of your experience was most moving indeed.) I’ve just come back from the South Pole, planning to soon dive 14,400 feet below the ice to the “real” North Pole and then to follow your footsteps as it is… to space. You are a wonderful inspiration to us all. I do wish particularly that our political leaders do heed your call for a wiser perspective.
    With my heartfelt best wishes for a safe return,

    Comment by Pierre — September 21, 2006 @ 8:58 pm

  12. dear anousheh
    my name is mehrdad younesi and i’m form the north of the iran,mazandaran.
    thanks for your messeges.i mean your reports from the first day till now.i wish you will have a good spase trip.the last wish is to see u,may be in iran.
    have a nice time

    Comment by mehrdad younesi — September 21, 2006 @ 9:00 pm

  13. Hi Anousheh
    You did it.

    You are in history now

    Comment by Saeed Ebrahimi — September 21, 2006 @ 9:00 pm

  14. John Young’s old house is in my back yard here in Orlando. Everytime I see it, it helps me dream about one day doing what you’re doing.

    The perspective from up there must be amazing. Does the world seem big or small from the space station? Are you able to take photos or video and post them on this blog?

    Comment by kemosabe — September 21, 2006 @ 9:03 pm

  15. Anousheh
    Thanks for sharing and we are very hppy for you that you reach your dream.
    Looking forward for more comments.
    Take Care

    Comment by yahya — September 21, 2006 @ 9:03 pm

  16. سلام انوشه عزیز
    مثل همه دوستان من هم به شما افتخار می کنم. مطمئن نیستم بتونم دو روزو تو اتاق خودم با همه وسایل مورد نیاز تحمل کنم چه برسه دو روزو تو یک کپسول کوچیک با اون لباسای حجیم! واقعا کار بزرگی کردید. راستی گزارشتون خیلی جالب و جامع بود. نمیدونم از اون لحظه ای که آرزوی دیدنشو داشتین عکس گرفتین یا نه. اگه آره حتما بذارینش رو سایت. یه سوال دارم . آیا قصد دارید در آینده به ایران سفر کنید و تا حالا این کارو کردید؟
    آرزوی سلامتی و موفقیت براتون دارم امیدوارم همیشه در کنار آقا حمید موفق و خوشبخت باشید.

    سعید از ایران (مشهد)

    [Hi dear Anousheh,

    like all my friends; I’m very proud of you. I can’t  stay 2 days in my room with all it’s stuff, how could you stay in Soyuz that long with those suits??? I liked your blog.Did you take pictures from what you wanted to see? if so, please make it on-line ( on your blog) I have a question. Do you have any plan for visiting Iran in a near future? wish you and your husband luck, Saeed from Mashhad]

    Comment by سعید طهماسبی — September 21, 2006 @ 9:04 pm

  17. Dear Anousheh,

    Patrick actually wrote what I was eager to write (and I’m sure many many others too!).
    Thank you very much for sharing this experience with us! Having a quick break from a stressfull day of work in Sao Paulo, your description of your first moments in Space has absolutly filled my heart with hope and my eyes with tears… I wish you the most wonderful time and will also be looking forward to hearing from you again!

    Comment by Carina — September 21, 2006 @ 9:05 pm

  18. نوشته هات واقعآ خواندنی بود.امیدوارم سالم برگردی.

    Comment by Navid Shafiei — September 21, 2006 @ 9:07 pm

  19. Dear Anousheh:

    I chanced to come across your blog notes through the GMU - Masonwire link ( I am an alumni too) and must say was riveted after reading them. I have always had this passion for space but unlike you, my dreams took me away from pursuing a ’space flight’ route. So, as I read your notes, I empathize with you. It is really wonderful of you to have decided to share ‘your trip’ with us. I totally get it, when you say that being a very private person it was a serious step for you to decide to do that. I am the same way. This must be my first ever visit or comment on a blog site but I was compelled to write to you.
    You are an inspiration for some and for others like me, a substitute of self.
    Keep up all the good work you are doing and enjoy your journey! God bless you.


    Comment by Sonnicca — September 21, 2006 @ 9:10 pm

  20. We’re all watching with smiles on our faces too, Anousheh! We’re all proud, and a little envious of you too. Sean and Aidan ask me several times a day how you’re doing, and their school is following along too (I sent a patch I got at your launch party to school with them!). I think you have at least recruited a couple of new astronauts.

    Take care and enjoy yourself.
    Pat, Sherryl, Sean, and Aidan Clay

    Comment by Patrick Clay — September 21, 2006 @ 9:13 pm

  21. I’ve seen your story on tv, read it in newspapers all around And i still can´t believe that´s true: I can read about your infintely lucky experience by your own words; and still Better. Talk to you!
    I can only say: Enjoy it!, it´s down here were all the problems are, however don´t be afraid to look at the other side of the sky
    Your sky it´s quite different now than almost every person in the world.

    Comment by Andonin — September 21, 2006 @ 9:13 pm

  22. Dear Anousheh… Firstly just apologize me about my elemental English - I’m trying to make it better!

    Secondly… well, is amazing to read you. It’s a little step for you, a big step for all, specially for women, yes. I really enjoyed this chronicle, it seems like I was there, I hope it will be! To see my little blue ball totally in calm… here things are each day more difficult for all…

    Thank you very, very much. Keep writing!!

    Kisses, Ana

    Comment by Ana from Spain — September 21, 2006 @ 9:16 pm

  23. Dear Ms Ansari, I wish you a Safe and successful trip, your words brought tears to my eyes. GOD be with you.
    Arash R

    Comment by Aarsh R — September 21, 2006 @ 9:18 pm

  24. Congratulations for the first blog entry from the space in the history.

    Comment by Ramin — September 21, 2006 @ 9:25 pm

  25. Dear Anoosheh,
    Good luck! All of our hearts beat for you!

    Comment by Arezoo — September 21, 2006 @ 9:30 pm

  26. Your trip is a big step forward in future space exploration. Continued best wishes from a “neighbor” up US 75 in Allen.

    Comment by Dick — September 21, 2006 @ 9:30 pm

  27. Anousheh,
    I’m glad everything is going on fine over there.. It is soo nice to read your blog, actually, we can feel like if we were there - You’re blessed that you get to have this opportunity - enjoy every minute - Hope you have a safe trip back to earth!!! :)~

    Comment by MR — September 21, 2006 @ 9:34 pm

  28. salam anoshe khano0o0m.khob hastin?az inke natonestam engilish benevisam SOoOoRY mikham.1 so0o0al dashtam to onja mitonin sedaue hamdigaro beshnavin???rasti dasht yadam miraft vaghan khoshhalam ke salem be maghsad residin.1 so0o0al dige age mishe kholASE age mishe raqze moaffaghiateto age zahmat ni baram send koni.

    [ Hi Ms Anousheh, how do you do? I’m sorry i can’t write in English. I have a question. can you hear each other over there? I’m vary happy you are there& one more thing: can you send me the secret of your success?]

    Comment by farbod — September 21, 2006 @ 9:42 pm

  29. هموطن خوبم خانم انوشه عزيز

    ترجيح دادم يادداشتم را به خط فارسي برايت بنويسم … از اينكه پاي در سفري گذاشتي كه آرزوي هر انساني است صميمانه تبريك مرا پذيرا باش
    اگرچه اكنون كيلومترها از اين سياره خاكي فاصله گرفته‌اي ولي در عمق آن فضاي بيكران جايي كه به خدا نيز نزديكتر است براي سعادت مردمان سرزمين اجدادي ات هم دعا كن
    اگر من جاي شما بودم ديگر هيچگاه به اين سرزمين خاكي باز نميگشتم

    [ My good compatriot  Ms Anousheh,  I preferred to write it in Persian. congratulation on your trip which is everybody’s wish. although you’re thousands of miles far from earth, but there you are closer to God . please pray for the prosperity of your country. If i was you I wouldn’t back to Earth.]  

    Comment by رضا — September 21, 2006 @ 9:47 pm

  30. Hi Anousheh,

    What a great way to spend a holiday - I have to ask the classic holiday question - what is the food like ;-)

    I imagine the views must be absolutely fantastic.

    Lots of love from Belgium (a very little country in Europe)


    Comment by Mark — September 21, 2006 @ 9:54 pm

  31. Dear Anoushe,
    I hope you have good time in orbit and if you want to take nice pictures from earth and post to your flickr.
    Many thanks,

    Comment by Amin Sabeti — September 21, 2006 @ 9:58 pm

  32. Hi Anousheh,

    I just read your blog and find it very profound. Thanks for the visual enlightening from your writing.

    The Russians are very gracious hosts, and know what man yearns. Perhaps you can persuade NASA into opening a lottery for every other flight … say at $100 a ticket then some of the hard working taxpayers can have the journey of a lifetime like you.

    Thank you for your enjoyable writing!

    Comment by Eric Gozewski — September 21, 2006 @ 9:58 pm

  33. A world without frontiers …… indeed what a beautiful planet we are lucky to live on if only we all realised it.

    Sorry you coouldn’t get the internet connection out in space that you had hoped for but am very pleased to be reading your journals. I can’t imagine what it must have been like but I am so glad you are enthusiastic and not afraid to show it. Too many people become dull and serious which is a pity and so off-putting.

    I look forward to the next instalment.

    Keep grinning :-D

    Comment by Doris — September 21, 2006 @ 10:01 pm

  34. PS. I thought it was very sweet that on the final countdown you said you loved your husband. Ahhh :-)

    Comment by Doris — September 21, 2006 @ 10:02 pm

  35. Take a photo of heart for us, thank you

    Comment by Gilbertino — September 21, 2006 @ 10:05 pm

  36. hi dear. i’m iranian too and i am so happy & glad that you’re the first female that you can go to this trip!!!
    i like to see you in iran!!!! all the persons in iran love you!
    good luck dear and have nice time

    Comment by Anousheh — September 21, 2006 @ 10:09 pm

  37. باز هم سلام و درود بر شیر زن پارسی
    انوشه خانوم انصاری
    روزگار بر شما خوش باد
    به امید دیدار در روز
    شنبه ساعت پنج و سیزده دقیقه
    شاد و موفق باشید
    در پناه یزدان

    Comment by ali — September 21, 2006 @ 10:15 pm

  38. Dear Anousheh, I just wanted to tell you how delighted I am for you, and how inspired. I have been involved with the space community since I was 15, and have always been disappointed that more women aren’t involved in space. I am sure that your trip will show women that space isn’t just for guys, it is for everyone. Congratulations, and I hope every minute in space is wonderful!

    Comment by Jane E. Valentine — September 21, 2006 @ 10:18 pm

  39. “It is full of stars…..”

    I hope someday will be there, like you, I think that space travel, almost one time in life, would be a human right…

    Congratulations Anousheh, you are an example for women all around the world (and men too)

    Have a good time at cosmos, ´cos you are a cosmonaut, not an astronaut… ;-)

    Comment by Antonio Otero — September 21, 2006 @ 10:24 pm

  40. salam khanoome ansari
    man ye pesare ahle iran hastam . rastesh kheyli khoshal shodam vaghti shoma ro tooye television didam iran ye barnameye 3 saate ro be safare shoma ekhtesas dad . khoshhal shdam ke ye nafar irani be faza rafte mardomham hamino migan amma ye seri ha fekr mikonana age shoma in poolo jaye dige kharj mikardid behtar bood . man nemidoonam salahe kare khish khosrovan danand. kholase kalam kheyuli khoshahalam ke irani hastido be iraani boodane khodetoon minzid

    doostdare shoma

    Comment by Masoud — September 21, 2006 @ 10:32 pm

  41. congradulation, I feel like I am really proud of you as a human, as a woman and as an Iranian.

    Comment by sarah — September 21, 2006 @ 10:38 pm

  42. Here in Iran , you are a legend !
    Wish you a safe and nice journy ….
    Don’t forget to search for the white Damavand , blue Caspian and green Persian gulf from the sky !
    موفق و پیروز باشی
    جای شما نه تنها در آسمان بلکه در دلهای ما است

    Comment by alborz — September 21, 2006 @ 10:46 pm

  43. Parabéns pela coragem!
    Abraços a todos!

    Comment by REci — September 21, 2006 @ 10:47 pm

  44. Dear Anousheh

    All I can say is wow!! Being able to see the Earth from space has always been a dream for me, as I’m sure it is for lots of people. And to read about your experience and how you felt, when you laid eyes upon it for the first time is truly amazing. I’ve always imagined that I would react the same way as you did if I would actually get the chance to see it with my own eyes.

    I want to thank you for sharing your thoughts and
    feelings. I really hope you’ll enjoy every second
    of your time up there. You’re truly and inspiration.
    Hope you will write again soon.
    Take care

    Comment by Peiman — September 21, 2006 @ 10:53 pm

  45. Molta sort ( good luck ) from Catalonia.
    In the space the frontiers don’t exist. It is a place where we all should travel to open the mind.
    Albert Pla

    Comment by Albert — September 21, 2006 @ 10:53 pm

  46. Hi Anousheh
    My tears dont let me to write you.
    you brougt us all iranian up into the endless space.
    I just want to ask you that look at Earth and our IRAN behalf of us from the space.
    God of Skys & Earth bless u
    have a good real dream
    wish to have message from u & wish to meet u
    Dr G.Pirmoradi

    Comment by Dr GholamReza Pirmoradi — September 21, 2006 @ 10:56 pm

  47. Anoushe aziz salam . shoma baese eftekhare ma hastid va khoshhalm ke pigham man be faza miravad!be omide paydari solh va arameshi ke az parnjare ro be zamin mibind baryae shoma va khanevade geramitan va hame mardoome roye zamin.Shad bashid o paydar.

    Comment by Hadi — September 21, 2006 @ 11:00 pm

  48. Salam Anoushe
    We are so proud of you, good luck and have a lot of fun up there bring us peace and pure love from orbit.


    Comment by Azadeh — September 21, 2006 @ 11:05 pm

  49. Hi Anousheh

    So glad you are back on-line. I’ve been watching everything carefully on the web and TV since Monday, and waiting to read your account of the TMA-9 launch.

    I stayed up all night here in the UK watching your preparations on NASA TV and the satellite channels.

    After reading your last blog on Sunday when, it seemed, you were feeling the pressure a little, I thought you looked really relaxed during the preparations. Reading your latest blog it’s clear that’s how it was. I can’t imagine how you managed to stay so calm, but I’m sure that helped you to take in every moment.

    I know you get asked lots of questions in these comments, but I’ve a couple which I’d really appreciate an answer to:-

    · I’m sure that on the Soyuz downlink, I heard you shout ‘Poyekhali’ just after lift-off – was this something you planned, or a spontaneous reaction ?

    · You had to wait for two hours on the Soyuz – how easy was this period. Did it pass quickly or was it a long anxious wait ?

    · You have said you felt calm throughout the whole launch experience – I read that Greg Olsen’s pulse was only 60 at lift-off. Do you know how your’s was ?

    Hope you enjoy every moment of your time on ISS and look forward to further instalments over the next week.

    Best regards

    Tony Quine
    Isle of Man UK

    Comment by Tony Quine — September 21, 2006 @ 11:22 pm

  50. hey anousheh-

    i just wanted to let you know that you are awesome. i am happy for you, and also very proud to see an iranian in space! i am glad you are realizing your dream and repping your people while you’re at it.

    your words about seeing the earth as it really IS definitely speak to me, and your achievement inspires me. take care of yourself up there.

    maziar shirazi

    Comment by Maziar Shirazi — September 21, 2006 @ 11:25 pm

  51. Namaste and Greetings Anasheh:

    I’m Xavier and I’m from Bogotá, Colombia a country in South America. I’m 25 years old.

    Thank you very much by the pleasure of see you in the space. You represent the dignity, beauty and strength of the women of all the world and besides, to me you represents the truth that all the dreams can be reality.

    Please Anasheh, continues smiling and illuminating the universe with your presence.

    A great hug and be blessed.


    Comment by Xavier — September 21, 2006 @ 11:49 pm

  52. In your heart ride the hopes of us all.

    Comment by Jeffery Bucove — September 21, 2006 @ 11:50 pm

  53. It must be amazing at the ISS! I hope oneday the ISS will be bigger and they will allow visitors more often to come and observe and experience space.
    Good Luck, John N. :)

    Comment by John N. — September 21, 2006 @ 11:53 pm

  54. سلام
    خوشحالم که می توانم به این وسیله نظرم را به شما بگویم.
    به نظر من شما با این هزینه ی زیاد می توانستید کارهای بسیار بهتر، مهمتر و به یادماندنی تری انجام بدهید.
    کودکان و زنان زیادی در جهان به کمک نیاز دارند.
    پیگیری ماجراجویی های فضایی از ابتدا محل تردید و اعتراض بوده است و یک نوع بولهوسی و ولخرجی بی فایده تلقی می شده است.
    امیدوارم روزی طوری پولتان را خرج کنید که فارغ از هیجانات شوونیستی و تبلیغات تجاری بتوانیم به عنوان یک هم وطن و یک انسان نمونه به شما افتخار کنیم.
    به هر حال برای شما سلامتی آروز می کنم.

