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September 25, 2006

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Filed under: Space Explorer — by Anousheh @ 2:13 am

…that everyone wants to know: How do you take a shower in space? How do you brush your teeth? How do you wash your hair?

Well my friends, I must admit keeping good hygiene in space is not easy! There is no shower or faucet with running water. Water does not “flow” here, it “floats” ;-) — which makes it a challenging act to clean yourself. So what do people do up here, specially the ones staying for six months at a time…? They improvise!

There are wet towels, wet wipes and dry towels that are used for cleaning yourself. Usually each person gets a wet towel a day and couple of dry ones. Each person has a personal hygiene kit where they keep their stuff like toothbrush, shaving kit, creams , etc. I got Dice-K’s kit so it had a razor and lots of shaving cream, but no makeup ;-)

Now brushing your teeth in space is another joy. You cannot rinse your mouth and spit after brushing, so you end up rinsing and swallowing. Astronauts call it the fresh mint effect :)

The most interesting experience — or I should call it experiment — is washing your hair. Now I know why people keep their hair short in space. You basically take a water bag and slowly make a huge water bubble over your head and then Very Very Gently, using a dry shampoo, you wash your hair. At the slightest sudden movement, little water bubbles start floating everywhere. I’ve made some video of my hair-washing experience that I will share when I return :)

Of course water here is a valuable resource, and is recycled so anything wet is not thrown out, instead it is left out to air dry. There is a water conduction collection unit that takes the moisture out of the air and recycles and purifies it. This includes your sweaty clothes after exercising. One of the cosmonauts once told me, “We are all very close to each other, we are like brothers and sisters, it is very unique because we drink each others’ sweat.” Now I know well what he means…

There is exercise equipment here, a treadmill and a bike with the best view of the world in the Russian segment, and some resistance training equipment and another bike in the American segment.

Astronauts and cosmonauts train every day, sometimes twice a day, to make sure they reduce the effects of weightlessness on their muscles and bones. Just in case you didn’t know, when people are in weightlessness for an extended period of time, their muscles start weakening and shrinking because they are not used as much. There is no gravity to work against, so everything is effortless. You also start losing calcium in your bones so you have a bone density loss.

They always say you cannot have your cake and eat it too… So I guess all the beauty and excitement of space comes with a price. Of course I’m sure one of you guys out there will become a biologist or a doctor who will figure out how to counteract all these effects so we can travel long distances to Mars and other solar system planets and moons and continue our quest beyond our solar system…

Space Cadet,


  1. wow..thats quite an experience!
    Looking forward to see those hair washing videos!

    Comment by tismarkhan — September 25, 2006 @ 2:24 am

  2. doostatdaram anousheh jan . ham vatane eftekhar afarine man.
    vaghti neveshtehato mikhoonam az khod bikhod misham… aslan bavar nemikonam …. be omide bazgashte to ba piroozi va salamati

    Comment by safieh — September 25, 2006 @ 2:24 am

  3. انوشه ی عزیز
    هموطن افتخار آفرین من
    چقدر جای مباهات دارد خواندن این مطالب از زبان یک خانم ایرانی. نمیدانی چه آتشی در دل مردم این سرزمین شعله ور کرده ای
    به امید بازگشت موفقیت آمیزت

    Comment by safieh — September 25, 2006 @ 2:28 am

  4. با سلام. امیدوارم که سفر فضائی شما همراه با سلامتی و موفقیت باشد.

    Comment by sasan jafarnia — September 25, 2006 @ 2:29 am

  5. Anousheh, I went outside early this morning to watch you fly over. I live in the mountains and there is no city lights and I must say that the ISS was much brighter than Venus. Wow, what an incredible sight, if you haven’t checked it out yet, do so, it’s an amazing sight. I thought of you staring out the window and thought about what you might be observing as you flew over California at 5:46am. You were heading towards the eastcoast and the sunrise, so I thought it wouldn’t be long till you saw the morning light on the ground below you. What a cool thought. I sure hope humans go to Mars in our lifetimes, that would be even cooler….Brian Scott

    Comment by Brian Scott — September 25, 2006 @ 2:40 am

  6. Hello…
    I’m wondered how u can sleep over there with this floating body.
    At least u know u never fall from ur bed :p
    Oh , where is down ? :))

    Take care and have nice time

    Comment by Mohsen Akhavan Nia — September 25, 2006 @ 2:41 am

  7. Well I just finished all the writings since the launch, and I am fully updated now. I have to say I don’t think anyone has ever explained their experience in outer-space in such manner and I think I speak for the people around the world when I say we appreciate all your work and your publishing’s. When I am reading your stuff it puts tears in my eyes… I am speechless. Thank you Anousheh

    Comment by Shahed — September 25, 2006 @ 2:41 am

  8. The day you went up was one of my highest points in life. So was the day that Sirin Ebadi won the Nobel peace prize. May be one day the Iranian women save us from the darkness of “mankind” disaster.
    Thank you

    Comment by Farid Bozorgmehr — September 25, 2006 @ 2:47 am

  9. I’m From Iran, And I honor that you Are Iranian.
    Good luck for all team.
    I have a question.If it’s possible please send me more information about Day And Night in Space.

    Best Regards

    Comment by Mohammad — September 25, 2006 @ 2:55 am

  10. Anousheh Jon,

    You are so amazing!! I have been getting to know you a bit through this great adventure that you have embarked upon and have become a big fan. As a Muslim Iranian woman of around the same age I find you to be a truly inspirational person with a sweet, warm personality. It is a great pleasure to follow your story and learn about the details of your experience as an astronaut in your daily blogs. Enjoy the rest of your awsome adventure and return safely to us on Earth as an ambassador of peace.

    Comment by Negin Mohammadzadeh — September 25, 2006 @ 3:10 am

  11. we love you!

    Comment by Hans-Peter Dollhopf — September 25, 2006 @ 3:13 am

  12. Dear anousheh,
    I don’t know what can I write that looks new for you up there, because others already showed their feeling to you with the most beaustiful ways possible. I just want to write and share this beautiful time of history with you. I was wathching and tracking your news all the time. Every time I read your writings and listen to your beautiful web site’s mucic, tears come out of my eyes involuntary.

    Comment by Nima gerami — September 25, 2006 @ 3:15 am

  13. hello mrs anousheh
    i am one of people in iran that they love going to space
    i can imagine one day in the future that i am in the space
    i learned many lessons from your experience
    take care of yourself
    reza from ardebil

    Comment by reza gholizadeh — September 25, 2006 @ 3:17 am

  14. Anousheh,

    Thank you SO much for sharing your experiences with us. It is wonderful to have read about how you are inspiring so many people. I hope to meet you and if I’m lucky get your autograph at the X-Prize Cup this October.

    My comment is that there are 2 things presently holding me back from taking a trip to the space station: 1) $20-$25 million :) and 2) uncertainty about hygiene - especially using the restroom! Joking aside, that you for being an inspiration to us.

    Van H.

    Comment by Van H. — September 25, 2006 @ 3:18 am

  15. parandeh MORDANIST,parvaz RA be KHATER besepar (foroogh farokhzad)

    Comment by mh-so — September 25, 2006 @ 3:20 am

  16. Anouosheh Khanoom,

    I’m glad you explained the basic questions everyone had. Me and Tara (your niece) were coincidentatlly talking about all these questions a few nights ago. We have a lot more questions for you when you get back :-)

    You’ve put such an energy in all of us, its unbelieveable. All we do is talk about how excited and proud we are to have not only a local Iranian woman, but someone so close to acheive such a feat.

    It makes all my dreams so much more tangible.

    Wishing you only the best,

    Ensha’Allah toefeegheh Khodaavandi hamisheh hamraah-e shomaa baasheh.

    Comment by Ateen - Plano, Tx — September 25, 2006 @ 3:30 am

  17. Anousheh

    You blogging from the ISS with such friendly posts is just like a sci-fi story to me, as if you’re in an asimov novel! Keep up the good work, thanks!
    As for me, I have to save some money from now to be able to get to Las Cruces… (Being a grad student, I have to count my pennies!)

    Comment by Reza Farivar — September 25, 2006 @ 3:41 am

  18. I thought it may be the way you described. Yes indeed it is up to the future to remedy the present barriers for long term travel. My son and daughter are 12 and 13 and they are going to be the ones to hopefully figure all these problems out. Well maybe not JUST them but you know what I mean. I hope I can hold on long enough to see the day. Dare to Dream.

    Comment by Michael Le Couteur — September 25, 2006 @ 3:48 am

  19. It is very WONDERFULL !!!!…

    Comment by arman from Iran — September 25, 2006 @ 3:51 am

  20. I hope you are making lots of videos, the press conferences are a bit limited on NASA TV. We should be able to see you fly over California in the morning just after 6am, so I hope I’ll be up to watch.

    Comment by James, Mountain View, CA — September 25, 2006 @ 4:07 am

  21. انوشه عزيز
    خيلي ممنون كه تجربيات خودت را با ما در ميان مي‌گذاري. مطلبت بسيار آموزنده بود. واقعاً بايد گفت جداي از تجربه بي‌همتايي كه اين سفر به همراه دارد، سفر بسيار سخت و طاقت فرسايي است. عجيب است كه به مسافران فضا توريست مي‌گويند. در صورتي كه توريستها هميشه دنبال هتلهاي راحت و لوكس هستند نه كيسه خوابي معلق در فضا.

    من جا دارد در همين جا از همه آقايان و خانمهايي كه در وب‌سايت “دانش فضايي” (www.spacescience.ir)زحمت زيادي مي‌كشند تا ما آخرين خبرهاي مربوط به سفر هيجان‌انگيز تو را به فارسي بخوانيم، تشكر كنم.
    مقاله‌هاي زيباي آقاي پوريا ناظمي و شهرام يزدان‌پناه ما را با تو به اين سفر آورده است.
    همچنين اين بچه‌ها در روز پنج شنبه گذشته سمينار بسيار جالبي با حضور آقاي بابك امين تفرشي ارائه دادند كه بسيار آموزنده بود.

    Comment by Mohammad Kakavand — September 25, 2006 @ 4:09 am

  22. سلام.من از تهران برایت آرزوی سلامتی وموفقیت روزافزون دارم.حرکت تو ویارانت نمایانگر اراده وخواست شماست.وشما ثابت کردید که خداوند به کسانی که تلاش می کنند کمک میکند.من وخانواده ام شمارا بی نهایت دوست داریم وبه شما افتخار می کنیم.هز دوران کودکی فضانوردان را شجاعترین انسانها میدانستم. وشما ثابت نمودید که شجاعت به جنسیت ،نژاد،ومذهب نیست.خداوند یار شما و همراهانتان باشد.ثریا
    سوم مهر85

    Comment by soraya molakhah — September 25, 2006 @ 4:13 am

  23. Hello Anousheh, Saludos de Bolivia - Latinoamerica

    Comment by Amanecer Tedesqui — September 25, 2006 @ 4:28 am

  24. Hi anoushe

    I follow your news and your mission. this morning (25 sep) I go out of my home and see the sky becuse i want to see ISS that in this time is up the Iran.

    Comment by ahmad aryannia — September 25, 2006 @ 4:31 am

  25. kheili jalebe.baba eival.shomaha dige ki hastin.dast marizad.kheili alaghe darm ke un video hatun ro bebinam.
    They are fantastic…

    Comment by M.Javad Mohiti — September 25, 2006 @ 4:32 am

  26. Hello space Cadet,

    I for one happened to like your hair so rather than have you cut it next time, here is an idea on how you might go about washing it. Take a large plastic bag ( if you have one ) that will fit loosely over your head covering your hair completely. Find a way of securing it around your face so it doesn’t come off on it’s own. Maybe you can tie it the way you would a scarf or just hold it with one hand. Now when you are ready to rinse or lather your hair all you have to do is put water in the bag, secure the bag over your hair as mentioned earlier and just wash ( your hands remain outside the bag of course ). The water can do all the floating it wants to, the bag will keep it contained. Let me know if it works. :-)

    I have a more hi-tech approach for a people washer that involves water jets and a vacuum system. That will be standard on all interplanetary cruisers and starships. :-)

    Have fun experimenting!

    Future Space Cadet,
    Muinde JK

    Dallas TX

    Comment by Muinde Kithome — September 25, 2006 @ 4:37 am

  27. لطفاً‌دربارة چهره ماه از آسمان بگو
    آيا ماه از آنجه بزرگتر از زمين ديده مي شه؟
    من هر روز به ناسا تي وي ) سر مي زنم تابه طور زنده تو را ببينم. ولي برنامه هاي ديگه اي پخش مي كنند.براي ديدن زنده سفر تو بايد چه كرد؟ ممنونم
    از اينكه خواندم در سفرت دچار درد و رنج جسمي هم شده اي خيلي ناراحت شدم و تحسينت كردم.به همسرت حميد هم سلام مي رسانم. تا حالا چند كامنت نوشته ام ولي فكري ميكنم. ارسال نشده است.
    بدرود از مشهد بهروزيه م

    Comment by mohammad behrouzie — September 25, 2006 @ 4:45 am

  28. Dear Ms. Ansari,

    I am following everything you do, you say (write) and whatever is said about you. It takes a lot of my time! I know I am not the only one. Many people around the world, and almost every one is Iran is doing the same. I don’t believe any of the tourists or astronomers have had so many eyes and ears after them. In Iran we all watched you passing over and prayed for your safe return and waved. Did you wave back, as promised?
    I pray for realisation of your high dreams for humanity. You are unique, in many ways, and we are all proud of you.

    Comment by Pedram Dorri — September 25, 2006 @ 4:46 am

  29. No makeup in space? Internet-deprived and spinning like a top hanging like a bat all the way to where you are going? SEriousl, I think this techology needs some majo?R improvements before it’s going to get very popular with anybody except extreMe space Geeks!

