Anousheh Ansari Space Blog

September 26, 2006

Change of Command, Undocking and Landing

Filed under: Personal Spaceflight — by X PRIZE @ 11:37 pm

Timeline kindly provided by Peter Guelzow, President AMSAT-DL, with all times converted to UTC.

Anousheh’s trip to the ISS took about two days from launch to docking, but the return to Earth takes only less than 3.5 hours.

On Wednesday, Septemper 27, a formal change of command ceremony from Expedition 13 to Expedition 14 will be held.

NASA TV will cover the farewell ceremony and closing of the hatches is planned for Thursday, September 28, 18:35:00 UTC.

The Expedition 13 crew and Anousheh Ansari will then prepare to depart. Only the German astronaut Thomas Reiter will stay a few more months until December, before he is scheduled to return home.

Soyuz TMA-8 is scheduled to land in Kazakhstan at 01:10 UTC on September 29.

Soyuz TMA-9 will be the return vehicle for the Expedition 14 crew.

* Undocking −00:00 / Landing −03:23:00

Separation command to begin opening hooks and latches that hold the Soyuz spacecraft to a docking port on the Space Station.

* Undocking +03:00 / Landing −03:20:00

Hooks opened. Soyuz begins physical separation from the Pirs docking compartment at 0.1 meters per second.

* Undocking +06:00 / Landing −03:17:00

A 15-second separation burn when the Soyuz is about 20 meters from the Station.

* Undocking +02:29 / Landing −00:54:00

When the Soyuz is at a distance of about 19 km from the ISS, the engines fire for a 4-minute, 21-second deorbit burn.

* Undocking +02:57 / Landing −00:26

The unoccupied Orbital Module separates from the Descent Module and burns up upon re-entry into the atmosphere.

* Undocking +03:00 / Landing −00:23

The Soyuz reaches Entry Interface – 121 920 meters in altitude – 31 minutes after the deorbit burn.

* Undocking +03:08 / Landing −00:15

Parachutes are commanded to deploy. Two Pilot Parachutes are deployed, the second of which extracts the Drogue Chute. The Drogue slows the spacecraft’s descent from a rate of 230 meters per second to 80 meters per second.

The Main Parachute is then released. It slows the Soyuz to a descent rate of 7.2 meters per second. First, its harnesses allow the Soyuz to descend at an angle of 30 degrees to expel heat, then it shifts the Soyuz to a straight vertical descent.

* Undocking +03:23 / Landing −00:02

Six Soft Landing Engines fire to slow the vehicle’s descent rate to 1.5 meters per second just 0.8 meters above the ground.

Soyuz lands.


  1. Peter or Robin, do you can give this to Anousheh? I wish Soyuz TMA 8 a good landing.

    See you,
    Ralf, Germany

    Dear Anousheh Ansari,

    Ralf and Yvonne Heckel from the ambitious „Space Education Institute“ in Leipzig are so kind to forward my mail to you.

    To introduce me, I am a journalist in Berlin and currently working as an author on a TV-documentary about women in the space. It will be a 30-minutes feature, produced by „HerrmannFilm“ in Berlin.

    It‘s about the women, who are crossing big borders: it‘s about the motivation, education and working life of female astronauts. Therefore I‘am going to interview the girls from the Space Education Institute about their expectations and female astronauts about their experiences. Also I am including female artists, like Laurie Anderson who involved the themes of space travel and research in their art work.

    I am just standing on my balcony, looking up in the sky above Berlin, seeing the stars and thinking of you, flying above me in a height of 400 kilometres, in a shining space station, becoming really, truly and utterly one of the stars above us. I read your space-blogg and I am fascinated about your way to catch your dreams.

    Now you are watching the world go by, watching the drama of sunset and sunrise 32 times a day, seeing all these things people wouldn‘t believe. Me, I only saw a little part of our planet, to put it in a nutshell: once I crossed the atlantic ocean in a 12-meter-sailboat, crammed in it with five more people and tons of food. That wasn‘t fun all the time, but looking outside I felt being the happiest person on earth, a part of the endless blue around me.