    Comment by سیاوش هوشیار — September 22, 2006 @ 12:12 am

  55. Salaam Anousheh,

    What a wonderful description you wrote. I can’t believe you can see the Earth with your own eyes. You are truly fortunate to be able to lay eyes on the Earth from space. What a sensational feeling that must be.

    How must you feel that your name is now going down in history? First female space tourist, first Muslim woman, first Iranian?

    I teach 5th graders, and we were talking about you today in class. We share our last names - so they were asking if I knew you :) I wish I did!

    Millions hope for something they can never have… you have joined an elite group of people who can see God’s creation from the outside. God bless you. We can only imagine the tremendous feelings you must have.


    Comment by Shazia Ansari — September 22, 2006 @ 12:45 am

  56. Greetings Anousheh:

    Your expressive prose makes me teary-eyed, just like when I watch the shuttle launch. A lump in my throat, and a fast-beating heart. This happens when I think of all the effort it takes to send a person into space. Just imagine when we do this all the time!

    Best wishes on your trip!

    Comment by Samuel Coniglio — September 22, 2006 @ 12:47 am

  57. Wow! To think that you are experiencing all this and that we are receiving ‘open dialogue’ on your ‘views’ about earth, space travel, from a personal point of view and not as directed or expected from an organization space administration. Not that such feedback could be orchestrated but we can relate to your comments much moreso.

    Take care and God Bless

    John A. - Canada

    Comment by John A. Forbes — September 22, 2006 @ 12:48 am

  58. You wanted your experience to be inspiring…your blog is most definitely that! Have a safe trip up there, and I hope that this experience helps you to help the rest of us earthlings to appreciate the earth more.
    Best wishes from London

    Comment by Sohrab — September 22, 2006 @ 1:03 am

  59. Geetings, Congrats on your flight. PLease tell Mike LA that all of his NAVY VQ2 shipmates are watching you guys. I was stationed in SPAIN with him when he flew EP-3Es. Please look down on Rota Spain for us.

    Comment by John Herndon — September 22, 2006 @ 1:31 am

  60. Anousheh Ansari, Spaceblogger!

    Now, THIS is cool!

    Trackback by Dave Lucas' Notes — September 22, 2006 @ 1:31 am

  61. salam Miss Ansari
    Alan Saat Taghriban 4:50 hast ISS Az Rooye Shahre Ma yani Yazd Oboor Kard Va man Didam Mesle Yek sheye Noorani Abi rang ke ba sorate kheili ziad Aseman Ro peymaeid.
    Ba arezooye movafaghiat
    Milad Az Yazd

    Comment by Milad — September 22, 2006 @ 1:41 am

  62. […] You really want to take the time to read this. It is an inexpressibly cool story, made even more so by the knowledge that a) it is true, and b) the author is writing it floating in zero gravity far above the Earth on the International Space Station. […]

    Pingback by Blogging from the ISS, Anousheh tells of her ride to orbit - Out of the Cradle — September 22, 2006 @ 1:46 am

  63. Hi Anousheh!
    Heck of a vacation, don’t you think? Way to go!! You really do carry our hopes and dreams for a more peaceful world with you. Being just a couple of years older than you, I too have dreamed of going into space since I was very young. To watch you do it, and read what you see and experince, makes me feel like I’m almost their myself. Thank you for showing all of us that dreams can come true.
    By the way, the fact that you were “giggling” on the way into space tells me that you still have alot of little girl tucked away inside of you. Don’t ever lose that, it’s the part of us that keeps us moving forward and trying to make things better for everyone. Wish apon a star for all of us, Anousheh, and come back safely to tell us what it was you wished for. Have fun and soak it all in.
    One question: Did they have to dim the lights on the ISS since your smile showed up?? Your lighting up the entire universe and warming the hearts of millions with your trip into space. Please update us when you can on how things are going….
    All our love, a huge hug, and best wishes for a safe return
    Joe LePage Florida, USA

    Comment by Joe LePage — September 22, 2006 @ 1:49 am

  64. hi! my mom and i read your blog everyday! it seems like you’re having alot of fun! i hope you a safe trip. :D

    Comment by Mehnoosh — September 22, 2006 @ 2:24 am

  65. سلام انوشه جان . امیدوارم که سفر موفقیت آمیزی داشته باشی و الان که در فضا هستی و از زمین دور مطمئنا احساسی وصف ناشدنی داری خیلی دوست دارم بدونم الان چه احساسی نسبت به خدا داری باید بینهایت نگاه زیبا یی ادم پیدا کنه حسی که ادم همه افریده ها را تقریبا به طور یکجا میبینه و خدا را. خیلی جالبه مثل مرز بین بودن و نبودن و جالب اینجاست که ما ادمها هستیم که این جای خالی را پر میکنیم و چه بهتر کسانی باشند که بتوانند معنای جدید از حیات و بودن و امید را در بقیه زنده کنند امیدی و حیاتی قدرتمند و زیبا همراه با عشق ورزیدن به همه ادم ها و هر انچه متعلق به خداست دست یافتن به ارزوها برای همه شیرین خواهد بود اما دست یافتن به ارزویی که باعث بشه به تمام ادم ها کمک کرد و هدفی والاتر و بالاتر را در خود داشته باشد مطمئنا در نظر هر کسی از هر فرهنگ و هر کشور و هر مذهبی قابل تحسین و تقدیری شایسته خواهد بود . و باید بگم که حرکت و عمل شما در سطح عالی انجام شده و امیدوارم این پیشرفت ها در همه ادم های ازاد اندیش تاثیر گذاشته و به عنوان سراغازی نو برای پایان های کوچک گذشته باشد. از اين كه يك بانوي ايراني تونست مرز ها و محدوديت ها رو در هم بشكنه
    و به جايي فراتر از ديد آدم هاي زميني سفر كنه بينهايت خوشحالم .اي كاش همه ي ما يا حد اقل همه ي اون هايي كه ميخوان و تلاش ميكنن بتونن به عمق رويا هاشون سفر كنن..شجاعتت و خطر كردنت و قدرتت براي حفظ رويایت رو تحسين ميكنم
    دوستت دارم به دليلي فراتر از هم وطن بودن كه به خاطر نمادينه شدن تو براي عاشق بودن و رسيدن. از خدااروزیی سلامتی برای شما و تمام همراهانتون را در فضا و در زمین میکنم امیدوارم که خداوند همراه شما باشد. سعیده و عادل

    Comment by saeideh & adel — September 22, 2006 @ 2:27 am

  66. Anousheh: We are warmed by your dream come true! We are also so very excited for you as you truly set examples for all to follow - such a dream, such an accomplishment and such an experience only few have. We are so proud that you have lived the dream, on earth and in space. We look forward to your return. God bless you and yours.

    Bill & Brooke Johnson
    Dallas, Texas

    Comment by Bill & Brooke Johnson — September 22, 2006 @ 2:32 am

  67. Dear Anousheh, hi. As I had promised, we watched the place where all your wishes came true (ISS) this morning at 4:50(Iranian Standard time, 1:20 GMT) from our hometown: Shiraz.

    You can find one of the pix I took from the moment, in my blog

    Wish you a Nice ride
    Shiraz, Iran

    Comment by Kian — September 22, 2006 @ 2:57 am

  68. Dear Anousheh,

    I remember the first time I saw you, being interviewed by Laura Greene right after the third successful flight of SpaceShipOne back in October of 2004. You spoke of how you looked forward to traveling in space one day. Here it is less than two years later and that wonderful day has arrived.

    I just wanted to convey my personal thanks to you and your family for all that you have done for the dream of personal space flight. You have brought the day when all of us will be able to travel in your footsteps just a little bit closer both by your support of the X-Prize and by the inspiring journey that you are presently embarked upon.

    I hope that this is just the first of many trips into outer space for you and for the rest of us.

    Good Luck, Best Wishes and Peace

    Comment by Ron Atkins — September 22, 2006 @ 2:58 am

  69. Hey Anousheh,

    I’m 25 years old Persian-Canadian, I must say that I am very proud of you and very happy that you have reached your dreams. I’m sure this sense can be very satisfactory. You must write about the experiences there… I pray for your safe return to your earth! from the sky say hi to our Iran from water to water from the Persian Gulf to the Caspian sea.

    Comment by Ali — September 22, 2006 @ 3:05 am

  70. Hi Anousheh,
    This is fantastic, truly inspiring.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Safe return.

    Comment by Behrooz — September 22, 2006 @ 3:06 am

  71. Dear Anoushe,

    Congratulations! I believe now you are the most successful Iranian in Iran’s modern history and I’m not exaggerating! I’m sure you know with this huge success comes responsibility. Iran and especially Iranian women are starving for somebody like you! I believe Iran’s future belongs to educated women and you can be the best role model/or even leader for them.

    Keep dreaming,

    Comment by Mohammad — September 22, 2006 @ 3:09 am

  72. Daer Anousheh,

    You made it. I watched the launch on TV and read your message to the world. It was beautiful. They brought tears into my eyes.

    What I felt when I read your story and watched the launch on TV is undescribable. I could only imagin what you felt.

    Make sure you take lots of photos.

    Say hello to space crew on board.

    I wish you all the best and have an enjoyable holiday in the spoace and safe journey back to Earth.

    Take care,


    Comment by Bita — September 22, 2006 @ 3:17 am

  73. Hi Anousheh,
    Have you ever noticed that you are not the first Iranian traveling up to the space? I am telling you millions of Iranians have already traveled or keep going to the outer space every single minute. But theirs is slightyly different with that of yours. You went up there by space shuttle and paid 20 million bucks or something but your fellow citizens get to the space not by spaceships but by opium, grass, heroin, etc. The price is much muh much lower as well.
    One more thing, you just made the very right decision to move to the US. If you had stayed in Iran, now you would have to beg for official consent from your husband, father in law, alot of more people to be able to get a passport to travel to Turkey, let alone the OUTER SPACE. Anyway, I wrote all these things to bring a little smile to your face if you ever get time to read your comments. But please please please do not forget your country.
    I personally feel proud that someone from my country did this. Through you, Iran captures the headlines all over the world again.
    Thank you/ bon voyage

    Comment by Alireza — September 22, 2006 @ 3:27 am

  74. دوباره سلام.

    سلام یه جهان به شما.
    دشب مار و دیدین یا نه؟
    کلی آسمون رو زیر ورو کردیم.درسته که موقش نبود ولی تلاشمون رو کردیم.
    خوش میگذره؟
    چه حسی داره که سر اون میز دارین نهار میخورین و از پنجره به زمین نگاه میکنین؟
    تا بعد

    Comment by جاهد ملک زاده — September 22, 2006 @ 3:45 am

  75. Very cool, very cool.

    Comment by James, Mountain View, CA — September 22, 2006 @ 4:26 am

  76. Dear Anousheh,

    Greetings from your Ft. Worth neighbors . Jessica and I still treasure the time we had with you and your family on The World during the Space Symposium.

    I’ve sent the link to your blog to many of our friends and family, as well as the travel industry trade press - you are a true inspiration and we’re proud to know the world’s first woman private space explorer.

    I’m grateful to Peter for his passion and for being the inspiration that he is to us all. Your message to him was moving.

    With admiration and joy,

    Matthew & Jessica Upchurch
    Ft. Worth, TX

    Comment by Matthew & Jessica Upchurch — September 22, 2006 @ 4:30 am

  77. I am so so proud of you.

    An Iranian in London :)

    Comment by Maziar — September 22, 2006 @ 4:52 am

  78. سلام
    یه پسر 16 ساله هستم. از همین تهران.یه جورایی فکر کنم شبیه تو باشم.از بچگی نگاه به آسمون میکردم خیلی به نجوم علاقه داشتم هر کسی هم از من میپرسید میخوای بزرگ بشی چی کاره میخوای بشی ؟ بهش میگفتم میخوام فضانورد بشم.
    بعد تقریبا همشون بهم میخندیدن که یه جورایی تمسخر آمیز که ایران فضانورد نداره. ولی الان به این نتیجه رسیدم منم میتونم. میخوام مثل تو باشم میخوام منم وبلاگمو از فضا آپدین کنم.
    تو اولین زن فضانورد ایرانی هستی من میخوام اولین مرد فضانورد باشم.با تمام وجودم میخوام و به این آرزوم میخوام برسم.
    اون موقعی که شمارش معکوس شروع شد من گریه ام گرفته بود. واسه این که پرتاب با موفقسیت انجام بشه من نزرکردم برم امامزاده صالح تجریش
    واسه اینکه به سلامت هم برگردی میخوام همین کارو کنم
    با افتخار عکستو بالای تخت خوابم زدم _البته با اجازه آقاحمید_
    یه ایران هم بیا
    دوست دارم به اندازه یه سفر فضایی

    Comment by مرتضی — September 22, 2006 @ 4:57 am

  79. Anousheh,

    I think your life would make a great book, or even a movie. Your an inspiration to so many, you can see that reading your blog.

    Comment by Bill Belshaw — September 22, 2006 @ 5:01 am

  80. Dear Anousheh,
    Thank you so much for your contributions, which has been on so many levels. Starting from being an inspiration for everyone in the world to being an ambassador for peace. Maybe this can be a cure for ignorance and prejudices in the world.
    As I was reading some of the comments here, I came across one that addressed you as “Irandokht” (Daughter of Iran). I thought it was quite profound.

    I can’t wait to see where you’ll go from here. We’ll be watching with pride and great anticipation.

    Comment by Bahman — September 22, 2006 @ 5:05 am

  81. dear Anoushe
    How are you!
    I really can’t understand your emotions there!
    It would be a fantastic Job really.loky you.
    It was one of my best wishes to be there oneday!
    have a good trip and excelent days there!
    akram salimi from mashad-Iran

    Comment by اکرم — September 22, 2006 @ 5:24 am

  82. Hi Anousheh Jaan

    I am an Iranian living in Adelaide, Australia. We are a small community in this part of the world, but are all proud of your amazing achievement. God belss you and our beloved country where we both have missed a lot! cheers Nuredin

    Comment by Nuredin Habili — September 22, 2006 @ 5:33 am

  83. Hi Anousheh,

    It is a great feeling to be a part of your BLOG and to read the expressions and experiences you have encountered, do bring tears to my eyes….for me it is just unbeleivable that You, Hamid and Asif are such modest unassumng individuals.

    You are now a legend and have created history and thank you personally for making a part of it, too…..you know what I mean.

    Thanks, once again and I look forward to reading your experiences and meeting with you very soon.

    Best regards: Abhai

    Comment by Abhai Varma — September 22, 2006 @ 5:43 am

  84. Dear Anousheh,

    I will be have a ISS sight opportunity from Istanbul,Turkey early tomorrow morning.
    I will be glad to see your orbit place from earth.

    Salam from Turkey…

    Comment by Nadir Dogan — September 22, 2006 @ 5:46 am

  85. Hi Anousheh,

    What a thrill to talk with you yesterday via Amateur Radio. This is the first time I have been able to contact the ISS, and to hear your voice made it all the more special.

    Thank you for sharing your adventure with us all. I look forward to reading more in your blog. God bless you!

    Darrell Bellerive
    Amateur Radio Station VA7TO
    Grand Forks, British Columbia, Canada

    Comment by Darrell Bellerive — September 22, 2006 @ 6:03 am

  86. dear anousheh,
    we ‘all persians and all the world, are proud of you . when you left the earth i write a post in my weblog about you and i said that ” now anpusheh,see the whole earth without war , without borders and without anything bad. so i am glad that you saw it .
    i am a young phisician but i really love space programs.
    hope i hear more about you in future.

    it is a honor for me that you come to my weblog and write a small comment for me . my address is www.emadv.blogfa.com
    best wishes

    Comment by vahid — September 22, 2006 @ 6:13 am

  87. nounoush azizam,

    i saw your grandmother and your dad today - he got back from baikonur yesterday - they are very happy for you - nanaz has not stopped calling me every time that there is any news from you! we are all spellbound by your accomplishment - i am glad you are enjoying earth on its “peaceful” mood - hopefully i will see you when you are back - je me repete: la terre, est-elle bleue comme une orange?