    Comment by Actually I am A Space Geek — September 25, 2006 @ 4:47 am

  30. Hello Anousheh!
    Your extraordinary journey has inspired me to dig up my Ansari X PRIZE launch footage of you for the entire world to see. The first video I posted is of you at the press conference immediately after the second flight (X2) that won the Ansari X PRIZE for Burt Rutan’s team on Oct 4, 2004.
    I can’t wait to see you and I will have tons of questions for you about the exercise equipment!
    Fair space winds!
    Anousheh - X2 Press Conference Video

    Comment by Ryan L. Kobrick — September 25, 2006 @ 4:54 am

  31. سلام انوشه جان
    نمی دونم چرا تا شروع می کنم به خوندن نوشته هات فوری اشکام از هیجان و بزرگی کاری که داری می کنی فرو می ریزه. خیلی خوشحالم که داری اینقدر از همه چیز لذت می بری.
    نوشته هات و اخباری که می فرستی فوق العاده است.
    خیلی خیلی ازت ممنونم.
    امیدوارم که سالم و سلامت به زمین برگردی.
    منتظر فیلمهای فوق العاده ای که تهیه کردی هستیم و امیدوارم و در واقع آرزو می کنم که در ایران هم حداقل یک کنفرانس در مورد سفرت داشته باشی.
    به امید دیدار شمادر زمین:)
    عاطفه از ایران

    Comment by Atefe Barekat — September 25, 2006 @ 5:10 am

  32. Dear Mrs Ansari,
    Let me speak in persian language:
    khob,nemidoonam matne mano vaghti dar iss hastid mikhoonid ya vaghti dar rooye zamin.kash betoonid alan bekhoonidesh.mohem nist.mohem ine ke ehsasamo be shoma begam.
    alan man ehsase deltangi mikonam.kheili ziad.az inke rooye zaminam.az inke tanham.matnhaye shoma vaghean zibast.ensano be fekr vamidare.emrooz dar IRAN rooze avale mahe ramezane.shayad bavar nakonid age begam hengame sahari khordan be yade shoma boodam va doaa kardam salamt bashid.kamtar baram moheme IRANi hastid.bishtar baram didetoon moheme.inke ziba fekr mokonid va inke mano be ziba fekr kardan vadashtid.kash yek rooz betoonam shoma ro bebinam.shanbe sobh be vaghte IRAN saate 5:10 shoma ro didam.be shekle yek setare bar faraze asemane IRAN,esfahan.khob kheili harf daram vase goftan.mitarsam ziad beshe nakhoonidesh.
    ba behtarin arezooha.

    Mahmoud,Electronic Engineer,Isfahan,IRAN

    Comment by Mahmoud-isfahan-iran — September 25, 2006 @ 5:18 am

  33. Thanks Ryan! Great video — now posted in the Amateur Video Section over on the right-hand menu — looking forward to more on your YouTube channel — it’s already a favorite around here


    Comment by X PRIZE — September 25, 2006 @ 5:19 am

  34. God bless you Anousheh, and all the ISS team !

    Greetings from Venezuela !

    Alirio Serna

    Comment by Alirio Serna — September 25, 2006 @ 5:23 am

  35. سلام بر تو كه مايه مباهات و افتخار ايرانيان هستي از تو به خاطر شرح آنچه ديدهاي و يا انجام داده اي تشكر مي كنم مطالب جالبي را شرح داده بودي چرا ماهيچه ها ضعيف مي شوند و نحوه استحمام و وجود آب به عنوان يك منبع با ارزش و هم چنين چگونگي و نحوه خوابيدن و غذا خوردن و روابط صميمي بين فضا نوردان و چيزهاي ديگر اميدوارم در برگشت به زمين عكس هائي را كه گرفتي ببينيم

    Comment by محمدآقا محمودي - اراك — September 25, 2006 @ 5:33 am

  36. salam
    az shoma baraye ozviyat dar bozorgtarin jameye internetiye iranian davat mikkonam.baraye ozviyat ruye linke zir click konin:
    man daneshjuye sale akhare electronics hastam
    ian ham adresse webloge taghasosoye man:
    ba omide bazgashti ghoruru afrin az istgahe fazaee baraye shoma.
    hamchenan movafagh bashid va sarboland

    Comment by Amir Moosavi (From Shiraz) — September 25, 2006 @ 5:35 am

  37. سلام خانم انوشه انصاری عزیز
    امیدواریم همیشه موفق باشید. بازگشت موفقیت آمیزی داشته باشید.
    جای ما هم یه دوراضافه تر بزنید!!!!!!
    بهناز_عطیه_زینب_عطیه_گل ناز از ایران

    Comment by Behnaz,Atieh,Zeynab,Atieh,Golnaz from Iran — September 25, 2006 @ 5:36 am

  38. Dear Ms. Ansari,
    Thanks a lot for sharing your priceless experience with us. We are very grateful.

    Have a very wonderful day,

    Comment by Golnaz — September 25, 2006 @ 5:42 am

  39. Hi Anousheh

    Yea i loved astro biology at school, but i became a journalist. Your writing from the ISS is “out of this world” (no pun intended). I’m hooked on reading your blog every morning (your writing as beautiful as the Earth must appear from up there). It’s the first thing i do when i log in - and i’m sure it is the same for many thousands of people. You are a magnificent inspiration. thank you. Take it all in, enjoy.

    Comment by Callan Emery — September 25, 2006 @ 5:44 am

  40. سرکار خانم انصاری درود بر شما.
    من از تهران برای شما مینویسم و امید وارم سفر شما به سلامت خاتمه یابد.
    اگر از اون بالا زمین رو آروم و بی سر و صدا دیدید بهش بگید (توپ گرد و کوچولو یکم آروم تر.چه خبرته.؟ )
    با آرزوی موفقیت شما.
    ما به شما افتخار میکنیم.

    Comment by kambiz banan — September 25, 2006 @ 5:44 am

  41. Dear Anousheh, just pray for peace as you see this beautiful earth, It’s full of hungry, sadness, sorrow, it needs your prayer, you are first iranian sitting in space and watching our home from above. Take care and have a great time.

    Comment by AMir — September 25, 2006 @ 5:44 am

  42. Hello, its very interesting than you are sharing your experiences with us
    Greetings from Ecuador, Sudamerica

    Rene Orbe

    Comment by rene — September 25, 2006 @ 5:54 am

  43. Hello spacewoman!

    Great to hear about your experiences, it’s obviously the ordinary everyday-things that don’t go as you’re used to. At yhe end of your stay, you’ll be an experienced cosmonaut I trust.

    You told us about the view on planet Earth, but what does it look like in the other direction, into deep space? Also a stunning view?

    Say hi to your colleagues in the ISS from me. Hope to hear more from you!

    Greetings from Earth,
    Rene Marinus

    Comment by Rene Marinus — September 25, 2006 @ 5:55 am

  44. Ground Ops signing off for the night — and if you can’t tell, Ground Ops Auxilliary Linguistics Unit is on Central Daylight Time, so comments not mostly in English will appear later!

    Thanks for joining in this exciting conversation — and don’t forget to watch NASA TV in a few hours for live press conference from ISS

    Times for this schedule are Eastern Daylight Time:

    September 25, Monday
    5:40 a.m. - Expedition 14/Expedition 13/Ansari In-Flight Interviews with Russian Media (in native language) - JSC (Media Channel)

    6:30 a.m. - Interpreted Replay of Expedition 14/Expedition 13/Ansari In-Flight Interviews with Russian Media - JSC (Media Channel)

    12:15 p.m. - Expedition 14/Expedition 13 In-Flight Interviews with CBS News and Associated Press Television - JSC (Media Channel)

    Comment by X PRIZE — September 25, 2006 @ 5:57 am

  45. […] On 18th September 2006, a Soyuz TMA-9 rocket launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, catapulted the first female in space, Iranian-American Anousheh Ansari. I stumbled upon her blog entry, probably transmitted from the International Space Station, where she’s currently put up. It’s obvious to note the change in lifestyle that one has to adopt in order to stay in space. […]

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  46. بنام خدا
    این نامه با ارسال به وب لاگ سرکار خانم انوشه انصاری در فضای بیکران به رویت ایشان رسید.
    با سلام و درود بیکران
    سرکار خانم انوشه انصاری
    مطمئنا دختر بچه ای که در زمان خردسالی همه روزه نگاه به آسمانها می نمود و در دل آرزو داشت که روزی فضانورد گردد و شاید در همان ایام کودکی در اولین روز مهر ماه برای رفتن به مدرسه بی تاب بود و شاید هم در حالیکه گوشه ای از دامن مادر را در دست کوچک خود فشرده بود و نمی خواست برای لحظاتی از مادر جدا بگردد و حضور در منزل را به مدرسه رفتن ترجیح می داد ! هیچگاه فکر نمی کرد که چندین سال بعد آرزوهایش تحقق خواهد پذیرفت و از عجائب جهان هستی ما اینکه، در اولین ساعات صبح گاهی روزاول مهر ماه 1385 که صد ها هزار نفر کودک خردسال ایرانی با نام و یاد خدا آماده می شدند که برای اولین بار در زندگی شان مدرسه و کسب علم را تجربه کنند ! همان دختر بچه کوچک داستان ما که اینک نام بلند آوازه اش برای همیشه در تاریخ فضانوردی جهان ثبت می گردید با نام زیبای انوشه انصاری با فضاپیمائی که همیشه آرزوی آن را داشت بر فرازکره زمین و کشور زادگاه خود و آبا و اجدادیش به پرواز در آید در حالیکه هزاران هزار چشم شب نخفته فقط به این فکر می کردند که اگر شده برای لحظاتی هر چند کوتاه شاهد عبور فضاپیمائی باشند که دختر بچه دیروزی و دانشمند بزرگ علم فضانوردی امروز را در خود جای داده بود را بنگرند ! حتما از اینکه ممکن است صدها نفر از همین خردسالان هموطن تو که بعد از ناپدید شدن فضاپیمای تو در آن صبحگاه ، از دید همه در افق دور دست ! سالیان بعد راه تو را ادامه بدهند بر خود بالیده ای و مطمئنا از اینکه در فضای بیکران کشور خود از آن بالا شاهد زیبائیهای فوق العاده اش بوده ای نزد بقیه سرنشینان فضاپیما احساس خوشحالی مضاعف نموده ای ،لذا به جا می باشد که در این لحظه از جانب گروه کثیری از علاقمندان به علوم نجوم و فضانوردی در شهرستان بسیار زیبای بروجرد که برای لحظات کوتاهی از فضای زیبا و فوق العاده آن عبور نمودی از خداوند بزرگ خواهان موفقیت های بعدی تو باشیم .
    با سپاس و بدرود
    بروجرد — فرهاد داودوندی محقق آماتور علوم نجوم 1/7/1385

    Comment by فرهاد — September 25, 2006 @ 6:13 am

  47. Anousheh jaan,
    You just answered all the questions, I had in my mind about washing and cleaning in the sapce station. You are not only a brave woman, but also a good writer. I enjoy reading your diary.
    best wishes to you, Misha,Mike and other friends on ISS….azar

    Comment by azar — September 25, 2006 @ 6:14 am

  48. ye sar bia iran

    Comment by ahmad — September 25, 2006 @ 6:23 am

  49. mis anousheh ansari
    i am iranian
    we love you in iran and very happy you are irani and first woman go to space
    you have good time

    Comment by maryam — September 25, 2006 @ 6:40 am

  50. به نام خدا
    با سلام
    خانم انصاری شما یکی از زنان موفق و الگو برای جامعه ایرانی هستید که تئوری انسانهای گلوبل و توسعه یافته را به واقعیت رساندید.
    وظیفه خود دانستم ارادت قبلی خود را نسبت به شما ابراز نمایم.

    Comment by Ahmad mansoori — September 25, 2006 @ 6:52 am

  51. Dear Anushe,
    It’s wonderfull for me having contact with you!!
    Say my hello to all stars,
    Wish you success & happiness,

    A girl with a dream to be an astronaut from IRAN

    Comment by Shabnam — September 25, 2006 @ 6:52 am

  52. salam khanoome Ansari

    rastesh man kheili negarane chetor bargashtanetoon hastam.omidvaram dobare dochare faza zadegi nashin.hamishe baratoon doa mikonam.
    khanoome ansari ey kash 1 aks az oon kisehaye khabe khofashitoon ;) migereftin; garche midoonam dar oon mogheiat emkan nadasht.vaziatetoon vaghean negaran konande bood.kheili movazebe khodetoon bashin :)=;

    Comment by Hasiba az Rasht — September 25, 2006 @ 6:53 am

  53. Be successful and Healthy Mrs. Ansari.

    Comment by Saeed — September 25, 2006 @ 6:54 am

  54. Dear Anousheh, I’m from Iran

    من، همسرم و دخترانم كه دانشجويان رصد خانه زعفرانيه هستند اميداوريم كه شما و ساير همراهانتان به سلامت به زمين برگرديد.
    موفق باشيد

    Comment by Jalil Faalkhah — September 25, 2006 @ 6:59 am

  55. درخت تو گر بار دانش بگیرد
    به زیر آوری چرخ نیلوفری را

    این روزها بیش از پیش معنی این شعر رو درک کردم

    خداکنه منم به آرزوم برسم
    عزمم رو جزم کردم
    چه به موقع شما رو شناختم
    دوستت دارم

    Comment by فرزانه — September 25, 2006 @ 7:03 am

  56. سلام
    انوشه عزیز
    بابات نوشته زیبات و اطلاعاتی که دادی ممنون ، خیلی جالب و هیجان انگیز بود.
    منتظر نوشته های بعدی هستم.
    با بهترین آرزوها

    Comment by sadeq — September 25, 2006 @ 7:05 am

  57. Hi Anousheh!
    I am reading your blog everyday! I am thinking about you everyday! And I pray for you everyday!
    You are such a brave woman ;)
    Thank you so much for sharing your experiences with us!
    Wish you all the best,
    Have a safe journey!

