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September 25, 2006

Close Quarters

Filed under: Space Explorer — by Anousheh @ 4:20 pm

The days here onboard start at about 4:00 am GMT and end about 7:30 pm GMT. 7:30 is supposed to be lights out! But it is the time that everyone can relax a bit and just chat, make some personal calls to family members, or simply look out the window and admire the views…

It is a nice a cozy feeling. As you may know, the station makes an complete orbit every 90 minutes, so when I talk about night don’t think of it as night on Earth when it is dark outside. The sun rises and sets during each orbit and you can watch 32 beautiful sunrises and sunsets over the course of the day.

During the day everyone is pretty busy with specific tasks assigned to each crew member by Mission Control in Moscow and Houston. The schedule is uplinked to the station with specific instructions for the activities as needed. There is a staff meeting call in the morning to make sure everything is clear, and another one at the end of the day to see what progress was made and to talk about the activities for the next day. Even weekends are not really weekends up here. The workload may be a little less, but there are still tasks to be done and systems to be repaired and educational programs to be completed.

At about 6:30 pm everyone gathers around the dining table in the Russian segment Service Module (SM). We heat up a few cans and hydrate some freeze dried food (soup, mashed potato, vegetables) and have a few laughs and share some space stories.

The long duration crew gets pretty creative with what they have available. After six months of eating the same fifteen basic meals, it could get a little tiring… In order to add some spice, they combine parts of different meals together to make new recipes ;-). From time to time they get a care package in the cargo containers sent up with the Shuttle or the Russian Progress cargo ship. The care packages contain some fresh food that has to be eaten basically that same day. You can imagine how good a fresh apple could be after several month of canned food.

Visiting space for a short while is one thing but staying on for half a year is another… You are a long way from your family and friends, and except for emails and short duration phone calls, you don’t have anyone else to talk to except your other crewmates. Right now the long duration crew is a combination of three astronauts or cosmonauts, but pretty soon the ISS Partner countries are planning to increase that to a crew of six.

I guess those of you in college and living in a dormitory can relate to it. There is one big difference though… When you get sick of your roommate you just step out and go walk for while or talk to someone else or sleep someplace else. Here, if you don’t like your roommate, there is nowhere to go. The next ride home arrives in six months and you better work on your interpersonal relationships ;-)

But I must say, I have been absolutely amazed at how wonderful the astronauts and cosmonauts are. I don’t know how they get selected. Maybe they are all, like me, from planet K-PAX ;-) (sorry if you have not seen the movie you won’t get this!) But they are really intelligent, warm-hearted, peaceful individuals. Everyone I met in Star City and up here can be called superhumans… I honestly think we should get astronauts to run for presidency… they are great leaders with a unique perspective on the World!

So even though these guys and gals are in close quarters for six months or sometimes longer, they get along pretty well and they become lifelong friends. Up here their lives depends on how well they work together and how well they communicate… and when you have to establish such a strong bond, you cannot just cut it when you return to Earth.

It’s sort of like on Earth, if you think about it… We are all connected to each other by living on the only habitable planet in the solar system… we have no place else to go, at least not for a while… so if we don’t get along and blow up everything and create a mess of our home, well guess what? WE have to live with it…

Most veteran cosmonauts speak English and most veteran astronauts speak Russian. The funny thing I have observed sometimes is when a cosmonaut asks a question in English, his astronaut counterpart will answer in Russian. This is what I call mutual respect! If only we had more people practice it on Earth, we would have a much more peaceful place to live.

I’m sure there are days when one of them is having a bad day and cannot stand being around the others, but I also know that he or she makes sure that he does not take his negative feelings out on his colleagues. And the others also understand his or her state of mind and let him or her have a little more privacy.

So even though there is about 1500 square feet up here (about the size of an average three-bedroom house) filled with tons of equipment and the six of us with nowhere to go, we are having a pretty good time and enjoying it … or at least that’s how I feel ;-)

Til tomorrow…
May the force be with you…


  1. Hey, This is my 1st comment on your spaceblog, I know which there is so dreamy place and hope which i can see the earth one day from there :DD
    I love your photo from Iran in flickr ,
    Thank you for all.

    Comment by Amir — September 25, 2006 @ 4:38 pm

  2. Nounoush Joonam Salam
    Thank you so much for writing in such a detail! Every morning I log in and can’t wait to read your new mail. We are all waiting for your safe return and can’t wait to see you. Love your hair by the way!! Take some picture from Iran if you can and prepare yourself for Roxanne with some funny questions!!
    Love you azizam - Nazdaneh

    I’m sure Babsih is watching you…

    Comment by Nazdaneh — September 25, 2006 @ 4:42 pm

  3. ye sar bia iran

    Comment by ahmad — September 25, 2006 @ 4:45 pm

  4. Anousheh - thank you again for a wonderful update - I’ve also noticed how cosmonauts and astronauts often have very high EQs (emotional intelligence quotients) - the level of communication, respect and positivism is noticeable and inspires me to be more like that too.

    Comment by lablogga — September 25, 2006 @ 4:45 pm

  5. Ba salam dobare be khanoome Ansari.
    vaghean dastanhaei ke minevisid kheyli jaleb hast va man mamnoonam ke kami az oon vaghte geranbahatoono mizarid ta baraye ma be ghole maroof zaminiha az oon bala minevisid va migid.
    bazam mamnoon

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

  6. … 2 … 1 … lift off.
    This was the moment when all your childhood dreams came true, this was your second.

    Dear Mrs. Ansari, hi you up there in space.
    I wish all your wishes come true when watching our so little but so beautiful Earth, the moment when tears of delight, dignity, prosperity, and pleasure rolls down from your eyes.

    As I had promised we watched the place where all your wishes came true (ISS) on the Friday morning, 22nd at 4:50 (Iranian Standard time, 1:20 GMT) from our hometown: Shiraz. I’ve put one of the pix I took during the moment, in my blog. It would be a great honor for me if you could pay a visit to my blog and comment under it. Veeeery great honor.

    Wish you a nice ride.

    Comment by Kian — September 25, 2006 @ 4:51 pm

  7. Anousheh:

    I love your site and I think it’s amazing that you’re blogging this experience and posting photos. Is there any chance that I can interview you for my Podcast Electric Sky (www.electricsky.net)?


    Comment by Mark — September 25, 2006 @ 4:54 pm

  8. How insightful! You’ve given us a wonderful, balanced picture of what life is like on the ISS. It’s incredibly moving to see intercultural cooperation in space, hovering above the gentle planet, I’m sure.

    I wholeheartedly agree with you: I think astronauts might be much better at foreign policy than, say…oilmen, for one. ;-)

    Good luck and thanks so much for blogging from space! Can’t tell you how cool that is for us bloggers below. :-) Several great comments for you have been left on my site–I notified the parties and maybe you’ll have time to check them out when you return.

    Thanks, Anousheh.

    Comment by tellitlikeitis — September 25, 2006 @ 5:03 pm

  9. Hello Dear Anousheh
    Thx for all this information… you are inspiring inspiring and inspiring!!
    I am not at all a space freak but I really enjoy your weblog.
    A sugestion:
    why not continuing it as the president of Prodea?:)))

    Good luck in all

    Comment by homeyra — September 25, 2006 @ 5:05 pm

  10. Hello Anousheh,

    Impressive story! All true, the things you say. We should indeed be more carefull with our planet. Some Apollo-astronauts went into politics, but none of them made it president. But if you should decide to run for president, I’ll cheer for you and vote for you - if they let me. ;-)

    I’ll stay tuned..

    Rene Marinus.

    Comment by Rene Marinus — September 25, 2006 @ 5:09 pm

  11. Dear anousheh;
    We… how about you?
    We hope that you became successful.
    Enjoy your trip…
    (Maral-Babak-Armin from Iran)

    Comment by armin — September 25, 2006 @ 5:16 pm

  12. ISS, Space.

    Dear Anousheh, Ambassador of Peace in the Space and Earth:

    Great mission going on :D !!! The people on earth is following you and everybody is better because of you.

    We share one dream, a peacefull understanding world.
    I hope one day, all of us, because we`re counted by millions, realize just that one dream together.

    It´s great that you share your space stories with us!

    We smile with you Anousheh :) !!!

    Buenos Aires Hyper-Space Center
    Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Comment by Dario AR — September 25, 2006 @ 5:19 pm

  13. Life on the “bigger” space station below you has a lot to learn from your adventure and your eloquent thoughts do have an impact I believe. On earth now and - in time - beyond.

    We can create 10 space stations, but if no one gives space a context it’s useless. You are giving millions of people a reason to look up and want to go. That impact cannot be underestimated.

    Comment by Dag — September 25, 2006 @ 5:20 pm

  14. Happy Ramadan - in space :)

    Comment by newc — September 25, 2006 @ 5:27 pm

  15. سلام انوشه عزیز این شعر یادت هست:

    رسد آدمی به جایی که بجز خدا نبیند راستی اگر ببیند چه میشود؟

    مثل یک خواهر دوستت دارم وکارو احساست را با تمام وجود درک میکنم

    مواظب خودت باش

    Comment by nasrin — September 25, 2006 @ 5:35 pm

  16. How you brighten even a stressful day at NASA Headquarters and give meaning to our work!
    With great admiration and thanks,
    Jesco v.P.

    Comment by Dr. Jesco von Puttkamer — September 25, 2006 @ 5:39 pm

  17. Hello from France, I watched Nasa TV this morning and in some sequences one could see the shining tiny layer that is our atmosphere, which is currently in such a bad state. I guess it must look really fragile from up where you are, and that the hope to go to other worlds one day is not really helping…

    Comment by Raphael — September 25, 2006 @ 5:39 pm

  18. dear anousheh ansari
    hi, i hope u are great. i enjoy for ur story.accroding to ur story astronauts and cosmonauts are great people that can work for a long time and get along together i want to say this statement “all of people to be happy and respect together” i am sure u want to say this statement for all of people in world. i wish all of people in with different faiths to live together without war and killing.

    i love u, wishing all best for u
    amir shirazi

    Comment by amir shirazi — September 25, 2006 @ 5:45 pm

  19. Hello Mrs Anoushe Ansari

    Salam khanoome Anoushe Ansari

    We hope see you at we country(IRAN).

    Ma omidvarim shoma ra dar keshvar azizeman IRAN bebinim.

    Good luck

    Movafagh bashid

    Comment by lalehinfo — September 25, 2006 @ 5:48 pm

  20. P.S.: have you seen prot around anywhere on the station?

    Comment by Rene Marinus — September 25, 2006 @ 5:49 pm

  21. Hello Mrs Anoushe Ansari
    Salam khanoome Anoushe Ansari
    We hope see you at we country(IRAN).
    Ma omidvarim shoma ra dar keshvar azizeman IRAN bebinim.
    Good luck
    Movafagh bashid
    You can see my weblog at [received]

    Comment by lalehinfo — September 25, 2006 @ 5:55 pm

  22. You are doing the first psychological study in the space. Maybe you should discuss with the astronaut and cosmonaut to understand better how they manage the proximity with others, what are their tricks, how long they could manage in the ISS,…

    Concerning Newc comment : Ramadan is not a question in space, it’s considered as a journey…

    Kisses from Paris

    Comment by Arno — September 25, 2006 @ 5:57 pm

  23. به نام خدا
    خانم انصاری
    امیدوارم حالتان خوب باشد و سفرتان بی خطر باشد.
    حضور شما در این سقر و پشتکارتان برایم بسیار ستودنی است.
    در ایران همه به شما افتخار می کنند.
    امیدوارم شرایط حضور شما در ایران فراهم شود .
    در مطلبی در وبلاگم از همه به خصوص دوستان معلولم خواستم تا زندگی شما را مرور کنند و به نکات مثبت آن بشتر فکر کنند تا یبتوانند در حل مشکلات از ان کمک بگیرند.
    امیدوارم در مصاحبه های خود به این درخواست بیشتر بپردازید تا مردم خوب ایران بتوانند از راههایی که شما رفته ایدو به موفقیت رسیده اید استفاده نمایند.
    در ضمن جای ما را در قضا خالی کنید

    Comment by محمد رضا دشتی — September 25, 2006 @ 6:10 pm

  24. salam.baba fazanavard…damet garm…faghat ey kash farsi ham mineveshti ke ma ham befahmim.ghorboonet…moraghebet khodet bash.

    Comment by irani — September 25, 2006 @ 6:13 pm

  25. Ramadan Mubarak Anousheh! We are praying for your and the crew’s safe journey home. May you be blessed to overcome the space sickness and conduct successful experiments for more travel. Keep up the good work. Live long and prosper.

    Comment by Eric Basir in Illinois — September 25, 2006 @ 6:24 pm

  26. Why are ISS-to-Earth personal phone calls limited? Is it a bandwidth issue? If so, looks like a great business opportunity once the orbital travel industry is established. :)

    Comment by mrlukeplease — September 25, 2006 @ 6:27 pm

  27. Hello Dear Anoushe
    This is Samira .i am an 21 old-year Iranian girl and i am Proud of you as an Iranian.Traveling to space is one of my big Dream and i hope by your efferts i can go to space once in my life.
    Thank you and pray for all Earth people , i think you are more and more near to God.
    take care

    Comment by Samira — September 25, 2006 @ 6:37 pm

  28. To a courageous heroine,Anousheh !
    As an Iranian girl,I’m realllllly proud of you! you can’t imagine how amazing it is when you keep in touch with us,telling us all those wonderful stories of cosmos,how inspiring it is to see that
    where there’s a will,there’s a way.May the great power of LOVE be with you!
    Be coooooool

    Comment by Sanaz — September 25, 2006 @ 6:43 pm

  29. To a courageous heroine,Anousheh !
    As an Iranian girl,I’m realllllly proud of you! you can’t imagine how amazing it is when you keep in touch with us,telling us all those wonderful stories of cosmos,how inspiring it is to see that
    where there’s a will,there’s a way.May the great power of LOVE be with you!
    Be coooooool

    Comment by Sanaz — September 25, 2006 @ 6:46 pm

  30. It is such wonder feeling to write from here in earth from iran Tehran to you up there in space. I hope your trip be beneficial to
    Human being and especially to Iranian people.
    I’m trying to translate your writing to Persian languages in my web log.
    May the force bless you…..

    Comment by Maryam — September 25, 2006 @ 6:53 pm

  31. 25 September 2006

    Good Morning Anousheh!

    Pretaining to your comment about the close proximity everyone on the ISS lives in, whether for 8 days or 6 months…I can totally relate. I command a crew known as the Family Living Analysis on Mars Expedition (F.L.A.M.E.) at the Mars Desert Research Station. I must admit, we get all walks of life with different personal hygiene regiments and ways of living and when you stick them all in a two-story can for 2 weeks at a time some do fairly well while others…well, you can get the idea. ;) With my crew it is the first time we have had chilren (under the age of 13) participate in the simulated martian missions and I must say that it has been a very rewarding experience. Just imagine..children living in space…can you imagine what a child would feel and how they would describe their first space experience !?!?

    You have done a great job putting into words something that is really hard to explain. Not even pictures do it justice. But your descriptions of the way one feels, what things smell like and what it personally means to you gives us the need to strive to experience these wonderous experiences ourselves.


    Veronica Ann Zabala-Aliberto
    Arizona State University
    School of Earth and Space Exploration

    Comment by Veronica Ann Zabala-Aliberto — September 25, 2006 @ 6:58 pm

  32. hi, i just wanted to say read your blog on startrek.com and i thought it was amazing that is so cool that you get to leave and see our planet from space it is a great honor and very touching thing to see our home planet that way, i wish best of luck and listen to plenty of music see you later then

    Comment by maia clark — September 25, 2006 @ 7:17 pm

  33. Anousheh,

    Through your eyes and ears skillfully translated to words, we groundpounders get to share the on orbit experience. I am imagining myself in your shoes and wondering how well I would adapt to all the new inputs so foreign to us all? ZERO-G, tumbling inner ear gyro’s, up is down and down is up, drinking reconstituted water, watching the earth go by out the ceiling window, thunderstorms and lightning from the top, entire continents in a single sweep of the eye, stars so bright that they do not twinkle, not getting in the way of the crew and their work…..

    Being an avid reader of NASA KSC & JSC, Apollo hardware manufacturers and Mission Control biographies (D. Slayton, F. Borman, M. Collins, N. Armstrong, J. Lovell, C. Kraft, G. Kranz, G. Cooper, J. Glenn, T. Stafford, T. Kelly, G. Wendt), I had a feeling for what kind of engineer/person went to space and the likelyhood of being able to get along together for extended periods in a not so roomy ship far from home. Personalities aside, your references to the physical aspects of the launch, ISS experience and lack of references to time (sunrise every 90 mins) must take some mental juggling to rearrange the benchmarks. I hope all the ground training prepared you for overcoming a feeling of sensory overload. Keeping the human platform stable would be a big challenge, at least for the first few days. I know the flyers on ZERO-G’s airplane are so mentally unprepared for the first experience in weightlessness that they break out in uncontrollable laughter as the airplane flies the parabolic arc. The sheer sensory overload turns educated, rational adults into 13 year old girls, screaming, giggling and laughing out loud! The emotional high is hard to beat.