    Comment by dordaneh roohani — September 22, 2006 @ 6:26 am

  88. Blogging from Space

    Anousheh Ansari, die erste Weltraumtouristin, die derzeit die ISS besucht, berichtet auf Ihrem Blog von ihrem Weltraumausflug.
    Die Mission soll noch bis zum 28. September gehen. Ich bin mal gespannt, obs auch Bilder geben wird. Vielleicht ist d…

    Trackback by blumenstrasse — September 22, 2006 @ 6:45 am


    Where are you? Come back. You are awesome. Khejalat nakesh :)
    “Peter Diamandis for President (of the country)” That’s my platform these days…You have become super popular in the Persian/nonPersian communities around the world because YOU ARE YOU.
    Thanks for supporting Mrs. Ansari through and through. This is an experience of EPIC PROPORTION, in line with the poetry of Shahnameh, Shakespeare, Dante, etc. etc.
    Anousheh come back safe. Earth needs you for years and years.

    Comment by esfooni — September 22, 2006 @ 7:08 am

  90. Dear Anousheh!
    I hope you realized that you are giving hope and happiness to a lot of people, not least to all the persian people around the world. I live in Sweden, Stockholm and all the persian people are very proud of you and to be from Iran.
    Its ironic that a woman from Iran would be the first woman to travel to the space, but you have showed the world that everything is possible.

    Enjoy your trip and I hope you have a wonderful time.

    Comment by Keyvan — September 22, 2006 @ 7:28 am

  91. Hey there. That sounds really cool… ;)

    Comment by PaxY — September 22, 2006 @ 7:30 am

  92. با سلام امید وارم سف خوبی داشته باشید

    به امید روزی که در ایران ایستگاه فضائی

    داشته باشیم

    Comment by amir hossein — September 22, 2006 @ 7:35 am

  93. Great excitement too in the amateur radio community, some of whom in the US have already spoken to you. We’ll be calling you direct on the equipment you’ve found! Well done!

    Comment by andy g0SFJ — September 22, 2006 @ 7:53 am

  94. Wow. That must have be an awesome experience. Thanks for sharing it with us. Wishing you a wonderful flight and a safe return.

    Comment by Rajkumar Madhuram — September 22, 2006 @ 8:06 am

  95. تاریخ زرین افتخار ایران دگر بار ورق خورد،ولی به دست بانوئی دانشمندواندیشمند.
    امروز،شاهنامه دوباره سروده شد،امااززبان بانوئی ادیب و حماسه ساز.
    حماسه شجاعت ودلیری ایرانیان تکرار شد،ولی به همت بانوئی ازجان گذشته وشجاع.
    درودبرشماکه عزت وافتخاروسربلندی را به همه ایرانیان ارزانی داشتید.
    درود بر شما که چگونه آرزو کردن را بماآموختی و راه تلاش برای رسیدن به اهداف را هموار نمودی.
    به امید موفقیت روز افزون شما.
    دوستدار شما سیف محمدی

    Comment by قنبر سیف محمدی — September 22, 2006 @ 8:12 am

  96. سلام خانم انصاری
    به زبان شیرین خودمون براتون مینویسم
    کاش شما هم همین کارو میکردید!
    شاید خواسته معقولی نباشه اخه همه دنیا میخوان نوشته هاتونو بخونن
    ولی فکر میکنم خوندن خط فارسی براتون جالب باشه اونم بین اینهمه کلمات انگلیسی
    باید بگم رویای شما رویای منم بوده
    منم مثل شما به هر کی میگفتم میخوام فضانورد بشم بهم میخندید
    دیگه فکر میکردم غیر ممکنه یا حداقل من نمیتونم بنابراین تصمیم گرفتم فیزیک بخونم تا حداقل بتونم تو رشته نجوم ادامه تحصیل بدم.
    حالا که شما رو میبینم کمی امیدوار شدم.
    شاید یه روزی اسم منو بشنوید!
    براتون ارزوی موفقیت میکنم.
    راستی واسه ایرونیا چی سوغات میارین؟

    Comment by hana — September 22, 2006 @ 8:14 am

  97. faghat az ooj mishe fahmid zamin che ghadre kochike va ensanha cheghadr mitoonend be ham nazdik bashand
    omidvaram hamishe dar ooj bemany

    Comment by farzane — September 22, 2006 @ 8:16 am

  98. Thank you very much from all my heart for sharing this experience with the rest of us! Recently I was in Baikonur and was allowed to feel the magic of that place myself. The former “tourists” sadly didn’t share their impressions although I think that especially they can fully experience the emotional side of spaceflight. Thank you again and have a safe ride!

    Comment by Marstin — September 22, 2006 @ 8:16 am

  99. anooshe aziz . ba arezooye behtarin lahezat baraye to dar in safare tarikhi. omidvarim safar shoma darichei bashad be sooye movafaghiyathayee jadid baraye tamami ensanha dar sarasar jahan be khosoos javanane irani.

    khomein’s pn university

    Comment by salam — September 22, 2006 @ 8:26 am

  100. Hello Anousheh and congrattulation!!!!

    I hope your space food tasted good.Please tell us how life is up there. Is it cold,dark,how do you sleep etc..

    In Gothemburg (Sweden) the sun is shining and about + 20

    I look forward to read your story.

    Best regards

    Bengt Röckert

    Comment by Bengt Röckert — September 22, 2006 @ 8:27 am

  101. روزها گر رفت گو رو باك نيست
    تو بمان اي آن كه چون تو پاك نيست

    Comment by sotoodeh — September 22, 2006 @ 8:48 am

  102. hi anousheh,i wish that you have a very nice time in space!!my mothers last name in ansari too!!!and every night she said me:lucky my sister!!!and i ask:your sister???and she reply:yeh anousheh!!!so my mom knows you as her sister becouse of your and her last name…so i wanna say you:have a nice time aunt!!!

    Comment by prince — September 22, 2006 @ 8:52 am

  103. salam anousheh…
    az anousheh khanoom tashakor mikonam ke payam ferestadan va ma iroonia khoshhalim ke ishoon alan khoshhale va be arezooshoon residan…..
    va az shoma peter aziz tashakor mikonam ke dar giabe ishoon be in weblog residegi mikonin….

    Comment by vahid esmailpour — September 22, 2006 @ 8:54 am

  104. Congratulations! and greetings from Kenya! you are a great inspiration to me and many around the world. Your words on the gracious view of the earth from above feels very true, I can imagine. Make sure you get a clip of Africa!

    Comment by ekwamba — September 22, 2006 @ 8:58 am

  105. Anousheh,

    Congratulations on your accomplishments. Thanks for serving as an influential force in commercialization of space, both with the XPrize and now as a pioneer in space tourism. I know 75 years from now when I’m old, I’ll still remember the mark you made. It’s a real joy and brings me to tears at the beauty and wonder of you enjoying something I hope to some day enjoy as well. Thanks once again.

    Sam K

    Comment by Sam K — September 22, 2006 @ 8:59 am

  106. Dear Anousheh:
    I don’t know if you’ll read my comments or no! But I will write to you whenever I can!your post was so nice….write more… we love to know what are you doing there!
    your fan:Niloo

    Comment by Niloofar — September 22, 2006 @ 9:07 am

  107. هر روز خبرهای شما را پیگیری میکنم، خوشحالم که سلامت هستید و کارها بر وفق مراد است، آرزو می کنم بیش از پیش موفق باشید و سلامت به زمین برگردید.

    شاد و پیروز باشید

    Comment by Ali — September 22, 2006 @ 9:24 am

  108. سلام انوشه جان
    You are an inspiration, a liberal soul in the sky that now surrounds us! Amazing that you communicate and share your thoughts with us while being where you are, for that I thank You. Also, thanks for not forgetting your origins and so much more.
    Today is made of history, Tomorrow is made of today -
    Your steps will not be forgotten.
    Best of wishes and a safe trip back to what we call Earth,
    With a Great Amount of Love and a Wish for Peace for all/آويد
    - Stockholm.

    Comment by Avid — September 22, 2006 @ 9:29 am

  109. سلام.اميدوارم كه در كارتان موفق باشيد.برايتان آرزوي سربلندي و شادي ميكنم.

    Comment by كيوان — September 22, 2006 @ 9:36 am

  110. It is so strange.
    I’m in a small village in the middle of Sweden,
    my husband is sleeping (nightshift in a mine)
    and my children are at daycare center and in school.

    Somewhere above me there is a very courageous woman
    fulfilling her dream by going up to the stars.

    I wish you many wonderful moments that you can keep
    in your heart for the rest of your life, and of course
    a safe trip back home! :)

    Comment by Mariell from Sweden — September 22, 2006 @ 9:42 am

  111. Hi anousheh, i just wanted to say hello and wish you good luck.in iran we are so happy having our first representative in space.personally,your picture in space caused me remember TIN TIN wich i used to read his TRAVEL TO MOON every weekend!KHOLASE, OZA MORATTABE? HAME CHIZ KHOOB PISH MIRE?! ;)

    Comment by Salar Fallahian — September 22, 2006 @ 9:49 am

  112. Salam Anousheh,, good job and good luck.

    /Parsi from Sweden

    Comment by Parsova Khayatan — September 22, 2006 @ 9:56 am

  113. سلام.انوشه خانم.پروازتان دراعماق بینهایت مبارک باد.مطمنم که زیبایی خیرکننده ایی در جلوی دیدگان شماست.پس برایمان بیشتر بنویسید اگر وقت داشتید .من از کنار ساحل زیبای خلیج فارس برایتان می نویسم.از لحظه ایی که از زمین جدا شدین( وما مستقیم وزنده از تلویزیون شبکه دو ایران شما رو میدیدم) و به سمت اوج پر کشیدین منتظر بودم تا چنین بنویسید. پرواز را همیشه دوست داشته ام.نوشته هایت را کامل خواندم.و اشک ریختم.ای کاش شرایطی فراهم می شد تا جملات پایانی نوشته تان به حقیقت می پیوست و ما شاهد صلح و دوستی مطلق در این کره خاکی بودیم.بی صبرانه منتظر فرود ایمن شما به زمین و دیدار در ایران عزیز هستیم.خدا نگهدا شما.محمدرضا برزگر–کنگان–بوشهر. ..

    Comment by محمد — September 22, 2006 @ 9:58 am

  114. سلام . فامیل من هم انصاری است :d
    واسه همین هم ما از 2 جهت به شما افتخار می کنیم
    هم واسه ایرانی بودن شما هم واسه فامیل بودن
    از طرف من روی ماه خداوند رو ببوس

    Comment by پویان — September 22, 2006 @ 10:00 am

  115. So amazing post from there . waiting for more

    Comment by Joupin — September 22, 2006 @ 10:04 am

  116. Hello there :)

    I must say that you are a very brave woman in my eyes. Reading this sitting at work, looking out the window at the blue sky, you are so lucky and I think I’m speaking for all of us when I say that I really appreciate your space diary. Have fun up there and have a safe flight home.. if you can, report how sweden looks like from up there ;-)

    Greetings from Sweden

    Comment by Malin — September 22, 2006 @ 10:04 am

  117. hejsanhejsan ! coolt att du e där uppe ju :P
    en brud liXom ;) hahah :) dit skulle jag oxå vilja åka..men ofta man nånsin kommr upp dit :/ :( yeye (H) men du få hare göttans där uppe ju :] du kanske inte fattar detta men men :) or maybe you are Swedish ? me don´t know :) höhö *

    Comment by Pela/sweden — September 22, 2006 @ 10:18 am

  118. Greetings from the Philippines! I wish you the best on your efforts. You have my never-ending admiration. I’ll be telling people that a fellow Wordpress user is a world-famous astronaut.

    Comment by erickfabian — September 22, 2006 @ 10:19 am

  119. Salam Anoosheh aziz
    movafaghiatet o behet tabrik migam , nemidoonam aya hameye neveshtehayio ke barat mizarim too faza mikhooni ya vaghti bargashti ?!! bishtarin hayejan e man az safare to ineke ehsas mikonam yeki az khanevadeye man ye kare bozorg karde ye movafaghiate kheili bozorg va vaghti ke neveshtehato mikhoonam dar sooratike hanooz oonjayi va gozaresh lahze be lahzehato minivisi vaseye ma kheili bozorge ! chon ma iraniha tahala ba hichkoom az fazanavardha ehsas rahati nadashtim ke bekhaim barash neveshte bezarim . to gami bardashti ke kheili-ha mesle man ke aslan donbale akhbare faza nistan , barnamehaye toro donbal konan , too internet , too akhbar , va man fekr mikonam TO BE HADAFET RESIDI ! chon kheili az javoonaye iranio be samte khodet motemarkez kardi va az hame mohemtar ,alaghemandeshoon kardi be in ELM . tabrik babate hameye movafaghiathat.
    man ghahreman snowboarde iranam vali tahala enghadr ehsase ghoorooro eftekhar nadashtam ke be to daram ! hameyeh ma dooset darim va omidvarim yeroozi be ZOODI dar iran in eftekharo jashn begirim .

    Comment by Mosayeb — September 22, 2006 @ 10:28 am

  120. Look at the Earth as it is from the space.
    I think it looks beautiful from Your point of view, right now.
    Once You’re back, You’ve the great mission to tell us how really should be the Earth. Just like you saw it: colorful and peaceful.

    Good Luck!

    Francesco, Italy

    Comment by Francesco — September 22, 2006 @ 10:43 am

  121. Dear Anousheh;
    You made me feel alive,you could show me that my thaughts are true.that impossible is impossible.you are great.
    I hope a safe return and a successful mission for you.I can just imagin what you can see there.but I’m really with you in my dreams.maybe one day I can see my dear Earth in the black space that shine like heaven.maybe!
    Always be Strong,full of great dreems!

    Comment by Mahsa Shahsavarian — September 22, 2006 @ 10:43 am

  122. Dear Anousheh

    You brought my eyes tears of joy & proud…Thank you so much for that…i will never forget what you’ve done to make your dream come true…it makes me not to forget that nothing is unreachable in this world…you’re awesome…

    Take care

    Comment by Maryam from Iran — September 22, 2006 @ 10:44 am

  123. Dear Anousheh;
    You made me feel alive,you could show me that my thaughts are true.that impossible is impossible.you are great.
    I hope a safe return and a successful mission for you.I can just imagen what you can see there.but I’m really with you in my dreams.maybe one day I can see my dear Earth in the black space that shine like heaven.maybe!
    Always be Strong,full of great dreems!

    Comment by Mahsa Shahsavarian — September 22, 2006 @ 10:46 am

  124. Thank you very much for sharing this with us. This is so impressive!! Be careful up there


    Comment by Jonas — September 22, 2006 @ 10:59 am

  125. salam khanume ansari.kheily khoshhalam vaghti mibinam afrade ba eradei mesle shoma vojud darand ke mitavanand baraye ma olgu bashand.ba eshtiyaghe faravan peygire khabar haye marbut be safar shoma hastam.arezooye safari khub baraye shoma daram.

    Comment by hooman — September 22, 2006 @ 11:02 am

  126. Have you seen any ufo’s up there?

    Comment by Pulsar — September 22, 2006 @ 11:05 am

  127. Congrats Anousheh!

    You are beautiful and special… Do you want to marry me?
    (A little serious, a little not)


    Comment by Simone — September 22, 2006 @ 11:08 am

  128. salam anoosheye aziz. baraye man ham baese eftekhar ast ke to dar faza hasti. omidvaram tajrobeye khoobi barayat bashad. vaghti amadi be zabane farsi ham dar weblogat khaterati ra benvis ta ma ham bekhanim va harvaght amadi man khoshhal khaham shod ke az to mail dashte basham.
    be omid piroozi, balal az iran

    Comment by Balal — September 22, 2006 @ 11:10 am

  129. Anousheh,

    A safe prediction of the future:

    Anousheh Ansari takes a leading role in shaping the future as an intelectual that people all over the world trust, share her vision and will follow in her footsteps. A star has risen.

    I’m not sure if you expected or wanted this fame, celebrity and recognition. Fortunately for the rest of the world, your observations and good deeds have raised the bar. The future looks very bright indeed! You are an ambassador for international relations, women, technology, space tourism and global peace second to none.

