Anousheh Ansari Space Blog

October 2, 2006

Farewell to Expedition 13/Ansari

Filed under: International Space Station,Space Explorer — by X PRIZE @ 5:58 pm

Thank YouTube

Filed under: International Space Station,Space Explorer — by X PRIZE @ 2:16 am

Added September 30, 2006 From BrunoTheQuestionable
Undocking of Soyuz TMA-8/13S from the International Space Station on 28th September 2006.

Added October 01, 2006 From BrunoTheQuestionable
Re-entry of Soyuz TMA-8/13S on 28th September 2006.

More Anousheh Ansari Space Blog video favorites are listed here and here.

September 26, 2006

The View from NASA TV

Filed under: International Space Station,Personal Spaceflight,space-blog — by X PRIZE @ 7:52 pm

NASATV View

September 21, 2006

Expedition 13/Expedition 14 NEEMO 11 Live on NASA TV

Filed under: International Space Station,Orbit — by X PRIZE @ 7:05 pm

EX13and14_1.jpg NEEMO11.jpg

September 20, 2006

Welcome aboard the ISS!

Filed under: International Space Station — by Peter @ 5:40 pm

Just after 1am PT, the hatch between the Soyuz TMA-9 and ISS was opened and a very happy, still smiling Anousheh Ansari floated aboard wearing her Ansari X PRIZE hat! (Thanks for the show of support Anousheh!). I’m hopeful that she’ll soon be ready to log on and share some of her personal thoughts and feelings from orbit.

I just heard the following from my friend NASA Associate Administrator Rex Geveden, senior NASA Representative currently in Russia, “Greetings from Moscow! Just left TSuP for the Star City docking celebration. We spoke with the crew a little while ago, and everyone looked just great. Anousheh’s charm and intelligence are evident even from orbit.”

As Anousheh entered ISS, she brought onboard her “carry-on” allocation of 10 KG. Besides an X PRIZE flag and hat, she also is also carrying a number of artifacts which flew aboard SpaceShipOne — to my knowledge, these are the only items ever to fly both on a suborbital and orbital flight. The list of items includes:

A physical piece of composite materials taken off of SS1
Two SS1 mission patches which had previous flown about the two winning Ansari X PRIZE sub-orbital flights.
And a number of first day covers (for you stamp collectors) that were flown on SS1 and canceled in Mojave on October 4th.

Congratulations Anousheh, you made it! We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

— Peter

Safe Onboard the Station

Filed under: International Space Station — by X PRIZE @ 8:39 am

Anousheh floats in — to the outpost of space exploration — wearing her Ansari X Prize hat!

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