    Anyways, I’m rambling and you are up there where we all wish we could be. ;-)


    Comment by Glen — September 25, 2006 @ 7:20 pm

  34. Dear Anousheh,

    Your comments about peace and the need for humans to honor and respect each other make me weep. Thank you for going and expressing these thoughts from the ISS.

    With all best wishes, in peace,

    Patricia Henley (George Cowgill’s sister)

    Comment by Patricia — September 25, 2006 @ 7:29 pm

  35. Chère Anousheh,

    Merci de nous faire partager votre merveilleux voyage dans l’espace. Profitez bien d’observer notre si belle Planète Bleue!
    Je vous envoie tous mes voeux depuis la Suisse!

    Christian V

    Comment by Christian V — September 25, 2006 @ 7:30 pm

  36. Thank you so much for your desription of your flight. This mean so much to me. I have been teaching kids about space for 10 years in Euro Space Center close to Brussels. You are the best to tell stories… Keep on helping us on knowing how is real life on board!!! Plenty of good things for the future. Hope one day you will come to Euro Space Center to share your trip as tourist and show those kids you are a real woman. When I was educator at Euro Space Center, I had once a little girl who was mission commander inside our space shuttle simulator. That day, I realized she could really be one day another woman in Space. She was 8 yrs old and acted better than adults in crisis and team management. Maybe she was an angel. Well, I wish at that time to have you as model to show that space is open to everyone of us if we have a dream and if we have determination. Keep on the good job. You are linking the East to the West and I am sure that because of you, our spacecraft, Earth, will be a better place to live during our race through the universe… during our struggle for life in the unknown world of deep space without limit… You are flying, we are flying with you!

    Comment by Michael Cravatte — September 25, 2006 @ 7:33 pm

  37. Anousheh,

    I enjoy your blog, I have passed the page to about everyone I know and they think it is great too. You’re sharing a personal insight that I have never heard before.

    I have heard that being away from earth slows the aging process, so you won’t need any makeup, not that you did anyway. And you will come back a younger woman to Hamid, how about that?

    Comment by Bill Belshaw — September 25, 2006 @ 7:35 pm

  38. Great to read your blog. Congratulations and enjoy your stay at ISS. Thank you for sharing your experience there. Have a safe trip.

    Comment by Ram — September 25, 2006 @ 7:37 pm

  39. Anousheh,

    Chapeau d’être là-haut et de vivre vos rêves! Étonnant de penser que vous lirez mes lignes de l’espace, miracle de la science. Merci de faire partager ce que vous vivez! Et bon voyage!
    Amicalement du Québec!

    Comment by Cécile — September 25, 2006 @ 7:51 pm

  40. Anousheye aziza
    man az rooye ghasd in peygham ro be farsi minevisam . man vaghean be to eftekhar mikonam .ma irooni ha vaghean be to eftekhar mikonim

    Comment by ye message Farsi — September 25, 2006 @ 7:51 pm

  41. سلام خانوم انوشه
    اقامت در خارج از جو زمین خوب هست
    در خبر ها امده بود که شما گفته اید که با خودتون یک عکس قران مجید و یک پرچم ایران رو با خودتون می برید به اون جا و قرار هست که اینها رو در انجا بگزارید و پرچم ایران رو هم برافراشته کنین
    چی شد
    ایا این کار رو انجام دادین
    اگه بله میشه عکسی از اون رو برای ما بزارین
    من خیلی متشکرم

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

  42. salam hamin ghadr ke pigham mano to on fazaye royaei bekhoni sepasgozaram, moteasefane zabanam onghadr khob nist ke betonam hame matalebi ro ke minevisi bekhonam.omidvaram vaghti barghashti ba sedaye khodet vasfe on lahazat ro beshnavam.
    dar panahe khoda
    hala ke be khoda nazdiktari ,baram doa kon.

    Comment by mojdeh — September 25, 2006 @ 7:55 pm

  43. Hey Anousheh,

    You’re such a joy to know. I love you. And I’m so incredibly proud of you. I can’t even put it into words. I’ll pray for you every day.

    I have 2 questions: 1) How do you go to bathroom? and 2) Did you see Iran, and did you take pics?

    Much love and blessing your way.

    Comment by Supergirl — September 25, 2006 @ 7:59 pm

  44. Dear Anousheh….I think I speak for all of us down here on earth when I say….MORE PICTURES PLEASE!!! Your words are fantastic and I too am checking back almost every hour looking for the latest update. I cannot imagine that I would do anything BUT stare out the windows. Make sure you get a pic of you next to the large round porthole. More pics please!!! Love…Patrick

    Comment by Patrick — September 25, 2006 @ 8:00 pm

  45. What an incredible idea to blog from space. I love your positive outlook on your challenges there. I shared with my boys their first lesson (they are 3 1/2 and 2 years old) in gravity because of your picture of the apple, my 3 year old was very impressed! Thanks for sharing your experience with the rest of the world!

    Blessings, and safe travels!

    Jenni and family from Bow, Washington USA

    Comment by Jenni — September 25, 2006 @ 8:04 pm

  46. Ba salam . Be onvane yek Irani be shoma eftekhar mikonim. ounghadr tahte tasir shakhsiate valaye shoma gharar gereftam ke agar khoda dar ayande dokhtari be man bede esme shoma ro roush migzaram .

    Comment by Ali Reza Hassanzadeh — September 25, 2006 @ 8:05 pm

  47. hoooora anousheh.
    khoush bash.
    iran omadi omadi, nayoumadi ham nayoumadi.
    faghat on bala balaa haa movazeb bash sarmanakhori.
    bye bye.
    have a good time.:)

    Comment by good boy — September 25, 2006 @ 8:10 pm

  48. Dear anoushe ,
    again a nice comment from space to earth , still i can not believe it ,
    i think that you know me now and i hope you wont be tired of my comments cause i writ several comments after getting your comments from space,
    i want to say sth , dont think about how livig there for 6 mounth is , just enjoy the time and sunrises and sunsets

    with your writting i can imagin that im there ,
    waiting for new news from you from earth

    take car

    Comment by hadi saeidi TEHRAN — September 25, 2006 @ 8:14 pm

  49. Hi there Anousheh,
    It’s great. i ‘ll be waiting for more photos. Say Hello to God and let us know more about space. Now i ‘d like to know your overview about the earth and the world we are living on it.

    Comment by Mojdeh — September 25, 2006 @ 8:23 pm

  50. Hi there Anousheh,
    It’s great. i ‘ll be waiting for more photos. Say Hello to God and let us know more about space. Now i ‘d like to know your overview about the earth and the world we are living on it.
    Say my name loud on space plz.

    Comment by Mojdeh — September 25, 2006 @ 8:24 pm

  51. Hi Anoosheh
    You are really an inspiration for the all humenbeing i just have a quetion can you tell us how time pass in the space I mean what is your feeling about that it is like here in the earth or you feel time passes slowly or fast overthere? I hope that you got my question
    best wishes

    Comment by shima — September 25, 2006 @ 8:39 pm

  52. Dear Mrs Ansari,
    Salam, I hope that everything is in great condition for you in ISS. Thank you very much for your brilliant mails. Me and my family wish you a safe and successful space trip.
    I saw ISS carrying you two times from my house-roof in first and third of mehr. I experienced great moments.
    god be with you.

    Comment by Arash R — September 25, 2006 @ 8:39 pm

  53. Dear Anousheh,

    What you are doing is great :) Congratulations ! ( I agree that we should get astronauts to run for presidency.)

    Writing how the crew’s lives depend on how well they work together and communicate is so true.

    Our earth is like a big spaceship travelling through space. It’s sort of like a space station in the same way.

    Hopefully people and different governments will work together and communicate better with one another down here on earth :)

    When you get back to earth, visit our website to hear some great music of MARS !

    Keep of the great work and words,

    Comment by marcello — September 25, 2006 @ 8:57 pm

  54. http://spaceblog.xprize.org/2006/09/25/close-quarters/#comment-3672

    “The” Dr. Jesco von Puttkamer? Wow! Thanks for stopping by to send greetings here –

    Ground Ops

    Comment by X PRIZE — September 25, 2006 @ 8:59 pm

  55. Tres chere Anousheh,

    je vous adresse le Bonjour de France et en français, puisque vous l’avez appris.

    Vous etes une personne exceptionnelle et je suis ravi de savoir que vous etes en train de tourner au dessus de nos tetes.

    Toutes ma sympathie et mon admiration.


    Comment by Hello from France — September 25, 2006 @ 9:07 pm

  56. Anousheh we love you all!

    Form today on the German version of Anousheh Ansari´s blog will be presented by me and my current team of female students who prepare for a career in space exploration. I will comment Mrs. Ansari´s blog with interesting facts about space education and my experiences as the first German woman who is seriously training for a space flight for four years up to now. I will also introduce people who support such a private space flight. I invest all the time and power of my training to encourage students to choose to study in the space-technology-sector and become an engineer or even an astronaut. To be out of an aim is a not existing feeling the Space Family.

    I request every journalist, politician, head of staff-departments, school and university principal, enthusiast and engineer who is interested in the future of a generation of young German students to give full access to this translated version to your audience! Publish it!

    Visit www.spacepass.de (german)

    Please remember the copyright of the author, the X-Prize Foundation and the translators!

    Forward this mail or the link to people who are important to you.

    Press Information

    Together wit eth sixteen year old translators Nadine Trautner and Vanessa Gsettenbauer I will answer your questions on Anousheh´s landing day. I will also present my letter to Anousheh which will invite her to Germany and will be given to Anousheh by her medical on that day.

    28th September 2006, 11 a.m.

    Humboldt-Gymnasium Eichwalde (near Berlin)
    Bahnhofstr. 79/80
    15732 Eichwalde / Germany

    Tel: (+49) 30 6758403
    Fax: (+49) 30 67549583
    Principal: Mrs. Glowatzki

    Peter, you made a good job!!!

    Yvonne Heckel,
    Ambassador for Space Education

    Comment by Yvonne Heckel, Space Educator — September 25, 2006 @ 9:08 pm

  57. Hi Anousheh!
    This is my second time leaving you a note. You really have become the eyes and ears for those of us who have wished to travel into space. You have touched on subjects that we deal with everyday in our own lives, and told us how they are dealt with in orbit, for both short and long time periods. You seem to be having an against-the-law amount of fun, and a wonderful learning experence at the same time. This is the first time I’ve ever seen “trickle-down” anything work, because you’ve made this so much fun and a learning experence for so many people down here. I bet that first hot shower or bath will feal like heaven.
    There are people in the history of humankind, some good, some not-so-good, and some downright bad, who can be identified by just a single name or initials. It happens in politics, sports, music, history of all kinds. FDR or JFK, for example in US politics. When we think of human space exploration, I think it should go something like Yuri, Neil and Buzz, Anousheh..(all good, by the way!). When it became known that the world wasn’t flat, people of all economic and social classes looking to make a better future for themselves and their families started looking for the next boat heading west. Build the rocket, and people will line up, willing to risk everything, to make a new begining for the planet earth. I think we’ll call the people who start those future colonies ‘Anoushehians’ to remember the woman who flew above us and pointed the way to the future.
    Up in the heavens somewhere Christa McAuliffe must be so proud of you. You are doing today what she had hoped to do 20 years ago, teach, share, and inspire the young (and old) to reach out and continue the journey.
    I’ve got the time, a credit card not yet maxed-out, and the desire to make it out the X Prize Cup ‘06, if only to meet you and say thank you for everything you have done. I just have to find a way to tell my girlfriend she’s not going. Time to go work on my “interpersonal relationships ” skills.
    All our love, and a safe return.
    Joe LePage Florida,USA

    Comment by Joe LePage — September 25, 2006 @ 9:13 pm

  58. Wow! Thanks to Yvonne and all the students working on this and helping to tell the story


    Comment by X PRIZE — September 25, 2006 @ 9:23 pm

  59. Is your blog under the surveillance and allowance of C.I.A. ?

    Comment by Omeg ALABAB — September 25, 2006 @ 9:26 pm

  60. Have you get a chance to see Iran and Texas from the outer space yet?

    Comment by Nasir Ismail — September 25, 2006 @ 9:46 pm

  61. salam anoushe jan
    az samime ghalb barat arezoye salamati va moavafaghyat daram man mona az iran in payam ro barat minevisam az khili vaght pish matalebi ro ke vase shoma mididam donbal mikardam va har roz matalebe rajee be shomaro mikhonam be ghadri beheton eftekhar mikonam ke lahze lahzeye rozam be fekre shoma hastam ama ye chizi ke ba tamame vojodam az shoma tamana daram inke ke barayye modate kotahi ham ke shode be iran byayd va be baaradar ha va khaharhaton komak konid midonam ke shayad khastee bimantegh bashe ama man ba tamme vojodam migam ke iran be ensanhaee mesle shoma ehtyaj dare

    Comment by mona — September 25, 2006 @ 10:11 pm

  62. Have you seen any UFOs?

    Comment by susan george — September 25, 2006 @ 10:23 pm

  63. Hopefully in a few decades (although I’m hoping less) we will all be able to join you up in the stars!

    God bless Anousheh and I look forward to not only a safe return to earth, but another trip up to the stars! (hopefully there will be more people on board).

    Comment by Darnell Clayton — September 25, 2006 @ 10:40 pm

  64. Hello Anucheh Ansari, I`m Nicolas from Chile in South America. I was reading your adventures in the space and I think is incredible to be contact with you by e-mail or Blog.

    Congratulatinos for you inicitive and you are open the space for the rest of the world, for the people far of you, but very near of the same dream….but I`m will be waiting for a ticket more cheap…..

    Best regards from the Earth….

    Nicolás Novoa R
    Santiago de Chile
    [phone numbers received]

    PD: Can you call from the space…??? Or send me a E-mail….

    Comment by Nicolás Novoa R — September 25, 2006 @ 10:46 pm

  65. Thanks for your wonderfully frank logs.
    Both when it comes to the reality of spaceflight and the reality of human civilisation.

    // hdw

    Comment by hdw — September 25, 2006 @ 11:00 pm

  66. that’s a nice idea - astronauts for presidency? you think it’d work?

    cheers to you! you have a great blog.

    Comment by bingskee — September 25, 2006 @ 11:10 pm

  67. Anousheh, I hope you and your coleagues cosmonauts have success at your spacejobs and come back soon to the Earth.
    It was a nice surprise find a spaceblog it’s D+.
    God be with you all.

    Comment by bitmit brazil — September 25, 2006 @ 11:10 pm

  68. Gday Anousheh
    How awesome to see this fabulous world form the space station.
    You are living a dream that I have had from a child.
    I will continue to follow your story.
    I wish you and the fellow crew members all the best.

    Good luck, stay safe
    from an Aussie admirire

    Comment by Philip Charlton Australia — September 25, 2006 @ 11:12 pm

    Im sure you like humanity as much as you can,because you share everything that you think its important for everyone,it shows your love,your kindness,your intelligence,etc.
    universe honors your personality.
    with best wishes and safety return to the earth to continuing ur project for helping and serving to people

    Comment by amir khosravi from kermanshah — September 25, 2006 @ 11:31 pm

  70. very inspirational indeed. I hope that one day everyone from this planet would be able to see the world the way you do now. Then maybe that time we will all realise how blessed we are to have such a beautiful planet. Keep on bloggin cuz we’ll keep on readin.

    Imagine… we are able to respond to your blogs, and in a sense communicate, ah well, thats the internet for you. Lots of people from different places around the world are able to read your blog. Not only do we read but respond and in a fashion that really brings everyone close to each other and see the links we all have. I hope this will be written down in the history books as one of the first steps of humanity exploring space… :D

    Comment by John from Philippines — September 26, 2006 @ 12:51 am

  71. Ahousheh, thanks for the blog posts with all the details of real life in zero gravity. I confess I never thought about how one would wash one’s hair!

    It brought a different, quite unrelated, question into my head. You would’ve heard of the “Mile High Club“… Is there such a think as an “In Orbit Club”?

    Comment by Lisa, Australia — September 26, 2006 @ 1:18 am

  72. the “little prince” would surely love to live there.

    good day.

    Comment by shano — September 26, 2006 @ 1:19 am

  73. Dear Anousheh,
    Happy your first star trek, zero gravity. How wonderful you look on your photo having an apple floating in front of you. Amazed by your photo, my Mom, an adorable Kurdish lady, wished having a kitchen like ISS, not worrying about her porcelain dishes!
    Please accept admiration and best wishes from my Mom, good luck to you and the ISS crew.