    Comment by Glen — September 22, 2006 @ 11:13 am

  130. From Japan,
    Hello Anousheh Ansari,
    THis is Mineo Wakita from Japan.
    Congratulations a space flight!

    Comment by Mineo Wakita — September 22, 2006 @ 11:23 am

  131. Every child is born a leonardo Da Vinci but the parents don’t know it. Therefore they don’t treat them as a leonardo Da Vinci.

    I left school when I was 14 and have very little formal education. I count this as a blessing, because I got out before the system put intellect into me - killing my dreams. It is because of dreams that people are in Space. When someone tells me that it cannot be done, it fuels me and I make it happen.

    Good for you that you were able to make your dream into a reality. For the rest of the world, do not give up on your dreams. There is Paradise on Earth. We’ve just got to see it.

    Comment by Ralph Skalleberg, Atlanta GA — September 22, 2006 @ 11:24 am

  132. Hi!

    Very well written!! You should become a author.
    Have pleasant stay and welcome back home to earth later on.

    Comment by Johan Östling — September 22, 2006 @ 11:44 am

  133. salam!
    omidvarem keh hamisheh pirouz bashi

    Comment by mehran — September 22, 2006 @ 11:48 am

  134. Très chère Anousheh,

    Je vous félicite pour votre réussite et la grandeur de vos rêves.
    Je suis particulièrement fière qu’une femme iranienne et de plus est une fille de Mashhad ( ma ville de naissance aussi) réussit un tel exploit.Je remarque que vous avez un grand coeur et que l’amour y est libre.je suis sûr que de la haut, la beautée de notre mère,la terre fait raisonner en vous l’amour de notre père celeste.A travers vous je vis aussi cette aventure et espère un jour voir notre si belle planète.
    Bon séjour dans l’espace, et à travers l’énergie de l’amour.
    Rahmat de Belgique.

    Comment by Rahmat — September 22, 2006 @ 11:54 am

  135. salam khanum ansari

    maa hodude 600 nafar az alaghemandane shoma va mamuriate fazaietan diruz dar tehran gerde ham jam shodim va be morure safare shoma pardakhtim. in barname ra majale nojum bargozar karde bud. maa baraye shoma arezuye salamati mikonim.

    Comment by Shadbanoo — September 22, 2006 @ 12:01 pm

  136. Well done!Bravo….

    Oh! But a WOman’s grasp should exceed her reach,
    or else what are the star’s for?

    Greetings from Greece. All the best

    Comment by Saki — September 22, 2006 @ 12:12 pm

  137. Hello and congratulations Anousheh,

    I really enjoyed reading about your amazing trip! The story brought tears to my eyes as well. It’s wonderful just to imagine it though your words. Thank you for taking the time to write about it! Blessings to you all!

    Pat Freeman
    West Chester, PA

    Comment by screamin75 — September 22, 2006 @ 12:14 pm

  138. Hello Dear Anousheh Ansari
    We are proud of you and we wish you health and success during your life.
    Have a safe return.

    Comment by Golnaz from Iran — September 22, 2006 @ 12:15 pm

  139. Anousheh Ansari,

    First a big hello back from Earth! I can read you have a wonderful time up there! Thanks for sharing your wonderful moments with us. I just want to let you know you are a huge inspiration for us women. As an aerospace student i truely hope i will be able to change my space dream into the experience you’re having right now! Keep on doing your thing!

    Comment by Anoeshka Ishwardat — September 22, 2006 @ 12:18 pm

  140. “Live long and prosper,” Anousheh! You’ve joined the ranks of some strong, intelligent, beautiful women who have ventured into the Final Frontier. Thanks for being an inspiration for all those who would follow!

    Comment by Kimber An — September 22, 2006 @ 12:24 pm

  141. سلام اميدوارم که حالتان خوب باشد . من بسيار خوشحالم که شما به عنوان اولين فضانورد ايرانی در فضا به سر میبريد و برای شما آرزوی موفقيت دارم .

    Comment by mohamadreza — September 22, 2006 @ 12:32 pm

  142. سلام. امیدوارم موفق باشید.

    Comment by hadi — September 22, 2006 @ 12:33 pm

  143. سلام خانم انصاري
    خوشحالم كه ميتونم چيزي براتون بنويسم و شما هم اونو بخونيد . الان همه ايراني ها ميدونن كه شما كجاييد و كي هستيد و همه به شما افتخار ميكنن . چه ايراني و چه غير ايراني به خاطر كار بزرگي كه انجام دادين . شجاعت و جسارت به اين عظمت رو از خودتون نشون دادين كه خصوصيت همه ايراني هاي افتخار آفرينه . چه توي ايران باشن و چه نباشن و شما هم سرآمد همه اونها هستين و با اين كارتون ثابت كردين كه افتخار در جنگ و جنگ افروزي و سياست هاي عجيب و غريب نيست بلكه اينه كه شجاعت و جسارت كاري رو داشته باشي و براش تلاش كني و بهش برسي . مطمئنم كه تا آخر زندگي اين جسارت و غرور سالم رو داشته باشي و براي هدفهات تلاش كني . و من رو هم از اون بالا دعا كن چون شايد به خدا نزديكتر باشي . از روي زمين و همينجا دارم تو رو نگاه ميكنم و منتظرم كه براي من و همه ايراني ها دعاهاي خوب خوب بكني .
    منتظرم دعات برآورده بشه …
    به اميد ديدار در ايران - هرمزگان - ميناب …

    Comment by mohammad ali — September 22, 2006 @ 12:35 pm



    Comment by MOHSEN — September 22, 2006 @ 12:49 pm

  145. Dear Anousheh

    I am happy that you have reached your dreams.
    Thank you for sharing this experience with us. Safe journy Back to the earth.

    Comment by Saeid — September 22, 2006 @ 1:03 pm

  146. انوشه جان سلام من يك دختر 18 ساله از ايران هستم من و تمام خانوما ي ايراني و تمام مردم ايران به شما افتخار مي كنيم و دوستت داريم خوشبحالت الان در بينهايت هستي جايي كه ادم حس ميكنه به خدا خيلي نزديكتره با بهترين ارزوها براي انوشه ي عزيزم
    دوست دارم
    سبز باشي و پايدار
    مريم از تهران

    Comment by مريم — September 22, 2006 @ 1:13 pm

  147. […] Anouseh Ansari has a post about her launch and first moments into space. Heh, I wonder if she realizes the programming reference in her title. […]

    Pingback by Space News! « Tai-Chi Policy — September 22, 2006 @ 1:21 pm

  148. congratulation To My Dear Anousheh
    Realy You Live In Your Dreams On Space.

    Good luck

    Comment by Mehdi — September 22, 2006 @ 1:25 pm

  149. Dear Anousheh,
    As an iranian woman I am very proud that the first female private space explorer is from my country. I wish I can feel the joy of reaching my dreams like you. Have a safe trip back to earth.
    Good Luck

    Comment by Maryam — September 22, 2006 @ 1:27 pm

  150. hi dear miss anousheh
    I’m mojdeh I’m 15 years old and I have a wish like you .and I know I can touch it.but I want to have conection with you .
    I study in iran and two years next I will come “usa”.I love you too much .some of my families dont belive my wish but I have this wish from 10 years old.I pray for you and wait for you.
    please mail me.{astromojdeh@yahoo.com}

    Comment by mojdeh — September 22, 2006 @ 1:32 pm

  151. انوشه جان! دمت گرم و سرت خوش! کارت درسته! امیدوارم که مدلی بشی برای همه دخترای ایران که بندهای جامعه مردسالار و اسلامزده رو از خودشون بازکنن.

    Comment by سیروس — September 22, 2006 @ 1:40 pm

  152. Good Luck greedings from sweeden

    Comment by Mikael — September 22, 2006 @ 1:44 pm

  153. Hi ANoushe jan,

    I dont know why my comment is not publishing, anyways have a nice and safe trip , please send some pictures . and i am waiting to hear more about your feelings

    Comment by Fereshteh — September 22, 2006 @ 2:07 pm

  154. انوشه ی عزیزم سلام.امیدوارم که خوب و خوش باشید.خوش حالم که به آرزوتون رسیدین.وقتی که نجوم رو شروع کردم همه گفتن به کجا می خوای برسی و من امروز به همه گفتم به اونجایی که انوشه رسید.البته هنوز هم هیچکس باورش نمی شه ولی با این حال امیدوارم.آرزو میکنم که سفرت اونطور که در رویاهاتون تصورش رو داشتین باشه و با خوبی و خوشی به زمین برگردید.
    همیشه دوستتون دارم

    Comment by Negar Namvar — September 22, 2006 @ 2:09 pm

  155. Hello Space
    I must get my children to share in this very privileged and sacred adventure and blog. How awesome! I can hardly believe I am reading a blog from space.
    We have just lost a great environmentalist-Steve Irwin, The Croc Hunter-here and reading your space makes me even more aware of the great gift of creation.
    Peace and many enriching moments for you guys
    Mary in Australia

    Comment by Mary — September 22, 2006 @ 2:18 pm

  156. salam ,nemidunid cheghadr khohal vaghti khabare raftanetun be iss va porojehayee ke badesh mikhaid anjam bedido shenidam chon ghabl az inke in khabaro beshnavam arezoo dashtam sanate gardesh gary fazayee va (shahrake fazayee dar mah !!!) VAGHTY senam bala tar raft anjam bedam va pedaro mather ramo barye hafte be madare zamin befrestam vali naomid shode budam va fekr nemikardam behesh beresam ama vaghty shomaro didam va harfatuno shenidam besyar omid var shodam ke mitunam !!! baraye hamechi mamnoon omid varam behetun khehli khosh begzare ke midunam migzare !!!!

    Comment by shahrouz — September 22, 2006 @ 2:18 pm

  157. Hello Anousheh,

    Watching all ISS activities, together with your visit to the station, and reading your “live” experiences, thanks to the technology, has been an amazing experience for my family, especially for my 6 1/2 year daughter. She’s been following every space mission, and gets most interested, when she sees women participating in these missions as you are today.
    Congratulations for all your success in life as a business woman, and now that your dream to be in space has become true. You are a valuable example for the future generations. I hope they can understand your feelings and message, to keep peace in Earth.

    Keep on with your successful work.

    Jim M.
    Florida, US

    Comment by Jim M. — September 22, 2006 @ 2:28 pm

  158. Greetings from Sweden!
    What you are doing is amazing. Youre not only a great woman…you are also the most beautiful woman in space…ever!
    Take care and have a safe trip back to us on earth!

    Comment by Ted Fischer — September 22, 2006 @ 2:34 pm

  159. Hi Anousheh,
    I just read your blog and was so delighted, that I was about to shred to tears when you were describing your feelings of observing the earth from above.
    I just want to let you know that as a patriotic Iranian, I’m proud of you and the way you grabbed your childhood dream! And also I would like to thank you for the way you evangelized and cajouled Iranians, specially females, around the globe.
    Tomorrow morning my friends and I will be watching your pass over Iran, in Tehran, where you took the idea of being such hich! So don’t forget to wave hand for us !!!

    Comment by Mohammad Reza — September 22, 2006 @ 2:35 pm

  160. Dear Anousheh,
    I am very proud that the “First Female Private Space Explorer” is from my country. I hope one day I’ll feel the joy of reaching my dreams as you are feeling right now. Have a safe trip back to earth.
    Good Luck

    Comment by Maryam — September 22, 2006 @ 2:41 pm

  161. It is really wonderful.It is like a dream. I wanna to reach to this dream too.

    Comment by zahra — September 22, 2006 @ 3:02 pm

  162. انوشه جان سلام. من لادنم 24 ساله از ایران . ما همه به تو افتخار می کنیم . مامان من خیلی تو را دوست داره و بهت سلام می رسونه . امیدوارم که تمام مردم ایران برای رسین به آرزوهاشون مثل تو تلاش کنند تا ایرانی آباد و سربلندی و ملتی پر افتخار داشته باشیم.
    لادن از مشهد

    Comment by ladan — September 22, 2006 @ 3:03 pm

  163. Droood
    less than 11 hours to seeing you from Tehran

    Comment by بهنام — September 22, 2006 @ 3:09 pm

  164. salam khanoome anousheh esme man setare hast man17 salame az shomale iran baratoon minevisam man shoma va setarehaye asemooon ro kheili dos daram baratoon arezooye salamaty va movafaghiate roozafzoon daram
    kiis kiss

    Comment by setare — September 22, 2006 @ 3:12 pm

  165. Hi!
    Safarat bekheir ammaa
    gar azin kavire vahshat, be salaamaty gozashty
    be shokoofe haa be baaraan
    beresaan salaame maaraa…

    Comment by Saba — September 22, 2006 @ 3:13 pm

  166. Salaam SpaceExplorer1:

    Thanks for the detailed post about leaving Earth. If you didn’t ever meet Robert Heinlein or Isaac Asimov, you should have. They would be proud of you! Your true story reads just like one of their fiction stories.

    Keep up the good work for the rest of us down here…

    Fique em paz,

    Bob Waldron

    Comment by Bob Waldron — September 22, 2006 @ 3:14 pm

  167. Thank You Anousheh for going where we all want to go and taking us with you! Your eloquent descriptions lift my heart!

    Comment by Gioia Massa — September 22, 2006 @ 3:15 pm

  168. Hello Dear Anousheh,
    I really enjoy reading your blog everyday now. You are indeed a great role model. You have definitely ispired me to become the best that I can in my own field, which is medicine. I admire your RARE, GREAT and Amazing mentality.
    Now, I feel that I am able to achieve what I always had in mind. That is to own a hospital. You are truly amazing and I am very PROUD of you. You made all of us Iranians even more proud of our origion.
    Best wishes and lost of love,

    Nasim (Houston, Tx)

    Comment by Nasim — September 22, 2006 @ 3:30 pm

  169. I congratulate to you to have that great experience. gustaria me to be able to see just like it dresses your from the space.

    it excuses by my inglish

    te felicito por tener esa gran experiencia. me gustaria poder ver lo mismo que viste tu desde el espacio. disculpa por mi español

    Comment by jesus — September 22, 2006 @ 3:31 pm

  170. Hello Dear Anousheh,
    I really enjoy reading your blog everyday now. You are indeed a great role model. You have definitely ispired me to become the best that I can in my own field, which is medicine. I admire your RARE, GREAT and Amazing mentality.
    Now, I feel that I am able to achieve what I always had in mind. That is to own a hospital. You are truly amazing and I am very PROUD of you. You made all of us Iranians even more proud of our origion.
    Best wishes and lots of love,

    Nasim (Houston, Tx)

    Comment by Nasim — September 22, 2006 @ 3:31 pm

  171. Dear Anoushe,
    Inspiring and encouraging is the effect of your path and testemony of your life. Many good wishes and luck to you and all the ones with the heart of an explorer and soul of a Poet. Mammad , Toronto

    Comment by Mammad from Toronto — September 22, 2006 @ 3:34 pm

  172. سلام خانم انصاری
    الان که این متن را تایپ می کنم خیلی ناراحتم چون پرسپولیس فینال جام حذفی رو همین یک ساعت پیش باخت. من هم برای التیام بخشیدن به
    این غم بزرگ به وبلاگ شما وصل شدم تا با یادآوری دوباره موفقیت شما
    این اتفاق فراموش کنم.باآرزوی موفقیت برای شماآرزو می کنم اولین
    بانویی باشید که بر مریخ قدم می گذارید

    Comment by امیر — September 22, 2006 @ 3:46 pm

  173. لطفا یه عکس از زمین بگیروروسایت بگذار

    Comment by saeid.hoseini — September 22, 2006 @ 3:50 pm

  174. Dear Anousheh,

    A beautiful description you made of the events and your feelings during liftoff. When I was a kid I was also dreaming of traveling to space as I am sure a lot of the other commentators did. Is great that through your blog, you give us all the chance to see through your eyes this unique experience and share with you the fulfillment of you dream. You are an inspiration for us all. Reading your blog makes me feel like I’m up there too.