    Comment by Nazgol — September 25, 2006 @ 7:14 am

  58. Hi Anousheh,(Cadet)
    You are a brave woman and admirable, i am a woman too but not brave and envy at you. I am wondering why some people tell u spend your money for poor people! It,s ok, helping poor people is a great job but thinking about our planet and doing something for next generation and for future time is a great job too and you did this way.
    Dear Anousheh i am from your mother land and i am proud of you because nowadays, by the political situation in Iran nobody in the world has a good look to us and you proved that is not a right looking, there are many Iranian who think about human being improvement and interested in science.
    An Iranian woman,

    Comment by Kaivan — September 25, 2006 @ 7:20 am

  59. If you mix oil and water on earth the oil goes to the top and water to the down. What happens in space?

    Comment by kcbhatt — September 25, 2006 @ 7:38 am

  60. Dear Anousheh,
    Thanks for explaining your situations in the space. It is one of the very rememberance experiment which you have in your life! (I think)
    I wish safety for you and other astronomers in the ISS.

    You know that the cosmos is very very biger than everyone imagine it and also we are very very smaller human being than access to all of its places… We must waiting for a day to start the new life in the other world! may be that time we can recover our science about all things…
    So we should recall the god all the times, in the Earth, Sky and also all the places…
    Thanks for sharing your comments,
    Saeed Taghavi Afshord,
    Tabriz, Iran

    Comment by Saeed — September 25, 2006 @ 7:42 am

  61. Dear Anousheh,
    Make use of your time over there, where you are closer to God than we are here on dirty earth.
    Ask him as many requests as you can, for your self, your family, your 70 million friends in Iran, and for the poor people all over the world, the world that you see from there by the size of a peach stone!!!

    Comment by Ali Amiri — September 25, 2006 @ 7:42 am

  62. On NASA TV we all heard about the shuttle dumping excess water. Seems a shame that you can’t have a real shower up there.

    I bet the space loo is equally exciting ;)

    Hopefully you motion sickness has gone, and you’re fully enjoying the view out the window.

    Comment by Andrew G — September 25, 2006 @ 7:58 am

  63. Hi Again Anousheh,

    This mail was getting late, you know everybody is eagerly waiting to read your exciting reports, and I am just wonderin why none of other colleagues have not done it before or am I not aware of those who have done? Maybe they are too busy up there? Ofcourse I know all astronauts are very dedicated to their jobs and do their bests up there.

    Anyway, can you please also write about your Radio contacts with the Earth? I read something at a Canadian website, somebody has received your call, and that was amazing.

    Then about your hair, I too was surprised why you have not a hair cut, while all others, eaven Sigourney Weaver does that (just kidding), then I thought maybe her trip is too short, and Mr. Ansari (Hamid) doesn’t like the idea either (just kidding again :)

    But your hair has also made an stupid controversy even down here.
    I guess there are stupid people here which don’t talk about you any more and don’t show you on your own land’s media just because they don’t know it is not that important to show your hair in that situations, and they also don’t understand your acheivement to Muslims is so huge that showing hair is not even considerable to take the huge courage you bring to Iranians and Muslims off the vision of your people.

    But most people I see follow news about you from other channels, so continue to keep your good work, and bring us more and more!

    To Space Cadet,
    From Duck Dodgers, … oh sorry, From Paymaan, Tehran, Iran.


    Comment by Paymaan Jafari Taayemeh — September 25, 2006 @ 8:02 am

  64. Hi dear anousheh .
    i am proud of you cause you are there as a representative of all iranian women . we dont forget this symbolic act from you .
    please consider one important point and that’s not forgetting who you were and who you are . . .
    peace upon you and have a great time over there
    one of your fans : Shoeib Shirdel from Iran, Sari

    Comment by Shoeib Shirdel — September 25, 2006 @ 8:02 am

  65. Sweet Anousheh,

    Well, Geoff and I are traveling through Tasmania tracking your progress. I’m at a public library in Scottlsdale, Tasmania and decided to log on to see how you are. We watched your launch and link-up with ISS and were in the lobby when you called through to David F. I cannot tell you what a thrill this has been for us all. I’m so proud of you and think back to your days of study to prepare for this adventure and your scuba lessons to learn of weightlessness. Your hard work and dedication are paying off in spades. Please savor every moment and bring back a thousand tales. You looked as beautiful as ever and Hamid and everyone looked so proud of you. We took pictures of us standing next to the broadcast picture of you that was showing in Colosseo. You should get a kick out of them when we have a chance to show them to you.

    Big hugs from us both. We love you lots and look forward to your speedy return.

    Karyn & Geoff

    Comment by karyn & geoff — September 25, 2006 @ 8:02 am

  66. Dear Anooshe.
    It’s really wonderful that you are uplading your blog from the Space. and Great experiments. I even enjoyed reading them! we’re waiting for your new posts and specially for the video you mentioned :-)
    and… don’t forget to take some photos! specialy earth’s photo from there !

    Comment by weria — September 25, 2006 @ 8:12 am

  67. بابت توضيحات دقيقتون در مورد چگونگي نظافت در فضا ممنون.فکر ميکنم از همه جالب تر شستن موهاست.يعني اگه اون حباب آب شروع به حرکت کنه شما بايد دنبالش راه بيفتين و همراهش ان طرف و اون طرف پرواز کنيد؟تصورش جالب و کمي خنده داره.اميدوارم چنين مشکلي براتون پيش نياد.

    حسيبا. دختري 18 ساله از رشت

    Comment by Hasiba — September 25, 2006 @ 8:17 am

  68. سلام خانم انصاری
    ما امروز صبح ساعت 4:27 به وقت ایران شمارو تو آسمون دیدیم.
    از اطلاعاتی هم که راجع به چگونگی کارها تو فضا بهمون می دین خیلی ممنون
    بنفشه 21 ساله از تهران

    Comment by Banafsheh,Tehran — September 25, 2006 @ 8:26 am

  69. Hi Anoush,
    what you describes is SIMPLY UNBELIEVABLE!!! :-)
    If weather assists, I’ll try to watch you flying above Milano, Italy, west side of city centre on:
    (ISS) Wed Sep 27/06:44 AM 4min.duration 40°elev. 10° above W 27° above NNE

    All the Best, wonderful Space Explorer!

    Comment by Matteo — September 25, 2006 @ 8:50 am

  70. سلام سركار خانم انوشه انصاري
    به وبلاگت سر زدم
    ولي چون ما بيسواديم نمي توانيم بخونيم
    لطفا” اگر امكان دارد فارسي هم در وبلاگت بنويس
    از طرف تمام ايرانيان خواهش ميكنم
    دوستت دارم
    باعث افتخار ايراني
    موفق باشي

    Comment by HASSAN MOHAMMAD ZADEH — September 25, 2006 @ 8:57 am

  71. خانم انصاري سلام
    من مخصوصا اين متن را فارسي نوشتم
    خيلي خوشحالم از اينكه شما و همه مردم ايران را خوشحال ميبينم از اين افتخار
    اميدوارم براي شما اين اولين پله در راه دراز سفر به فضا هر لحظه فزوني شادي و شور و شعور و موفقيت باشد
    هزاران درود

    Comment by امير از ايران — September 25, 2006 @ 9:00 am

  72. Hello dear Anoushe!
    I am an Iranian Student and i am very greatful that one of my acountries is in the space. shurly the space, the moon, the earthe and the hole world must be very fantastic from there. I wish I would be in space one a day.
    hadi adlo

    Comment by hadi adlo — September 25, 2006 @ 9:06 am

  73. hello Mrs Ansari

    that is so attractive and really excited me. the space travel details,was always my question.

    best regard
    Hadi Jalilzadeh

    Comment by Hadi Jalilzadeh — September 25, 2006 @ 9:08 am

  74. hello to all Iranian and i am very proud of you Mr.Ansari and i am proud of myself as an Iranian girl here.
    i hope you to be safe all the time in your life and bless God .
    i will want you to pray for us because i think you are now nearer to God and you can get and feel the God’s bigness.
    be in safe
    thanks , Samira

    Comment by Samira — September 25, 2006 @ 9:08 am

  75. Dear Ms.Anousheh,
    Thanks a lot for your communication with all world (especially IRAN ).I wish , i can in space .Have a good time

    Comment by mohammad — September 25, 2006 @ 9:18 am

  76. Hi anoushe,I can not control and even express my feeling about your adventuresome trip.But i only request you to PLEASE visit my weblog and add a comment even a single hi for me.PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

    Comment by Ramin Emrani — September 25, 2006 @ 9:19 am

  77. HI Anoush…Thank you for sharing your experiences with us…You are really fantastic. We all love you.I read your writings everyday and talk to my colleagues about you and your experiences.You are a blessed woman. Just write more…Good luck and have a good return. See you on the Earth…bye

    Comment by Arineh Gharibyan — September 25, 2006 @ 9:23 am

  78. ما امروز صبح ایستگاه فضایی را رویت کرم خیلی با شکوه بود
    رسول از اصفهان

    Comment by rasool — September 25, 2006 @ 9:25 am

  79. سلام
    هر كجا هستم باشم
    آسمان مال من است
    پنجره فكر هوا عشق زمين مال من است
    چه اهميت دارد
    گاه اگر ميرويند
    قارچ هاي غربت؟
    صبح ها وقتي خورشيد درمي آيد متولد بشويم
    كار ما نيست شناسايي راز گل سرخ
    كار ما شايد اين است
    كه در افسون گل سرخ شناور باشيم
    كار ما شايد اين است
    كه ميان گل نيلوفر و قرن
    پي آواز حقيقيت بدويم
    سهراب سپهري
    با آرزوي سلامتي و بهروزي
    فاطمه 22 ساله از زمين

    Comment by fateme jafari — September 25, 2006 @ 9:29 am

  80. Hi Anusheh.

    Salam Anusheh Aziz. Man Babak Haddadi Mehrabani 18 sale Daneshjoyeh reshteh IT dar Iran shahresat Babol hastam. Vagan khoshhal hastam ke miminam yek irani tavanesteh be onvan avali zan fazanavard torist dar donya bashad. Be khater hamin ham hamishe be donbale akharin akhbar dar bare shoma hastam. omidvaram dar tamam lahazat zendegi moafag o piroz bashid .

    Dostar hamishegi va javdane shoma , Babak.

    Comment by Babak Haddadi — September 25, 2006 @ 9:32 am

  81. Hi Ms. Ansary
    How are you in SPACE?
    I have a requset … Could you send your video to Iran ? I’m waiting for your peresnt !

    Have a good weekend in space !! :D

    Hamid az iran !

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

  82. Dear Mrs Ansari,

    That’s great. You just answered the questions i was thinking about yesterday. Thank you.

    I was also tried today to see your (;)) ISS above Tehran. It is the first day of Ramazan here.

    Have fun and share your experience with us as much as you can.

    خدا نگهدارتون

    Comment by Reza Mirfattah — September 25, 2006 @ 9:47 am

  83. انوشه عزیز من که در فراتر از آسمان هایی
    خوشبحال ستاره هایی که گذر تو را از فراز سرزمین مادریت دیدن.
    وخوشبحال سرزمین تو که نامت در تاریخ ان همواره یاداور رویاهایی خواهد بود که تو در اسمان کودکیت تصور کرده بودی.
    به تولد ربویاهای تو همه انسان های این کره خاکی تبرک می فرستند
    فاطمه تو

    Comment by fatemeh shirzadeh — September 25, 2006 @ 9:55 am

  84. hello anousheh haw are you
    iam from IRAN and your experience is very intersting for me
    it is make me so happy when i see the important news chanels are speaking about you and our country just about beautiful things not about politics and something that is wrong i hope you will have agreat time.

    Comment by negar — September 25, 2006 @ 9:56 am

  85. خسته نباشي
    جالب بود روش زندگي در آنجا اميدوارم وقتي برگشتي اينها را مدون كني و نه بعنوان يك كتاب بلكه يك وبلاگ اينجا بخوانيم
    راستي موقع آب خوردن به مشكل بر نمي خوريد و يا …. به هر حال اين يك واقعيته كه هر انساني بهش نياز داره
    در طرح شما براي اعزام افراد به فضا مسلما اين سئوالات بايد پيش بيني بشه و از اين تجربه استفاده مكفي بشه
    راستي الان در مورد اين تجربه چي داري بگي آيا ارزش واقعي اون معادل هزينه اش بوده ( منظورم هزينه مادي نيست و پول ؛ وقت ؛ خانواده و… )

    Comment by مهدي — September 25, 2006 @ 10:10 am

  86. please send pictures from you and your friend in space

    Comment by mehdi — September 25, 2006 @ 10:11 am

  87. Dear Anousheh, hi

    we all love you and honor that you are Iranian.
    Don’t you get boared there?

    Best wishes

    Comment by Mehrnaz — September 25, 2006 @ 10:13 am

  88. dear anousheh
    I wanted to see your online programs on NASATV,but I couldn’t.If you record your observations,that would be a nice of you to share your observations.All Iranian are looking forward to seeing you on Friday.we expect a safe launch and flight for you.


    Comment by mohamad — September 25, 2006 @ 10:29 am

  89. داشتم مصاحبه انوشه عزیز رو تو کانال مدیا ناسا می دیدم که سر 1 سوال خیلی جالب قطع شد ، خیلی دوست داشتم جواب انوشه رو در مورد سوالی که شبکه سی ان ان کرده بود : ” پیام شما به مردم ایران و آمریکا با توجه به شرایط موجود در ارتباط بین این دو کشور چی هست ؟ ” بدونم .
    اگه این جواب رو تو وبلاگ بنویسی ممنون میشم !

    Comment by sadeq — September 25, 2006 @ 10:30 am

  90. salam ms anousheh..
    man har rooz be webloget sar mizanam va har rooz payam haye ersalit az faza ro donbal mikonam…..
    kheyli hes jalebi be adam dast mide ke ye irooni alan dare doore zamin micharkhe…mage na?