    Haana from Kurdistan

    Haana means “hope” in Kurdish language

    Comment by Haana — September 26, 2006 @ 1:28 am

  74. سلام
    شما براي تمام ايرانيان مايه مباهات وافتخاريد .قلب ايرانيان براي همديگرميطپد ودوري راه دران تاثيري ندارد.براي شما آرزوي موفقيت وسلامتي ميكنم خدابه همراه شما.

    Comment by kiarash — September 26, 2006 @ 1:29 am

  75. Hello Miss Young and Beautiful Lovely Lady, i was enlightened by what I have read from your Space Blog. You see, before that, I just keep wondering why there are such people like you that uses lots of money for such a trip, instead it be could use to save thousands of needy people below, but with everything you said in your Space Blog which focuses on brotherhood, inter racial and human cooperation and telling the world that this is the only planet we can call home, I think that could save not just a thousand people but the whole world. I hope you can make it too to the Moon, then Mars later.:-)

    Comment by Edcel Merca - Philippines — September 26, 2006 @ 1:31 am

  76. Hi Again Anousheh,

    Let’s think if somebody is not ok someday, or has a bad day, he or she can wear her space suit, opens the hatch and get out into the space for an space walk, maybe it helps her get better?! I got the idea as a joke, but I am just wondering, can such walk really help mentally?, I know out of ISS it is a harsh condition, but maybe the feeling of being in an open place helps?!

    Let us know how typing on keyboard is, or overal feeling of working with computer? Can you play computer games? does Playing 3D games makes one sick (like when you play with full stomach) ? Write more and more, even hobbysts have experiments who need to be done on ISS, and you are our only representative up there, so continue to experiment and find the answers!

    Tehran, Iran.

    Comment by Paymaan Jafari Taayemeh — September 26, 2006 @ 1:44 am

  77. Hi Anousheh
    I hope all is well. I read about your trip and adventures in space. I know it’s an absolutely fantastic trip. I am wishing you the best.
    With your experience and your knowledge of space do you think travel beyond our solar system will be possible in our life time?

    Comment by Alimorad — September 26, 2006 @ 2:04 am

  78. Ms. Ansari,
    Congratulations for your successful space journey. NASA wakes up the astronauts every morning with a song or music that they or their families requested. What kind of music did you request to wake up in the morning?

    Comment by Dr. Amin — September 26, 2006 @ 3:03 am

  79. I think or hope Prot would have turned down the job as president. LOL. Who knows. It may indeed have broken his heart. I am pleased to see the days are going well and you are having an enjoyable time. I can only imaging looking out my window to see the Earth below in all her beauty. I am sure it must have made you a little misty. It does to me just thinking about you seeing it. Dare to Dream.

    Comment by Michael Le Couteur — September 26, 2006 @ 3:11 am

  80. Just: thanks a lot!
    Regards & love for our planet and you all up there.

    Comment by Tanja — September 26, 2006 @ 3:16 am

  81. You go girl!

    Comment by Reza Rowhani — September 26, 2006 @ 3:24 am

  82. Thank you so much, Anousheh, for sharing your space pioneering experiences here and allowing us to participate with you in this way. Traveling in space has been my lifelong dream as well (some day it will happen!), so I’m a little jealous, but mostly happy and proud for you!!! And your blog makes it just like being there! My 11 year old neice, Stefanie, is half Persian, so I am thrilled that she has someone like you to be inspired and motivated by. Little girls with big dreams can become women with the power to change the world in a hopeful, positive way. You are a hero!
    with lots of love & God bless,
    Brook Mantia
    Fremont, CA

    Comment by Brook Mantia — September 26, 2006 @ 3:41 am

  83. Thanks;Merci Anousheh

    For this fabulous blog! Your comments are very funny and interresting and your pics are wonderfull…
    Thanks for all of these
    Congratulations for this trip!
    Take Care
    Un bonjour d’un français résidant près des rocheuses canadiennes que tu dois sans doute apercevoir à chaque orbite ;-)
    Hello from a french guy who live near the canadian rockies that you see during your orbite!
    Bye good road to you :-)

    Comment by Grégoire — September 26, 2006 @ 3:52 am

  84. Greetings from Sweden.Have fun.On the next flight the first swede gets out in space Fugelsang

    Comment by Christer Lumio — September 26, 2006 @ 4:08 am

  85. Hi Anousheh,

    I edit a guitar magazine in Australia and I was wondering if you could fill me in on the music situation up there in orbit. Do the astronauts/cosmonauts listen to music up there? What’s the most popular? What have you been listening to? Are there any guitars on the space station? Do any of the astronauts/cosmonauts play guitar? Any iPods? I’d love to hear from anyone up there on the subject.

    Enjoy your trip (What a stupid thing to say. Of course you’ll enjoy your trip - you’re on a once-in-a-lifetime journey into space!).

    Comment by Karl — September 26, 2006 @ 4:17 am

  86. What a blog, it likes coming from another world from our own! Many thanks Anousheh for sharing your experience with us. Me too, I hope one day I’ll be able to follow your steps to space :)

    From Hanoi, Vietnam.

    Comment by Vu Trong Thu — September 26, 2006 @ 4:33 am

  87. به نام خدا
    سلام، انشاءالله كه حالتون خوب باشه. چقدر خوبه كه اون بالا هستيد كمي هم در خصوص عظمت و بزرگي و قادر بودن و توانا بودن خدا فكر كنيد. فكر نمي كنم كسي بتونه مثل شما اين عظمت را درك كنه. انشاءالله موفق باشيد. ياعلي. خدانگهدار.

    Comment by عليرضا — September 26, 2006 @ 4:41 am

  88. درود بر شما

    آرزو ميكنم كه شما روزي آرزو كنيد كه دنياي زمينيها به اندازه اون بالاها پاك و تميز بشه . آرزو ميكنم كه شما اين آرزو رو مثل رفتن به فضا كه ديرينه ترين خواستني شما بوده جدي بگيريد چرا كه شما آدم با همتي هستيد و براي خواسته خودتون تلاش زيادي كردين

    Comment by farzad — September 26, 2006 @ 4:52 am

  89. Dear Anousheh,

    Your geography teacher (at Jandark) follow your news and read your weblog every day. you are my best student that I have ever had. I am so sorry that your trip will be ended this week. I wish you a safe return.

    Best wishes,
    Seide Effat Akhlaghi

    Comment by Seide Effat Akhlaghi — September 26, 2006 @ 4:55 am

  90. Hi:
    I write from Honduras, I don’t know if you heard about this small country in Central America, but you are a notice around the world. This is a wonderful blog The blog of space!!! is my first message to the space and thanks for the oportunity I hope that you read my message, is interesting that you share all happens whit you, maybe I, can’t go to the space but you transmit something that causes feels us since we were there. If you have the oportunity to send a greeting for my country it would be wonderful

    Until Later (Hasta Pronto)


    Comment by Christiam — September 26, 2006 @ 4:56 am

  91. It sounds very exiting to be up there in space!! I´d love to go sometime, but I will probably nerver be abel to afford it:-(

    Im glad that you all seems to have a great time. Even if you also have an inportant job to do up there.

    I also wonder if you can take a photo of Sweden? It would be great to see it from your point of wiew!

    Have a wonderful time, and welcome back to earth soon!!

    Love from Susanne, live in Östersund in the middel of sweden!!

    Comment by Susanne — September 26, 2006 @ 5:01 am

  92. I am so amazed at your adventures… i love your blog, this is so surreal… I am so glad you shared with all of us… I admire you so much and I love your perspective… Wow wow wow

    Comment by Gina — September 26, 2006 @ 5:08 am

  93. Assalamualikum
    Nice blog from outer space.Thank Allah for blessing your dream.
    Your dream is also our dream down here. Thank you for sharing.
    Have a nice stay, and look at us down here in Malaysia.Salam.

    Comment by zahari — September 26, 2006 @ 5:19 am

  94. Hi Anousheh, Geoff Weston here in Dunedin New Zealand again.

    The ISS was too far down on the Southern Horizon last night to see. Clouds came up and that was that! I like your bedroom view…fabulous. There is a pass tonight at 8.14pm down here and it’s really very fine. But I’ll be lecturing wine appreciation. Maybe I’ll sneak out on some pretext or other. I always wonder about fresh food like apples and oranges, so at least you get some of that.

    Cheers- Geoff.

    Comment by Geoff Weston — September 26, 2006 @ 5:29 am

  95. Anousheh jan,
    Thank you so much, for having a great, big dream, and having the courage, tenacity, and faith in yourself, to fulfill it!
    Thanks for the complete joy you are taking in it and for all the wonderful moments the you live up there to the fullest. Do it also on our behalf. Be jaye ma az har lahze lezzat bebar!

    May the force always be with you.

    Earth, Iran, Tehroone khodemoon.

    Comment by Mari — September 26, 2006 @ 5:34 am

  96. Hi Anousheh
    Thanks For Your Days Description In Space.
    I have Some Questions About You
    1-Do you like resident In Space For All Of The Time?
    2-What Is Main Factors Your Succifully?
    Thanks A lot
    Majid From Tehran

    Comment by Majid Yousefi — September 26, 2006 @ 5:36 am

  97. سلام انوشه جان
    این سومین یادداشتی هست که براتون می نویسم . می خواستم بازم این موفقیت بزرگ را بهتون تبریک بگم سه تا بیشنهاد هم براتون داشتم اول اینکه : نمی دونم نوشتن یه کتاب از این سفر فضایی بعد از بازگشت تو برنامه کارتون هست یا نه ؟ که به احتمال زیاد باید باشه و بیشنهاد می کنم این کتاب را بیشتر با دستمایه ادبی بنویسید یعنی اون چه تو دلتون گذشت بنویسید . دوم اینکه : یه کتاب از همین بیامها که ما براتون می ذاریم بنویسید بالخره ما هم از اینجا برداشتها و خواسته هایی از سفر شما داریم که می تونه جالب باشه و دستمایه یه کتاب قرار بگیره . سوم اینکه : ارتباطتون را با همه اونایی که براتون ایمیل زدند حفظ کنید و فراموششون نکنید اونا دوستای خوبی برای شما هستند وقتی برگشتید سر فرصت به همه ایمیل هاشون جواب بدید . چطوره ؟ بیشنهادات خوبی هست ؟ موفق باشید

    Comment by محمد رضا یگانه — September 26, 2006 @ 5:41 am

  98. Hi!
    It’s so great to have a look in the sky by your eyes… It makes spaceflight a reality and not only something we see on TV while peeling potatoes!
    That’s truly nice of you to share with us your dream, tahnj U very much!
    A french girl in Australia!

    Comment by Virginoute — September 26, 2006 @ 5:45 am

  99. re and re:)

    Censorship on you blog??
    I was reading again you blog and I saw one or 2 little words erased…….. is somebody editing??

    Comment by homeyra — September 26, 2006 @ 5:46 am

  100. Anoosheh jan,
    You and every news about you have become the highlight of my days since the first time I heard about your big challenge. When you descibe the things up there,I imagine myself in your place experiencing those beautiful moments. Thank you for being another big motivation to live our lives.

    Comment by Amirbanoo — September 26, 2006 @ 5:56 am

  101. Salut !!!!!
    Tout d’abord flicitations a vous car je pense que pour avoir la chance de monter si haut dans le ciel, il faut avoir passe de sacrees epreuves !!!
    Je suis francais, mais je vis a l’ile Maurice. Avec mon fils de 4 ans, on adore regarder les etoiles le soir sur la plage…
    Noius essaierons de vous reperer ce soir..
    Courage a votre equipe.
    Bye !!!!


    Comment by VinZe — September 26, 2006 @ 6:01 am

  102. Dear Anousheh:
    Such a brave woman!
    I’m really admire your courage.
    Have a nice trip and safety come back too.
    God bless you (I think that you are nearest to him than me in this moment).
    With love,
    Ruben from Santiago, Chile

    Comment by Ruben Mendez — September 26, 2006 @ 6:08 am

  103. Astronauts as politicians? Senator John Glenn ‘74 to ‘98 (campaigned from ‘64 to ‘84). He did a lot for energy and weapons control.

    These days, politics for the PC-generation is sadly leans more towards perception management a few days before voting. If future voters could be encouraged to gain a habit of spending a tenth of their PC-time to electronically watch their politicians, the standard of behaviour for politicians would be raised. Perhaps one e-mail a month informing your local politician what is important to you as a voter is worth the taxes we pay?

    I have always thought of the world as having no borders except those that humans draw. As a species we waste many generations and much resources putting up, defending, then taking down the fences writ small in our minds, yet writ large upon our spaceship called “Earth”. Perhaps it is time a certain species to evolve further, less in the genes, more in the memes. Perhaps borders should only be drawn for biological quarantine purposes.

    When you are above my hemisphere, I’ll be greeting “G’day” to you from Melbourne, Australia. When you are above my girlfriend’s hemisphere, she be greeting “Hi” to you from Ohio, USA. Enjoy your physical & spiritual journey and I wish you a safe trip home.

    Comment by Jeff Cheah — September 26, 2006 @ 6:11 am

  104. Where are you Anousheh?
    No story for people on this messy bed of earth tonight? How can we sleep then? OK, I’ll tell you a story; Don’t come back yet! earth is more beautiful from where you see it. As, you said no border, no war! from here, I can see people are bombing and killing each other, either for oil, religion, or for something else! such a nightmare!
    I wish I was there with you! far from all these, just looking at teh ebauty of our universe! tell us a story! I can’t really sleep without first reading your diary!

    Comment by azar — September 26, 2006 @ 6:11 am

  105. Everyday, when I wake up I visit this blog. But today I had the feeling that I should express my feelings out.
    You are lucky to be able to see the sun rise and set like 32 times a day, this reminds me of “The Little Prince”.

    Please search the utter space and look for the planet from which HE came, you might be able to see the rose and the three volcanos.

    Anyway, if you could see the planet, you are the luckiest. Otherwise you are still very lucky to be able to see the sun rise 32 times a day.

    Comment by Human — September 26, 2006 @ 6:20 am

  106. خیال روی تو در هر طریق همره ماست…نسیم موی تو پیوند جان آگه ماست
    ببین که سیب زنخدان تو چه میگوید….هزار یوسف مصری فتاده در چه ماست
    به رغم مدعیانی که منع عشق کنند… جمال چهره تو حجت موجه ماست

    Comment by RAMIN — September 26, 2006 @ 6:49 am

  107. Anousheh,

    You are truely an inspiration to many people and I follow your weblog with wonder and awe in my heart :)

    It is so amazing that you can share the smell of space and what it’s like out there with us all!

    I too hope for peace and understanding on our ‘Blue Marble’.

    Best wishes!x

    Comment by Cheryl — September 26, 2006 @ 6:58 am

  108. Anousheh,
    Thanks a lot for your blog! It is so special to read personal impressions of being in the space, working on the space station and see the world from the orbit :)

    I do belive that your blog makes something on this planet better. Have a good trip and a lot of wonders.

    Best regards from Russia,

    Comment by Stas Kravets — September 26, 2006 @ 7:03 am

  109. Dear Ms. Ansari,

    At first, I wasn’t very interested in knowing about the advancements in space. In fact, because of my choice in spirituality, I’ve been against all of it for the most part.

    However, in reading about you, your posts, your intentions about this trip, and everything, I realise more & more how important this story is for all of us down here on earth to read about. You are correct; down here on earth, there’s so much fighting & mankind has been responsable for all of the negativity that’s been created. Up there in space looks so peaceful & so powerful (& you would know about that now too! lol!). When we look up at the sky at night when it’s clear & the moon is close to the earth, people should realise how small we as humans actually are & that there’s a being that’s so much greater than us.

    Furthermore, as a muslim women, you must’ve been told by other muslim women that women should stay in the home & care for their kids. In Sahaja Yoga, we embrace the positives of all the relgions & our founder, Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, has said that men & women are equal but not alike. Women are also the force behind the men because of the way that we can inspire & influence them without speaking, moreso with our actions. With that in mind, women must do something important, & here you are doing something very important without getting a big ego about it too! Ms. Ansari, believe it when everyone says that you are doing something great because you surely are in more ways than one!

    Comment by Leela — September 26, 2006 @ 7:05 am

  110. Bonjour ! Francaise, residant en Malaisie… je vous envoie un petit Salut “d’en bas” …a vous …la haut !! Le monde est-il “plus + beau” vu d’en haut ? Profitez bien de ce “special voyage” … et ramenez pleins d’etoiles dans votre regard (vous qui les voyez de si pres…. )… Enjoy it !

    Comment by Marie — September 26, 2006 @ 7:16 am

  111. Hi, I’m from Mauritius. I am indeed impressed with your blog. You are giving us the opportunity to know what’s there beyond this earth, in simple words…


    Comment by Ashvin — September 26, 2006 @ 7:17 am

  112. با آرزوی موفقیت برای شما

    Comment by اخمد زاهدی لنگرودی — September 26, 2006 @ 7:19 am

  113. This is just amazing ! thank you so much to share these unique moments with us. Hi to everybody up there…from London.

