What “first” in the space industry did American businesswoman Anousheh Ansari claim?
Saturday, October 21, 2017
· First female Oscar for producing a documentary13.4%
· First female space “tourist”22.5%
This Iranian-born American businesswoman became the first female space “tourist” when she lifted off on Sept. 18, 2006 as one of the crew of Soyuz TMA-9. She paid around $20 million for her participation in the flight. On Sept. 20, 2006, her spacecraft successfully docked with the International Space Station. Ansari spent eight days there, performing a series of experiments on human physiology for the European Space Agency. Source: Britannica.com
· First female CEO of private space travel company29.4%
· First female astronaut accepted for Mars mission 202534.7%