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My Dream of Stars

From Daughter of Iran to Space Pioneer

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My Dream of Stars: From Daughter of Iran to Space Pioneer by Anousheh Ansari
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In her heartwarming and empowering memoir, space pioneer Anousheh Ansari tells the story of her childhood in Iran and her family's exodus to America after the Islamic Revolution. After settling down in Texas, Anousheh built a computer technology firm from the ground up, which eventually realized a net worth of $750 million and ultimately allowed her to achieve her childhood dream of spaceflight. In her groundbreaking role as the first-ever female commercial spaceflight participant, her story became politicized and fraught with the prejudices and obstacles she had to overcome as an Iranian woman, culminating in a debate over whether she would be allowed to display both the American and Iranian flags on the sleeve of her spacesuit.After her return to Earth, Anousheh started The Ansari Foundation, a quickly growing nonprofit which supports social entrepreneurship, and is especially committed to ensuring the freedom of women around the world and supporting female entrepreneurs. Ultimately, this evocative story shows the triumph of a woman who has become a role model to people around the globe struggling to overcome economic and cultural barriers, as well as those dreamers who look upon the stars and wish to soar among them.

Author Biography

Anousheh Ansari was born in Mashhad, Iran and immigrated to America to eventually become the fourth-ever commercial spaceflight participant and the first Muslim woman to traverse the far reaches of outer space. She is also the founder of the multi-million dollar firm Telecom Technologies and of the Ahoora Foundation. She lives in Dallas, Texas. Homer Hickam is the acclaimed author of "Rocket Boys," which was adapted into the major theatrical release, "October Sky." He is the author of eight other books, including the 1989 military nonfiction bestseller "Torpedo Junction" and the "New York Times "bestseller "Back to the Moon." He lives in Huntsville, Alabama.
Release date Australia
March 2nd, 2010
Contributor
With Homer H Hickam
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Palgrave MacMillan
Pages
234
Dimensions
168x242x25
ISBN-13
9780230619937
Product ID
3831485

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