    Comment by Mireille — September 26, 2006 @ 7:27 am

  114. اجرام که ساکنان این ایوانند
    اسباب تردد خردمندانند
    هان تاسر رشته ی خرد گم نکنی
    کانان که مدبرند سرگردانند.

    انوشه جان مایه سربلندی ایرانیان راستین هستی.
    به امید بازگشت غرور آفرینت .
    عادل از لار جنوب ایران

    Comment by adel shamsizadegan — September 26, 2006 @ 7:45 am

  115. Hello from Orange County, California. You are such an inspiration! Please keep up your wonderful blog! I’ve never seen such genuine joy and honesty in truly pioneering the exploration and experience of spaceflight! Please tell us if your stomach is feeling improved. I am wondering if scopolamine/dextroamphetamine patches may assist you in your feelings of space sickness. As an Earthbound doctor with orbital sights, I really hope you and the others who fly in orbit will share your insights. Please stay safe and come back to Los Angeles/Orange County soon!

    Comment by Doctor "McCoy" in California — September 26, 2006 @ 7:49 am

  116. Hi Mrs. Ansari;

    It’s days that I’ve got addicted to open your Blog page and read your (or Peter’s) latest writings everyday. I worry when you come back to Earth I’ve lost this little flame of my old dreams too. Here, in Iran, I bet at least thousands of people who have access to internet follow your trip second-wise, even they face with silly problems like ’site filtering’ which is done by governmental authorities here and just block some parts of your writings (esp. photos that still I’ve not seen due to that censorship). But, believe that many people (esp. teenagers) choose you as their role-model and fly with you minute-by-minute.

    By the way, it’s the fourth comment I’ve sent but I’m not sure is recieved or not. Please, even if they are not presentable, inform me that you have read them. Thanks.

    Your lonesome disappointed Brother
    Farhad from Iran

    Comment by Farhad — September 26, 2006 @ 7:51 am

  117. سلام
    به وجود هموطنی مثل شما افتخار میکنم
    موفق باشی
    امیر سهرابی

    Comment by Amir — September 26, 2006 @ 7:57 am

  118. Hallo i am from benin, it is the first time for me to read your blog and i just want to tell you to keep tell us how it is to be on our head to see the sun and the moon more than two times per day!
    alors par la meme occasion n’oublie pas de nous evoyer plus de photo je suis mm pas sur que tu lira ce mail!!!!
    take care et du courage pour la suite des activitées !!!!

    Comment by Salim — September 26, 2006 @ 8:13 am

  119. Dear Anoushe,

    Today early morning while waiting to see ISS over Tehran sky, stars shining & dark blue sky so beautiful, ISS appeared from NW & a very beautiful shooting star appeared on the other side. It was so nice I was thinking about the greatness of universe & infinities which can be passed. Flying is a sleeping force within most of human beings, it’s so fantastic to be able to make a dream come true. Beyond earth time & space, u can imagine the supermoments of life. So nice experience. It’s so wonderful to feel those moments through u, thanks for sharing your experience, I enjoy reading your spaceblog & watching your pics & films. Go on & enjoy these precious moments.

    Have a nice time in space,
    Sepide from Tehran-Iran

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

  120. Salaam Anousheh jaan

    omidvaram oon baalaa behet khosh begzare :)
    man 37 saalame, az bachegi doost daashtam fazanavard va setareh shenaas besham, az hamoon bachegi be har ki ino migoftam barash ajib bood, ba’d ke bozorg tar shodam electronic khundam va haalaa ham too zamineye software kaar mikonam, har shab ghabl az khaab be aasemoon negaah mikonam va taa ye setare too aasemoone ghobaar aaloode tehran peyda nemikonam khiyalam raahat nemishe, chand vaght pish ke dar morede to va kaare bozorge to shenidam hesaabi hayajan zadeh shodam, ye dokhtar, taghriban ham senne man, az keshvare man, daare aarezooye hamishegie mano be anjaam miresoone…….. bi nazir bood… vaghti telvision mosahebe ba to ro pakhsh mikard nemitunestam jeloye geryamo begiram, baraat arezooye movaffaghiyat mikonam va doostet daaram….
    manam bozorgtarin aarezoom ine ke zamino az oon baalaa bebinam, mesle ye javaahere bozorg va bi nazire aabi rang baa rage haaye rangi, too zamineye siaahe aasemoone bi entehaa… bi nazire, vaa’ghe’an bi nazire…
    to aarezooye kheyli az maa ro bar avarde kardi, khoda hefzet kone.

    Comment by Saghar — September 26, 2006 @ 8:27 am

  121. This is for yourself Peter! Thanks for putting my comments! I got assured you and Anousheh will read all comments one by one.

    Thanks for your effort Peter and wish the best for you and Anousheh and all your colleagues.

    Farhad from Iran

    Comment by Farhad — September 26, 2006 @ 8:32 am

  122. Dear Anousheh,
    Thank you for writing from space. You have pictured there amazingly. I was really surprized about how you should wash your hair and teeth over there.
    Being an astronaut was alwasys my dream but I became an industrial designer finaly. May be I can be an astro-tourist one day. As an iranian woman with great dreams, I am really proud of you.

    Enjoy your trip.

    Comment by Sara — September 26, 2006 @ 8:50 am

  123. Hello Anousheh.
    Thanks again for your explanation.I really hope to see the day that the kind and wise inter people like astronauts run for presidency.I`m sure that the astronauts look in a very different way to the world than the oil suckers.I`m 37 and never have voted for anyone,I hope some day i will vote for some astronaut.Please try to talk and push more in that direction!You also gave more hopes to the iranians.Thank you and Have a nice day!

    Comment by kei.kavos — September 26, 2006 @ 8:50 am

  124. سلام خانم انصاري
    اي افتخار ملي
    از اينكه هموطني داريم كه توانسته ما را به اوج و بلوغ علم هوا و فضا برساند خوشحالم
    موفق باشي
    تا فردا

    Comment by ali — September 26, 2006 @ 8:58 am

  125. سلام انوشه جان
    من هر روز برات ميل ميفرستم
    ولي بعضي از روزها وارد نمي شدند
    من هر روز تلفزيون ايران را تماشا مي كنم تا خبري از تو بشنوم و ببينم
    ولي هيچ خبري دريافت نمي كنم
    و ناراحت بلند ميشوم
    اگه قابل دونستي جوابي هم بده
    با تشكر دوستدار شما

    Comment by hasssan — September 26, 2006 @ 9:09 am

  126. hello !!

    Je tiens à saluer ta performance et ce quelle symbolise pour ton pays d’origine. J’ai regardé à la TV un reportage sur l’Iran (un oeil sur la planète), et d’un point de vue politique la situation est complexe… mais j’y ai vu aussi une jeunesse et une population pleine d’espoir mordant à pleine dents dans cette vie si courte.
    Ce grand peuple à le droit d’occuper une juste place dans l’échiquier mondiale, reconnaître leur statut, c’est leur rendre une certaine dignité.
    En accomplissant ce voyage spatiale tu montre un autre visage de l’Iran, tu apporte du rève et de l’espoir.
    Tu es à juste titre une étoile filante, éphémère mais si belle…


    Comment by Lorenzo — September 26, 2006 @ 9:17 am

  127. بارك الله فيك

    Comment by عادل — September 26, 2006 @ 9:19 am

  128. Salam.

    Félicitations, ça donne vraiment envie. Ton voyage a presque autant d’importance que le premier pas sur la lune. Et qui l’a fait ? Non seulement une femme mais aussi et surtout une femme d’origine iranienne, c’-à-d. une musulmane ! Je suis fier de toi. Juste une question, comment ça se passe avec le Ramadan ?

    Congratulations, way to go Anoush. Your trip is definitely as important as the first step on the moon. And who did it ? Not only a woman but also an iranian, i.e. a muslim woman. I am proud of you. Just a question, how is it going with Ramadan?

    Toulouse, France

    Comment by Mostefa — September 26, 2006 @ 9:26 am

  129. Merci pour le rêve. Que ton voyage soit aussi bénéfique à toi qu’à nous tous.

    Comment by Gerald — September 26, 2006 @ 9:27 am

  130. Salam Anousheh..
    I m very proud that a woman from the middle east like you are in Space….

    I m French from Algeria i hope that all women of my conutry will be able one day go to in space (laugth)loool

    My best affection Big Sister


    Comment by AbdelKader — September 26, 2006 @ 9:28 am

  131. Hi Dear Anoushe.
    This is Samira ,a 21-year-old ,an Iranian girl. i am proud of you and want to thank you for your space blog, it’a a great chance for me to feel what is going on in space. and i am sure by your great efforts we can travel to space once in our life.
    thank you again and just take care because when you come back to Earth it will be a new life for you and i know you will know this life’s value more than us
    Samira ….Pray for us

    Comment by Samira — September 26, 2006 @ 9:32 am

  132. You are one of the lucky few ones from this planet to be able to watch were we live and how fortunately we are who have a small space in space were we can dwell. I wish I could be in your place right now and see the Earth as you see it, but most of all I would make a walk on the Moon and look back on my planet and ask “Why can’t we all live in peace when it looks so peaceful from my point of view”. So I think it is time for a human to take the next giant leap for manind and have a permanent residence in space by establishing bases on the moon and on Mars.

    Comment by Gunnar Arnkvist — September 26, 2006 @ 9:34 am

  133. Bonjour Mme Anousheh,

    Francais resident a Dubai, je tenais a vous faire part de mon admiration pour ce que accomplissez. De plus votre blog est tres interessant et rafraichissant a lire!
    Pour vous dire egalement que j ai une relation ambigue avec l Iran et les iraniens:
    D un cote, j ai de tres bons amis a Dubai d origine Iranienne, tres cultive, charmant, bref, je les adore et d un autre cote, j ai un ami qui est parti avec son bateau pecher au large de Dubai avec un touriste allemand, et qui est rentre sans en avoir l intention dans les eaux territoriales iraniennes, et qui est maintenant en prison depuis 9 mois a Teheran, et va devoir purger une peine de 18 mois.
    Vous me confirmez donc, si je devais avoir encore des doutes que vous appartenez a un peuple si interessant, mais avec un regime politique “difficile”…

    J allumerai la lumiere du salon ce soir a minuit GMT. Surveillez bien quand vous passerez au dessus de Dubai…



    Comment by Cyril Requillart — September 26, 2006 @ 9:40 am

  134. your adventure is a dream for many of us. thanks for sharing.
    dont spent too many time on your computer, watch out :)

    Nicolas (KPax)

    Comment by nicolas vatinel — September 26, 2006 @ 9:40 am

  135. Petit bonjour de Marseille (France) :)

    Merci de tenir ce blog de la haut et de nous faire profiter de votre fabuleux voyage dans les étoiles !!

    Pourriez-vous ecrire quelques mots en francais sur votre blog ? (je sais que vous parlez francais ;)

    Merci !

    Comment by Lionel — September 26, 2006 @ 9:41 am

  136. Dear Anousheh Ansari,

    again you speak right out of my heart. Although I haven’t been up there myself I’m thinking the way you do. May your words be heard by the people in power! And what about you going to politics?
    Thank you and all the best!


    P.S.: Greetings from Germany to Thomas Reiter!

    Comment by Marstin — September 26, 2006 @ 9:43 am

  137. Bonjour,

    En navigant à travers les filets de la grande toile, je suis tombée par hasard sur votre blog, belle Anousheh. J’en suis ravie.

    Vous avez la chance de réaliser un rêve merveilleux et je vous envie un peu, je le reconnais;)

    Je me console à l’idée que mes ecrits pourraient être lus là haut, c’est comme voyager par procuration loin de tout…

    Je vous souhaite un agréable séjour, mais je ne doute pas de cela !

    Sincères amitiés d’Algérie,


    Comment by Nawel — September 26, 2006 @ 9:43 am

  138. Hi Anousheh,

    It’s so inspiring to read about your experiences up there amongst the stars. :)

    Keep writing, and watching us from above!

    Warmest regards from Singapore,

    Comment by buggy — September 26, 2006 @ 9:45 am

  139. Hi Anousheh,
    Merci de partager avec nous votre experience exceptionnelle que vous etes entrain de vivre au dessus de nos tétes.
    Si vous pouviez juste lancer un message aux dirigeants de ce monde à partir de la station orbitle pour qu’ils arrétent les guerres afin qu’on puisse vivre tous en paix dans cette precieuse terre.
    Je vous ecris de Paris (france), je vous souhaite d’agreables tours autour de la terre et surtout pas d’excés de vitesse, lol.
    have a nice day.

    Comment by Walid — September 26, 2006 @ 9:45 am

  140. Anousheh
    Your space travel is great.
    Not only for being first woman astronaut tourist or first Iranian astronaut, because as I learn a little from this blog, your sight of view to this trip is very great.
    You wish for all to have such a trip and try to make it possible by Xprize activity.
    Hope you all success.


    Comment by Yousef — September 26, 2006 @ 9:46 am

  141. Hi,
    my dear sister. Congratulation for your courage, and ambition. You prouved taht you’re a hard worker! I don’t know if time table would aloud you to tell me, how you feel as woman in the space? I gess you may enjoy this because it is your passion, but tell me your stress.
    Have a nice day!

    Comment by Blanchard — September 26, 2006 @ 9:46 am

  142. Rockets and space shuttles are obsolete.

    Now it is time to use dissymetric soundwaves as flying support.

    Comment by LAMBERT — September 26, 2006 @ 9:51 am

  143. ****************************************************************

    l ooniayee ke fekr mikonin behtra az l
    l khanoome Ansari midoonan ke bayad l
    l ba un 20 million $ chi kar mikard l
    l lotfan be in site moraje’e konid : l
    l l

    ba ejazeye khanoome Ansari,dar roozhaye ayande baz ham in linko khaham gozasht ta mardome aziz bedoonan javabeshoono koja bayad bekhoonan.(gooya nemidoonan)


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

  144. Greetings from Marseille, France

    Comment by Raha — September 26, 2006 @ 9:58 am

  145. Bonjour, Anousheh Ansari,

    J’admire beaucoup ce que vous faites présentement dans l’espace. Vous avez une chance merveilleuse et fantastique d’être à bord de cette navette et de contempler la Terre. Ce qui vous arrive est un aperçut de ce que vivrons les gens dans le futur. La possibilité de pouvoir vivre et de travailler normalement depuis l’espace, et ce, grâce à la magie d’internet. Imaginez-vous Anousheh Ansari, être présente sur une base lunaire et d’envoyer des emails à la Terre pour faire fonctionner vos entreprises… N’est ce pas merveilleux ? C’est ce que nous vivrons bientôt grâce à la conquête spatiale.
    Internet est un instrument véritablement magique qui me permet présentement, depuis Paris, de vous envoyez un message, que vous n’aurez peut-être pas le temps de lire, un peu comme une bouteille à la mer qu’un naufragé envoie. Sauf, que l’océan est cette fois-ci remplacé par l’espace aux dimensions infini.

    Vous avez une chance formidable de partager la vie avec ces astronautes qui sont, comme vous l’avez déclaré, des êtres exceptionnelles qui devraient se présenter aux élections présidentielles en raison de leurs vision de la vie, de la science et de l’avenir.

    Je vous souhaite un bon séjour dans l’espace, en dépit de la promiscuité qui y règne, difficile déjà à supporter pour un homme, mais certainement plus encore pour une femme.

    Bon séjour dans l’espace Anousheh Ansari.

    Xavier Jaffré

    Comment by Xavier Jaffré — September 26, 2006 @ 9:59 am

  146. I hope you are having fun up there
    Next time you have time to watch the Earth, especially Africa, think about all the good things that could have been done there with the money you are speading to satisfy your wondeful ego
    Too bad the rich ones are not the great ones

    Comment by Earthling — September 26, 2006 @ 10:02 am

  147. What a shame!

    I hope you appreciate your journey in space, acknowledging that on earth millions of children are dying of hunger…

    Your caprice of millioniar must surely give them a sourful taste..

    In what world are we actually living?

    You can see it right before you..

    Don’t be proud of yourself profiter..

    YOU’re the reason of the death of these children…because you can change their situation but you don’t even try to do it..

    That is the worldly truth..

    Don’t be proud..