    Comment by vahid esmailpour — September 25, 2006 @ 10:36 am

  91. Ma chère Anoosheh
    Bonjour (ou bonsoir!), comment tu vas?
    Depuis que j’ai su c’est toi qui fais cet extraordinaire travail,
    ca me fait penser à toutes les années délires qu’on a passé, il y a déjà longtemps.
    Je te souhaite tout le bonheur du monde.

    Comment by Noushin Pegah — September 25, 2006 @ 10:42 am

  92. سلام انوشه جان . خوشحالم که سفر فضایی شما انجام شد و رویای تصاحب ماه برای شما تحقق یافت و خوشحال تر از آن اینکه همزمان با سفر شما اثر جدید خانوم گوگوش با نام شب سبید نیز منتشر شد همانقدر که شما به رویای تصاحب ماه فکر می کنید ایشان به تصاحب رویای ماه فکر می کنند این مطلبو در اثر جدیدیشون هم بیان کردند . نمی دونم شما هم به گوگوش علاقه مند هستید یا نه ولی مطمئنم که ایشون به شما علاقه مندند ایشون به هر کس که نام ایران و ایرانی را بلند آوازه کند علاقه مند هستند . من در این رابطه مطلبی در بلاگم نوشتم موفق باشید

    Comment by محمد رضا یگانه — September 25, 2006 @ 10:44 am

  93. hello dear Anousheh ;
    I want to say just a one word ;


    I search alot to find ur weblog address , and now I’m so happy that I can be contact with out of the Earth , an area that there is no life ,
    be success in all of ur life

    from M.Farzam , Tehran , Iran

    Comment by M.Farzam — September 25, 2006 @ 10:45 am

  94. Dear Anousheh,

    I read your blog with much interest. Being always sick at the backseat of a car ;-), I can imagine what you went thru in the beginning, despite the excitement. Do you think that people can get used to space travel in future and not feel sick? Is it “just” a matter of exercise or medicine? Anyhow, if I drive myself, I never get sick, may be it helps and you can consider that for your next trip ;-)

    Isn’t it a strange feeling that on one hand we are not able to feed earth’s population and on the other hand technological development (and curiosity what’s out there) brings people into space and watch down, thinking “what the hell are we doing down there?” Earth is full of extremes … but people like you really bring this worldcommunity forward by showing us that the endresult counts, not the nationality or politics. Thanks for sharing with us!

    Greetings from Berlin, also to all other hardworkers around you!


    Comment by Marika — September 25, 2006 @ 10:49 am

  95. Hi Anousheh
    where are you now?(I don’t know if you pass Canada too or not?)
    I can’t believe you have to swallow (toothpaste) after rinsing your teeth. Holy, God, that is the most non-delicious thing in the world.I mean there! I hope until I get there something new comes up! I hate that! Thanks for warning me!!!
    You talked about shower in space. That’s funny! I’m looking for see your video, too. I can’t imagine how it will be look like! “water and bubles are floating around?!?!?” CUTE!!!
    One more thing I always wanted to know how does it feel when you’re going? I mean when they shoot you to space from ground? do you feel the speed???(I always thought it should be like roller coasters in amusemenmt parks??? Is that the same???)

    I wish all the bests for you and your team!!! Looking for your return and waitting for your amazing videos and diaries!!!


    Comment by Maryam — September 25, 2006 @ 11:02 am

  96. Salut a touse.
    To Anousheh jan or responsibles of this web blog, I have a question.
    Will Anousheh become success to pace outside? on the Moon! I mean will she do walking after? or just staying in her Cabin?
    Let us know about it.
    Merci bien.
    Bon voyage et Bonne retourAnousheh jan.

    Comment by Siamak — September 25, 2006 @ 11:02 am

  97. we love U Anousheh!!!!!!!;)

    Comment by navideh — September 25, 2006 @ 11:22 am

  98. […] Anousheh Ansari discusses some “space travel details” in her latest blog entry, including keeping clean and exercising. Not exactly the most romantic material but, as she puts it, “So I guess all the beauty and excitement of space comes with a price.” […]

    Pingback by Personal Spaceflight » Monday Ansari updates — September 25, 2006 @ 11:25 am

  99. Dear Anousheh,

    Thank U for the great favour you are doing to your homeland’s image; after 27 years of humiliation having U up there in the space gives Iranians a reason to keep their heads up high.

    Thank U for having thought of your roots until the very last second of your journey and for having mentioned it in all your interviews.

    Thank U for having had such a beautiful idea of linking the earth and the space together and for communicating your life up there with the earthmen!

    Finally thank U for the step you have taken in the man kind’s future.

    Comment by Vianne — September 25, 2006 @ 11:31 am

  100. Thank you Anoosh khanom.

    Go Anoosheh Go!

    Comment by keikavos — September 25, 2006 @ 11:40 am

  101. انوشه فرشته آسمانيست
    شكافنده آسمان زيبايست
    انوشه پيكان آرش كمان گير
    كه كرد نام ايران را جهانگير
    انوشه پيام آور رازهاي خلقت
    در مسير كشف آن ميكند همت
    انوشه جستجوگر فضاهاي تاريك
    با حواس و دقتي همچو مو باريك
    انوشه شهاب درخشان اهورايست
    دليل اراده استوار هر ايرانيست

    Comment by farhad — September 25, 2006 @ 11:45 am

  102. Dear anousheh
    Not only we(iranian people)and humans but also the universe honores you,i and my father and mother saw your passing in our kermanshah sky whenever you passed our city sky in darkness,and that was the best time in our life.
    with best earth wishes.
    amir khosravi from kermanshah

    Comment by amir khosravi from kermanshah — September 25, 2006 @ 11:45 am

  103. سلام خانوم انصاری!
    الان دارم شما رواز ناسا تی وی می بینم!!!!!
    تو همایش ارسباران اقای صفاریان پور براتون کامنت گذاشتن!
    من شنبه می خواستم عبور شما رو ببینم ولی متاسفانه نتونستم…به جاش ستاره های صورتفلکی جبار رو دیدم!

    دوست دار شما

    Comment by تینا تیماج چی — September 25, 2006 @ 11:57 am

  104. Dear Anousheh,
    That’s really amazing!
    You can watch the earth from up there.You know I have seen it in the position of the moon in my dreams for many times. It was like the photos which I have seen in the magazines,… .
    But now you can watch it in the reality.
    I wish i was in your positon ;)

    Comment by Hanieh Mehre Motlagh — September 25, 2006 @ 12:04 pm

  105. Dear anousheh
    Not only we(iranian people)and humans,but also the universe honores you.I with my father and mother saw your passing in our kermanshah sky and waved for you and your friends whenever you passed from our city sky in darkness.
    with best earth wishes.
    amir khosravi from kermanshah

    Comment by amir khosravi from kermanshah — September 25, 2006 @ 12:08 pm

  106. Dear Anousheh,
    That’s really amazing!
    You can watch the earth from up there. I have seen it in the position of the moon in my dreams form many times. It was like the pics in the magazins,… .
    Now you can watch it in the reality.
    I wish I was in your position;)

    Comment by Hanieh Mehre Motlagh — September 25, 2006 @ 12:12 pm

  107. dear anousheh
    today i with all of my friend in zaferanie observatory in tehran tried to contact iss for talk with you by radio signal but you didnt hear my sound but we hear you talk with Mr Soleimani i become so happy for hear you sound i wish you have best time in iss.always i proud you are an iranian .i will be wait to see you in Iran.
    good luck

    Comment by Mahmood Ansari — September 25, 2006 @ 12:15 pm

  108. i disappointed here
    why dont you write farsi here?
    have a nice time in space

    Comment by aef — September 25, 2006 @ 12:28 pm

  109. سلام

    من از داخل ايران با وبلاك شما آشنا شدم خانم انوشه
    اميد وارم هر جا كه باشيد در كارتون موفق باشي
    در داخل كشور از شما به عنوان اولين زن ايراني ياد مي كنند كه به فضا رفتيد
    من كه نفهميدم چي نوشتيد
    انگليسي من ضعيفه
    به هر حال شما باعث افتخار كشور هستيد
    خوشحال شدم
    خدا نگهدار

    Comment by reza — September 25, 2006 @ 12:43 pm

  110. *sniff*
    i missed this part.
    will there be reruns?

    and how about a gravity field in spacecrafts?

    Comment by mieyasha — September 25, 2006 @ 12:50 pm

  111. hi Miss ansari, Im arabian ahwazian and I proud that you came to space with the name of first iranian woman in history.
    Im arabian christian and Wanna from god that bless you in his glorious name and in the name of St mary,Miss anousheh, pray for world from space for decrease racism in world and between different nations and religous.pray for ahwazian nation,because they are on force of iranian raciist govarnment, Pray for peace dear.you should know that:WE LOVE YOU AND PRAY FOR YOU FOR YOUR COME BACK HEALTHY AND BE HAPPY WITH YOUR FAMILY.

    with best regards for you and god bless you.
    Joseph Homeili

    Comment by Joseph homeili — September 25, 2006 @ 12:52 pm

  112. salam man irani hastam 11 sulameh shomah kaley man ra inspire kardeen va kaley koshal shodam keh deedam shomah parchameh irany poosheed mersey ke neshoon dadeen zanayeh irany am meetoonan harkary mekan meseh mardah bekonan tasharkor meekonam xoxoxox tara

    Comment by tara — September 25, 2006 @ 12:52 pm

  113. Well space explorer, every time I hear your name, I have a smile on my face. What a perfect example for the pursuit of dreams. Your story gave me this burst of inspiration. I finally decided to get the guts to execute a business plan and maybe make the 20mil to buy a ticket to the ISS. Not everyday that happens, so THANK YOU! Come back safe and sound…happy flying!


    Comment by Oshma Alian — September 25, 2006 @ 12:53 pm

  114. سلام خانم انوشه انصاری
    من تا به حال پیش نیامده بود برای هیچ فرد دیگری ایقدر احساس هیجان شگفتی و شادی کنم که برای سفر شما به فضا داشتم
    من از فضا یک شب صاف و پر ستاره وقتی در قله توچال ایستادم می شناسم
    نمی دونم شما چه حسی نسبت به فضا دارین
    به تلاشهاتون احترام می کذارم
    و براتون آرزوی موفقیتهای بیشتری می کنم

    Comment by حامد خانجانی — September 25, 2006 @ 1:05 pm

  115. hello!
    For all germans:
    the blog was translated in German!


    dear Anousheh,
    it is so great to read what happens to you in this great adventure…that is why we translated it into German and hope that many people read it, because it is fascinating.

    Best wishes from Germany,

    Vanessa Gstettenbauer
    Mission 3, Team Stuttgart

    Comment by Vanessa Gstettenbauer — September 25, 2006 @ 1:07 pm

  116. Dear Anoushe

    Look at the stars…look how they shine for you… and everything you do…cause NOW you’re all yellow:)

    no matter were you’re from you are a global citizen…
    it was perfect that you could see our planet in peace up there, It’s the only place that you can find it peaceful and calm,we wished to be there .
    Good luck
    Helia and Shahab

    Comment by Shahab Zehtabchi — September 25, 2006 @ 1:14 pm

  117. Wow, so bright, I just saw ISS for a minute of two even with the street light in front of my house obscuring all the stars but yours.

    Comment by James, Mountain View, CA — September 25, 2006 @ 1:15 pm

  118. Dear Ms. Ansari. I’m proud of being Iranian and having country man like you. Wish you good time up there, where I’m sure that you wish to visit. Hope to see you soon here in the earth. And also I dream of a day to see you here in Iran even for a public speech. Get home safe. By the way my website that I leave you is not working yet, but I love you to be the first visitor of that.
    Sincerely Yours.

    Comment by Ali Reza Fazli — September 25, 2006 @ 1:27 pm

  119. Hello Dear Anousheh.
    I think now you’re tired of me,because I sent many messages to you.I regert.Excuse me.I hope you have good and enjoyable time there.We honor of you.You are really a perfect human with the best characters.You are the best person ever I saw.Afarin,Afarin,Afarin…
    ya ali,khoda hafeze shoma

    Comment by M.Javad Mohiti — September 25, 2006 @ 1:36 pm

  120. salam
    man az orumie ba shoma harf mizanam..eftekhare ma hastid.midoonam yek iranie tabrizi hastid va in mano kheili khosh hal mikone.be bakhshid ke injoori minevisam be gole irania…fingilishe!..rasti age didane zamin az faza tasire mazhabi ham barat dashte be man e-mail bazan lotfan.mikham bedoonam oon bala che hessi dar in khosoos dashti?..dar zemn mahe ramezoone va jat too safaie sofrehaie dame eftare irooni khalie…barat doa mikonim hamamoon ta salem bargardi…bargashti bazam bahat harf daram…khoda poshto panahet…

    Comment by alireza hatamizadeh — September 25, 2006 @ 1:47 pm

  121. hello dear anoushe.
    i hope you have a good travel to space and be successful and return successfully. Every iranian surely is proud of you for haveing a brave iranian woman like you.also i could see ISS in the sky as a small light point from my house.i want to continue my comment in persian , as your mother language. امیدوارم بتونی اینو بخونی. اینو به فارسی مینویسم که بدونی بیشتر کسانی که در این مطلب نظر دادند ایرانی هستند و تو را به عنوان یک ایرانی دوست دارند.
    I’m pooya and i have 16 years old .from iran.tehran
    have agood and great time in space.

    Comment by Pooya javadpoor — September 25, 2006 @ 2:07 pm

  122. Greetings from earth Anouseh,

    Your courage, passion, honesty and love for humanity along with a God centered vision is wonderful and a necessity in our struggling world. Thanks for being a great inspiration for us all.

    Reading your stories continues to be intriguing. I can’t wait until the next story.

    Thanks so much!!

    Pat Freeman
    West Chester, PA

    P.S. How does the water taste?

    Comment by screamin75 — September 25, 2006 @ 2:08 pm

  123. واقعا این جور مواقع ادم نمیدونه چی بگه. فقط برات ارزوی سلامت می کنم و ازت تشکر می کنم که دوباره به ما یاداوری کردی که هیچ چیز ناممکن نیست.