    Best wishes,

    Tomás García
    Monterrey, Mexico

    Comment by Tomás — September 22, 2006 @ 4:02 pm

  175. this comment is finglish!salam khanoom ansari tabrik migam behetun be khatere tahgog roiatoon.shoma ke az on bala be zamin negah kardin shaiad beshe goft ke in ensan dar behtarin jaie in jahan zendegi mikone(inro hesem mige)va doniaro ma adamha bad kardim in pishnahad shoma baraie saran keshvarha kheili khoobe
    agar betoonin dar yek konfranse matbooati bishtar behesh bepardazin.(shaiad ham dar in mored baiad in masal ro begim ke kasiro ke khabide mishe bidar kard vali kasiro ke khodesho be khab zade na!)dar zemn shoma ke alan kharj az zamin va govie jazbesh hastin fekr mikonin beshe kharej az inja zendgi kard yani ensan betoone tashkile khanevade bede toolid nasal kone az nazr elmi chetor?benazare man ke baz ahm be zamin niaz peida khahad kard zamnan man ehsas mikonam shoma alan ehsas talog khatre bishtari nesbat be zamin mikonin dorste?dar zemn man ongadr ke az zendgie shoma khoondam dar hameie movafagiathatoon riskhaie bozorgi dashtin in godrate risk kardanetoon ro setaish mikonam.omidvaram tajrobatoon por bar va hamrah ba salamati bashe. tank you read my comment.bay

    Comment by arash — September 22, 2006 @ 4:24 pm

  176. Beautifully written blog !
    It takes beautiful people to write beautifully about the beautiful experience of entering the high frontier, I suppose ? !!!
    Looking to the next one Anousheh…..

    Comment by Madhu Thangavelu — September 22, 2006 @ 4:25 pm

  177. WOW anoushe,

    Really wow,very thanks to share your feelings,we enjoy of them,

    Congrats iranian girl!


    Comment by Masume — September 22, 2006 @ 6:28 pm

  178. سلام انوشه جان .من يه دبير تارخ هستم عاشق ايران وعاشق همه افتخارات ايران به داريوش وكوروش مي نازم به ايران باستان وبه هر چيزي كه با ايران پيوند مي خوره .وحالا شما !
    مطمئنم خك وطن به داشتن همچين فرزندي به خودش مي باله .وفكر كنم خيلي ها الان به ما به خاطر كاري كه شما كرديد حسودي مي كنن .
    بهتون افتخار مي كنم .
    تاريكي تنهايي واينكه هيچ كس پيشتون نيست نمي دونم در شما چه حسي رو به وجود اورده .من اين حس رو يه بار توي غار عليصدر پيدا كردم .تنها تاريك وسكوت محض .اميدوارم از فضا برگشتيد به ايران هم سري بزنيد .بهتون افتخار مي كنم وبراتون ارزوي موفقيت مي كنم .منتظر بازگشتتون به زمين هستم .اسم دخترم رو مي ذارم انوشه .

    Comment by nastaran — September 22, 2006 @ 6:38 pm

  179. Hello
    Your blog is just absolutely beautiful. You are living the dream that I have had since I was 8 years old! I can’t imagine anything more exciting. Have a wonderful and safe time up there.
    Best wishes

    Comment by Angel — September 22, 2006 @ 6:41 pm

  180. انوشه جان شايد امريكايي ها رسم سوغات نداشته باشن .اما مي دوني ايراني ها دارن !!!!!!!
    از فضا چي براي ما مي يارين ؟

    ميشه برا من يه ستاره بچينيد ؟يه ستاره پر نور از اونها كه شبهاي تابستون رو پشت بوم خونه مي چيديم .دوستت دارم. .

    Comment by nastaran — September 22, 2006 @ 6:41 pm

  181. dear anousheh

    سلام خانم انوشه
    با افتخار از اینکه شما تونستید به آرزوی خودتون برسید به شما سلام می کنم . شاید لحظه ای که فضا پیمای روسی در حال پرتاب شدن بود من هم مثل خیلی های دیگه اشک در چشمانم حلقه بسته بود نه فقط به خاطر رفتن اولین ایرانی به فضا و یا چیزهایی از این دست بلکه به خاطر اینکه به آرزوی خودتون رسیدید .آرزویی که از بچگی به اون فکر می کردید.تلاش شما به من نیروی مضاعف داد که نه- میشه به آنچه که خواست رسید..من از زمانی که 7 یا 8 سال داشتم آرزو داشتم روزی بتونم خلبان خطوط هوایی باشم .اما هرچه جلوتر می رم نه فقط مسمم تر می شم بلکه به تلاش خودم اضافه می کنم.تقریبا هر روز 2 ساعت بانرم افزار شبیه ساز2004 پرواز می کنم و واقعا نمی دونم آینده چی میشه .اینجا در ایران برای رسیدن به این کار باید حداقل 21000
    دلار داشت تا در دانشکده ها اموزش دید. این پول توی ایران با درامدهای پایین تقریبا زیاده و واقعا نمی دونم می تونم به این پول و هدفم برسم یا نه .به هر حال بسیار خوشحالم از اینکه شما موفق شدید به هدف خودتون رسیدید.من احساس شما رو کاملا درک می کنم.و براتون دعا می کنم تا به سلامت به زمین برگردید. سلامتی شما آرزوی قلبی من است

    Comment by shahin — September 22, 2006 @ 6:44 pm

  182. Boa viagem! As you are up there, in the realm that most of us can only dream of, i must congratulate you for your efforts to make this dream of humanity in space available to everyone. It must be undescribable, to be able to watch our blue pearl on the dark oncean of the stars from orbit.

    Comment by Artur — September 22, 2006 @ 6:51 pm

  183. soghatii chi miariiiiii? … be andaaze khahari ke nadaram duset daram …. chegahdr khoshhalm inaro mikhooni o mifahmi chi migam … miduni mituni chaghder komak koni baghie dokhtar/pesara az hamin jaa (Iran) befahman mitunan karaye bozorg konan?? … enghadr bahooshi ke midunam az in be baad karaye bozorg tari ham mikoni … yaadet nare un soorate ghashanget vase hame Iraniha masoom tarin o ghashangtarin soorat e donyaas … safar be salaaaamat …

    Comment by Farhad — September 22, 2006 @ 7:00 pm

  184. انوشه جان بی نهایت از این موفقیت بزرگت خوشحالم و بهت افتخار میکنم :)امیدوارم یه تمونه خوب باشی برای بقیه دخترهای ایرانی

    Comment by nooshin — September 22, 2006 @ 7:06 pm

  185. Salaam, good luck, and be safe– all the best.

    Comment by fazel — September 22, 2006 @ 7:07 pm

  186. […] Anousheh update. Very much worth the read. […]

    Pingback by Musings from the Peanut Gallery » Hello World « Anousheh Ansari Space Blog — September 22, 2006 @ 7:19 pm

  187. Hello dear Anousheh
    It’s really unbelievable to know you’re up there.You finally did it…When I was reading your blog,I couldn’t stop crying.It is such an unusul experinece…You can truly see the earth turning around itself? How fast is it?We are all proud of you and proud of ourselves for being your friends.In our yahoo group,everybody is talking about you and Soheila actually had a wonderful live report on your lunch and landing.We hope you’ll be back safely .We will be thinking of you all the time.Boooooos.

    Comment by your friend ,Atousa — September 22, 2006 @ 7:21 pm

  188. سلام انوشه جان
    امیدوارم بهت خوش بگذره و صحیح و سالم برگردی
    امیدوارم روزی خودم تجربه کنم (مطمئنم که می کنم)

    Comment by یه دختر با آزرو های خودت — September 22, 2006 @ 7:30 pm

  189. Hi Anousheh!

    I hope you are aware that although people here back on earth is very happy for you, we’re also incredibly jealous. I hope that your dream of space being available for more people will come true, for it is also my dream. Your journey and your words on this blog is very inspiring, and provides encouragement for earth-bound people as myself.

    Also, I find it highly amusive that the spacecraft is called TMA-9, given that TMA-1 turned out to be alien ;-)

    Best wishes! /Joel

    Comment by Joel — September 22, 2006 @ 7:33 pm

  190. سلام
    من هم مثل هر ایرانی بسیار با افتخار با این سفر و شخص شما یاد میکنم و امیدوارم که تمام انسانهای آگاه بتوانند تحولی در نگرش انسانهای دیگر بوجو آورند و این خود بسیار گرانبهاتر از هر هزینه دیگری است .
    کاری که شما کردید بیشتر به ایجاد خودباوری در من و بسیاری دیگر منجر شد .
    از شما تشکر میکنم و امیدوارم که همیشه لبخند بزنید.

    هر کسی نغمه خود خواند و از صحنه رود

    صحنه پیوسته بجاست

    خرم آن صحنه که مردم بسپارند بیاد

    Comment by shapoor — September 22, 2006 @ 7:47 pm

  191. Dear Anousheh
    me and my wife are happy to see you in space and being first female tourist in space. I think this is true massage for peace around the world. Ali and Sara Dubai

    Comment by ali sharaf — September 22, 2006 @ 7:51 pm

  192. انوشه ی عزیزم امیدوارم سالم برگردی

    Comment by شهرزاد — September 22, 2006 @ 8:00 pm

  193. Dear Anousheh,

    You really bring space down to us on earth and make us feel closer, specially here with this blog. We only have this planet. Let us all try and make it worth while living here. Doesn´t it look great from up there? Hope you have a real good time and come back safely!

    Comment by Holger Danielsson — September 22, 2006 @ 8:08 pm

  194. Such a sweetheart!
    Thank you for sharing those moments with us. We all need to know more about the real things. I like it when you mentioned “no borders, no wars”.
    It is so calm out there when you look at the blue glowing earth and your only connection is your thought of beloved ones!
    God Bless

    Comment by Majid — September 22, 2006 @ 8:23 pm

  195. Dear Anousheh,

    Reading you is like reading poetry… I wish you could share this unique experience with everyone here on “Tiny Earth”… Could our world be as peaceful as you look at it right now…. Be safe…and keep on moving hearts…

    Comment by Hub — September 22, 2006 @ 8:31 pm

  196. Hi Anousheh and co! I must admit about what (Patrick) wrote in his blog. I cry as well when I read about your trip and I can’t believe you can be up there.. I wish you guys are having a blast even though it might be a tough time!
    I´d love to hear more about what u feel when u see it all.. It would be a great experience for everyone to be there as u say, but unfortunately we cannot. So do this for us :) U are already making a great job. We will keep looking up at the sky (wave to us) haha.
    Be strong! We all salute you, and be welcomed back to earth soon! Everyone is proud of u. Kisses

    /Patricia, Sweden

    Comment by Patricia — September 22, 2006 @ 8:45 pm

  197. سلام

    تمام پيغامها سرشار از تبريك است بخاطر انجام اين موفقيت بزرگ كه بدستان شما انجام گرفت
    وقتي در خبرها شنيدم كه شما براي رفتن به اين سفر بيست ميليون دلار پرداخت كرده ايد نتوانستم بفهمم پرداخت پولي هنگفت براي رفتن به يك سفر فضايي براي ارضاي شخصي چه موفقيتي ميتواند به حساب آيد
    در جايي كه در گوشه و كنار زمين و در كشور خودت ايران ميليونها كودك فقير گرسنه سر بر زمين ميگذارند و صدها هزار انسان بي پناه بخاطر نبود امكانات بهداشتي و درماني راهي قبرستان ميشوند
    آيااين امكان وجود نداشت كه اين بيست ميليون دلار ناقابل صرف درمان دردي از دردهاي بشر ميشد؟
    لطفا خودتان را با گاگارين و يا فضانوردان ديگر مقايسه نكنيد شما صرفا يك توريست هستيد كه با هزينه شخصي راهي سفر شده ايد و اگر چنين پولي پرداخت نميكرديد حتي اجازه نميدادند كه با اين لباس عكسي هم به يادگار بگيريد

    Comment by بابك — September 22, 2006 @ 8:46 pm

  198. خانم انصاري سلام
    من از طريق يكي از دوستانتان به نام ليدا(همشهريتان در آمريكا) توانستم به بلاگ دسترسي پيدا كنم و خيلي خوشحالم كه ميتوانم به شما بگويم من به عنوان يك زميني به شما افتخار ميكنم شما فرزندي از فرزندان زمين هستيد كه در زندگييتان قدرت فكر را ثابت كرديد .من برنامه زنده شما را از شبكه 4 ايران با چشماني پر از اشك ميديدم چرا كه احساس مي كردم من هم مي توانم به آرزو هايم برسم .آرزوي من ديدن زمين از فضا نيست ولي مانند آرزوي شما رسيدن به آن تلاشي فراوان مي خواهد
    امروز صبح ساعت 5 سفينه شما را به اتفاق همسرم از خاك ايران خواهيم ديد شما هم عشق و صميميت ما را بگيريد
    سلامت به زمين برگرديد و در زندگي موفق تر باشيد

    Comment by hady — September 22, 2006 @ 8:47 pm

  199. I hope all politicians in Iran read this and moreover, feel the real thing. The whole earth is just a spot in the whole universe, so it’s better to make it a better place for a peaceful life which is what the human being deserves it.

    Comment by Arash Sadeghi — September 22, 2006 @ 9:07 pm

  200. salam chi soghati miari vasamun khanume ansari?hichi?ba daste khali ham ke biay ma irania ba dide mosbat be dastaye khalit negah mikonimo fekr mikonim baramun khala avordi . shukhi mikonam salamatitun bozorgtarin arezumune. albatte bozorgtarin soghati eftekhare hozure shoma unjast

    Comment by mohammad — September 22, 2006 @ 9:21 pm

  201. salam khanoom . motmaenam ke kheili chiza in rooza shenidi na taban har anche az iraniha shemidi bar angizeh va ghovatetoon afzoodeh .
    jedaie az tamame eftekharati ke arzanie zanan va mardan in marzo boom kardid,baraie man jomlehei ke rooze aval dar peie arezooie movafaghiat az soie hamsaretoon ke be ishoon goftid besiar ziba va neshan az ghadr shenasie zane irani dasht” bedoone to man hargez inja naboodam”.
    kash hame ma mifahmidim ke piroozie ma dar geroie movafaghiate digar ensanha va behroozie anan dar geroie movafaghiate mast.
    be onvane ye rooznameh negar irani baratoon arezeoie movafaghiathaie bishtar daram.

    Comment by siamak.ghaderi — September 22, 2006 @ 9:27 pm

  202. Hello,
    After reading this post I must say thanks. In my dreams I see myself as you describe.
    My heart is full and I wish that I could share my feelings and this experience with anyone who would accept them.

    Comment by Jerrod Newkirk — September 22, 2006 @ 10:58 pm

  203. Hi Anousheh,

    This is my third comment. I am following your mission on the computer and local televison.I’ve just read your last on launch to orbit, and it is all very exciting. I hope one day there will be a seat available on every Shuttle flight for writers, artists, photographers, business people etc; who after the flight, would travel the world to tell us about their amazing experiance. I hope you come to New Zealand and talk to us here at Otago University.The shuttle landing is always very exciting, but to see Atlantis re-enter from space is the icing on the cake. I hope to see the video taken from the ISS.

    Cheers- Geoff

    Comment by Geoff Weston — September 22, 2006 @ 11:14 pm

  204. Hi Anousheh,

    I am still in awe about your once-in-a-lifetime experience! I think it’s very exciting! What you have written touched my heart and has given me renewed inspiration, that there’s no limit in what you can achieve. I’m keeping track of your travel and I’m sure you are having a lovely time!

    Thank you.


    Comment by Anna — September 23, 2006 @ 12:04 am

  205. Anousheh,

    Your life story (already so young) is the kind of inspiration that we all need to hear and celebrate around the world! I am proud of you as a role model in many ways to many people for lots of admirable reasons. You are truly an extreme example of the American dream and of hope for global peace and prosperity!

    You are among a very small hand full of people who have done more than anyone else in the world ever so far to forward private space access. Congratulations on achieving your dream and finding a big place in history! Thank you even more for also contributing to help the rest of us hope to realize this dream in our lifetimes!


    Comment by Jeff Rutan — September 23, 2006 @ 12:15 am

  206. درود بر همدلان ِهمزبان از جمله کسی که ما را گرد هم آورد یعنی انوشه ی انصاری و البته شوهرش و دیگر کسانی که پشتیبان اش بوده اند.
    ترجمه ی پارسی ِ بخش پایانی ِ پیام او را می توانید روی لینک زیر بخوانید.
    نظر ام را همانجا گفته ام.
    سرافراز باشید!
    رامین فراهانی
    در ضمن واکنش هلندی ها را نسبت به سفر فضایی بانوی ایرانی می توانید اینجا بخوانید:
    نظر ام را همانجا گفته ام.
    سرافراز باشید!
    رامین فراهانی

    Comment by Ramin Farahani — September 23, 2006 @ 12:32 am

  207. Way to go, Anousheh! What an uplifting experience (no pun intended) not just for you but for the rest of us down on Earth. You make us proud.