    Comment by Fred Giordani — September 26, 2006 @ 10:06 am

  148. Hello! Anousheh and all your fellow spaceship members as we should not forget them (Hi! you guys…)Bless you Anousheh…you are gifted in explaining to us what you see & feel…I thank you so much for sharing with us something that we shall never be able to do & you are so talented in relating to us the environment. I was a bit jealous of you being able to spend so much money on a dream & ‎now I’ve changed my mind since I found your blog…I’m so happy ‘cause I feel so close to ‎you…so it’s like you’re paying for my trip also…thanks.‎ You are the brightest star among all those stars, maybe next time a new Star is found we should call it “Anousheh”. You must be so proud that your name will go down in history.
    Also thank you for your interpretation on the interpersonal relationships skills of you & your ‎fellow members. This makes me “SO HAPPY” (there should be a Smiley here only I don’t have one only on ‎my blogs, what about this instead…^_^…) to see different nationalities being friends in ‎Space…if only things could be like that here on our “Blue Marble”…everyone would profit from it…my ‎dream is that Mankind should learn to share what he has with others like you are doing.
    I’m Irish/French living just outside Paris. If you ever come here please let me know, I would love to meet you but then again there are so many people thinking the same thing…humm
    Now just for a bit of fun…do you look up the position of the Stars for to know what your ‎day/week is going to be like, or maybe you can just look out the window & talk to them – just ‎imagine how many people every day are interested in that…I’m Aries, can you just put in a ‎little word for me…please‎…(Pssh! I am looking for an interesting job, in photography if possible, thanks).
    Pardon…excusez-moi…the phone, my daughter, when I told her that I was preparing a reply to the blog from the Woman in ‎Space she answered…Stop smoking the Carpet…but she finally understood that I was serious…
    Once again, thank you for sharing these wonderful moments with us.
    Bonne chance et à bientôt.‎

    Luv, hugs & kisses to you all.
    P.S. Any chance of a photo / autograph?

    Comment by angekelly — September 26, 2006 @ 10:07 am

  149. Et bien voici un message en français qui j’espère vous fera plaisir. Merci de nous faire rêver et de nous décrire de façon si belle notre planète.

    Comment by Alain de Bruxelles, Belgique — September 26, 2006 @ 10:08 am

  150. Chère madame Anousheh,

    Merci pour le temps que vous prenez pour partager avec nous votre incroyable aventure! J’ai lu avec beaucoup d’intérêt votre description des relations entre les membres de l’ISS. Ceci provoque une question: Dans votre entrainement avant le départ pour ISS, avez-vous suivi un entrainement spécifique à ce sujet, en vue de créer des liens harmonieux entre les membres ?
    Et si c’est le cas, pensez-vous qu’il serait possible de lire des documents à ce sujet?

    Vous écrivez en anglais et je vous répond en français, car je crois que vous le comprenez, comme je comprends l’anglais.

    Chère Madame, j’ai encore une question un peu plus intime: Comment se lave-t-on et comment prend-on soin de ses habits, de ses cheveux, de sa barbe, des mains…etc quand on reste si longtemps là-haut ?

    Je vous souhaite un très bon voyage, et si vous en avez l’occasion, ne manquez pas de poser cette question à vos collègues de l’ISS:

    Combien de kilo de chocolat mange un habitant de Suisse en moyenne par année ?

    Avec mes meilleures salutations de la terre et de la Suisse.

    Grégoire, Lausanne, Suisse

    Comment by Grégoire — September 26, 2006 @ 10:13 am

  151. سلام خانوم انوشه
    برایم خیلی جالب هست که یک زن ایرانی در بلند قله های موفقیت هست.
    در آنجا دعا کن برای همسره من چون دوست داره مثل شما به ماه بیاد و آونجا در ماه تک و تنها خدا بیشتر وقط داره برای شنیدن دعا.
    با تشکر
    به امید اینکه شما رو سلامت در زمین ببینیم

    Comment by saman — September 26, 2006 @ 10:16 am

  152. Dear Anoushe,
    I saw you , smilig every where you are. Hope your smiles last for ever.
    I would like to thank you for your live reports from space.
    Wish you best wishes

    Comment by Hossein — September 26, 2006 @ 10:21 am

  153. Hi~~
    It is my first to visit your blog. I am so exciting about your travel. Thank you for sharing your experiences and photos to us.

    Comment by Gwo-Long Li — September 26, 2006 @ 10:28 am

  154. Dear Ms Ansari
    I am an Australian living in Tokyo and you are an Iranian-born American in an Russian craft spinning in Space. The world gets more and more borderless everyday and so it should - borders are barriers after all. I too reflect the words and prayers of everyone else posting here in commending your amazing journey. You know how timely your journey given the less than cordial relations between the two nations that you call home. Let’s hope upon your return something magical happens to resolve that decades-old stand-off. It is long overdue.

    Paul in Tokyo

    Comment by Paul — September 26, 2006 @ 10:32 am

  155. Warm regards from France Anousheh.

    I really enjoy reading your experience over there !
    Wish you a nice trip.


    Comment by Laurent — September 26, 2006 @ 10:32 am

  156. hi…wonderful greetings from italy!!!
    what a dream when people of the world is reunited!!!
    iran,italy,u.s.a. and so many countries…maybe all from k-pax?? :) love to everyone for a better future

    Comment by cristian — September 26, 2006 @ 10:45 am

  157. Have a good journey!!

    Comment by DLQ — September 26, 2006 @ 10:56 am

  158. I am french, and my english is not very good…
    but I want to say Thank You for your very beautiful text from the space and the comparison between the life onboard and the life on the earth and what it could be.
    Yes the problem is just to keep this high and nice point of view !
    Thank You !

    Comment by Henri Peyre — September 26, 2006 @ 10:59 am

  159. Dear Anousheh
    i’m a amateur astronomy and industrial engineering student in tehran when i was child i wanted travel space and watch earth from over there but now … when you travel space everydays i read your weblog and i dream, i travel to space and watch earth you know you can to describe your around envirement very very good.please describe your eat food in iss.thank you
    have good time

    Comment by Mahmood Ansari — September 26, 2006 @ 11:02 am

  160. Hello Mrs Ansari, how are you? You’ve achieved such a wonderful thing I’m quite envious! And your blog is an excellent idea! Your comment about hygiene in space is very useful, I confess I more than once asked myself how “space tourists” managed to wash themselves and you gave me the answer, thank you for that!

    When you’ll be watching our tiny earth from where you are, know that someone is thinking about you from Algeria…

    Long life to your blog & رمضان مبارك

    NB: your name (Anousheh)sounds very beautiful, what does it mean?

    Comment by Lilia from Algeria ليليا من الجزائر — September 26, 2006 @ 11:13 am

  161. از سرزمین ایران مهد فردوسی وحافظ به جسورترین بانوی ایرانی سلام عرض میکنم.
    شما همراه با خودتون افتخار-عزت -ونام ایران را به عرش اعلا رساندید.
    اکنون شما به عنوان ناجی نسل جوان دخترها وپسرها شناخته میشوید.
    درآن بالا به خاک بازی بچه های ما فکر کنید…….
    در این فرصت که با خدای خودخلوت کرده اید
    به جوانها فکرکنید من مخابراتی (فوق لیسانس سیستم و18 سال سابقه کار)هستم برای درگیرشدن بامخابرات مدرن نیازمند کمک شما هستم.
    منتظر تماس تان هستم

    Comment by akbar-gh — September 26, 2006 @ 11:14 am

  162. ِِِ[b] JOKE JOKE [/b]

    Drood khanom Ansari

    Emrooz 2 ta sms jaleb dashtam ke raje be shomast,
    baraie shoma minevisam ta khodeton dar jarian jokehaei ke baraton sakhte shode bashin :)

    ( ghabl az in ke benevisam baiad begam ke harsal mah ramezan inja 1 ia 2 rooz ja be ja mishe v aiat ezam maho nemitonan peida konan!!)

    hala joke ha:

    1. Be elate hozore bedone hejabe khanome ANOUSHE ANSARI avlin banoie fazanavarde Irani dar Mah!!
    Olama hazer be royate Mah Nashode, Leza mahe ramezan ta bazgashte vey be tevigh oftad!! :D

    2. Taqkzib Khabare Ghabli!!
    be elate hozore khanome ANOUSHE ANSARI dar faza, Olama ba royate 2 mah, mahe mobarak ra 60 rooz elam kardand!! :D

    P.S: Please Mr. Ansari or Mr Peter send these Jokes to Mrs Ansari
    She’ll enjoy these

    Comment by بهنام — September 26, 2006 @ 11:28 am

  163. salam anooshe khanoom
    haletoon khoobe?
    omidvaram hamishe shad va pirooz bashid va be salamati az safaretoon bargardid
    dar panahe khoda shad va pirooz bashid
    Navid Ghaemi ….. from Iran - Mashhad

    Comment by Navid — September 26, 2006 @ 11:30 am

  164. merci de nous faire partager votre expérience !!!!!!!!!
    quelle chance de voir la terre de si loin !!!

    prfitez en bien

    Comment by isabelle — September 26, 2006 @ 11:31 am

  165. Thank you soo much for sharing your wonderful journey with us!
    When I read your posts, I feel like I am travelling in space with you (getting away from the stress of exam is wonderful! well, best kind of procrastination ever anyway! lol)
    I dream about space a lot too! I would love to study astronomy at uni some day…
    I just love the night sky, the stars… It’s just sooo beautiful and amazing!
    I can’t imagine how beautiful the view will be like from the window up there! It must be ever so stunning!
    I wish I can travel to space too, one day… (when I have enough money..haha.. actually, I just bought my first telescope with my saving money! :D … so hopefully, I’ll get there one day…haha)
    Thank you for realising your dream and giving hope to the rest of the world, especially us youngsters!
    Now we can say “dream on” truly without being sarcastic…lol
    I’ll definitely keep reading your blog, so please posting! :)

    Comment by Sindy — September 26, 2006 @ 11:57 am

  166. Will you go walk in the space?!

    Comment by Tina — September 26, 2006 @ 12:02 pm

  167. این روزها کمتر کسی را می توان پیدا کرد که در مورد سفر هیجان انگیز و غرور آفرین شما نشنیده باشه. من واقعا به شما افتخار می کنم که نام ایران را به سر زبانها انداخته اید. واقعا به پشتکار و تلاش بی وقفه شما باید تبریک گفت که به چنین موفقیت عظیمی دست پیدا کرده اید. من هم آرزوی زیادی داشتم و دارم نزدیک بود که تمام اونها رو به دست فراموشی بسپرم چون رسیدن خودم رو به آرزوهام غیرممکن می دیدم ولی الان با الگوی خوبی که شما به من دادن نهایت سعی ام را خواهم کرد.

    به امید سلامت برگشتن شما از این سفر بزرگ.

    Comment by mahmood shahidi(from bojnord) — September 26, 2006 @ 12:02 pm

  168. Hello Anousheh
    What a great privilege it is for you to be orbiting the earth up there with your colleages.Your detailed descriptions of life on the ISS give a far more insightful look at life in orbit than the sometimes dry fact filled timelines given by official sources. Keep up the good work!
    As a long time space buff who became inspired as a school boy when the Apollo programme was announced in the 1960’s I envy you with your perspective from earth orbit. I have been a lifelong follower of the various National space programmes and am particularly excited now that private space efforts seem to be getting off the ground after so many false starts. Your support in the form of the X prize was particularly inspiring and I am sure it will go down in history as the kick start that got the ball rolling for the real development of manned space exploration. Congratulations and thankyou!
    As an aside I visited Star City in early June of this year little knowing that you were probably in training at some adjacent building.We were shown the MIR mockup the accelerometer (wow that baby can really give you a ride!!!) and the neutral bouyancy training tank. A very memorable visit.
    Keep up the good work and enjoy the re-entry on Thursday That will be some experience!
    Mark Stanaway, Manjimup, Western Australia.

    Comment by Mark Stanaway — September 26, 2006 @ 12:12 pm

  169. خانم انصاری سلام خواهش می کنم هر چه زودتر برگرد اینقدر در این چند روزی که در فضا هستی به فکر شما و پیگیر مسائل شما هستم که داد رییسم در آمده امروز یا فردا مرا از کار اخراج می کنند به امید بازگشت شما به زمین و دیدار شما در ایران

    Comment by محمدرضا از تهران — September 26, 2006 @ 12:17 pm

  170. Hello
    i only said, thank you for live the dream of all human being.
    i hope you continue to explain us your incredible adventure.
    good luck, we look the sky.
    … bonne chance

    James (Paris, France)

    Comment by Jaimz — September 26, 2006 @ 12:24 pm

  171. hi Anousheh,

    Its great reading about your experiences which you have put down so simply for all to read, understand and guage :).
    Its a real pleasure also to know that you have made women all over proud by your achievements. Its a dream come true and you have pushed all barriers that seperate or discriminate women counterparts being unable to do certain things or achieve. you have shown all of us that there is no limit unless and until you draw one out for yourself. Kudos to you Ma’am :)

    Warm Regards,
    Best Wishes,
    (India, Mumbai)

    Comment by Jiny — September 26, 2006 @ 12:26 pm

  172. Thank you for sharing your excellent adventure! Faith manages.

    Comment by AnlaShok, Finland — September 26, 2006 @ 12:28 pm

  173. salame garme man be shoma,
    vaghty hamkare swedi e man ba eshtyagh khabare raftane shoma ro be man dad,zogh kardam ama bavaram nashod.hatman ke midunid shoma eftekhare ma hastyd,makhsusan maei ke tu keshvaraye digheim.
    -Privyet be shoma va hameie hamkarhatoon-!!:)
    va zende baad solh ,zende baad budane hameie mardome donia ba ham kenare ham!!

    Comment by Neda — September 26, 2006 @ 12:41 pm

  174. Hallo from east Italy is big you’r adventure.Excuse me my English

    Comment by Augusto — September 26, 2006 @ 12:47 pm

  175. I’ve just found this blog was blocked by the Chinese government and cannot be accessed in mainland China. (actually, all wordpress.com blogs have been blocked)

    Comment by yaohua2000 — September 26, 2006 @ 12:58 pm

  176. Dear Anousheh,

    congratulations on your journey and success.

    we have created an azerbaijani-russian-english forum at the www.realazer.com/forum to discuss current and past may be future problems and successes of all azerbaijanians all over the world.

    We are also discussing your success.

    But we have problem:) that you may solve.

    some russian websites and all azerbaijanian websites suggest that you are an Azeri native and not persian by origin.

    is it true?

    please let us know, either here or in your blog.



    Comment by Mehdi — September 26, 2006 @ 1:02 pm

  177. Anousheh,

    Thank you for making this post. We could all learn a bit from K-Pax, I have watched it at least twice. I get the message and I hope that others do also. I just ordered one of the “COEXIST” bumper stickers that are starting to appear, Maybe there should be one attached to the ISS. Have a safe return. The message you have sent is worth the substantial cost.

    Comment by Alan — September 26, 2006 @ 1:08 pm

  178. Dear Anousheh,

    Tears came when i read your lines/thoughts, available in the Internet timeless nonspace…and here they are now, in our hearts. Reading you and I was Earth training for the rocket launch, then in Soyouz, then in Space, feeling sick for two days, then in the ISS, living above this beautiful planet of Ours. One and only… for now ?

    We humans don’t know yet the power of a beam of light… But we know for sure the warmth of reading you, here, now. 32 little sunshines … Please continue.

    One day i’ll work for Space exploration, for sharing, like you, this reality.

    Do tears float in Space ?

    Best Regards from K-Pax, Paris.


    Comment by NiLS — September 26, 2006 @ 1:15 pm

  179. Formidable!
    Vous avez une chance extraordinaire d’être la haut. C’est quelque chose que j’ai rêvé de faire toute ma vie. Que le monde doit être beau vu de si loin, que l’impression de paix doit être grande. Priez pour cette terre pendant que vous êtes aussi près du Créateur! Merci
    PS dommage pour moi je ne parle pas assez bienl’anglais pour comprendre tout ce que vous dites sur votre blog.

    Comment by Béatrix — September 26, 2006 @ 1:20 pm

  180. I could just say “Dear Anounsheh, have a good holiday!”.
    But I think that you early will begin to dream a big jacuzi near a big buffet.


    Genoa, Italy, EU

    Comment by Giuse — September 26, 2006 @ 1:21 pm

  181. Hi Anousheh….

    It’s so wonderful to see you floating around up there in the ISS. I wish you all the fun and success that you hope for in your journey. Thanks much for writing the blog. It’s interesting to read the many replies from many different countries. I’ve had a very keen interest in the space program since the early days of the mercury, gemini, and apollo programs. I still vividly remember the live pictures of Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon. The space program insired me to study engineering.

    Our lives have over lapped in two areas. When you were a young child, I worked for a few years in your native country on the telecom network. I lived in Tehran and traveled to just about every area of the country. I really enjoyed my time there and found the people very friendly. I have fond memories of my time in Iran. I have a wonderful picture book on Iran called Persia, Bridge of Turquoise whick reminds of the many interesting place in Iran. Unfortunately, I’ve forgotten most of the farsi that I learned.

    I admire your determination and success in life with your business and now with all your space endeavors. I hope your
    recent visibilty will help insire many young people to make their life’s dreams come true. I wish you the best of luck and I’ll be continuing to watch your ISS mission and your other endeavors in the area of public sector space exploration.

    Khoda Hafes(I hope I have that correct) and Best Wishes :) from New England.