    Comment by مرتضی فرجیان — September 25, 2006 @ 2:16 pm

  124. Dear anousheh,

    I & my wife Tania , wish success and health for you and your team.

    Mehdi and Tania , from Tabriz

    Comment by Mehdi Noubari — September 25, 2006 @ 2:18 pm

  125. Fabulous reporting from up-there. Congratulations from down-here. You know what? You should file your testimony in Tripadvisor.com. Very useful tips for the future. I’m sure they will open a new category for you :))

    Comment by techbee — September 25, 2006 @ 2:42 pm

  126. انوشه عزیز خواهش میکنم سالم برگرد، امیدواریم در ایران ببینیمت تا از اندوخته هایت استفاده کنیم و باز هم بهت افتخار کنیم.
    سیاوش علیمحمدی نماینده جمعی از متخصصین کامپیوتر و علاقمند به علم نجوم از کرج

    Comment by Siavash AM — September 25, 2006 @ 2:42 pm

  127. Dear Ms Ansari, I would like to thank you for your vivid comments about being in space. There are many here on Mother Earth” that can only dream about what you are doing! Forget about the Naysayers that say that it is a waste of money, these people lack vision. You have to consider what I call the “ripple effect”, in other words the joy and peace that you bring is “PRICELESS”. Personally I think what you are doing is more valuable and is a bargain at $20,000,000. When you get back home you will never be the same person, nor will we who have followed you. God Bless You

    Comment by Danny — September 25, 2006 @ 3:06 pm

  128. Hi Anousheh,

    Again amazing,I proud of you,Hope you travel to iran and i can see you!!!

    Thanks for sharing this great Text and feelings Again,

    Take care my dear


    Comment by Masume — September 25, 2006 @ 3:08 pm

  129. انوشه جان
    تا حالا بيشتر از 5 بار برات پيغام گذاشته ام اما هيچ كدام توي سايت نمي ره

    Comment by ashkan khosropur — September 25, 2006 @ 3:48 pm

  130. hi Banu ansai
    i’m a lil gurl far from u, in tehran, i’m studying at a law school, u know how much we all proud of u, with this act u became like one of those shiny stars in sky, u became a hero for gurls like me who has high dangerous imaginations n who has all unblivable wishes, i’ve got a habit before sleeping every nights i’ll check the moon if she still stays out:P i’m a moon luver, n these nights during ur trip to space every single night i’ll check u out there too, cuz now ur one of them. i’m saying hi n i repeting my wishes while my eyes can’t stop looking at the sky. i saw one of ur interviews by chance n after i heard one of ur sentences that “just look at my biography n u’ll see u can do what u want, too” i got all the energy that i needed to follow my aims… u shared ur grand wish with us n i’ll share it 2 may be some day i’ll get it. i wanna became a star, as a writer n a grand film maker. the one to let human think, to educate them their freedom n peace. god bless u
    ps:thnx for writing us from up there.

    Comment by atena — September 25, 2006 @ 3:58 pm

  131. Anousheh,

    You are a true inspiration in more ways you can imagine.

    Here’s an article on today’s posting on CNN!

    With deep admiration,

    Comment by Pai — September 25, 2006 @ 4:06 pm

  132. Greetings from Earth Anousheh,

    How wonderful that your living your dream of going to space. I’m only a few miles away from MSFC and have always had the desire to go. Now I get the chance, vicariously, through your posts. Have a great flight, and here’s to a safe landing.


    Comment by Chuck Christian — September 25, 2006 @ 4:07 pm

  133. Hello Anousheh,
    this is real a good experiment. Every morning I reed your Blog and see NASA-TV. We translate your spaceblog into german language and publize it: www.spacepass.de/blog.htm

    Lots of positive reactions I get. All from your expiriences I teach at school. We are looking forward for more!!!

    Yvonne, Germany

    Comment by Yvonne Heckel — September 25, 2006 @ 4:09 pm

  134. Dear anoushe
    very nice , i can not believe that your are writting us from space , i think that its a new kind of life you have now , im still thinking about you and your trip , now days 60% of my mind is you and space,
    im counting the seconds to see you in the earth.

    good luck
    tacke care


    Comment by hadi saeidi TEHRAN — September 25, 2006 @ 4:20 pm

  135. سلام خانم انوشه انصاری،
    به نظر من اگر یک آدمی به موفقیتی در زندگی اش می رسه ، ده ها نفر و عامل دیگه پشت اون قرار داشتند که کمکش و حمایتش کردند یا حداقل کسانی که “مانع” اون نشدند ! بنابراین چنین کسی “فقط” رسالت خودش رو انجام داده و بس!! و رسالت آدم ها هم با هم فرق می کنه پس آرزوی این که تمام آدم ها هرچه زودتر به چنین سفری دست پیدا کنند، معنایی ندارند !
    تلاش و حرکت شخصی فقط کاری رو “تمام ” می کنه این که چه مسیری طی بشه به “محیط” هم بستگی مستقیم داره !!!
    این خیلی خوبه که بعضی آدم ها به رویای خودشون می رسن، ولی کاش اگر آدم ها یی که رویا ها و آرزوهای خودشون رو دوست د ارند، نه با موانع، که اونها لازمه زندگی هستند، بلکه با عوامل بازدارنده مواجه نشند !!!!
    به این فکر کن که اگه تو توی ایران بودی شاید هرگز به این سفر نمی رسیدی ! به این فکر کن که چند میلیون نفر توی این دنیا وجود دارند که بهایی از زندگی شون دریافت نمی کنند، فقط به این دلیل که توی محیط نا مناسبی رشد کردند؟؟؟
    مگه زمین توی یه جایی غیر از فضا قرار داره؟؟ ما داریم توی فضا “زندگی ” می کنیم!! پس این چیز جدیدی نیست!! من هم علاقه زیادی به “طبیعت” دارم، ولی هر چی فکر می کنم نمی تونم از یه چیز توی این دنیا بگذرم!! این که چرا بعضی ها توی یه محیط خوب و سالم رشد می کنند و بارور می شن و بعضی های دیگه توی محیط های نامناسب می پوسند و پرپر می شن !
    اونهایی که رشد می کنن اسمشون توی تاریخ ثبت می شه و اونهایی که پرپر میشن هرگز نامی ازشون برده نمیشه !!!
    یه سوال دارم!! چرا نام ” اسلام” رو به یدک می کشید؟؟؟؟؟
    مگه” اولین زن” و” اولین ایرانی” برای شما کافی نیست ؟؟؟
    با همه این احوال آرزو میکنم که اونجا سالم باشید و با مشکلی مواجه نشید، و سالم به زادگاه خود”زمین” برگردید !


    Comment by Soheyla — September 25, 2006 @ 4:21 pm

  136. خانم انوشه انصاریی ضمن تبریک بخاطر موفقیت وافتخار آفرینی شما
    خواهش می نمایم در وبلاگ خود از فارسی نیز استفاده نمایید

    موفقیت آتی شما را آرزومندیم

    فرهاد نیلوفری

    Comment by farhadnilofari — September 25, 2006 @ 4:23 pm

  137. Dear Anousheh,

    I had a disagreement with my wife the other day as she was ademant that 20 million dollars could be better spent feeding hungry kids around the world. I know many people think like she does but I find the two subjects only remotely related. Space explorations must continue just like all other aspects of science, inspite of our world not being a perfect one. If mankind wanted to wait for a perfect world to take any steps forward, we would still be in the stone ages. I am sure a caveman must have been hungry while another was busy inventing the wheel.

    The good news is that my wife was finally convinced that your trip is not only worthwhile but a huge step in the right direction, especially when you return and use your experiences to inspire kids around the world to embrace higher eduction, whether it involves space or other sciences.

    By the way, this is a longshot but are you able to see any other objects in space? what about other sattelites orbiting the Earth?

    Thanks again for taking your precious time up there to communicate with the rest of us who are getting a neck pain looking up to you :)

    Best wishes for the safe return of everyone aboard ISS,
    An Iranian from Houston, Texas

    Comment by Tourang — September 25, 2006 @ 4:27 pm

  138. سلام خانم انوشه انصاری
    شما الگوی خیلی خوبی برای تمام زنان و مردان سراسر دنیا هستین
    همیشه موفق باشید.
    you are one of the best examples for all the women & men all over the world

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

  139. سلام انوشه عزيز
    تجربه هاي بامزه اي هستند
    مرسي از اينكه مي نويسي
    شاد باشي

    Comment by ياسی — September 25, 2006 @ 4:48 pm

  140. ما ایرانیان به هموطن سخت کوش و مبتکر مثل تو افتخار می کنیم
    اولین زن توریست خارج از جو کره زمین … امیدوارم موفق باشی

    Comment by azari — September 25, 2006 @ 5:10 pm

  141. ma az inkeh 1 hamvatan mesle to darim . eftekhar mikonim

    Comment by azari — September 25, 2006 @ 5:21 pm

  142. Good luck Anousheh!
    Regards, From France.

    Comment by Arnaud — September 25, 2006 @ 5:56 pm

  143. “Of course I’m sure one of you guys out there will become a biologist or a doctor who will figure out how to counteract all these effects so we can travel long distances to Mars and other solar system planets and moons and continue our quest beyond our solar system…”

    This actually isn’t a hard nut to crack. You just need to spin your spacecraft so that the centrifigal force causes artificial gravity within. You could probably generate 0.5g without having to make the spacecraft too massive (from extra strength to keep from flying apart).

    Comment by Shaun — September 25, 2006 @ 6:03 pm

  144. Dear Anousheh!
    It is great to travel imaginary with you in space! Closing eyes and floating in dreams! C’est manifique! It will be a memory for you and remain a desire for us!
    I am impatiently waiting for the videos taken when you are washing your hair!
    Hadi from Tehran

    Comment by Hadi Khoshnviss — September 25, 2006 @ 6:49 pm

  145. I don’t know why my comment didn’t appear?

    Comment by Ali E. — September 25, 2006 @ 7:10 pm

  146. Salut Anousheh, je suis tellement surprise et tellement sous le choc que je ne sais quoi dire, on était ensemble en classe en Iran, tu me connnais plutôt au nom d’ Hasti Borouchaki, quand j’ai entendu ton nom à la télé, j’en revenais pas, j’ai appelé ma copine Souzi toujours la même (que tu connais aussi, Souzan Dehghanyar), enfin bref on s’est dit il faut lui écrire car ça fait toujours plaisir de recevoir des nouvelles des anciennes,
    Si tu souhaites à ton retour écris moi, je passe souvant aux étas unis (j’ahabite à Paris), par contre Souzi elle habite aux états unis, en tout cas ça nous fera très plaisir de te revoir,
    on t’embrasse et nous avons hates de te lire
    A bientôt et bon courage

    Comment by Hasti — September 25, 2006 @ 7:41 pm

  147. اين بار هزارم است كه برايت پيام مي گذارم كه بگويم چقدر دوستت داريم ولي اصلا به دستت نمي رسد نمي دانم چرا

    اين را هم امتحاني مي فرستم

    Comment by اشكان — September 25, 2006 @ 7:54 pm

  148. Bonjour,
    C’est merveilleux pour vous, pour nous et pour nos enfants.
    C’est extraordinaire de vous savoir tout là-haut et de pouvoir vous lire et vous écrire d’ici tout en bas.
    It is such a joint venture, a great experience as a women, as a human kind and you make it seem so easy and reachable.
    Thank you from all of us.
    Much love to you.

    Comment by Claire — September 25, 2006 @ 8:11 pm

  149. When I hear about you, I beleive more to the sentantance that says there is nothing as impossible. Actually you are the best example to make impossible possible.

    Comment by Morteza Farajian — September 25, 2006 @ 8:44 pm

  150. Message to Astronaut and Team in the International Station.

    Mrs.Anousheh Ansari.

    Youri Gagarin, Said onde day , The Earth is a Blue, today she is a Grey, for the enormoues Polluition, and Global Warning, mainly for the Devastation and Degradation to Nature and Life, specialy Amazon Forest. In you return, join the us, for to Save to Earth Planet, i have one great project for to benefits to Nature and Life and to guarantee the Life for the Future Generations.


    Jose Pedro naisser.

    email. [received]

    Comment by Jose Pedro Naisser. — September 25, 2006 @ 8:54 pm

  151. Anousheh:

    Enjoy reading your mail everyday. Based on your good description of living in shuttle on Sep. 25, and the relationship between astronaut and cosmonaut, I have something to say:

    Just imagine if people around the world, raise enough money one day, and decide to send Bush, Ahmadinejad, Pope, Chavez, etc. to ISS, for Free! What you think could happen there, any thought!

    I like you play a bigger role in the future for peace, so don’t forget to comment or say something about Bush, and you will be the next president of USA, I bet you!

    Wish you back safe home.

    Hamilton from Canada

    Comment by Hamilton — September 25, 2006 @ 9:56 pm

  152. Dear Mrs Ansari:

    First of all Greetings from Brazil. You are a wonderfull example for iranian women. Everything is possible - They need to learn this lesson. Congratulations and a safe way back.


    Comment by Orival Macieri — September 25, 2006 @ 10:13 pm

  153. Hi Anucheh!

    I have read you’r blog and i’m trully happy reading that this was a dream come true for you. It was really fun reading about your experiences from space. Hoping that you will have a safe trip back to earth!!

    //Yousef C. from Sweden.