    Comment by Mahasti — September 23, 2006 @ 2:23 am

  208. Hi dear Anousheh !

    God bless you …
    I wish the best for you, and peace for the whole world for all people arround the world …

    Comment by Mahdi S.R. — September 23, 2006 @ 4:06 am

  209. Hi Mrs. Ansari again,
    As I mentioned in my last comment, we watched your pas over Tehran at 5:13 am this morning. It was the first time I watched such a tantalizing pass of ISS, and I couldn’t stop my giggling while you rose as a bright star in the sky, and we followed you till you set at 5:20 am in North-East horizon of Tehran!
    I’m not a fan fever of sky, and I don’t wake up in the morning that soon regularly, but if it’s you, and the obsession stimulated by your journey, why not kiss goodbye the bed only for witnessing this 7-minute historic moment!
    Good Luck
    Mohammad Reza Seyed Momeni

    Comment by Mohammad Reza — September 23, 2006 @ 5:11 am

  210. Hi

    Our hearts are attached to your wings.

    be successful……

    Saeed Fayzi

    Comment by Saeed Fayzi — September 23, 2006 @ 6:59 am

  211. Dear Anousheh the blessed,

    Tears, shivers, and golden glory fueled my heart as I read, like so many, your beautiful recounting of your illuminating trip. Since I was a little girl, I always asked my mom why the world is not one and why humanity does not see that we are all diverse flowers of one garden. It always baffled me and hurt my heart that we do not all embrace each other. I thank you as a human being for expressing the utmost love and respect for our planet in a way so few of us will ever see but through you, we can feel this permeating energy that you have set forth into action. May it heal the planet.

    Thank You,

    Suzy Elghanayan

    Comment by Suzy Elghanayan — September 23, 2006 @ 8:38 am

  212. salam khanome ansari man yeki az asheghan faza hastam . va be vojode shoma eftekhar mikonam , na man balke tamame iranihaie ke be faza alaghe mandan be shoma eftekhar mikonan, on bala be khoda nazdiktarid , barae manham doa konid

    ali 38 sale az tehran

    Comment by demis — September 23, 2006 @ 8:53 am

  213. Dear Anousheh ,

    If I were you , everytime , everyday and every second pray the God . pray the God for his kind . pray him cause he help me to acheive my dreams . I am a communication-engineering student in Polytechnic of Tehran . I’m proud of you . I have hung your picture in my room . everytime I see you , I’m sure as you said we could imagin , be the change and then inspire . but here in Iran the price of imagining is too high and there is not any window to inspire . you can say that again … but I am just 20 years old . a young boy with big dreams . let me hope for the best . you could see me everytime you cry , I am one of your tears who is small with big ambitions .
    Thanks forever

    Comment by Mohammad Reza — September 23, 2006 @ 10:50 am

  214. Good luck dear Anooshe:*

    Comment by پرگلك — September 23, 2006 @ 11:05 am

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  216. Wishing you all the best of luck and take care! Ramadhan Mubarak!

    Comment by alqatn — September 23, 2006 @ 11:55 am

  217. سلام انوشه جان؛ اون بالاها چه خبره؟ میدونی پول تمام دخترای هم سن و سال خودتو تو ایران رو هم بذاری بیست میلیارد تومن نمیشه؟ اون وقت شما خیلی راحت میگید رو آرزوهاتون کار کنید تا بهش برسین، آخه چطوری؟

    Comment by Khoosheh — September 23, 2006 @ 12:02 pm

  218. best regard….i wish u a warm and happy fliying….

    Comment by sepideh — September 23, 2006 @ 12:09 pm

  219. Dear Anousheh, congratulation ! we Iranian girls are proud of you .

    Comment by mahsa tabari — September 23, 2006 @ 1:08 pm

  220. dear anousheh ,congratulation ! we Iranian girls are proud of you.good luck

    Comment by mahsa tabari — September 23, 2006 @ 1:12 pm

  221. با سلام

    خانم انوشه ی انصاری عزیز خوشحال می شم نظرتونو در مورد این ترانه که با همه ی احساسم براتون نوشتم بدونم.

    با تشکر.

    دوستدار شما اسفندیار صراف از تهران

    پیغام انوشه

    ای زن زیبای شرقی/روی قله ی ترقی/روح باور شکفتن/با چشات کرده تلاقی/رفتی و رفتی و رفتی/تا به آرزوت رسیدی/تو سفینه هم نشستی/به ستاره سر کشیدی/از ستاره های روشن/به زنای سرزمینت/دادی پیغام شکفتن/با نگاه واژه چینت/دادی پیغام رهایی/از تو پیله های بسته/بره سمت همصدایی/هر کسی تنها نشسته/از فضای بی نهایت/پیغامت آشتی و صلح بود/می گذره شبای ظلمت/تو نگات هوای صبح بود/ای زن زیبای شرقی/افتخار من که مردم/هم وطن بودن با توست/توی نور نگات می کردم

    Comment by sfandyar sarraf — September 23, 2006 @ 1:24 pm

  222. خانم انوشه
    سلام .اینکه مثل سایر هموطنام به شما بعنوان یک ایرانی موفق افتخار میکنم،احساسی واضح و بدیهی هست. به شما برای اینکه جهانی با صلح و آرامش را آرزو کردی تبریک میگم.شاید اگر منهم اون بالا ،کره زمین رو میدیدم ،آرزویی جز آرزوی شما نداشتم.از اون بالا حسابی عکس
    بندازین تا ماهم بی نصیب نمونیم. ترانه.ل/تهران

    Comment by Taraneh — September 23, 2006 @ 1:35 pm

  223. سلام انوشه خانم
    پس از خواندن كامنت يابك 22سپتامبر 2006 متاثر شدم ما از طريق دوستمان (ليدا) از بزرگواريهاي شما مطلع هستيم شما براي رسيدن به آرزويتان حاضر شديداز جانتان مايه بگذاريد نه فقط مالتان شما دل ميليونها ايراني سرخورده را سيراب كرديد شما لبخند را بر روي لبان ميليونها زن تشنه عدالت آورديد شما كاري بزرگتر از سير كردن شكم چند هزار گرسنه انجام داديد شما اعتماد به نفس را كه اولين نياز موفقيت است به جامعه ايراني عطا كرديد سلام ما ايرانيان بر شما باد
    سلماز و هادي

    Comment by hady — September 23, 2006 @ 3:14 pm

  224. Anousheh,

    Sitting down in North of Sweden, my lap top on my legs, thinking about you while you are in space, checking out your pictures and clips, and reading your blog. That’s great! You shared your feeling with all people on the Earth, and now for me is like being with you during your dreamy experienced.
    I was reading your blog; the launching moment was great as I was reading. 1, 2, 3,.. and you left the earth with a heart full of love, loving God for all that you have in your life and loving Hamid, your beloved man. My heart was beating faster when I was reading those moments.
    And you know something, when you were leaving the earth you, you were joining history. History of aspiration of human beings and of your home country.
    How beautiful is the day that the dreams and wishes come true. I am sure that you were pumping energy for successful life to people all over the world when you were watching the earth for the first time.
    And now Anousheh, you know that there a tradition, especially among Iranians, that when we travel, we suppose to bring back souvenirs to our home. So when you are coming back to your home, Earth, don’t forget to bring PEACE with yourself to this planet as your souvenir.
    After completing your space mission, you may choose to have a new mission on the Earth. You can take a Peace mission to make this earth as beautiful as you have seen from above. Without any border and full of love.
    We are with you Anousheh and wish you enjoyable and great time in the Space. We are with your family too, and if they are reading this, I wish they don’t miss you. We are like a big family on the earth; all people all round the world together, apart from their nation.

    Live in Peace and Love,

    Comment by Shahram — September 23, 2006 @ 3:24 pm

  225. Anousheh,

    Have you heard about the big Bigelow anouncement from the other day?

    I suggest you check the space news sites as it is big and very good news!

    Comment by Mike Puckett — September 23, 2006 @ 4:40 pm

  226. سلام خانم بيست ميليون دلاري
    چقدر خوب که يک ايراني پولدر پيدا شد و دلش اومد پولشو بابات اون کاري که دوست داره صرف کنه
    و چه بهتر که اين ايراني يک زن هست
    موفق باشي


    Comment by زن متولد ۱۳۵۷ — September 23, 2006 @ 4:52 pm

  227. با سلام و درود
    سايت خبري خبرچين، اين موفقيت بزرگ را به شما صميمانه تبريک عرض مي نمايد
    در اين راستا تمام اخبار و تصاوير مربوط به خانم انوشه انصاری در اين رسانه به طور مقتضي پوشش داده شده.
    منتظر ديدن شما در زمين و شنيدن اخبار شما از فضا هستيم.
    با تشکر عبداحسيني

    Comment by خبرچین — September 23, 2006 @ 5:28 pm

  228. Anousheh:

    You are an valiant and beautiful iranan woman, as much in your country, maybe your example contribute to show some people there, this is 21 century, where de woman of world is free , there’s no limits in their develop.
    Salute from the other side of planet , the republic of Panama, in Central America.
    God bless you


    Comment by arturo — September 23, 2006 @ 5:40 pm

  229. You made me shed a tear. I’ll never go to space, but you giggle once or twice for all of us down here.

    Comment by Jennifer — September 23, 2006 @ 6:00 pm

  230. Wow, I could imagine the whole scene while you wrote this blogpost. It sounds so great. I wish I could fly one day too. Congrats for reaching the ISS safely and have a safe journey back. The world is proud of you.

    Comment by Mitesh — September 23, 2006 @ 6:41 pm

  231. anooshe jan salam, ma hamsennim.va in vasam khili jalebe ke yki az motavaledin salei ke koli bache tosh bedonya omadan alan to fazast. ro mah! omidvaram be salamti bargardi, va ta saliyane sal vaghti be mah va asemon negah mikoni yade in safaret biufti va baz ham mesle hamme in lahazati ke alan dar faza hasti be vajd biyaei o lezzat bebari. bedone shak tanhaei dar faza va miyane anhamme sayaro setare fogholadast. va hatman ke binazir. ya ali……………..azar mobaraki az tehran(sazandeh va modareese maskhaye namayeshiofantezi)

    Comment by azar — September 23, 2006 @ 7:29 pm

  232. Dear Anousheh,

    Thank you for your open mind!!!! You are a true citizen of the world!!!! You are one of the few people that mention faith and science in one sentence, and I find it soooo cool that you share the same opinion I’ve had since I was a little girl - Pack’em (world leaders) all in a shuttle and send them up in space for some real objectivity :o) It feels like a piece of me got to experience space through you, thanks to your words!!!! Enjoy and take all the mental images you can possibly take.



    Comment by Linnea — September 23, 2006 @ 9:44 pm

  233. Anouseh, glad to read that u made it safe to ISS, best wishes on your adaptation to LEO. I especially like your descriptions of space travel from a normal person’s perspective.
    Godspeed from the Navajo Nation, Bruce

    Comment by nakaai-tsoh — September 24, 2006 @ 12:18 am

  234. salam khanom ansary
    khanom ansary arezoie behtarin hara baraytan darim va omidvaram manand shoma rozi baese eftekhare mamlekatam basham
    iran va irani be shoma eftekhar mikonad va hame azaton mamonim
    omidvaram rozi shoma ra dar iran bebinim
    nemidanam che mikhaham begoyam faghat edanid hame be khatere movafaghiate shoma khoshhalim
    mansoreh shirvani az esfahan

    Comment by mansoreh — September 24, 2006 @ 2:30 am

  235. salam khanome ansary
    arezoie behtarinha ra baraie shoma irani sarafraz daram khodavand hmishe yavare shoma va khanevadaton bashad va shahede movafaghiat haie bishtare shoma
    omidvarim shoma ra dar iran bebinim
    mohsen az esfahan

    Comment by mohsen shirvani — September 24, 2006 @ 2:44 am

  236. salam khanome ansary
    mamnon ke khoshhaliton ro ba mardome iran taghsim kardid
    ba arezoie movafaghiate bishtar va didare shoma dar iran
    ghadametan ba chashmane ma
    maryam az esfaham

    Comment by maryam shirvani — September 24, 2006 @ 2:47 am

  237. Thank you!
    Go with the best wishes of my family and me. Good luck to the whole crew, but especialy to you. You fullfill mankinds dream. Show us a world without borders.
    Ad Astra, Mrs Ansari!

    Comment by Werner Lemp — September 24, 2006 @ 4:43 am

  238. سلام . از اینکه یک ایرانی به ارزوی همیشگی من رسیدخیلی خوشحال شدم وکلی گریه کردم (از خوشحالی)انگارمن به آرزوم رسیدم ؟! از شما ممنونم . باارزوی سلامتی برای شما و همه همسفران شما . مجید اسماعیلیان ایرا ن- تهران

    Comment by ممنون از اینکه به ارزوم زسیدی — September 24, 2006 @ 5:45 am

  239. Dear Anousheh,

    We are all so proud of you, you are an inspiration for everyone, especially for Iranian women! We badly need more role models like you. Enjoy yourself, and have a safe trip back.


    Comment by Saba Valadkhan — September 24, 2006 @ 5:46 am

  240. سلام خانم انوشه،
    فضا نورد عزيز
    اولين ايراني كه به فضا رفته
    اولين زن توريست فضايي
    اولين وبلاگ نويس ايراني فضايي

    خيلي بهتون تبريك ميگم ،
    چون از ميان اين همه آدم پولدار كه روي كره زمين زدگي ميكنن شما شهامت رفتن به اين سفر روداشتين و اين كار روانجام دادين.
    خيلي بهتون تبريك ميگم ،
    چون اين تجربه رو دارين با نوشتن وبلاگ با بقيه قسمت ميكنين واين ارتباط دو طرفه هستش.

    دعا ميكنم واميدوارم كه سفر خيلي خوبي در پيش داشته باشين.
    جاي ما رو اونجا خالي كنين.
    مواظب خودتون باشين.
    موفق باشين.

    شاهين افراشته
    تهران - ايران - كره زمين.

    Comment by شاهين افراشته — September 24, 2006 @ 6:23 am

  241. hey.it’s amazing, i wish icould do such a thing!!!! i am also iranian but as much as you are rich i am poor!!!!! funny !!!!anyway please inform us how and what you eat up there, and how you use tilet??? you know i am wondering is your urine just float in the air????
    wish you a great time as i know there is no need to wish , you already have.

    Comment by davou qaffari — September 24, 2006 @ 8:50 am

  242. بادرود برشمابانوی دریادل
    وبا آرزوی سلامتی برای شما و همسفرانتان.
    حرکت شجاعانه شماخارج ازحد تصوراست.به نظر من فضانوردان از شجاعترین انسانها هستند.از تهران پیام میفرستم خانواده من شمارا بسیار دوست دارندو برایتان آرزوی سلامتی وروزهای خوش در کنار خانواده دارند.همکارم محمد ابراهیمی سلام میرساند.روی ماهت را می بوسم.خوشابه حالت جای ما را خالی کن.وبه حرفهای حسودان که در وحله اول پای مسایل مادی را پیش می کشندتوجهی نکن.God bless you ثریامولاخواه-تهران پاییز2006

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

  243. Dear Anoushe
    good luck
    I’m proud of you.
    Hope to see you in Iran and Hope to have peace in all of the world.

    Comment by Bita — September 24, 2006 @ 1:20 pm

  244. Have great and productive trip , Anoosheh jan, the whole world proud of you, especially Iranian & especially myself.I don’t know , you have the possibility of checking your blog there, but let your fans have some nice photos from orbit, if it’s possible.
    hope to have great & nice landing.