    Comment by Dan — September 26, 2006 @ 1:30 pm

  182. hi up there!
    it is kind of exciting to read a blog that has not been written down here. I must be honest, I only have read the “close quarters artikel”, for that my boss wouln’t be so excited like me, the moment he realizes me reading in spite of working. Understandable for sure ;-)
    Its good to see that a look from up there, realizing how small our world is, makes someone think about holding that only place we have together and so I thought that you might be a little happy knowing that there are a lot of people that are using there time and skills doing this. Together with a professional sportsman, he and us a ,bunch of people, were using the creativity and engagement of schoolars, students and artists to collect money to buy water dispensers for far more than a hundred cuban childgardens…up there you schould have realized how precious clean drinking water is… and guess what, it worked in less than a year… and so we’re about to start the next project to support Ethiopia… it may be just a little thing, but for us its working and we have results. But now I have to get back for our second thing, making a magazin for some friends of us playin volleyball… So if you ever read this keep your fingers crossed for the ostbek cowboys ;-)

    Comment by born — September 26, 2006 @ 1:30 pm

  183. As a woman, an American, and a biologist I want to thank you for sharing your experiences with the world. Though many astronauts may have expressed some of how they feel about being in space, the message does not always get through to the world. Instead we hear about the success or not of the mission. Eyes are on you and people are listening without your words being filtered through the media (or at least many of us can share your message uncensored. Thank you also for sending a message of love, peace, and understanding. In a world so full of violence, we need common dreams to unite us all. If only the countries of the world could communicate as well as astronauts, we could all live in safety and peace. I hope some day, your countrywomen will have the opportunity to follow their own dreams. I can’t tell you how much it saddens me that it has to be such a struggle. No man or woman should have to live through war or oppression. What can we do though? Only our best to try to touch at least a small part of the world and leave it a little better than it was. If everyone did their part, it would go a long way to increasing communication and decreasing the misunderstandings that endanger our lives and the lives of our children. I appreciate what you and your family are doing to help give the world a new dream.

    Comment by Lara — September 26, 2006 @ 1:32 pm

  184. Wishing you a nice and safe trip!
    Chaque fois que je regarde “là-haut”, j’ai une pensée pour vous.

    Comment by Marc — September 26, 2006 @ 2:01 pm

  185. انوشه جان سلام
    آيا در آنجا سكوت مطلق را حس مي كني
    اگر چه خدا همه جاست امااز تو مي خواهم در جايي كه عظمت او بيشتر نمايان است براي من و خانواده ام و همه هموطنان خوبم دعا كني .

    قصيده 2000 مرحوم مجتبي كاشاني را برايت مي فرستم تا جاذبه صفر را بيشتر حس كني.
    خدا نگهدارت باد
    هميشه موفق و سربلند باشي


    قصيده 2000
    نيوتن مي آسود

    در پناه سايه در زير درخت

    ناگهان سيبي افتاد زمين

    نيوتن آن را ديد

    سپس از خود پرسيد

    كه چرا سوي هوا پرت نشد

    اكتشافات جهان

    اتفاقات بود كه چنين مي‌افتاد

    كه كسي مي فهميد

    و به ما مي فرمود كه چه چيز چه پيامي دارد

    و چه رازي دارند آيات خدا

    راز و اسرار جهان

    كشف مي شد يك روز

    درپي گم شدن كشتي در يك دريا

    يا كسي در صحرا

    يك كسي مي فهميد كه كجا آمريكاست

    يا كجا غار عليصدر، يا كجا قطب شمال

    يك كسي مي فهميد

    كه بخار قدرتي دارد، نيز

    و كسي مي فهميد چه گياهي چه شفايي

    و چه دردي چه علاجي دارد

    يك كسي مي خوابيد در زير درخت

    نيوتن يا داود

    گيو يا گاليله،

    ترزا يا مريم

    و علي يا عيسي

    از عدن يا نروژ

    اهل ايران يا هند

    مصر يا گرجستان

    از پرو يا گينه

    و فرو مي افتاد

    يك گلابي يا سيب

    و ترنج و انار…

    راز و اسرار جهان

    كشف مي شد يك روز

    ما نبينيم كسي مي بيند

    ما نگوييم كسي مي گويد

    يكي كسي در جايي

    كه زمين مي چرخد

    به جهاني مي گفت

    گرد خورشيد و بر محور خويش

    و اگر گاليله توبه كند

    و بگويد كه ـ با تهديد ـ نخواهد چرخيد

    باز خواهد چرخيد

    آري و زمين توبه نخواهد كرد

    خواهد چرخيد

    راز و اسرار جهان

    كشف مي شد يك روز

    ما نبينيم كسي مي بيند

    ما نفهميم كسي مي فهمد

    هيچ كس منتظر مهلت خميازه ما نيست


    هيچ كس منتظر خواب تو نيست

    كه به پايان برسد

    لحظه ها مي آيند

    سالها مي گذرند

    و تو در قرن خودت مي خواني

    قرن آدم ها هر لحظه تفاوت دارد

    قرن ها گاه كوتاهتر از ده سالند

    گاه صدها سالند

    قرن ها مي گذرند

    و تو در قرن خودت مي ماني

    ما از اين قرن نخواهيم گذشت

    ما از اين قرن نخواهيم گريخت

    با قطاري كه كسان دگري ساخته اند

    هيچ پروازي نيست

    برساند ما را به قطار دو هزار

    و به قرن دگران

    مگر انگيزه و عشق

    مگر انديشه و علم

    مگر آيينه و صلح

    و تقلا و تلاش

    قرن ها گرچه طلبكار جهانيم ولي

    ما بدهكار جهانيم در اين قرن چه بايد بكنيم

    هيچكس گاري مار را به قطاري تبديل نكرد

    هيچكس ذوق و انديشه پرواز نداشت

    هيچكس از سر عبرت به جهان خيره نشد

    هيچكس از سفري تحفه و سوغات نداشت

    من در اين حيرانم

    كه چرا قافله علم از اين جا نگذشت

    يا اگر آمد و رفت

    پدرانم سرگرم چه كاري بودند؟

    بر سر قافله سالار چه رفت

    و اگر همراه اين قافله گشتند گهي

    برنگشتند چرا؟

    ما چه كرديم براي دگران

    و چرا از خم اين چنبره بيرون شديم


    زندگي ساعت ديواري نيست

    كه اگر هم خوابيد

    بتواني آن را تنظيم كني

    كوك كني

    برساني خود را به زمان دگران

    كاميابي صدفي نيست كه آن را موجي

    بكشد تا ساحل

    و در او مرواريدي باشد



    هيچ صياد زيردستي نيز

    باز بي تر و تقلا

    ماهي كوچكي از درياي صيد نكرد

    بخت از آن كسي است

    كه به كشتي رود و به دريا بزند

    دل به امواج خطر بسپارد

    و بخواهد چيزي را كشف كند

    و بداند كه جهان پر آيات خداست

    بشنود شعر خداوندي را در كار جهان

    و ببندد كمرش را با عزم

    و نمازش را در مزرعه

    در كارگهي بگذارد

    و مناجات كند با كارش

    و در انديشه يك مسئله خوابش ببرد

    و كتابش را بگذارد در زير سرش

    و ببيند در خواب

    حل يك مسئله را

    باز با شادي درگيري يك مسئله بيدار شود

    ابن سينا


    گراهام بل


    و اديسون


    و ادیسون


    بخت از آن كسي است

    كه چنين مي بيند

    و چنين مي فهمد

    و چنان جام پري مي نوشد

    و چنين مي كوشد

    بخت از آن سيبي است

    كه در آن لحظه فتاد

    و از آن نيوتن

    كه به آن انديشيد

    و در آن راز بزرگي را ديد

    خوش به حال آن سيب

    خوش به حال نيوتن

    شعر از مرحوم مجتبي كاشاني

    Comment by mehdi — September 26, 2006 @ 2:06 pm

  186. Hello from FRANCE!
    Great! your travel in space shows everybody what is the essentials, and you did it for human being.

    Comment by stephane rasemont — September 26, 2006 @ 2:07 pm

  187. Hello Mrs Ansari, how are you? You’ve achieved such a wonderful thing I’m quite envious! And your blog is an excellent idea! Your comment about hygiene in space is very useful, I confess I more than once asked myself how “space tourists” managed to wash themselves and you gave me the answer, thank you for that!
    When you’ll be watching our tiny earth from where you are, know that someone is thinking about you from Algeria…

    Long life to your blog & رمضان ميارك

    NB: your name (Anousheh)sounds very beautiful, what does it mean?

    Comment by Lilia from Algeria ليليا من الجزائر — September 26, 2006 @ 2:10 pm

  188. salam
    man yek irniam. yek iranie asheghe faza. kheli dost dashtam jaie to bodam. in commento injori neveshtam ke yadet bashe irani hasti va mosalman. onja che juri namaz mikhoni?
    be ha hal omidvaram khosh begzre. ege dost dashti behem mail bezan va ye akse ali az faza baram beferest.
    yadet khailiha hastand ke dost dashtand jaie to bodand va be faza miraftand.
    azonja khoda ra che jori mibini?
    shayad bozorgtar az hamishe.
    khoda be hamrahet
    Yek asheghe faza
    shayad ruzi man ham be faza beravam

    Comment by baqer — September 26, 2006 @ 2:23 pm

  189. Dear Mrs Anousheh,
    Thank you for sharing all your thoughts and feelings with us, it’s like we’re also up there with you, I never read such detailed and passionate accounts of a space travel… I was moved to tears (hope here at work no one has noticed that :-D)
    It’s so good to read comments on this blog from all over the world, this is what you means when you say we’re all from the same planet!

    Have a good time, un bacio (a kiss) from Italy!

    P.s. I hope you feel better, after the impact with weightlessness… the fear of zero gee sickness strikes me everytime I dream of being in space!!! I even hate travelling by plane :-P

    Comment by Simone — September 26, 2006 @ 2:49 pm

  190. Chère Anousheh,
    Faites une grosse bise au Ciel pour moi, sur les deux étoiles.
    Qu’Il vous protège et vous comble de ses Grâces.
    Didier Wolff / FRANCE

    Comment by WOLFF DIDIER — September 26, 2006 @ 2:51 pm

  191. Hello,
    Its my first comment at your blog. Your blog is really very nice & so much informative too. One day i would like to visit space & see the world how it looks like. Keep posting brilliant stuff & let others busy with your informations.
    Imran Khan

    Comment by jugnoo — September 26, 2006 @ 2:57 pm

  192. Anousheh, you are simply great! You made a dream come true and you are sharing that with us. Your blog posts are some of the best comments from space I have ever read. Thanks a million for that!

    All my bests. Dario, Milan, Italy

    Comment by Dario — September 26, 2006 @ 3:02 pm

  193. C’est une honte!

    J’ai pu constater que vous n’avez pas publier mon message…mon opinion vous dérange..

    J’imagine donc que je ne suis pas le seul à vous critiquez et que vous passez à la trappe tous les messages du même genre.

    Ce blog est donc une totale hypocrisie, une mascarade ou vous ne faite figurer que les commentaires en votre faveur…Ce blog vous ressemble je pense..

    Vous vivez dans votre bulle de millionaire en exploitant vos semblables et vous mettez de coté tout ce qui pourrait vous dérangez ou vous donnez mauvaise conscience..

    Sachez que c’est avec un grand plaisir que je prendrais soin de partager avec mon entourage, votre attitude…votre dédain…votre lacheté…comptez sur moi pour vous faire publicité..

    Vous représentez ce qu’il y a de plus laid sur cette planète…

    Et quand je vois les commentaires de tout ces gens, qui sont sympathiques à votre égard, j’ai de la pitié pour eux puisqu’ils sont le dernier de vos problèmes
    Ils sont juste, pour vous, une nouvelle façon de se mettre en valeur..vous les laisseriez mourrir de faim juste pour votre profit…

    Vous représentez ce qu’il y a de plus laid sur cette planète…

    Votre conscience..

    Comment by Fred Giordani — September 26, 2006 @ 3:03 pm

  194. سلام من هفت سالم است . من نوشتن را ياد گرفتم . من قبل از اين كه به كلاس اول بروم زود بيدار شدم و با بابايم يك نقطه را در آسمان ديدم و من می‌ دانستم كه آن شما هستيد و داريد من را از آن بالا نگاه می‌ كنيد . من به بابايم گفتم كه دوست دارم يك فضا نورد بشوم و از فضا كره ی زمين را ببينم كه چه شكلی است. من به او گفتم كه می خواهم با شما حرف بزنم و او هم به من گفت حرف هايم را اينجا بنويسم . من فكر می كردم دخترها می توانند فضا نورد بشوند ؟ راستی شما دلتان برای كره زمين تنگ نمی شود ؟

    Comment by ريحانه — September 26, 2006 @ 3:08 pm

  195. بنام خدا
    با سلام و درود بیکران

    سر کار خانم انوشه انصاری

    رویت و ثبت نامه ارسالی اینجانب توسط جنابعالی در دو قسمت از

    وب لاگ تان در فضای بیکران ،باعث شادمانی فراوان گردید از

    جانب خود و گروهی از علاقمندان به علوم نجوم و فضانوردی در

    شهرستان بسیار زیبای بروجرد ، از خداوند بزرگ آرزومند

    مراجعت توام با موفقیت برای شما می باشم و امیدوارم که به

    عنوان نخستین بانوی گردشگرجهان و اولین بانوی مسلمان

    فضانورد، با دستان خود ، ریشه درخت یادگاری فضانوردان را در

    مرکز فضائی بایکنور قزاقستان در دل زمین جای بدهید .

    4/7/1385 با سپاس و بدرود

    بروجرد – فرهاد داودوندی محقق آماتور نجوم و گروهی از

    علاقمندان در مرکز پژوهش سرای دانش آموزی شهرستان


    Comment by فرهاد — September 26, 2006 @ 3:15 pm

  196. I know that mine will be one of a thousand messages, but I deeply congratulate you for achiving such a dream. I know your the happiest woman in the world and none can ever take that feeling away from you. CONGRATULATIONS FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HAERT. Probably there won´t be any other human being that could understand wat you feel now, but me.

    Big hugs,

    Comment by Zayerina — September 26, 2006 @ 3:36 pm

  197. Anousheh jan-e-aziz,

    Every morning begins with tea, feta cheese and reading your latest entry. After reading the one about the actual trip up to ISS, I must admit, your blog has moved ahead of the tea and feta cheese—a personal space I thought no one would ever occupy. Alas, I didn’t think “big enough”. I know of no one more deserving.

    You have a beautiful heart, with which you have not just conquered “space” but most significantly you have filled the space in millions of hearts. Few have gone to “space”, but even fewer have accomplished what you are accomplishing everyday by being that which you are.

    Big love,


    PS… here is an appropriate quote by another pioneering woman:

    I would not waste my life in friction when it could be turned into momentum – Frances Willard

    Comment by Mahyad — September 26, 2006 @ 3:36 pm

  198. Well, sounds like you need to have more fun. I would show the crew how to make ASH and ghormeh Sabzi without rice! so mix up the available foods and I’ll bet you, they will always remember your creation!

    Watch out the speed limit coming back!
    Yassi from Plano

    Comment by Yassi — September 26, 2006 @ 3:56 pm

  199. Hi Anoush,

    Great stories!!

    Especially the one about the launch and the one about the travel to and entering the ISS were amazing. It’s like being up there with you!! Well.. I must say you are a sweet surprise and an amazing inspiration for us here on the ground…

    Ah… i’m totaly hooked now …. i wish i could go too!


    Comment by Gert — September 26, 2006 @ 4:04 pm

  200. Allo du Québec…En tant que femme, je suis tres fière de toi.Faut le faire quand même! Qui aurait cru un conte semblable?Malgré tout, tu as eu le courage et la volonté de réaliser ton rêve.Je suis très impressionnée par ta belle histoire.
    Je T’envoie des pensées positives pour que le retour sur Terre soit un succès.

    Comment by Rhoda — September 26, 2006 @ 4:10 pm

  201. Hi!!! This is a great honour that I can write to You - People who reaches final frontier. I’m sending this coment just to say that I admire You all. I wish to thank you to Jeff William and Pavel Vinogradov for every moment they share with all us here on planet earth. Those moments when thanks to nasa tv I can be with u in space made me feel more confident than ever becouse there is a bright future ahead of us and the very beggining of it we are all part of. I want to thank you to Anousheh Ansari for letting me sending this comment in space and who know perhabs someone on International Space Station will have a quick look at it:) I study navigation at Maritime Academy and if all goes well I will ged my enginer degree this fall. But my hear, my passion will allways stay with space program and I hope some day I will be part of it becouse there you can make a diffrence. Good luck to all of you and I wish You save return to Earth.
    It would be more than honour if You could send me one word from space: [email received]

    Good luck in reaching stars

    Comment by bartek kierzkowski — September 26, 2006 @ 4:31 pm

  202. A beautiful post on the subject of world peace. It is one thing to sit in your living room and muse about the world, it is another to look outside and see the whole world. I wish we all could see our beautiful planet from your perspective. One world, one people. If only we could accomplish it.
    My wife would mutiny if there were no makeup!
    Best wishes

    Comment by Larry — September 26, 2006 @ 4:37 pm

  203. Hi, I think it’s a terribly good idea to let astronauts run for presidency. Though you didn’t write anything that I didn’t know before, you’ve managed to touch a string in my soul that makes an extraterrestial sound in my mind.
    Thanks for giving me just a glimpse of space-consciousness.