    Comment by Yousef C. — September 25, 2006 @ 11:19 pm

  154. Just simply amazing..

    Comment by Okro Lightcloud — September 26, 2006 @ 12:09 am

  155. Hello Anousheh,
    Your words have touched me deeply. When I read what you wrote of your first view of Earth from the Soyuz, and how it brought tears to your eyes, it brought tears to mine. I admire you and I long to follow in your footsteps. Perhaps someday I will.
    Best wishes for a safe return,
    Andrew Chaikin
    author of “A Man on the Moon”

    Comment by Andrew Chaikin — September 26, 2006 @ 12:37 am

  156. hi dear anousheh
    vaghean mayeh ghoror va mobahat iranian dar sarasar e jahan shodi va sabet kardi ke irani mitavanadchon mikhahad,vaghean be to va tamami namavaran dar tamami zamineha dorood miferestam,omidvaram be salamati be zamin bargardi,khosh be halat ke be yeki az shirin tarin arezohayat dast peyda kari,hamisheh movafagh bashi

    Comment by morteza khani — September 26, 2006 @ 12:40 am

  157. خانم انصاری
    سعی کنید در آخرین لحظات برگشت به زمین نقشه ای اجرا کنید تا یکی از همکارانتان رابه جای شما به زمین بفرستند تا بتوانید مدت زمان بیشتری در فضا بمانید
    برای طراحی این نقشه کافیست با یکی از ایرانیان تماس گرفته و از آنها کمک بخواهید
    در ضمن این پیام را تنها و یواش بخوانید تا همکارانتان متوجه نشوند

    Comment by جمعی از ایرانیان — September 26, 2006 @ 1:43 am

  158. you are a true American — the America most of us fight to maintain and heal: an intelligent, inquisitive, thoughtful, multilingual, multicultural woman with the courage to be successful and expand boundaries.

    bless you — keep up the good work! the baton has been passed to you.


    Comment by Elizabeth — September 26, 2006 @ 2:50 am

  159. Congratulation Anousheh! You do Iranian women and American women proud. When you get back you need to go out and speak and inspire them!

    Ohio, US.

    Comment by Patrick — September 26, 2006 @ 3:44 am

  160. باعث افتخار است حضور آن بانوي ايراني در فضا
    جايي كه دست كمتر بشري به آنجا رسيده است
    با آرزوي موفقيت

    Comment by هادي — September 26, 2006 @ 4:46 am

  161. ey baba.in khanoome chi mige?Elizabeth ro migam.yani chi ke mige :”you are true American”? mage ma irania ro nemishnase? mage nemidoone vaghti sohbat az irano irani mishe dige nemitoonim jolo ehsasatemoono begirim ke yeki az in ehsasa gheirate??!dorost nist too webloge khanoome ansari bahso dava be vojood biad vali khanoome ansari age az 1 salegish ham rafte bood america ya har keshvare digeyee ,age aslan faza narafte boodo zendeginamash in ghadr derakhshan nabood, bazam Irani bood.bazam ma haminjoory gheirati mishodim ke chera yeki mikhad bege nakheir ishoon male ye ja digast.

    khanoome Ansari, haghighate ke age mimoondin Iran,be hich kodoom az in movafaghiatatoon nemiresidin, kare khoobi kardin ke raftin vali ghazie ine ke… begzarim.midoonam khodetoonam Irani boodanetoono doos darin:):*

    Comment by Hasiba — September 26, 2006 @ 7:25 am

  162. سلام خیلی ازاینکه یک شیرزن ایرانی را درخازج زمین درفضا می بینم
    افتخارمی کنم به شما .امیدوارم خوش بگذزد وهمیشه شاد باشی
    سلام مارا به موجودات خارج جو برسانید. دوست دارشما - باقری ازخراسان شمالی

    Comment by abolfazle bagheri — September 26, 2006 @ 8:05 am

  163. Hello,

    Je viens juste de finir “Titan” de Stephen Baxter, qui raconte l’odyssée de 5 astronautes vers Titan (http://www.amazon.fr/Titan-Stephen-Baxter/dp/0061057134/sr=1-1/qid=1159258983/ref=sr_1_1/403-8494776-8311618?ie=UTF8&s=english-books).

    Mais ce que vous vivez est bien réel ! Merci de nous le faire partager ;)

    Comment by Alexis — September 26, 2006 @ 8:25 am

  164. سلام
    امیدوارم اوقات خوب و خوشی در فضا داشته باشی…
    از اینکه با جرات و جسارت برامون مینویسی ازت ممنونم.
    زیاد به جزئیات حساس نشو…
    بی خیال
    موفق باشی

    Comment by hossein — September 26, 2006 @ 8:41 am

  165. felicitation….vous etes un exemple pour les femmes et aussi pour les hommes….je vous envie et j’espére que vous passerez par paris car ici on vous attend, vous la touriste de l’espace!!!

    Comment by jimmy — September 26, 2006 @ 9:36 am

  166. چقر خوشحالم كه اولين زن فضانورد يك زن ايراني است.مايه هباهات و افتخار مايي انوشه عزيز.پيروز و سربلند باشي:راضيه

    Comment by razieh — September 26, 2006 @ 10:41 am

  167. Merci beaucoup de nous rappeler que la Terre est Une, qu’elle est précieuse et magnifique et qu’il est de notre devoir de la protéger, et de ne pas nous gâcher en tant qu’humains ;-)
    Bon voyage là-haut !
    Paris, France, UE, Terre

    Comment by blogces — September 26, 2006 @ 10:44 am

  168. Dear Anousheh,
    We Iranians here are very proud of you and great job you did.
    Hope you have a safe flight back.
    Try to visit Iran as soon as possible. I promise you will face a very warm welcome no space traveller had ever before.

    Tehran, Iran

    Comment by Alireza — September 26, 2006 @ 12:03 pm

  169. خانم انصاری سلام
    خسته نباشید. از اینکه تجارب به این با مزگی را در اختیار همه قرار می دهی متشکرم. را ستی باید قورت دادن غذا و آب هم خیلی سخت باشد. یکی از کامنتها از فردی به نام سهیلا را خواندم که به اسلام شما گیر داده بود. تعجب میکنم . اینقدر شما از صلح و دوستی و نزدیکی انسانها حرف می یزنی و یکی از پیامهای سفر شما صلح و دوستی است ولی عده ای به عداوت و کینه فکر می کنند من مسلمانم و شما را افتخار کلیه مسلمانان می دانم . ولی به کلیه غیر مسلمانان که قبل از شما فضا نوردی کردهاند و کشفیاتی در این زمینه ها داشته اند نیز احترام میگذلرم وآنها رامی ستایم. ببخشید که حرفهای بی ربط با فضا زدم به امید روزی که همه باهم به انسان بودنمان نگاه کنیم نه به جنس و ملیت و مذهب برایت آرزوی موفقیت می کنم و منتظر دیدارت در ایران هستم.

    Comment by محمدرضا از تهران — September 26, 2006 @ 12:05 pm

  170. […] Aus einem Eintrag vom 25. September: Well my friends, I must admit keeping good hygiene in space is not easy! There is no shower or faucet with running water. Water does not “flow” here, it “floats” — which makes it a challenging act to clean yourself. So what do people do up here, specially the ones staying for six months at a time…? They improvise! […]

    Pingback by Sistaweb » Weltraumbloggerin Anousheh Ansari — September 26, 2006 @ 1:13 pm

  171. Belle femme,
    Merci pour ce blog vraiment il nous fait vivre avec toi cette belle aventure.


    Mohmed du Maroc

    Comment by Mohamed — September 26, 2006 @ 1:46 pm

  172. سلامی به فاصله 400 کیلومتر….
    خوش به حالتون.
    حداقل 8 روز از عمرتون رو به دلخواه خودتون میگذرونی.
    در جایی که ارام زندگی میکنید. ارام فکر میکنید به چیزهایی که دوست داری. دیگه کسی نیست اونجا که بهت گیر بده که چرا؟ برای چی؟و….
    خوش به حالت که حداقل به گوشه ای از اون ناکجاابادت رسیدی…..
    حقا که هرچی بدی و گناه و نفرت و کینه وجنگ و…توی همین زمینه. گهواره ای که خدا بهمون داد و ما اینطوری روی اون مثلا داریم زندگی میکنیم.
    خوش به حالت برای اینکه وقتی برگردی دنیا و زندگی و زمین و افلاک و همه چیز یک رنگ و بو و معنی دیگه داره؟ دیگه می فهمی و درک میکنی چرا و برای چی داری زندگی میکنی؟
    یه سوال دارم. حتما جواب بدید…از اون بالا خدا رو همون رنگی میبینی که توی زمین میدید…
    یه سوال دیگه..از توی پنجره های ایستگاه فضایی , اون دور دورا چی دیده میشه؟؟؟؟؟؟؟؟؟؟؟؟
    مرسی. به سلامت برگردی.
    سمیه از کاشمر ( خراسان) ایران

    Comment by سمیه فرازپور — September 26, 2006 @ 5:07 pm

  173. for anosheh a girl from iran that live in space .full of essential and love and mind.

    baraye to minevisam anosheh dokhtari az sarzamin golo shere pars ke yadegar keshvare hafez o eshghi dar faza!!

    va hese moshtarek parsi ra be shor avardi.
    midani nam takht jamshid chist? share parse. dar ghal khod va dar istgah beynolmellali share parsei digar be yadegar bezar.

    dr. sobhan m.

    Comment by sobhan — September 26, 2006 @ 5:36 pm

  174. Hi Anousheh!
    It is amazing to get told for example how to wash your hear in space. The dream of being in space is getting more close to me. Thank you! I am a member of the mission 3 of the space education institute. I translated with a friend your blog into german. It was a real fun to read it so precisly and try to interpret it right.
    We hope that you will come to Germany after this great adventure and tell us about your experiences. You’re always welcome.
    Like Yvonne Heckel, our ambassador, said: You are an idol of us.

    Hopefully see you.

    Best wishes from Germany,

    Vanessa Gstettenbauer
    Mission 3, Team Stuttgart

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

  175. Hi Anousheh,
    This is the first time I read your blog almost at the end of your journey and I am really sorry that I didn’t find it earlier. I am a space enthusiast and I have a lot of comments about human presence in space, space exploration and space tourism, but I won’t share all of them in this message. You are one of the first humans that pave our way in space in the same manner as the first sailors that sailed towards America several centuries ago. At the same time you are a symbol of peace and progress. In these hard days for the people from the Middle East you give them courage and hope and you show them that dreams can come true. The politicians on both sides should look at you and see that the people from both sides can live together, explore together and have fun together instead of fighting each other and living in fear and chaos. I am really happy that there is a woman in space from a country from the Middle East – it is much more fruitful for the mankind. I know that there are many women around the globe that do not have their human rights and they are being oppressed. I hope that you will give them the will to fight for their rights.

    I am great fan of yours as are my friends and mates from all over the world and especially from Bulgaria. There are two Bulgarian web forums in which we have special threads about you and everybody gives their support for you.

    The people all over the world must be thankful to you, to your mates up there and to all those astronauts, cosmonauts, thaikonauts and space tourist that endure all these discomforts (like washing your hair) for the sake of knowledge and peace. You are real heroes!

    I know you don’t have much time left aboard the ISS and Soyuz, but if you get my message sent while you are still in space, please send my best regards to Michael Lopez-Alegria, Mikhail Tyurin, Pavel Vinogradov, Jeff Williams and Thomas Reiter. I wish you good time up there and soft landing.

    Best regards,
    Atanas Kumbarov

    Comment by Atanas Kumbarov — September 26, 2006 @ 7:47 pm

  176. انوشه عزیز
    خاطرات شما از فضا سند افتخاری است برای هر ایرانی . تورا دوست داریم و به ایرانی بودنمان افتخار می کنیم.
    به امید سلامتی شما

    Comment by ایرج اعلایی — September 26, 2006 @ 8:22 pm

  177. Dear Anousheh,

    Thanks a lot for sharing your experience with us. I wish a safe return for you. And I have a new dream in my wishlist: to see you physically on the earth. It might not be an easy job for someone in my situation to make it come true. But from you, I’ve learned that I should try hard to achieve my goals; and that nothing is impossible for a human. You’ve provided a great proof for me, and I should thank you for making me feel this way! Once more, I hope we’ll see you land safely on our home planet!

    Thanks, thanks, thanks,

    Comment by Mehrdad — September 26, 2006 @ 8:50 pm

  178. Comment by Muinde Kithome - September 25, 2006 @ 4:37 am

    Hi Muinde,

    I will see if I can try this here… I see one problem though.. as soon as I try to get my head out of the bag, the water will float all over… I like the idea though.

    During my training I saw a video from MIR that had a similar concept for a face washer. Basically you had a tight rubber entry hole, with overlapping flaps, to put your face and hands in the this clear box and then you would put some water in it to wash your face and hand and then pull your face out. I guess it should work for
    the entire head as well. Unfortunately they don’t have one in ISS. I wonder why!

    Keep up the good work… I want a shower up here next time I fly ;-)

    Comment by Anousheh — September 26, 2006 @ 9:28 pm

  179. In Iran we all watched you passing over and prayed for your safe return and waved. Did you wave back, as promised?
    Comment by Pedram Dorri - September 25, 2006 @ 4:46 am

    I did… I set my alarm and woke up and looked out the window next to my sleeping bag and saw glowing lights in the distance, under a beautiful blanket of stars…

    About my dream for Humanity… you can do more than prayer.. you can be the change :) start with yourself and practice what you would like to see in the world and pass on the dream to others and infect them with this vision of a beautiful world that you and I see.

    Comment by Anousheh — September 26, 2006 @ 9:30 pm

  180. با درود بر شما
    من مملی از تهران - شمیران
    آرزوی موفقیت

    Comment by mamali — September 26, 2006 @ 11:23 pm

  181. salam anushe jan
    man ke nemitonam ehsase vagheitona dark konam vali az khandane hamin khatrate shoma ham lezat mibodam va shegeft zade mishodam va ashk az cheshmanam jari mishod mamnon ke shoditona ba ma taghsim kardid
    mansoreh az esfahan

    Comment by mansoreh — September 27, 2006 @ 2:15 am

  182. Salam anousheh jan
    nemidoni to in ye hafte cheghad talash kardam ke az lahze lahzeye
    faaliathat ba khabar bemonam.Nemidoni inja che khabare!hame az tou migan.ma be tou eftekhar mikonim.bad az safar be Iranam Bia.baese eftekhare mayi.