    Comment by Siamak — September 24, 2006 @ 2:03 pm

  245. khanome ansari salam

    alan ke daram in mail ro baratoon mifrestam shoma dar faza hastid va vaghean baratoon arezoye salamati mikonam.
    anoushe khanom shoma vaghean baese eftekhar hastin va man ke ye pesare 29 saleye irani hastam vaghean be khanomi mesle shoma ke irani ham hastin eftekhar mikonam.
    khanome ansari shoma vaghean sabet kardid ke ensan harchizi ke bekhad hatman behesh mirese faghat bayad talash kone.
    dar har sorat kheily khoshhalam ke shoma in eftekhar ro baraye hameye ma iraniha kharidid va kheily kheily azatoon mamnonam.
    kheily movazebe khodetoon bashin.
    behtarinharo baratoon arezoo mikonam
    mohammad reza babaei 29 sale aaz iran-tehran

    Comment by mohammad reza babaei — September 24, 2006 @ 2:56 pm

  246. hi !
    بابا تو دیگه کی هستی ؟!
    سلام خانم انصاری . خوبین ؟قبل از هر چیز آرزو می کنم صحیح و سالم برگردین … منم یک ایرانی ام عاشق ایران و ایرانی … از طرف همه جوونای ایرانی می گم که واقعا بهتون افتخار می کنیم
    موفق باشین
    راستی اونجا می شه خدا رو دید ؟

    Comment by ali — September 24, 2006 @ 8:44 pm

  247. Dear Mrs.Anousheh,
    I only say you are a real gentlewoman! You are doing a very interesting and amazing work which everyone like doing it…
    I’ll try to be successful like you (and some others) in the Earth and also sky!!
    Tabriz, Iran

    Comment by Saeed Taghavi — September 24, 2006 @ 9:01 pm

  248. You finaly achieved your childhood dream to step into space! I bet the feeling’s great! I’m soo happy & proud. You’re a model and a source of inspiration to millions now. One day I might get the chance to blast off into space from either the futur Ras al Khaimah spaceport or the one in Singapour! as the “2nd persian/1st persian male in space” hehe

    Oohhh, If you manage to read my post try your best to broadcast a message of wisdom via ISS downlinks, that would promote unity and tolerance between people!

    Bravo Anousheh!

    Sam Sadeghi

    Comment by Sam Sadeghi — September 24, 2006 @ 10:02 pm

  249. آن سفر کرده که صد قافله دل هم ره اوست
    هر کجا هست , خدایا به سلامت دارش
    هم شهریت از مشهـد

    Comment by گشتاسب گنجه ای — September 25, 2006 @ 1:23 am

  250. […] A fascinating first hand experience of what it’s like to be in space. Anousheh Ansari posts to her website from space. […]

    Pingback by :: Jeff Milner dot Com :: » Blog Archive » Anousheh Ansari Space Tourist Blogger — September 25, 2006 @ 3:00 am

  251. hi dear spacewoman
    how do you do?
    how much cust to return to earth for you now?
    good luck ,have a nice experience .

    Comment by ARASH — September 25, 2006 @ 3:34 am

  252. سلام خانم انوشه
    من یکی از کسانی هستم که خوشحالم وافتخارمی کنم اولین گردش گر زن و ایرنی شما هستید من دلم می خواهد یک مصاحبه کوچک با شما داشته باشم چون چند سوال کوچک دارم که اگه شما وقت داشته باشید انها را ب÷رسم

    Comment by قشسخخم — September 25, 2006 @ 9:02 am

  253. Hi Anoushe,

    Your dream came true.
    We all are proud of you. CONGRATULATIONS…

    Allah make you always smiling like you smiled in ISS
    Have a safe return and good luck to all crew.


    Comment by Serhat — September 25, 2006 @ 9:38 am

  254. Dear Anousheh;

    You are an inspiration, I am an Iranian woman and an engineer myself and I just want to let you know how proud we are with your accomplishments. I was just talking to my 11 years old daughter and was telling her not to underestimate the will power to succeed in females. I also really admire you for promoting “Peace Message”, you are my hero. I am sure we are going to see many more success in your path.

    Take Care

    Comment by Nazila Moghaddam — September 25, 2006 @ 3:04 pm

  255. Hi Anousheh, been whatching NASA TV, and reading your blog. What an amazing experience you are having. It makes me feel very happy to see you living your dream. I wish I could also experience space travel oneday.

    Something that amazed about your blog, was when you told us about the hatch being opened and that space had a cooking smell to it - I’d never even thought of space having a smell before.

    All the best.

    Comment by Richard — September 25, 2006 @ 4:41 pm

  256. با سلام خدمت خانم انوشه انصاری
    افتخار می کنم که شما به عنوان اولین زن مسلمان و البته ایرانی موفق شدید به این سفر رویایی بروید و بتوانید نام ایران عزیز را در جهان بلندآوازه کنید . امیدوارم بتوانید در این سفر مباحث علمی زیادی را برای ما روشن کنید تا ما بتوانیم وسعت دید خود را افزایش دهیم

    Comment by محمد رسولی امین — September 25, 2006 @ 4:42 pm

  257. Comment by Jim M. - September 22, 2006 @ 2:28 pm

    I am trilled to hear that your daughter is watching my story unfold. I truly believe that the future of our planet is in the hands of your daughter and her classmates and I will do my very best to carry the message of peace and understanding and the spirit of exploration to as many 6 year olds as I can…

    Comment by Anousheh — September 25, 2006 @ 5:59 pm

  258. Salut Ansoush,

    Tes mots sont très touchants et forment un message de paix dans ce monde où l’on tend trop souvent à marquer nos différences au détriment de ce qui nous unit.

    Prends-bien soin de toi.

    Comment by Manu — September 25, 2006 @ 10:07 pm

  259. Thank you so much Anousheh for sharing all of this with, it has always been my dream to go into space and I hope that one day I will be able to do so, but until then I will feel how it feels through your writings.


    Comment by Kevin SPARKS — September 25, 2006 @ 10:46 pm

  260. Congrats on doing what you are doing.

    I think that it is a grand thing that you are up there.

    Best of luck on the rest of the time and the trip back to us earth-lubbers

    Comment by Rick — September 26, 2006 @ 4:47 am

  261. Dear Ms. Ansari,
    I am very much proud and happy that you are the first female as well as Iranian-origin space tourist. It is also my glorious dream from my childhood to actually travel in space sometime. Your flight to space contains in itself very deep points that I hope that will be taken into account by all the humanity in general and by the Iranians in particular. I believe that your movement will be a turing point as well as a mile-stone that will remain forever. I wish you the best in space, and a safe and happy return to our planet Earth and bringing the message of optimism, wisdom, philanthropy to all humanity.
    Best regards,

    Comment by Parviz — September 26, 2006 @ 5:54 am

  262. Salam Anousheh jan, thank you so much for taking the time and writing these notes about your fantastic experience.As an Iranian woman, you have made us so proud, Great job dear.

    We pray for you and LA and Misha’s safe return to earth.
    And Anousheh jan, don’t forget Iran, it needs us all.

    love you and God bless all three of you.

    Northern California

    Comment by shirin Tabibzadeh — September 26, 2006 @ 6:38 am


    Merci de partager ces moments fabuleux avec nous !
    C’est incroyable comme on a l’impression d’etre dans la station avec toi lorsque tu decris ton quotidien.
    C’est MAGIQUE !

    Take care !

    Comment by Kyaro from Paris — September 26, 2006 @ 10:16 am

  264. Chère Anousheh,
    Embrassez bien fort le Ciel pour pour moi, sur les deux étoiles, qu’il vous protège et vous comble de ses Grâces!


    Comment by DIDIER WOLFF — September 26, 2006 @ 5:23 pm

  265. Anousheh jan, my first wish is for you and LA and Misha to come back safe and sound to the earth. It is so good of you to write a diary(sort of ) and to send it while you propbalby are very busy up there. As an Iranian woman I cannot tell you how proud I feel to have a beatiful and brave compatriote like you, with such will power and acting so serene and down to earth and always smiling. I truely love and respect you and wish you more success, you deserve it.

    Your success brings tears to my eyes realizing what our women are capable of and on the other hand how they are being treated at home. I hope you use your well deserved fame for promoting justice in our land and I hope you become one of the advocates of freedom in Iran, our beloved country of origin. I love you and wish you a safe come back.

    with much love
    shirin tabibzadeh

    Comment by shirin tabibzadeh — September 26, 2006 @ 6:54 pm

  266. سلام خانووووم انوشه انصاری
    امیدوارم که حالتون خووب باشه !
    افتخار می کنم که شما ، یکی از هموطنان من به عنوان اولین فضانورد ایرانی توانستید رویای خود را محقق سازید.
    خوشحال میشم یک ایمیل ازتون داشته باشم!
    ان شاءالله که به سلامت به زمین بازگردید.
    حامد 18 ساله از اراک - ایران

    Comment by Hamed حامد — September 26, 2006 @ 7:09 pm

  267. salam man mahdye hastam az uk, khely khoshal shodam vagty shenidam ye khanome irani be faza rafte hast, bariye ma iraniha maye eftekhar ast, az unja baramon tarif kon,

    mer30 mamnon.
    khosh bashi,arezoye movafageyat barat daram,

    gorbanat mahdye xxxxxxxxxxxx

    Comment by Anousheh — September 26, 2006 @ 9:11 pm

  268. Salaam and many many congratulations for your achievments.
    Hope your are having great time ( ofcourse you are ) and hope you have a safe return home.
    We are following your jurney thrigh the Nasa tv everyday and having great deal of pride for the fact of having a hometowner as a participant in the such a big event.
    We are looking forward to see or hear more of you in the future in different space programs.
    Have a great time and wish you happiness.

    Afsaneh from the Netherlands

    Comment by Afsaneh — September 26, 2006 @ 9:47 pm

  269. I can not understand how “tears ran down my face” can happen in your zero gravity environment.
    Signed: Ken Gladman.

    Comment by Ken Gladman (Lake Macquarie) Aust. — September 26, 2006 @ 11:31 pm

  270. این خیلی خوبه که آدمهای بیشتری احساس کنند که به دنیا امدن تا تغییر مثبت ایجاد کنند وشما این تلنگر را به خیلی ها زدید به امید موفقیت شما در همه کائنات
    به امید موفقیت صلح سلامت دانش و بینش

    Comment by Hessam Vakil — September 26, 2006 @ 11:37 pm

  271. می بوسمت …

    Comment by افسانه — September 27, 2006 @ 6:34 am

  272. Hi Anousheh, writing this for my little boy Anouchavan.. that will hopefully follow your path in believing and realizing his dreams… and the dreams of hundreds of other women in the world that live under suppression where their dreams are the only way to escape everydays harrassment. Thank you for being there

    Comment by Urs — September 27, 2006 @ 10:07 am

  273. Anoushe joon Good Morning or good evening,
    tell me about the Moon please. tell me about the milky way some more please. please write more and more. i hope you are fine and you know when you described the clouds and used (panbeh zan) as metaphor, i could hear the sound of that “bow” :) wish you best and god bless you and your friends up there.


    Comment by yana — September 27, 2006 @ 12:04 pm

  274. Hello Anoushe,

    thanks for the Blog. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and your dreams with us.
    The ‘Hello World’ reminds when I was writting my first programm at the university, but know it has a complete new meaning to me.

    safe return
    DaN (Germany)

    Comment by Daniel Ettle — September 27, 2006 @ 7:16 pm

  275. Greetings from earth Anoushe,

    You are truly a unique and a great lady. I am so proud of you.
    Keep up the blogs and have a safe journey home.

    Anoushiravan / USA

    Comment by Anoushiravan — September 27, 2006 @ 9:08 pm

  276. .پیام بنده خطاب به کامنت تاسف آورشماره 197 بابک مورخه22سپتامبراست
    جناب آقای بابک نوشته اید که”…میلیونها کودک فقیروگرسنه سربر
    زمین میگذارند …” اما از خود نمیپرسید چرا مردم فقیر شده اند؟ شما فقررا میبینید ولی علت آنرا چرا جویی نمیکنید و با نگاهی کاملا
    سطحی راه حل آنرا در ثروت بقیه می یابید. اگر تا کنون به خاطر مبارک خطور نکرده احنراما به عرض میرسانم افرادی اندیشمند تر و متفکر تر ازحضرتعالی که واضع مکاتب مختلف بوده اند نه تنها نتوانستند با ابداع نظامی اجتماعی از جامعه ای فقرزدایی کنند بلکه گاهی هم به وخامت وضع افزوده اند که این مورد برای ما ایرانیان ملموس است. پدیده فقرظاهرا اقتصادی به نظر میرسد اما ریشه ای فرهنگی دارد و این ریشه یابی مستلزم بینشی بالاتر از آنست که به 20 .میلیون دلارخانم انصاری معطوف شود
    مبلغ مزبوربرای جیب من و شما هنگفت است اما در خیل کثیر ثروتمندان امریکا رقم ناچیزیست و برای آنچه که شما آنرا درمان دردی از دردهای
    . بشر نامیدید کاملا مضحک
    آفای بابک امرخیر همیشه کمک به فقرا نیست. تاثیر فرهنگی اقدام شایسته خانم انصاری بسیار با ارزشتراز مبلغ صرف شده است شما غافلید
    که ایشان نگاه دنیا به ما که مشتی جاهل معرفی شده ایم را وادار به بازنگری کرده . آیا بنظر شماتاثیرمثبت اینکاررا میتوان با پول سنجید؟ در جای دیگر با ذ کر اینکه “…خودتان را با گاگارین مقایسه نکنید شما صرفا یک توریست هستید…” ایشان را به خیال خود مورد تمسخر قرار داده اید. بنده به شما اطمینان میدهم که خانم انصاری قصد رقابت با مرحوم گاگارین راندارند و از این حیث شما خاطر جمع باشید و امکان این رقابت برای فرد لایق تری چون شما محفوظ است. دیگر اینکه ایشان فقط به صرف داشتن پول راهی فضا نشدند وچنانچه وی را به مثابه یک بازاری پولدار می یینید این ایرادی است که متوجه سعه فکرمحدود و مغرضانه جنابعالی می باشد. آقای بابک کامنت شما حقیقتا مرا متاثر کرد و توضیحات بنده نه یک دفاعیه از خانم انصاری است بلکه یک شکوائیه به گفته های شماست. اما ازآنجانئیکه درنظام عقیدتی شما کار خانم انصاری موفقیتی محسوب نمیشود و آلام مردم روح حضرتعالی را می آزارد بهتر است همانطور که ایشان سفر به فضا را هدف خود انتخاب کردند شما نیز فقر زدایی را هدف خود برگزینید تا انشااله بشریت مشمول تحقق این امر قرار گیرد. در خاتمه فرودی امن برای آن خانم بزرگوار ایرانی که حیثیت از دست رفته ما را خریداری کردند مسئلت دارم وانشااله خداوند بر منزلت ایشان بیفزاید
    آن سفر کرده که صد قافله دل همره اوست
    هر کجا هست خدایا به سلامت دارش
    گشتاسب از مشهـد

    Comment by گشتا سب — September 28, 2006 @ 2:20 am

  277. Salam Khanom-e Ansari
    Vagty avalin bar khabare safare shoma ro be faza shenidam, rastesh khyly ehsase khoby nadashtam. fekr mikardam hazine kardane inhame pol toye shrayety ke inhame badbakhty va felakat dar donya vojod dare ,chyzy geyr az yek majrajoee va yek safare tabligatye porhazine braye magasede tejary nist.emroz toye ye site Irany neveshtehato az faza khondam…bram jaleb bod.harfhat dar morede rishe yaby va komak braye halle rishehaye fagr ve gorosnegy be delan neshast.man pezashkam salha toye Iran tebabat kardam va ba dard va ranje mardom az nazdik ashna hastam,manam bavar daram ke ba sir krdan chand hezar nafar moshkele gorosnegy hal nemishe ,be onvane ye tabib manam bavar daram ke bayad donbale rishe yaby va rishe kanye moshkel bod.khodam ba hamin bavar omadam USA,bad az salha kar domartabe daneshjo shodam be in omid ke ba bishtar donestan betonam komake bishtary basham braye bimarany ke ba omide darman be tabib morajee mikonan.be har hal hrfhat be delam neshast…nemidonam chera khastam inha ro brat benevisam ..shayad be in khater ke dar morede to ye jore dige fekr mikardam.ehsas kardam ye jor sadagat toye hrfhat hast.omidvaram dorost hads zade basham.omidvaram to sadegane gofte bashy ke mikhay ba in safar rahy ro braye peyda kardane ofoghaye taze braye halle moshkelat ensanha agaz kony.
    in khobe ke pol dashte bashy,eshkaly ham nadare ke khyly zyad dashte bashy ,eshkaly ham nadare ke on ro har jor ke mikhay kharj kony agar vagean tahe delet…toye omge vojodet ehsas kony ke hadafe aslit ine ke braye mardome donya mofid bashy,be heshon komak kony va donya ro ye gadam iz in nekbaty ke hast dortar bebary..hata age ba in safar bishtar pol besazy,in ham be khodye khod eshkaly nadare ,fagat ye negah be omge vojodet ..be delet bendaz.to ye dokhtar irinye ba ehsasy.. in ro motmaenam.ingadr on jomleye HAMID DOSET DARAM gabl az partab ziba bod va por az ehsas ke yaginan neshon mide to nemitony kamelan mesle pol darhaye by vejdane khodkhahy bashy ke hazeran hame chiz ro gorbany konan ta bishtar va bishtar pool dashte bashan.omidvaram in bar dar morede to eshtebah nakarde basham.omidvaram vgean be on che ke gofty vafadr bemony va on tashkiklate tejary ke hazyneye in safar ro dade be jory hedayat kony ke be in hadafe bozarg…komak be ensanha az har nejad va majhab va melliat …nazdik beshe.
    az on bala behter mitony bebiny ke donya che gadr kochike,agar zendegytoye in donya arzeshy dshte bashe fagat bra ine ye to betony yek labkhand bar labane yek drdmande by panah benshony. to in rah ro entekhab kardy , omidvaram ke dorost entekhab karde bashy , va omidvaram betony rasty rasty ony bashy ke dar morede khodet neveshty.
    khyly por chonegy kardam.midonam ingadr gereftary ke shayad narasy in harfh ro bekhony ,ama be har hal shayad ye zamany in forsat pyda shod.
    brat arezoye salamat daram

    Comment by Hamid Khorasani Far — September 28, 2006 @ 4:03 am

  278. Dear Anousheh,

    Greetings from India.