    Comment by m*sh — September 26, 2006 @ 4:40 pm

  204. c’est vraiment formidable ce que vous ecrivez et tellement vrai .
    vraiment bravo pour votre blog qui est aussi très émouvant !!!!

    Comment by Wessim — September 26, 2006 @ 4:46 pm

  205. Salam Anousheh jan, congratulations, noticed (in your blog “my favorite things”) you are listening to our tunes up there, do they sound any different from space? (:

    Shahin sends his regards also
    Sepehr from Shahin & Sepehr

    Comment by Sepehr — September 26, 2006 @ 4:49 pm

  206. سلام انوشه عزيز
    مي خواستم يه سوال بپرسم: فكر نمي كنين كه وقتي برگشتيد از زمين خسته بشيد؟ با اينكه اونجا به قول شما معاشرت ها محدوده ولي تفاوتش اينقدر زياده كه مسلما دلتنگي به همراه داره .. با اين دلتنگي چي كار مي كنيد؟
    شاد باشيد

    Comment by ياسی — September 26, 2006 @ 4:55 pm

  207. Dear Anousheh!
    Good luck.You are a great woman.Good luck whereever you are and whatever you do.

    Comment by ArAsH — September 26, 2006 @ 5:01 pm

  208. Hello Anousheh,

    it’s great of you to share your experience with us on Earth. I am teacher, and one of my class is really international: 13 students, 7 nationalities, it’s a bit like the ISS on Earth. I do share your thoughts on getting to know the others language and culture. This could help to get a better world.
    Best wishes for the rest of your trip.


    Comment by Frederic — September 26, 2006 @ 5:04 pm

  209. Anousheh,

    Is the price of your trip worth it? Seems like a lot of people are a big deal out of that question. Personally, I would say no…the “profits” from your journey are worth far, far more than the money you paid. (Which, incidentally, is your business alone.)

    • You are using the very significant publicity to spread messages of peace and cooperation. As a person with ties to two currently sparring nations, you have a unique perspective and are sharing a positive message, and people will believe you. Ya just can’t buy this kind of air-time!

    • You are giving real hope to girls across the world. It may be hard for us to imagine in the USA, but women in many cultures are still treated as chattel. Your experience may open some eyes!

    • You are sharing this wonderful experience with others. I don’t remember previous “space tourists” doing this. Maybe we can’t go, but your gift of communication is the next best thing.

    • Allowing open comments on your blog is bringing together people from all over the globe. I just wish I could read Farsi (and Italian, and German, etc.) to know what some of the other posters are saying.

    I’ve also heard many stories about your private generosity from people who have experienced it first-hand, to claim you are selfish is just wrong.

    You’ve given me some great insights and plenty to think about, I feel like I should be paying you!

    Have a safe trip home, look forward to hearing more soon.

    Comment by GH from TX — September 26, 2006 @ 5:08 pm

  210. Hello Anousheh Ansari and Co. on ISS from Norway

    Back in 4 of July i get realy hooked up to the Nasa WEB-TV when i follovd the secound “return to flight” mission STS 121 from ther liftoff four the mission to the International Space Station,and then the mission STS-115,i have vissit the website nearly every day….. :o) (Computer on job too…)

    It`s amaising to look at the ISS and now it`s flying arround up there on the sky….!!! Built by humans…! and the orbiter to,what a spacecraft…

    From the lost of Colombia back in 2003 i follow the space program time to time,and its good to see how nasa have take the following report and The Columbia Accident Investigationnd , and built the “new” nasa like it is today….great!!

    Back in Norway ,not fare away from my homeplace,we have the plase “Geiranger” who have a lot`s of tourist`s every day….Its maby not like the ISS you are on,(as a tourist),but maby you can see it from up there..?? :o) Its a haven on Earth here in Norway…

    I hope you and the crew enjoy the time on the ISS,and in the meentime we can see you on the WEB-TV …Have a nice stay,it`s fun to watch…:o)

    Best regards from Jarle,Norway

    Comment by Jarle Iversen — September 26, 2006 @ 5:21 pm

  211. سلام بر شما دختر خوب و خوش گل همن وطنم
    اميدوارم سيستم كامپيوتر شما فونت فارسي داشته باشه تا اين مطلب منو بخوني
    فقط اينو بگم كه واقعا” خيلي خوشحلام كه براي اولين بار يك ايراني ان هم يك خانوم محترم و دانشمند كه شما باشيد كه به فضا عضيمت كردايد .
    من هم از طرف تمام ايرانيان اللخصوص اذري ها ترك زبان–تبريز–براتون ارزوي موفقيت ميكنم
    ياشاون تبرز

    Comment by yaghoob ekrami — September 26, 2006 @ 5:24 pm

  212. سلام
    دوستت دارم خيلي زياد
    دوستت دارم خيلي زياد
    دوستت دارم خيلي زياد
    دوستت دارم خيلي زياد
    دوستت دارم خيلي زياد
    دوستت دارم خيلي زياددوستت دارم خيلي زياد
    دوستت دارم خيلي زياد
    دوستت دارم خيلي زياددوستت دارم خيلي زياد

    Comment by yaghoob ekrami — September 26, 2006 @ 5:34 pm

  213. My dream-come-true,
    Dear Anoushe,
    I wish you had my eyes with you. Instead I wish I can see your complete photo album (with high resolution) in your website when you came back.
    Enjoy every seccond of your great journey.
    We all wish you health.

    Comment by Azadeh Omrani — September 26, 2006 @ 5:35 pm

  214. Hi Anousheh,
    I’m Farrokh, from Iran, Tehran, I want to say you:


    Best Regards,

    Comment by Farrokh RB — September 26, 2006 @ 5:38 pm

  215. Ce message et pour Mr. F. Giordani

    quel est votre probleme?

    votre message semble tellement etrange!
    quelqu’un qui merite n’a-t’il pas le droit de realiser ses reves? de le partager avec ses amis? pourquoi cette amertume?

    Comment by homeyra — September 26, 2006 @ 5:43 pm

  216. nemidonam dar chehali ama harja hasti paydar bashi. webloget ro ek mikhondam sarshar bod az shore mihan dosti. harf besyar asto vaght tang paydar bashi

    Comment by dokhtare shahre golo shere pars — September 26, 2006 @ 5:43 pm

  217. Hi Anoush, your BLOG brings to life so many interesting experiences for all uf us left back here on “Spaceship Earth”.
    Hopefully we’ll be as good as KPAX one day! It’s awesome to see you fulfilling such a magnificant dream, and it inspires me too. I have recently decided to look for the best way to spend the next chapter of my life, helping others. Your writing has made me now look to see what the a “bigger picture” may be so that I can have a greater impact than what I can do just hands on, shoulder to shoulder in the trenches”, so to speak. (Not that that won’t also come into play, but I’ll be looking for root causes too, now).
    Best wishes and Godspeed for your safe return with the rest of your “space adventurers”!

    Comment by Paul — September 26, 2006 @ 5:55 pm

  218. امیدوارم از لحظه لحظه ی سفرتان با خصاصت لذت ببرید.

    Comment by ایمان لاریبی — September 26, 2006 @ 5:59 pm

  219. salam

    Comment by mehdi — September 26, 2006 @ 6:16 pm

  220. I’ve enjoyed reading your blogs and also the comments from others who have been touched by your endeavour so far. You sound like a sci-fi kinda gal so here is a quote that may have some meaning….. From the movie “Contact” by jodie foster when getting passed over for the big ride because she chose to tell the truth….
    (”Funny, I thought the world was what we make of it?”)

    You’ve made the world a little bit better, I think. Good luck and have a safe trip home


    Comment by Michael Campisano — September 26, 2006 @ 6:18 pm

  221. Dear Anoush,
    Impressed…what you are experimenting now is priceless, you deserve respect for staying simple and letting us share what you feel, see, do far above our heads. Maybe some nice thoughts and prayer to end conflicts on earth from space are more powerful than ours down here…Please have a pray in that sense for me then ! Take good care of yourself, enjoy and may the force be with you. Respectfully, Arnaud from France.

    Comment by Arnaud — September 26, 2006 @ 6:19 pm

  222. Hi Anousheh,
    I am following up your blog every night. I have informed my friends who are from different nations about your blog and all of them are enjoying. Thank you for sharing your experience with us. Most of the people won’t have chance to do the same as you did, but by reading your blog and perhaps your book which I hope you wite when you are back, will have a good imagine of how life is up there.
    Thank you Anousha and cheers for your family who are in support of you.
    Take care,

    Comment by Shahran — September 26, 2006 @ 6:20 pm

  223. Hello Anousheh!
    How much fun you must be having in space! My daughter and I have been watching the flight ever since we discovered Nasa TV. We also are very interested in space exploration. Thanks, and have a safe trip home.

    Comment by TERESA — September 26, 2006 @ 6:55 pm

  224. Hi Space Cadet,

    My family and I are absolutely thrilled to follow and read about your trip into space. You are sooooooo lucky and we envy you. Best wishes, wonderful stay and a safe trip home for you and all the astronauts and cosmonauts.

    May the force be with you.

    Michael & Susan Wyn

    Comment by Michael Wyn — September 26, 2006 @ 7:07 pm

  225. Congratulations for be at the space is my hi from Venezuela to you, now you are one more star!

    Comment by The sky is not the limit — September 26, 2006 @ 7:14 pm

  226. Hello Dear Anousheh

    The first time I heard your voice was when you had an interview with a TV program called Night Sky in Iran before your launch to space. Your views about our planet, space trips and people of the world were great. I felt you are a very kind woman. You also said that when you would be in ISS above Iran, people could talk with you by ham radio. When I heard that I became very sad because there is no ham radio or devices like that in Iran. I wish I could talk to you by a ham radio and told you how worthwhile you are for Iranians. I have always read your notes in the weblog daily since you went to space. I’m nearly at your age (39) and live in Iran. I hope you read my text one day.

    Best wishes for you

    Comment by Dariush — September 26, 2006 @ 7:22 pm

  227. Dear Anousheh,
    You held with you the dreams of many little boys and girl.. and others not so little..!!
    As we say “Carpe Diem”, seize the day and please, think about us, poor human ;).
    La France est aussi avec toi !!
    Another “K-Pax” girl
    Ps : sorry for the mistakes, i’m french and i’m not very fluent in english !!

    Comment by Amélie — September 26, 2006 @ 7:35 pm

  228. Anousheh - Your blog is awesome. Until reading your comments, I could only imagine what your experiences could be like. I love watching NASA TV, seeing the thrilling pictures from space and following the dialogue and details of the astronauts EVA’s and schedules, but reading your accounts each day gives me a more personal picture of what it must be like to “visit” space. Thank you!

    Comment by Debbie — September 26, 2006 @ 7:51 pm

  229. سلام
    اميدوارم تا حالا سفر خوبي را پشت سر گذاشته باشيد
    بااميد موفقيت شما
    (( با وجود شما ، من به ايراني بودنم افتخار ميكنم ))

    Comment by saeed zeinali — September 26, 2006 @ 8:00 pm

  230. Thank you sooo much for this blog! It’s exciting.

    As a teacher in the inner city here in Los Angeles, California, I have to tell you my students and I have bonded like never before during this flight of yours. It demonstrates some incredible principles! Discussing your mission with my students has certainly made me a better teacher and my students more eager to learn!

    Comment by Joe — September 26, 2006 @ 8:10 pm

  231. ey khoda key jomeh sar mireseh?
    millionha ghalb pak montazer yek ghalbeh pakeh keh az asemoon barghardeh
    khaharemoon anousheh jan….
    khodaya ghalbeh ma ra shad kon………

    Comment by akbar-gh — September 26, 2006 @ 8:27 pm

  232. Bonjour Anousheh,

    Quel merveilleux voyage, je vous envie! Quelle belle leçon de vie nous donnez vous de là haut.Je vous souhaite d’en profiter au maximum et continuerai de vous lire passsionnément tout au long de votre voyage. Les étoiles depuis le ciel parisien ne se voient pas alors regarder les pour nous !
    Un grand merci à vous.

    Comment by alex — September 26, 2006 @ 8:30 pm

  233. […] Anousheh Ansari continues her sojourn on the International Space Station (previously: $20,000,000 and a dream). She is keeping a blog where you can read about life without gravity, in very close quarters. Happy stuff like this: Most veteran cosmonauts speak English and most veteran astronauts speak Russian. The funny thing I have observed sometimes is when a cosmonaut asks a question in English, his astronaut counterpart will answer in Russian. This is what I call mutual respect! If only we had more people practice it on Earth, we would have a much more peaceful place to live. […]

    Pingback by RightWingBob.com — September 26, 2006 @ 8:33 pm

  234. Anousheh:
    I read your experience in these days, and single I can say ¡¡¡is
    incredible!!!. Very, very Best desires!!!!, from Argentinean. Dante

    Comment by Dante Mussalvi — September 26, 2006 @ 8:57 pm

  235. Belle Anousheh

    je suis sur le point de me coucher et je regarde le ciel en pensant que l’aventure qu’est la votre peut faire bouger les consciences en orient et en occident
    merci pour l’avancée humaine
    vous êtes un message de paix à vous toute seule !

    bonjour à vos cohéquipiers

    Laura M , Strasbourg, france

    Comment by laura martin — September 26, 2006 @ 9:10 pm

  236. Anousheh - Surely you are aware how far your experience is reaching with this blog. It is a wonderful thing. I’m the project manager for the Space Frontier Foundation’s Teachers in Space project, and I talk to alot of teachers every day. They are well aware of your interest in education. Your flight is felt by them with an immediacy not present for a very long time. I think this is different than just having the knowledge of it. On behalf of my project I would like to compliment you on how you have shared space with us. Somehow, you have brought us closer together. It is quite a gift, for which I thank you.

    Bill Boland

    Comment by Bill Boland — September 26, 2006 @ 9:16 pm

  237. سلام انوشه خانوم
    امیدوارم سفرت بیش از آنچه را که فکرش را می کردی برایت خوب و جذاب بوده باشد.
    وقتی که یک زن ایرانی به ماه می رود این باور در ما زنده می شود که ما فرزندان داریوش کبیر می توانیم به هر آنچه آرزو داریم برسیم.
    برای ما هم دعا کن
    به امید دیدار شما در زمین

    Comment by سامان — September 26, 2006 @ 9:17 pm

  238. salam anooshe jan.hatman hala ke toye ooje arezoot hasti va be oon residi kheyli ehsase khbi dari ke ma dark nemikonim khosh be halet ke in shans ro dashti ke ghabl az marg ye bar az in donya rafti va be koochiki donya va bozorgie khoda pey bordi adam vaghti bemire har ghadr talash kone nemitone dobare be in donya bargarde va on moghe taze be fekre kar haei ke dar dorane omresh karde fekr mikone ama afsoos ke rahe bargasht nadare ama to onja hatman kheyli be azemate donya va khoda fekr mikoni to hala mitoni fekr koni be chand ta az vajebati ke khoda toye hamoon ghorani ke hamrahet bordi gofte amal nakardi dar sorati ke khoda bozorgtarin arezoye to ro bar avorde kard pas to kheyli be khoda bedehkari ama hanooz dir nashode to rahe bargash dari va mitoni jobrane 40 sale gozashte ro bekoni khoda montazerete ke bedehi sho bebi pas zood bash chon khoda ham zood arezoye to ro bar avarde kard.bye

    Comment by atekeh — September 26, 2006 @ 9:20 pm

  239. En réponse à Mme Homeyra,

    Mon problème, comme vous dites, c’est que je ne tolère pas tant de tapage médiatique autour de ce ridicule caprice de millionnaire….

    Exposer un tel gaspillage d’argent à la face du monde est tout simplement indécent!

    Je n’éprouve pas d’amertume mais un profond écoeurement.

    Ce qui est étrange, ce n’est pas mon commentaire…ce qui est étrange c’est de voir tous ces commentaires écrits en l’honneur d’un femme qui n’a aucune pudeur…qui assouvit son extravagance à coup de million de dollars, et la projette à la face d’une planète ou quelques milliards de ses semblables tutoient la misère, vivent dans l’insalubrité..mais enfin…c’est une honte voyons, réveillez-vous!!

    Certains la considère même comme un exemple…mais ou va-t-on ?!?