    Comment by Hossein — September 27, 2006 @ 2:32 am

  183. Hi from Geoff Weston in Dunedin New Zealand again.
    I actually did manage to see the ISS go over last night. There’s another pass tonight.
    Reading your blog for today, you made comment about the guys will figure out how to conquer weightlessness to get to Mars Etc.
    Well, I think a lot of space time is wasted on this. Like the medics are chewing up millions of dollars and experimental gear etc trying to solve it all. The best they’ll ever do is keep you good for a few weeks. Why not build a space station with a rotating gravity wheel from the experience of constructing so far. It would be better spent time and money on building such a spaceship. It could probably get away with 2/3 of a G or less. And Mars gravity would be free. This way you would be able wash your hair, brush your teeth etc. There could be two parts to the spaceship. Zero G and say 2/3rds G so you could go and float around. Lets not waste our time in space, let’s build a real spaceship!
    Just my thoughts- hope your hair washing works out Anousheh.

    Cheers- Geoff.

    Comment by Geoff Weston — September 27, 2006 @ 3:16 am

  184. […] Here’s a snippet of the post from 25Sep2006 Well my friends, I must admit keeping good hygiene in space is not easy! There is no shower or faucet with running water. Water does not “flow” here, it “floats” — which makes it a challenging act to clean yourself. So what do people do up here, specially the ones staying for six months at a time…? They improvise! […]

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  185. I wondered if it would be possible to get translations of the comments left in (what I assume) is arabic. It is so infrequent that we can get unfiltered commentary on something people in both the east and the west can agree is a good thing. It would be nice for each side to know that the other is saying.

    Comment by Sean — September 27, 2006 @ 5:49 am

  186. Hello Sean. We did translate the early comments sent in Persian, but Ground Ops Special Auxilliary Linguistics Unit at Prodea Systems was soon overwhelmed by the workload.

    We’ll try to catch up … eventually!

    Comment by X PRIZE — September 27, 2006 @ 6:09 am

  187. می خواهم این را حس کنی که به تو افتخار می کنم!

    Comment by kiana — September 27, 2006 @ 6:30 am

  188. سلام انوشه جان نام من سعیده است و از تهران برایتان پیغام میگذارم.
    حقیقتا من علاقه خاصی به فضا نداشتم یعنی به نظر من فضا جای ترسناکی می بایست باشد ولی از وقتی شما عازم فضا شدید هر روز وبلاگ شما را مطالعه میکنم و برایم خیلی جالب است که من نیز به فضا علاقه مند شدم.فوق العاده خوشحالم که به آرزویتان رسیدید و ممنون از اطلاعات خوبی که از فضا برایمان می فرستاید.امیدوارم سالم و سر حال به زمین بازگردید.صورت همیشه خندان شما تحسین برانگیز است.

    Comment by Saeedeh — September 27, 2006 @ 7:23 am

  189. Salam Anousheh.ma be shoma eftekhar mikonim.movaffagh bashi @};-

    Comment by Mahmood — September 27, 2006 @ 9:40 am

  190. i`m proud of u

    Comment by nazanin — September 27, 2006 @ 11:26 am

  191. Dear Anousheh,
    how are you?
    I read your spaceblog, being very impressed about your experience. As a member of Space Education Institute (SEI), Team Munich, I support the team Mission 3 to translate your spaceblog.
    I’d like also doing such an exciting voyage. But first off all I must learn from your experience and from my teachers Yvonne and Ralf Heckel.
    I wish you all the bests for you and your team, a good landing after this wonderfull experience.
    Wellcome back to earth.
    See you in Germany.
    Kind regards
    Stefan Martini
    Mission 3, Team München

    Comment by Stefan Martini, SEI, Mission 3, Team München — September 27, 2006 @ 12:12 pm

  192. انوشه عزیز به تو افتخار می کنیم

    Comment by saba — September 27, 2006 @ 12:30 pm

  193. خوشا به حالت چه سعادتی نصیبت شده انوشه جان
    خوشا به حالت که عظمت وکرسی خدا رو از نزدیک میبینی
    مطمئن باش خدا تو رو دوست داشته که تو رو اورده پهلوی خودش .تو اکنون در معراجی .به دوستهای زمینیت بگو اون جا چه دیدی
    امیدوارم خدا اجر تو رو دوبار در نیا واخرت بده
    دوست زمینی تو جمال از اهواز-ایران

    Comment by jamal — September 27, 2006 @ 12:34 pm

  194. Hello Anousheh!
    I am so proud of you, what a spirit you have and intelligence. I admire your courage and only wish you total success in your journey through this experience and the rest of your life. All of Iran is so excited and proud to have one of their own take part in this rewarding achievement. When you return to earth, I hope you will write a book, as I will be first in line to read it. Bless you all your days,
    Marlene Nourbakhsh

    Comment by marlene nourbakhsh — September 27, 2006 @ 2:02 pm

  195. Anousheh,

    Thank you so much for creating and working on this blog. It’s for people like me who I’m pretty sure will never go to space, but I get to have an experience by hearing it from your perspective. You are an amazing woman and a true inspiration. And you also have a great sense of humour which makes your blog even more interesting to read. Anyways, thanks for sharing and I wish you the very, very best!

    Sarah Amaral
    Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Comment by Sarah — September 27, 2006 @ 5:55 pm

  196. سلام انوشه خانم. امیدوارم همیشه و در تمامی مراحل زندگی موفقف باشین و هیچ وقت فراموش نکنید که ایرانی هستید.

    Comment by ebham — September 27, 2006 @ 6:41 pm

  197. سلامی از ته دل و جان به شمایی که در دل و جان ایران زمین ومردمانش جای گرفتی.با هزاران تبریک وشادباش . از دوستاران شما خانواده منوچهر

    Comment by hosein manoochehr — September 27, 2006 @ 11:23 pm

  198. خیلی خیلی خیلی خوشحالم که با شما هموطنم.

    Comment by hossein manoochehr — September 27, 2006 @ 11:31 pm

  199. راستی یادم رفت که بگم برای ما افتخار بزرگی اگر برامون email بفرستید.آیا سفری هم به ایران دارید؟

    Comment by manoochehr — September 28, 2006 @ 12:14 am

  200. ضمن عرض سلام و خسته نباشيد
    با آرزوي موفقيت

    Comment by عليرضا — September 28, 2006 @ 7:18 am

  201. Dear Anousheh
    I wish u all the best in your travel.
    Hope to see you healthy in Iran
    All my love

    Comment by shabnam — September 28, 2006 @ 12:22 pm

  202. Dear Anoushe
    I wish you all the best in your way.
    Hope to see you healthy in earth!
    All my love

    Comment by shabnam — September 28, 2006 @ 12:25 pm

  203. helo and congrajulation to yu and yr friends i hope to have a safe return tks b.regards asghar bagheri chimeh

    Comment by chimeh — September 28, 2006 @ 12:52 pm

  204. من به عنوان يه هموطن از موفقيت شما ابراز غرور مي كنم و بسيار خرسندم و اميدورام به سلامت از اين سفر برگردين و با هم اون روزو جشن بگيريم
    ارادتمند و دوستدار شما- عليرضا از يزد

    Comment by alireza — September 28, 2006 @ 6:21 pm

  205. من برای سلامتی و موفقیت شما دعامی کنم امید وارم شاهد حضور و سلامتی
    شما در زمین باشم
    رضامدهنی از نجف آباداصفهان

    Comment by رضا مدهنی — September 29, 2006 @ 6:47 am

  206. Greetings and glad you had a wonderful experience on your trip to and from the ISS. You have inspired many people from around the world both male and female alike! I wish you the best of luck in becoming the first Space Ambassador. I have often dreamed that all countries in this world put their differences aside and work together in the space exploration rather than against one another. It’s all politics and until those in power along with the vast majoirty of people who believe space is sci-fi, we will never make it beyond our own Moon.

    Hopefully your experiences will help others to grow on and make a difference.

    Congrats and welcome back.

    Comment by Mike — September 29, 2006 @ 6:55 pm

  207. سلام
    بابا الگو
    زن نمونه
    مامان ميگخ براي اين كه چشم نخوره بايد اسفند ميبرد تو سفينه و دودو ميداد
    من ميگم بيچاره حميد شوهرش
    اگر بخواد يه جوري تلافي كنه تا كم نياره بايد يه سفر 80 روزه تا اورانوس بره و برگرده
    به هر حال اميد وارم سالم برگردي و اين شوخي هاي بيمزه منو بخوني
    دوسست دارت/منظومه شمسي/كره زمين /ايرن/تهران/شهران/اميد

    Comment by اميد — September 30, 2006 @ 1:12 am

  208. خانوم انصاری
    من یک دختر معلول ایرانی هستم که در کودکی براثر تصادف پاهایم دچار مشکل شد اما دست از تلاش بر نداشتم وبااین که ویلچر نشین هستم در رشتهء معماری تحصیل میکنم هرچند باشرایط کنونی دچار مشکلات فراوان هستم.
    از کودکی هر وقت به آسمان پر ستاره نگاه می کردم آرزو میکردم که به فضا بروم اما وقتی بزرگتر شدم فهمیدم حتی نمی توانم چنین آرزویی داشته باشم بنابراین آرزوی من محدود شد به خواب ها وفیلم هایی که از فضا میدیدم.
    وقتی شما به فضا رفتید بسیار خوشحال شدم و وقتی دیدم که یک هموطن من موفق شده به فضا برود تجلی رویاها وآرزوهایم را در شما دیدم .شما الگوی من در سخت کوشی واراده هستید و بادیدن شما می دانم که من هم
    میتوانم به اهدافم در زندگی برسم اگر ممکن هست دوست داستم به طور خصوصی به شما پیغامی بدهم اگر صلاح دانستید طریقهءتماس باشما را به ایمیل من بفرستید ممنون
    مینا از همدان (دانشجوی سال سوم معماری.

    Comment by مینا — September 30, 2006 @ 8:58 pm

  209. salam khanoome ansari aziz. bazgashtetoon ro be zamine ghashangemoon tabrik migam . hameye ma khanoom ha makhsosan khanomaye irani be shoma eftekhar mikonim . man tamame marahele safareton ro donbal kardam .axe shoma ra har rozz roye desktope computeram mibinam. be omide movafaghiyathaye bishtar va bishtare shoma . nafiseh _20sale _tehran

    Comment by nafiseh — September 30, 2006 @ 9:10 pm

  210. ‘just watched all i could catch here in japan of many days of both u.s. and russian excursions.

    your point about ‘improvising’… that is what it is all about. those who claim ‘bordom’ with the proximate space excursions completely miss the fact that each and everything going on, glitches included, is a splendid study in applied learning through problem solving.

    i have one interesting observation however… there was a point where the station was linked with the shuttle, about a day after its departure from the station…

    the folks were video conferencing with you on the shuttle, seated around a table, a window with large rivets(?) to the table’s rear side..

    now first, it is obvious that they had things ‘placed on’ the table. it looked so natural… but then considering… for me felt strange.

    then, in the right lower area of the vido feed… there were two dishes… in a dish rack!

    i had to wonder about this… it looked so common-place, but considering conditions… how bizarre.

    i guess the jar of peanut butter above on the shelving unit made it all the more common-place-strange.

    i have a photo of that scene. wish i could post it here. maybe you have a recolection or can give some points on washing dishes, and things placed on tables and on shelves.


    Comment by Thom Pica — September 30, 2006 @ 10:13 pm

  211. WOW! I dream of this and it would be the greatest thing ever. My nephew tells me he is going to work at NASA and he will give me a ride to outerspace( I love my nephew). My daughter would like to go also. I bet it was the most beautiful sites. Man, I wish it could have been me. LOL

    Comment by Tonya — September 30, 2006 @ 10:55 pm

  212. You are really great. I solute you. Best of luck… Min, Nepal

    Comment by Min Kumar Rai — September 30, 2006 @ 10:57 pm

  213. Dear Anoushah,

    I just wanted to express to you what a great role model you are form women, for future tourists :), and for muslims (male and female).

    Also, I loved the way you described your hygine ritual, did not think of it before…

    I would never do this, as i am too afraid of what can occur in a malfunction, but it does not stop me from admiring you

    Comment by Muna AbuSulayman — September 30, 2006 @ 11:01 pm

  214. Look how so many different people using different languages are learning from you and enjoying your experiences! You are an ambassador and not just regarding space!
    All the best to you,

    Comment by Dawn Termani — September 30, 2006 @ 11:04 pm

  215. Hi Dear Anousheh
    I think it’s amazing that you’ve caught your childhood dream in the space, i wish you the best in your future life on the earth !!

    Comment by elaheh — September 30, 2006 @ 11:06 pm

  216. I don’t surprise if I hear you as a woman (great one ofcourse) check your wheight as first thing on the earth! kidding !just to make you smile ;-)… great experiences , I really want to enter my head into one of those bubbles :-D … wellcome back ! and thank you !
    Koosha ,Tehran

    Comment by Koosha — September 30, 2006 @ 11:07 pm

  217. Hi Dear Anousheh !

    Catching a childhood dream in the space is absolutely amazing.
    i wish you all the best in your future life on the earth!
    elaheh / mashhad

    Comment by elaheh — September 30, 2006 @ 11:20 pm

  218. من مصر
    سلام كبير يا أحلا أنوشه

    From Egypt
    Big HELLO to the sweetest Anousha


    Comment by علي — September 30, 2006 @ 11:45 pm

  219. salam anosheh aziz
    movafaghiyatet ra behet tabrik migam, to eftekhare hameh iraniha hasty
    maryam, toronto-canada

    Comment by maraym — September 30, 2006 @ 11:48 pm

  220. I wonder how you can enjoy the “hair washing experience” while millions of AFRICAN children die because they don’t even have enough water to drink. This is ridicuolous, do something for the humanity so that the future adults can admire you for something!