    Heartiest congratulations on your courageous journey beyond this World. Wish you all the best and safe journey back home. Our kids located in India, London and Melbourne join us in wishing your family members all the best.

    Sneh and O. P. Rihani from New Delhi.

    Comment by O. P. Rihani — September 28, 2006 @ 6:55 am

  279. سلام به تو زن ایرانی که افتخاری دیگر برای ایران و ایرانیان به ارمغان اوردی امیدوارم که دوباره ایرانیان حماسه ای نو به وجود

    خداحافظ پیروز باشی

    Comment by rahim — September 28, 2006 @ 3:02 pm

  280. انوشه عزیز من کیاندخت دختر مهری صدارتی هستم و همچون میلیونها ایرانی مشتاق با چشمانی باز و قلبی پر از عشق در انتظار بازگشت پیروزمندانه و پر افتخار تو هستم .امیدوارم همواره شادی و شادکامی قرین زندگی پر مهر خانواده محترم و موفق تو باشد.                                                                                                                                   
    کیاندخت و عباس حاکمی

    Comment by kiyandokht — September 29, 2006 @ 12:41 am

  281. Hello Anousheh,
    Pleasant journey back home,so proud of you,and your participation in the X prize,SpaceOne,hope you team up with Virgin Galactica.
    Best Wishes,

    Comment by derek bevan — September 29, 2006 @ 1:03 am

  282. Hi anoushe Jon ,

    “Rewndezvous in space”
    WOOW you did it very well excelent dear
    Another Iranian Wellknown ,
    congratulation!!!!, we are glad to have you with us again to learn more thing from you .
    not only your family but also all Iranian or i can say all People around the world feel proud of you.
    you are one of the best iranian symbole for who ever want motivate in life you showed everything is possible.
    best wishes
    Soheila Hosseini
    Tehran - IRAN

    Comment by soheila Hosseini — September 29, 2006 @ 9:12 pm

  283. […] …is here and her RSS feed is here. […]

    Pingback by loft blog v2.0 » Blog Archive » Anousheh Ansari’s Space Blog — September 30, 2006 @ 1:08 am

  284. Hello Anousheh,

    Wish you all the best. You are certainly an inspiration to a lot of people out there. I have read your blog entries and your vivid decription of space sounds juts perfect. Hope you write a book about your personal experience soon. What i have read EVERYONE in the world is very proud of what you have done.
    Take care girl.

    Comment by Justin belling — September 30, 2006 @ 9:33 am

  285. so peaceful…so full of life… no signs of war, no signs of borders, no signs of trouble, just pure beauty.
    people do experience this, l have myself and lm still very young. l experience when l looked into someones eyes. everything else was forgotten and l was in my own world. l wouldnt give her up for anything, just to be with her is priceless.

    Comment by tom — September 30, 2006 @ 2:02 pm

  286. salam khanome anoshe.man az iran mozahemeton misham bebakhshid,be shoma tabrik migam,kareton kheili bozorg bod,omidvaram movafagh bashid,az on bala vaghti makhloghate khodaro mibinid vasamon doa konid,hatman khoda shoma ro kheili dost dare,hamishe salamat bashid,be omide didar va be omide khoda,ya ali madad.

    Comment by hamid haddadi — September 30, 2006 @ 10:45 pm

  287. wow just read this you are so lucky, it honestly made me feel like i was in the space ship and looking down on earth reading this

    Comment by Brent Richardson — September 30, 2006 @ 11:28 pm

  288. سلام خانم انصاري
    نميدوني چقدر خوشحالم و به خودم ميبالم كه اولين زن توريست فضا نورد يه ايرانيه ومهمتر ازاون يه مشهديه
    تمام مدتي كه داشتم خاطراتتو ميخوندم اشك خوشحالي چشامو پر كرده بود
    هرجملشو كه ميخوندم يه حسي تمام وجودمو فرا مي گرفت.
    اميدوارم سالم و سلامت برگردين
    من كه تو حرم كلي براتون دعا كردم
    .كاش خاطراتتو به فارسي هم بنويسين تا اونايي
    هم كه انگليسي بلد نيستن بتونن تو لذت شما شريك باشن
    ايران_ مشهد_ محمد نجفي).

    Comment by Mohammad Najafi(محمد نجفي) — September 30, 2006 @ 11:31 pm

  289. Dear Anousheh, I love your description of Earth,,, peaceful, full of live, no borders,,,no war, just beauty.
    Eres admirable y felicidades, te desamos lo mejor!
    Miguel y familia (from Mexico)

    Comment by Miguel — September 30, 2006 @ 11:54 pm

  290. well Anousheh, it looks likes you’ve felt your first weightlesness, and i personally think there is nothing more fun than to feel weightless in space. of course i did too…. but in a falling airplane :) (too bad i failed that test, or i would have been a space tourist too :( o well…looks like you’ll be having fun up ontop of the world!

    Comment by wammeze — September 30, 2006 @ 11:58 pm

  291. Thanks so much for sharing your experience in space. A lot of people envy you by now for taking this extra ordinary trip only a few people can afford. As I was reading your piece, I felt that I was the fourth person in that capsule flying with rest of you. I hope everyone on earth will be able to read all the things you wrote and hope that they treasure and how beautiful our planet is and that. No one, no country will ever think of destroying it one day. May the things you wrote bring peace to all mankind. Congratulations! May God Be always with You!

    Comment by Rey Sison — October 1, 2006 @ 12:48 am

  292. how is different from living on earth one day?
    is this trip realy came from your pocket or politically financed to
    attract Iranin women to leave their country and come to the west?

    Comment by khalifa Zain — October 1, 2006 @ 12:50 am

  293. Hi Anousheh: I just read about your adventure in the news. You have landed! What an experience. You are indeed an extraordinary young woman. What motivated you to choose this kind of adventure. I am Women In Technology Club Advisor at Quincy High school in Quincy, MA. I am going to present your profile to our young ladies. You are inspirational. Congratulations, Diane Merrill

    Comment by Diane Merrill — October 1, 2006 @ 12:57 am

  294. Anousheh,

    I have 2 daughters and after reading of your experience, you have reminded me that anything is possible with hard work, positive outlook and good will.

    Good Luck and enjoy the ride.


    Comment by Sergio — October 1, 2006 @ 1:10 am

  295. this is great inspiration all the girls in the world to do the samething and know that everything is possible
    is possible is possible is possible
    is possible

    is possible
    is possible
    is possible
    is possible
    is possible
    if this is your good intention to inspire, it will
    best, khalifa

    Comment by KHALIFA — October 1, 2006 @ 1:21 am

  296. Hi Anousheh, what an awesome description of our planet. Peace and love always

    Comment by Kevin — October 1, 2006 @ 1:44 am

  297. All I really have to say Is WOW! Very VIVID PICTURE. Thanks.

    Comment by Juanita — October 1, 2006 @ 1:46 am

  298. Awesome! Thank you Anousheh for sharing your experience of the reality of our Earth; united and whole even if all of us are not. Keep spreading the true vision of our planet so we can speed up that day when all humanity is united and one family.



    Comment by Eli — October 1, 2006 @ 1:52 am

  299. You really and truly have made history. You will be in the history books of many young children for decades to come. The world is so proud of you.

    Comment by Nancy — October 1, 2006 @ 2:06 am

  300. Cool! Our dear mother earth is really just awesome! I agree, our world leaders could surely use an experience like this for an eye opener so that they will be more peace advocates. I love our planet! God bless =)

    Comment by Anel — October 1, 2006 @ 4:50 am

  301. wow Anousheh Khanoom,
    You are putting all Iranian men to shame. I’ve heard about your story like 2 or 3 months ago, and I thought you are going to space next year (2007). Anyways, your story inspired me, I QUIT LAW SCHOOL after 4 days, and now I am enrolled in an Aviation Mechanic program at West LA college.
    Best of Luck with your fututre endevors Miss Manousheh.
    Kamran Rafizadeh

    Comment by Kamran — October 1, 2006 @ 6:14 am

  302. Very well-narrated & assiduously blogged–that too from outer-space! I don’t think if any astronaut has ever blogged his/her experience in space the way you have done-Anousheh!
    Looking forward to read more…

    Comment by Rajiv Tayal — October 1, 2006 @ 6:39 am

  303. wellcome back space traveller,, I am very pride of you, I’m an iranian too, and I hope that we as iranians be able to make a good picture of Iran and Irainians like you,and I think if all world leaders especially the radikalist’s ones take such trips to understand we all as humans have one planet to live,,,God bless

    Comment by Aria Cyrousi — October 1, 2006 @ 7:20 am

  304. It was a brave step for you and giant step for Iranian women,
    you made it,

    Comment by Bahram — October 1, 2006 @ 7:34 am

  305. انوشه جان سلام
    من یک دختر ایرانی هستم میخواستم بگم بهت افتخار میکنیم وخوشحالیم که سلامت به خونه برگشتی.

    Comment by گلناز — October 1, 2006 @ 7:47 am

  306. سلام انوشه جان
    همه بهت افتخار می کنیم،به امید روزی که زمینان هم با به یاد اوردن فرمانروای هستی دوباره ارامش همچون ارامش فضا را تجربه کنند.

    Comment by maryam — October 1, 2006 @ 11:39 am

  307. anousheh-
    welcome back!
    this sounds corny, but i have to say: YOU ROCK, MY SISTER!!!! :)
    congratulations! you are such an inspiration to women all over the world! we are sooooooo proud of you!
    the blog was so insightful and i absolutely agree w/you when it comes to our “world leaders” needing to see what you have seen. (ie-the earth w/out borders) a view from space should be a prerequisite for any person who is elected to lead a country.
    YOU DID IT!!!!! be proud!

    Comment by julia — October 1, 2006 @ 11:43 am

  308. I can’t stop crying.She’s living a dream and fantasy for alot of us.I’m going to be sending these blogs to everyone I know on earth.I need to start a new plan to get my money together.The writings are put in perfect context for kids to understand or an scholar.Finally freedom. EARTHRISE ONE LOVE Rasta

    Comment by Rasta Geary Taylor — October 1, 2006 @ 3:00 pm

  309. […] I am jelous on Anousheh Ansari for one things. She’s the first female space tourist, the first astronaut of Iranian descent—and, now, no matter for me. But she is the first civilian to blog from beyond Earth’s orbit. Her account of training for, blasting toward, are posted from space. […]

    Pingback by The first civilian to blog from SPACE! « Kuzhimadiyan — October 1, 2006 @ 3:01 pm

  310. i have come to late to wish you away from our bubble..but just in time to thank you for your experience that you have shared not just for yourself..but for many.i was just going to check my email when your story caught my eye…it is 8 o clock in the morning here in california and i can only imagine how the hours must have passed while in the outside world of ours..it so foreign to people like me…but our dreams are all viewed throught the same pair of eager eyes to embrace what you have now called a memory. i can only hope that people like me can achieve the same dream you excitedly fell asleep to at night before your rendezvous…but your dreams became your reality and now this trip will forever remain in your heart. i am in total admiration of your giggles and big heart for the pure joy you recieved from really seeing the BIG PICTURE for humanity. continue to love and laugh often.
    sincerely, one of your many adoring fans
    lYsA bUNker
    p.s y0u Are liviNg pr0of tHat y0u arE neVEr t0o smAll t0 d0 s0metHiNg s0 big:>

    Comment by jubilee — October 1, 2006 @ 3:22 pm

  311. heloo Anoushe,
    yesterday i submitted my feelings here.
    i feel proud of your action as an even all over the world.nobody in iran has ever done yet!.
    i shame myself due to our gov. tack no care !??????
    yours sincerely,
    nasser{theacher,ms degree in physics and geoscieces),tehran

    Comment by Nasser — October 1, 2006 @ 11:42 pm

  312. hi. you are a great pearsian lady.i am reza doosti from iran . i like you.i hope to see other your succifull works,i congratulation to your husband that have a nice star in his home. bye

    Comment by reza doosti — October 2, 2006 @ 2:34 pm

    nemitonam khoshhalia khodamo az movafagiatet penhan konam
    bishtar inke khanom hasti va irani,kari kardi ke khanoma ke hich marda ham joratesho nadaran.in be ma omid va govate galb mide baraye inke khodemono bavar konim.chizi ke behesh niaz darim.
    jaleb bood ke salha in aarezoro dashti va jalebtar inke behesh residi,shayad azat yad begirim ke arezohaye bozorg dashte bashim.
    va yad begirim mardomi bashim ke betonim hamdigaro tahamol konim va be ham ehteram bezarim.omidvaram hamishe movafag bashi va ma behet eftekhar konim.

    Comment by parvin — October 2, 2006 @ 4:07 pm

  314. Hi Anousheh,

    I was amused and amazed by reading your blog entries all along. Thanks so much for considering us, the creatures on the small beautiful planet you saw from above on your trip. I saw your link on Yahoo! Front Page and it said you also now hold the title of being the ‘First Person to Blog from Outer Space’!!!! Wow, Congradulations Again!!! And I believe this should be the first blog ever sent from outer space as well, it was a delight to read it. Please do continue to tell us of what you are engaged in now that you’ve safely landed as you inspired many people on this beautiful earth globe of ours.

    God Bless and Best of Wishes…

    Comment by edwardsteve — October 2, 2006 @ 5:37 pm

  315. salami be vosate ghalblae asheghe shoma
    anoushe nazaninam,midoonam ke hezaran nafar be shoma az alaghe va eradateshoon be shoma baratoon goftan,faghat begam ke manam yeki az an 70 milion nafaram,ke lahze lahze safaretoono ba doa va salavat azin bandi karde boodam,
    che zibast ehsase ghoror,didane parchame iran dar faza.
    doooooooooooset darim va be shoma mibalim
    mesle dafe ghabl 2bare miporsam(khoda ro didid?
    do you see Allah?where was the God?

    Comment by safoora — October 3, 2006 @ 4:23 am

  316. اللهی همه تویی
    با سلام
    چندمین باره که براتون می نویسم.آنقدر می نویسم تا شاید یه نیم نگاهی به نوشته هام بندازید.
    انوشه نازنین 70 میلیون ایرانی
    هر بار این سوال رو از شما پرسیدم
    اون بالاها که به میهمانی خدا رفته بودی؟
    خدا را دیدی؟

    Comment by safoora — October 3, 2006 @ 4:28 am

  317. سلام
    کبوتر برایت دعا می کنم
    وهر شب خدا را صدا می کنم
    تا که تنهاییت را خدا پر کند
    سکوت دلت را صدا پر کند
    تا که دلهای ما هم خدایی شود
    برای پریدن هوایی شود
    در ان لحظه پرواز ما دیدنی است
    ….برای زیباترین پرنده آسمان ایران

    Comment by safoora — October 3, 2006 @ 6:48 am

  318. I was very impressed with the comment you made about all the world leaders looking at the planet in the peacefull demeanor that you were able to see it in and I think you are absolutely correct in your statement. I pray everyday for the entire world to have peace but untill politics are removed from our exsistance then I don’t see it possible but mabey if what you said could happen then all the world leaders would see things as you did and stop fighting and live all as one on one mother earth.Our plant is just a small litle rock floating around in a vast creation and is very fragile so mankind ( no matter of race religionm and so on ) need to realize this and come together to help save our tiny little speck of space as lond as possible. Good luck on your future . Brad

    Comment by Brad — October 3, 2006 @ 4:33 pm

  319. Goodbye from here World — this comments section is now closed — go forward into the future.

    Comment by X PRIZE — October 4, 2006 @ 1:20 am

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