    Vous me parlez de mérite..pensez vous qu’elle a plus de mérite que cet enfant indien qui passe 14 h par jour sur un métier à tisser, pour 2 euros le mois…et ça depuis qu’il sait marcher..
    sûr qu’il ne pourra pas se le payer, lui, le voyage dans l’espace..

    Pourtant à mes yeux il le mérite bien plus qu’elle..

    Qu’elle fasse son voyage c’est son problème (même si je n’approuve pas)..par contre qu’elle nous épargne ce tapage dans la presse écrite, télévisée, internet..c’est intolérable. Comme vous dites, elle n’a qu’a le partager avec ses amis, le reste du monde s’en contrefout…puisque ça lui est complètement inaccessible..ça ne peut que l’aigrir un peu plus..voila tout.

    J’espere etre clair sur ma position…pour la comprendre, il suffit, mme Homeyra, de savoir faire preuve d’éthique et de compassion…

    Voila mon mail, pour quiquonque aurait envie de converser à ce propos:

    [email received]

    Comment by Fred Giordani — September 26, 2006 @ 10:28 pm

  240. […] Anousheh Ansari continues her blogging (or pseudo-blogging or whatever you want to call it), discussing life on the station and watching the Earth from the station. The best part,” however, she notes, “and by far my favorite view up here is the view of the universe at night. The stars up here are unbelievable… It looks like someone has spread diamond dust over a black velvet blanket.” […]

    Pingback by Personal Spaceflight » Tuesday Ansari updates — September 26, 2006 @ 11:42 pm

  241. …all i can say, Anousheh, is that your posts always bring me to tears of thankfulness, hope, and opportunity… thank you for doing this and sharing it with all with us… you are a rare gift to all of humanity and i thank God that i have been blessed to witness this moment… Thanks Again…


    Comment by leyman — September 27, 2006 @ 1:01 am

  242. سلامی گرم به انوشه عزیز
    همه ما ایرانیها بهت افتخار می کنیم وبدون که اسمت به عنوان یک چهره ماندگار در تاریخ این مرزو بوم برای همیشه به یادگار خواهد ماند.بی صبرانه منتظریم با سلامتی کامل روی زمین تا چند روز آینده ببینیمت.من و تمام مردم ایران دوستت داریم

    Comment by زهرا — September 27, 2006 @ 2:29 am

  243. salam

    Comment by tara — September 27, 2006 @ 4:16 am

  244. سلام خانم انوشه

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

    هوشنگ از تبريز ايران

    Comment by Houshang Blourani — September 27, 2006 @ 6:16 am

  245. سلام انوشه جان
    از همون اول که اسمت رو شنیدم دنبال اخبار مربوط به تو بودم و وبلاگت رو همیشه میخوندم.
    توی این فکر بودم که چی بگم برات، یه فال حافظ گرفتم برات بخونش:
    پیرانه سرم عشق جوانی به سر افتاد
    وان راز که در دل بنهفتم بدر افتاد
    از راه نظر مرغ دلم گشت هواگیر
    ای دیده نگه کن که به دام که در افتاد
    دردا که از آن آهوی مشکین سیه چشم
    چون نافه بسی خون دلم در جگر افتاد
    از رهگذر خاک سر کوی شما بود
    هر نافه که در دست نسیم سحر افتاد
    مژگان تو تا تیغ جهانگیر برآورد
    بس کشته دل زنده که بر بکدگر افتاد
    بس تجربه کردیم درین دیر مکافات
    با درد کشان هر که در افتاد بر افتاد
    گر جان بدهد سنگ سیه لعل نگردد
    با طینت اصلی چه کند بدگهر افتاد
    حافظ که سر زلف بتان دست کشش بود
    بس طرفه حریفی ست کش اکنون به سر افتاد

    امیدوارم سفر دلنشینی داشته باشی و با خاطرات شیرین تر از قبل به زمین برگردی.
    ایران اومدی بیا اصفهان در خدمتیم

    Comment by Ehsan — September 27, 2006 @ 6:28 am

  246. Bonjour Anoushed!
    Just saw you this morning (27 september) at 06:44 CET, above Antwerp, Belgium…..crossing Orion. The picture is on the website section.

    Comment by Raoul Lannoy — September 27, 2006 @ 6:41 am

  247. بازم سلام دوباره.هر موقع برگشتی حتما بیا به ایران اگه قابل دونستس به شهر شیراز هم بیای باعث افتخارمونه.

    Comment by mohsen keshavarzi — September 27, 2006 @ 9:46 am

  248. Wooow! Chanceuse! C’est extraordinaire de lire le blog de la premiere astronate a visiter l’espace. C’est vrai que c’est dire de ne pas voir ton entourage, mais tu as une chance extraordinaire. Je suis du liban.

    Comment by Nastasia — September 27, 2006 @ 10:13 am

  249. Monsieur Giordani

    Merci pour votre reponse, je me permetrais de vous repondre plus longuement sur votre email.

    Etant Iranienne moi-meme, et ayant vecu et ayant ete temoin des differents consequences de “certains injustices” mondiales, je vois l’histoire d’Anousheh comme un conte de fee -desolee pour mes expressions naives!:)- imaginez une iranienne qui quitte ce pays et part dans le pays cense d’etre “l’enemi”.. y reussi a faire fortune dans sa profession a un si jeune age … et ensuite se permet de realiser son reve d’enfance et le partager… voyez ce que cela represente pour les communs des mortels comme moi … mais difficiles de discuter sur nos perceptions.

    Les problemes de la planete sont la, et a chacun de nous de faire quotidienement ce qui nous semble juste.

    Je suis absolument d’accord qu’il y a des priorites …. ma “perception” d’Anousheh est une ame genereuse …. et je ne la considere pas comme responsable de nos maux… plutot un symbole de la Grande Panoplie des Possibilites… que vous, moi… et beaucoup d’autres aimeraient utiliser pour instaurer plus de justice et plus d’ame et plus de beaute dans les affaires du monde d’ici bas.


    Comment by homeyra — September 27, 2006 @ 11:28 am

  250. Dear Anoushey!

    I love your blog so much! It gives me the chance to get closer to the aim I follow. It is the same like yours. I know how hard the training is to become an astronaut, because in this summer I got the best view in my life of the insides of the NASA.
    What you are doing up in the space supports my acting for the future.
    Never stop your work because the new generations will need them.

    Have a goog time left in space!

    Fabian Hoffmann

    Comment by Fabian Hoffmann Space Education Institute Germany, Mission 2 — September 27, 2006 @ 1:49 pm

  251. خانم انصاري عزيز, سلام

    از وقتي كه صداي شما و خبر سفر شما به ايستكاه فضايي بين المللي

    را از برنامه آسمان شب كانال 4 تلوزیون ایران شنيدم خيلي

    خوشحال شدم ,به اين دليل كه رفتن به فضا,شبها روياي قبل

    از خواب من هم بوده و از اين جهت به وجود شما افتخار ميكنم.

    لطفااز زمين ,فضاي بيكران و ديدنيهاي آن بالا بيشتر بنويسيد

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

  252. salam khanome ansary
    man yek nojavane dokhtare irany shoma ra be onvane yaky az shja tarin zanan . an ham irani . an ham mosalman mishenasam .
    az tarafe hameye ham seno salhaye khodam barayetan arezoye movafaghiat mikonam !

    Comment by rebecca : hi — September 27, 2006 @ 4:29 pm

  253. ممنونم که حال مردهارا گرفتید !!!!!!!!!!!!1

    Comment by hi — September 27, 2006 @ 4:32 pm

  254. Pour Mr Giordani, et tout autre qui partagerai son opinion,

    Pouvez-vous honnetement vous permettre de critiquer une personne qui se permet de realiser son reve? Pour moi, ces genres de commentaires font preuve d’une hypocrisie incroyable. Si le sort de l’enfant indien vous derange a ce point, allez-y l’aider, au lieu de rester chez vous sur un ordinateur qui vous coute apparament au moin 400 mois de son salaire, dans une maison ou un appartement qu’il ne pourrais jamais s’offrir.

    Mais bon, comme moi vous etes confortable chez vous, et comme moi vous trouver que ca ne vaux pas la peine de sacrifier le restant de votre vie pour aider ceux qui sont si loin, surtout si on peux critiquer nos mieux! Malheureusement, ou beaucoup trouvent un exemple a suivre dans la quete pour s’ameliorer, vous ne trouvez qu’une autre personne sur qui vous acharner.

    If you will not aid the less fortunate nor strive for your own greatness, mediocrity is all that awaits you.

    Comment by Dariush — September 27, 2006 @ 6:08 pm

  255. Mrs. Ansari

    Your pictures are all over the internet, I have Co-workers coming up to me and telling me how fascinating it is to have an Iranian woman in space as a first female tourist ever gone to space,I wanted to thank you for not hiding your background as you know north American’s have this negative image of Iranian and mostly Iranian women, I think it is amazing to see you wearing Iranian flag as well as American flag on your jacket and most of all to see dreams do come true regardless of how hard it might be to achieve it.

    I love your blog

    All the best to you and your family.

    Marjan (Toronto, Canada)

    Comment by Marjan — September 28, 2006 @ 12:11 am

  256. Dear Anousheh,
    I really proud of you as an Iranian and wish you the best.
    As far az I watched your interview on channel4 of Iran I really decided to follow your goal.As you mentioned you had to learn Russian I decide to learn it since now.
    Your picture above Iran was fantastic but I wish you willbe successfull to get from the surface of Iran.
    with best wishes.
    Pooyan, Mashhad

    Comment by Pooyan — September 28, 2006 @ 8:40 am

  257. سلام خانم انوشه
    خیلی خوشحال شدم وقتی شنیدم اولین فضانورد ایران متولد مشهد است
    و خیلی از صمیمیت شما نسبت به ایرانیان خرسندم
    بامید روزی که از تجارب شما در ایران استفاده کنیم
    بامید موفقیت های روزافزون
    peiman zarif, Mashhad

    Comment by Peiman — September 28, 2006 @ 9:02 am

  258. انوشه عزيز

    آسمان آيت دلدار من است عاشق شب شده‌ام از اين رو

    خوش به حالت، سلام ما به حضور عزيز ما برسان

    Comment by Hamid — September 28, 2006 @ 9:50 am

  259. dear khanome ansary
    what ’s a great travel you made!
    vous avez prouvé par votre courage au monde arabe que la femme en soit n est pas un etre inferieur.vous ete capable d explois tout en gardant le sourire.
    garder un oeil sur notre belle planete bleu et bon retour
    amusez vous bien.

    Comment by B.C.M.T bouziane — September 28, 2006 @ 9:50 am

  260. خانم انوشه انصاری
    خوشحالم چون بار دیگر ثابت شد که “ز کوشش به هر چیز خواهی رسی” و میدانم چون خواستی، توانستی و نیز میدانم سایر رویاهای عالیت محقق خواهد شد.انشاءالله
    در پایان جمله زیبایت را برای یاد آوری خودم و دیگران مینویسم که :”…اميدوارم به جوانان سراسر دنيا به طور مسلم نشان دهم كه هيچ محدوديتي براي آنچه كه ميخواهند به دست بياورند وجود ندارد”
    به امید موفقیت و کامیابی

    Comment by Amini — September 28, 2006 @ 11:00 am

  261. I love u

    Comment by pooya — September 28, 2006 @ 11:02 am

  262. Mrs Ansari


    We-people of Iran- will never forget you as the first

    iranian astronaut and a successful woman.

    I hope that you have a safe return.

    With best wishes.

    Comment by Mahdi — September 28, 2006 @ 12:01 pm

  263. Hi Dearest Anoushe,
    This is my second comment on your blog, the 1st comment is also the 1st comment on this dreamy post.
    I understood so late to see the IIS when it passes from the Tehran sky. i know i was awake at morning , because of “Ramazan” and taking fast.
    امیدوارم به سلامت با زمین بازگردید و آرزو میکنم که روزی شما رو در ایران و در جمع میلیونها هوادار خودتون ببینم.

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

  264. FELICITATIONS,nous sommes fiers de vous.Votre aventure est un message d’ espoir.Permettez moi de vous envoyer ma sympathie et mon soutien.


    Comment by anestis — September 28, 2006 @ 4:35 pm

  265. Dear Anoushe

    its very interesting and exciting to hear ur experiences , thx for share it with us . im very interested in space exploration , u are so lucky !
    hows Iran like from space ?!

    havent u met any alien yet with green skin and eyes of bugs !? lol
    have a safe tripe home

    Comment by Maryam — September 28, 2006 @ 4:51 pm

  266. سلام خانم انصاری

    من هم خیلی خوشحال هستم بخاطر موفقیت شما هموطن عزیزم.

    من همراه برادرم صبح 23 سپتامبر ( اول مهر) شما را باISS دیدم .

    خوشحال مي شوم که بعداز بازگشت برايم E-mail بفرستيد.

    خيلي دوستتون دارم ليلي_ هفده ساله_همدان

    Comment by Leili — September 28, 2006 @ 7:24 pm

  267. tabrike mano bepazirid…
    omidvaram movafagh bashid…
    shoma energie mosbati be javoonaye irani dadid ke shayad khodetoon nadoonid cheghadr lazem bood…
    khoshhalam ke faramoosh nakardin ke yek IRANI hastid…
    movafagh bashid

    Comment by Enayat — September 28, 2006 @ 9:36 pm

  268. ba salam

    vorudetuno be zamin tabrik migam.


    Comment by sfandyar sarraf — September 29, 2006 @ 10:41 am

  269. ba salam.

    shere man be dastetun resid?


    Comment by sfandyar sarraf — September 29, 2006 @ 10:47 am

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

    نام این ترانه است:پیغام انوشه.

    امیدوارم که خوشتون بیاد.

    با تشکر.

    دوستدار شما اسفندیار

    Comment by sfandyar sarraf — September 29, 2006 @ 10:59 am

  271. Helo!
    Bonjour Anoushe,
    je trouve que vous representez tres bien la femme arabe; fonceuse
    et courageuse.
    Bon sejour dans l’espace et bon retour sur terre!!!

    Comment by Amel.T — September 29, 2006 @ 12:33 pm

  272. Dear Anoushe,

    I have just found out that you have successfully returned back to Earth.

    As an Azerbaijanian by nationality I am so proud that an AZERI woman have made so far and even ventured to SPACE.

    this day will make all azerbaijanians in th e world very very happy and proud of our country men and fellows in Azerbaijan and Iran.

    May Allah Bless you.

    Comment by AZER — September 30, 2006 @ 2:24 pm

  273. گرامی انوشه خانم ارجمندمان…
    با درود بسیار به شما دختر ایران زمین ، که براستی مایه بزرگی و افتخار همه ایرانیان شدید،
    آوای خوش هزار تقدیم تو باد
    سر سبز ترین بهار تقدیم تو باد
    گویند که لحظه یست روییدن عشق
    آن لحظه هزار بار تقدیم تو باد
    همراه با بهترین آرزو ها امید وارم که تا جاودان نام نیکتان برقرار باشد.

    با تقدیم جند شعر از حافظ بزرگ شما را به ایزد دانایی میسپارم…

    رواق منظر جشم من آشیانه تست
    کرم نما وفرودآ که خانه خانه تست
    من آن نیم که دهم نقد دل بهر شوخی
    در خزانه بمهر تو و نشانه تست
    تو خود چه لعبتی ای شهسوار شیرین کار
    که توسنی چو فلک رام تازیانه تست

    با تقدیم احترام بسیار برای شما و خانواده ارجمند انصاری

    دکتر امیر بقراطیان

    Comment by Amir.Boghratian — September 30, 2006 @ 2:25 pm

  274. سلام انوشه خانم خوبید
    سفر خوش گذشت
    امید وارم که خیلی به شما خوش گذشته باشه و این پرچم پر افتخار مارو بر فراز کهکشانها برافراشته کرده باشید
    من چند بار براتون میل فرستادم ولی نمیدونم چرانرسید به دست شما
    ولی فقط اینو بدونید که همه ایرانیان به شما افتخار می کنن و مایع سر افرازی ما هستین
    همشه خوش باشیدکه موفقیت درچندقدمی شماست

    Comment by IRAN — October 1, 2006 @ 5:25 am

  275. I love these entries from someone who hasn’t been trained by a government to speak as the government would expect. You made me choke up with the promise of cooperative and understanding human endeavors and I agree about your observation that astronauts ought to be presidents. I met John Glen as both an astronaut and as a Senator and he was exactly what you want in a representative. But here is a thought. As a pr-requisite to leadership of a nation on earth, the leader must do a small tour, lkie you, in space, to gain a perspective (if not an understanding) on his or her responsibility. Now that would be a fabulous way to spend the UN budget in and for peace.

    Thank you again for your wonderful blog enties and,of course, for making this fabulous trip for all of us.

    Comment by josh — October 1, 2006 @ 7:12 am

  276. Close quarters comments section now closed — come to the future.

    Comment by X PRIZE — October 4, 2006 @ 1:31 am


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