    Comment by African Boy — October 1, 2006 @ 12:35 am

  221. درود بر شما بزرگ بانوی فرهیخته و توانا
    بهترین شادباشها را به شما پیشکش میکنم و آرزوی پیروزی روزافزون
    برایتان دارم

    Comment by Shahdad — October 1, 2006 @ 12:46 am

  222. Querida Anoushe!
    Realmente es un reto logrado. Parecia lejano el poder ir al espacio con un fin como el tuyo: ganar experiencia y conocimiento en la vida. Es increible la informacion que transmites, la cual podemos seguir dia a dia. Mucho animo y los mejores deseos para el resto del grupo de astronautas y cosmonautas. Feliz regreso y un ejemplo para todos.

    Se despide, Mary Eugenia Garrido-Sanchez- Venezuela-

    Comment by Mary Eugenia Garrido-Sanchez — October 1, 2006 @ 1:02 am

  223. this was so interesting and funny to read..I just love it!

    Comment by damir — October 1, 2006 @ 1:14 am

  224. That’s cool that you get to have this experience.
    You rock!

    Comment by April Oakes — October 1, 2006 @ 1:46 am

  225. hey wus up?!?!
    well i was signing on 2 yahoo and i saw space smells like burned cookies lol so i wanted 2 read more about this b4 i went 2 my myspace!well keep up da good work!

    Comment by brandi — October 1, 2006 @ 1:50 am

  226. Hi,
    I think its so cool that you get to go to outer space, I wish you the best out there, and look over us.

    P.s - Our High school loves you, and Good Luck with your hair, you could wet a towel and wrap it around your hair…


    Comment by Montu — October 1, 2006 @ 2:12 am

  227. به تازگی صا حب کوچولو اي شدم که اگه شناسنامه براش نگرفته بوديم تا حالا حتماً به افتخار و پاسداشت کار بزرگت اسمشو انوشه ميزاشتيم تا هميشه صدات کنيم. ولی اسمش رو الان گذاشتيم اليسا. اليسا وقتی بزرگ شد از شما خيلی چيز ياد ميگيره

    با درود، شاهرخ و مرواريد از مالزی

    Comment by Shahrokh - Morvarid — October 1, 2006 @ 2:27 am

  228. HI beautiful Anousheh
    This is Alba ,the international singer on tvs
    as a Persian girl i really proud of you and proud
    of myself that i m originally from persia.People
    call me a sta,But i think u r a big star and
    next to the stars and god.all my crew wish the
    best for ya and for next trip to space,love u
    kiss u from San Francisco


    Comment by ALBA — October 1, 2006 @ 2:53 am

  229. سلام
    از اينکه ديدم و شنيدم به سلامت بازگشتي بسيار خوشحال شدم و از صميم قلب به شما تبريک مي گويم .
    اميدوارم سالهاي سال تنها سايه شيرين موفقيت و سلامتي بر زندگي شما جاري باشد .
    زندگي به کام

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

  230. توي اين دنيا كسي توي قمار عشق برنده ميشه كه خودش رو فداي ديگران كنه با اين 20ميليون دلار ميشد تمام كساني كه درايران زير خط فقر بودند را از اين حالت در اورد .حالا خودت قاضي باش اين لذت فضا رفتن را با لذت هميشگي كمك كردن به يك همنوع خودت مقايسه كن.كساني در ايران هستند كه از بيماري هاي گوناگوني همچون ام اسو…رنج ميبرند كساني در ايران هستند كه ارزوي داشتن يك كامپيوتر دارند ولي پول ندارند كه كامپيوتر نه حتي غذاي شبشان را داشته باشندوهزاران درد ديگر… انوشه عزيز ميداني با اين پول ميتوانستي يك مركز تحقيقاتي بزرگ در زممينه نجوم در ايران بزني وكاري كني كه به جاي اينكه فقط خودت فضا را ببيني همه جوانان مستعد ايران فضا را ببينند.با تشكر
    اميدوارم در تك تك مراحل زندگيت خوشبخت وپيروز باشي چون اسايش وخوشبختي حق تمتمي ايرانيان است.

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

  231. انوشه عزيز،تو مايه افتخار قوم آريائي هستي و با تمام وجودم دوستت دارم

    Comment by Mani — October 1, 2006 @ 5:03 am

  232. wow that would be a very strange experince!!!

    Comment by Emily — October 1, 2006 @ 5:09 am

  233. تنها چیزی که تو این حالت از شوق میتونم بگم اینه که باعث افتخار همه ی ما ایرانیها هستی
    با تمام وجودم دوستت دارم
    amir masoud iran/sari city

    Comment by amir masoud — October 1, 2006 @ 5:10 am

  234. salam khanoom ansari.man va tamam iranian be shoma eftekhar mikonim shoma baraye ma olgoye barezi az tamam sefat khoob hastid bavar konid bozorgtarin arezooye man daryaft emaile az taraf shoma mibashad
    ba arezooye movafagheyat rooz afzoon baraye shoma dost aziz

    Comment by darya — October 1, 2006 @ 5:33 am

  235. سلام خانم انصاری
    به شما و خانواده گرامی و همسر مهربانت این موفقیت بزرگ را صمیمانه تبریک می گویم امیدوارم شاهد موفقیت و افتخار آفرینی روز افزونت برای خودت و کشور عزیزت باشم.خانم انصاری به عنوان یه هموطن یه خواهش داشتم و اونهم اینه که اگه برات ممکنه یه ایمیل واسم بفرست
    ممنونم عزیزم

    Comment by دریا — October 1, 2006 @ 5:43 am

  236. salam

    anoshe jan be khone khosh omadi.

    welcome back home anoshe.i always looking for god in sky are u see god there?

    Comment by sharareh — October 1, 2006 @ 5:50 am

  237. سلام انوشه عزیز
    من هم مانند شما همیشه عاشق آسمان و ستاره های هستم . همیشه بزرگترین آرزوی زندگیم رفتن به فضا بوده اما فکر میکردم فقط یه آرزو است .
    اما از وقتی که شما رو دیدم بیش از پیش امیدوارم و میدونم که روزی این اتفاق می افتد چون شما این امید را در من دوباره زنده کردید
    بی اندازه دوستتون دارم و به عنوان یک ایرانی بی اندازه به شما افتخار می کنم.
    امیدوارم همیشه موفق باشید.

    Comment by شادی-ایران — October 1, 2006 @ 5:53 am

  238. I just have to say this…

    …I think you’re hot! :)

    Comment by Paul — October 1, 2006 @ 6:13 am

  239. Dear Mrs.Ansari
    I am so proud that a women origialy from IRAN could get such a wonderful and marvelous experience and I don’t know how to say my feeling that you didn’t forget your nationality and put the IRAN flag on your arm.
    Best wishes for you and your family.
    Morteza Yazdkhasti

    Comment by Morteza Yazdkhasti — October 1, 2006 @ 6:13 am

  240. Do not listen to the bad comments .You do what mankind will benefit from.I admire you .Good luck

    Comment by Baszka — October 1, 2006 @ 6:16 am

  241. با سلام خدمت خانم انصاری
    منم به عنوان یک ایرانی که در ایران زندگی میکنم از شما تشکر میکنم و این سفر شما به فضا واقعا یک افتخار بزرگیه برای تمام ملت ایران… واقعا بهتون خسته نباشید میگم ولی کاش یه وبلاگ هم به زبان فارسی داشتید… به هر حال براتون ارزوی موفقیت میکنم در تمام مراحل زندگیتون … خدا حافظ

    Comment by بهروز — October 1, 2006 @ 6:44 am

  242. wow, what a wonderful experience!

    pampam! yaky ka! puro tribo ulo mo!

    Comment by berta — October 1, 2006 @ 7:45 am

  243. wow, what a wonderful experience! i can’t imagine floating waters were beside you…………. :-)


    Comment by FilipinoRachel — October 1, 2006 @ 7:51 am

  244. what a wonderful experience! now, i’m inspired to tour the space beyond earth! good luck..have a nice trip!

    Wait! were you floating, together with your laptop, when you posted this entry? just wondering..:-)


    Comment by Rachel — October 1, 2006 @ 8:01 am

  245. سلام انوشه
    تو برای ایرانیان مایه افتخار هستی

    Comment by مهدی از بوشهر — October 1, 2006 @ 8:27 am

  246. Congratulations!!!
    You are a few chosen one to reach that endeavor. The first time I saw you on news that you will be a space tourist paying $20M, I really got interested. You had such an amazing experience that you can share to people who have interest just like me. I really admire you, of-coure you reached that goal because of the GOD’s talent given to you and your own will to succeed in life.
    May you have more achievements in life!!!
    Hope I could meet you personally if I was given a chance!!!

    Comment by Nestor V. del Carmen — October 1, 2006 @ 8:58 am

  247. salmzz
    im relyyyyy xcited n veryyyy happpy fter readin ur blog izzz sooo amazinn. this is d 1st time ne astronaut wrote bout ther xperience. i noo 4 alll of uss it seems relyy koool but 4 u people iz nt i can understand how tuf it is 4 u 2stayy over ther 4 a stretch of 6months. INSHALLAH i hopee u will b bacc soon n safe ill pray 4 u inshallah.
    im relyyy eager 2 see alll ur videos please i want 2 see each n every detail of ur xpeience over ther.
    take care..
    lotzz of loveee…

    Comment by saba — October 1, 2006 @ 10:20 am

  248. salam!
    … until now it’s so great! in mohem bood ke to be faza rafti, amaa shaayad in mohemtar baashe ke kheili az aadam haa ro zende kardi va be oonhaa angize baraaye harkat dadi.
    pas jolotar boro, honooz vaght daari ke baalaatar bepari!

    hamishe dar harkat!
    mahdi az in donyaa!

    Comment by mahdi soleimanieh — October 1, 2006 @ 11:06 am

  249. سلام هموطن
    این افتخار کم نظیری که به ایرانیان بخشیدی برازنده شما و همه ایرانیان باد

    Comment by abbas saghary — October 1, 2006 @ 11:14 am

  250. Wow! what can i say? You truly are an amazing woman! What u have started would definitely change the whole world forever! Congratulations and welcome back!

    I wish I can be like you. . .

    Comment by Liberty Armijo — October 1, 2006 @ 11:16 am

  251. از ته دل برات آرزوي موفقيت دارم… اميدوارم كه روزي بتوني اين اطلاعات و دانشي كه داشتي رو تو كشور عزيزمون بكار ببري…
    همه ي ما دوستت داريم.

    Comment by محمد هاشمي - آريايي — October 1, 2006 @ 11:48 am

  252. سلام
    شما آدم خوش شانسی بودی که تونستی به آرزوت برسی منم آرزو دارم یه روز به فضا سفر کنم و قدرت خدا را با چشمای خودم ببینم ولی امیدی ندارم که به آرزوم برسم چون توانش را ندارم .ولی همیشه ارزوی من دیدن زمین از بالا بوده .الان هم از کوه میرم بالا و شهر خودمون رو از بالای کوه می بینم هرچند فصله ی زیاد مرتفعی نیست اما قشنگه
    امید وارم به همه ی آرزوهات برسی
    به زمین خوش امدی

    Comment by m.fallah — October 1, 2006 @ 12:13 pm

  253. انوشه عزيز خواهر خوبم سلام ضمن تبريك به شما بابت اين كار بزرگي كه انجام داديد.خوشامد ميگم ورود شما به زمين.باعث افتخار همه ما بود وقتي شما به عنوان اولين فضاگرد زن به فضا رفتيد مخصوصا هنگامي كه شنيدم شما از شهر امام رضاهم هستيد بيشتر به خود باليديم….آرزوي موفقيت هر چه بيشتر براي شما را از خدا مي خواهيم

    Comment by saeed — October 1, 2006 @ 6:33 pm

  254. Congratulations;
    Please tell us about the air temperature up there (inside the Space Explorer)! Does it vary? Or stays the same all the time?
    Around 70 F?
    Keep up the good work!

    Comment by Bahman Rafii — October 1, 2006 @ 10:26 pm

  255. Dear Anousheh, Your journey to space was enjoyable and really wonderful. I think it is a big experiment. Being a woman, I am so proud of you. Next time pick me there so that I can enjoy myself rather tnan being told/heard.

    Tchao and keep it up.

    Comment by Esta — October 2, 2006 @ 5:35 am

  256. Dear Anousheh, your journey to space was enjoyable and really wonderful. I think it is a big experiment. Being a woman, I am so proud of you. Next time pick me there so that I can enjoy myself rather than being told/heard.

    Tchao and keep it up.

    Comment by Esta — October 2, 2006 @ 5:46 am

  257. Dear Anousheh,

    Thank you for sharing your space travel experience with all of us on planet Earth! We are learning first-hand from someone much like ourselve, non-astronauts, what space travel is like.

    I am very interested in all that you have to say and what a miracle that technology makes it possible.

    Best of luck from my part of the planet, Pennsylvania, USA

    Comment by Sharon — October 2, 2006 @ 7:40 pm

  258. !درود بر شما
    شما مایه افتخار این سرزمین هستید
    محسن مشایخ آهنگرانی

    Comment by Mohsen Mashayekh — October 3, 2006 @ 5:46 am

  259. […] On 18th September 2006, a Soyuz TMA-9 rocket launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, catapulted the first female in space, Iranian-American Anousheh Ansari. I stumbled upon her blog, transmitted from the International Space Station, where she currently put up. It’s interesting to notice the change in lifestyle, that one has to adopt in order to stay in space. […]

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The Road To Baikonur September 9

Birthday Bouquets
September 12

Training as Backup
September 13

Price of a Dream
September 14

My Favorite Things!
September 15

Rendez-Vous at X Prize Cup
September 16

The Day Has Come
September 17

Email from Space!
September 20 email

Hello World
September 21

Atlantis from Orbit
September 22

The Trip Up
September 22

Space Travel Details September 25

Close Quarters
September 25

Watching the world go by
September 26

Thank God for Velcro
September 27

On leaving Orbit
September 28

The wave from space
September 28

The Ride Down
September 30

World Hold On
September 30

I couldn’t sleep
October 2

Second Birth
October 5

Back in the World
October 9

Goodbye Star City / My Speech
October 20

Wonderful ride
October 23