    May I ask if you are principally interested to participate in my documentary? It will be a short interview about your motivation and experience in space. The documentary is still in the project status. It would be really nice hearing from you soon.

    Yours sincerely,
    Dorothee Tackmann

    26 of septembre 2006
    2nd public channel Germany

    Comment by Ralf Heckel, Space Education Institute — September 27, 2006 @ 12:00 am

  2. Anousheh,
    I wish a good landing (in russian: Mjakoy Posadky). Please see for me the red flame out of the window when you reentry (think on a star to fall), and hear the deep voice of the soyuz, close your eyes when the parashutes open (15 G! for 2 seconds). It will be a trip beetween heaven and hell – you made it – I want to go this way too!

    My heart is yours.

    Yvonne (32 years), ambassador for space education, Germany

    Comment by Yvonne Heckel — September 27, 2006 @ 12:24 am

  3. bon vol a bord de l iss de ve2mmc (amateur radio)
    montreal canada

    Comment by marchal bruno — September 27, 2006 @ 1:10 am

  4. Your story is very exciting and incredible!
    I feel that now I admire the scenes as if I am in there.
    Have a nice space trip and please well come back.

    Comment by KH Baek — September 27, 2006 @ 1:12 am

  5. سلام . هر شب به آسمان نگاه مئ كنم و مئ دانم كه در گوشه ائ از اين آسمان و در بالائ سر ما هستئ و از اين موضوع لذت مئ برم . مادرم مئ گويد كه شما بزرگ هستيد به بزرگئ كوههائ كه من هر روز صبح كه از خواب بلند مئ شوم مئ بينم و حالا من هم ديگر اين موضوع را باور دارم و شمارا بزرگ مئ دانم و به شما افتخار مئ كنم . شمايك انسان بزرگ هستيد همان چيزئ كه من هميشه آرزو داشته و دارم . به شماافتخار مئ كنم همانطوركه به تاريخ و فرهنگ و ملت و كشورم مئ بالم و صورت هميشه ماهت را از راه دور مئ بوسم . موفق و پايدار باشئ هموراه. خواهر كوچكت شكوفه از خوزستان و از شهر دزفول

    Comment by shokofa — September 27, 2006 @ 1:40 am

  6. salam khanoome ansari
    bebakhshid p.english type mikonam,fekr nakoni english balad nistam,na!!! mikham farsi benevisam ke oonja be yade iran bashid!!!
    ma irania be shoma eftekhar mikonim
    alaan mahe ramezoone too iran
    barat doa mikonim
    moafafagh bashi

    Comment by danial — September 27, 2006 @ 1:50 am

  7. سلام . از اينكه آن بالا هستئ خيلئ خوشحالم . شما باعث افتخار ما هسيتد . ما همگئ به شما مئ باليم . . اينجا همگئ در باره شما و كار بزرگتان صحبت مئ كنند و سفر شما را با ذوق و شوق پئ گيرئ مئ كنند به عبارتئ تب فضانوردئ همه را گرفته است و كسانئ كه تا حالا آسمان را نديده اند و همواره به فكر مسائل ديگر بوده اند . مرتب به شما فكر كرده و درباره شما حرف مئ زنند . اميد ورام كه به سلامت بركرديد . . موفق و پيروز باشيد همواره شكوفه از دزفول _ خوزستان

    Comment by شكوفه — September 27, 2006 @ 1:55 am

  8. if at Landing -00:02, descent rate is 1.5 m/s just 0.8 m above the ground, it would take less than a second to hit the ground,
    so does that mean landing would be still at least 1 second earlier than scheduled?

    well..does not matter, have a safe trip back Anousheh.

    Comment by tismarkhan — September 27, 2006 @ 2:00 am

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    We can proudly say “our newspaper is one of the most popular newspaper in asia”.

    We visit your blog everyday and enjoy reading your article.
    Many Korean who visit your blog interest your life.

    Could we ask something to U?
    We would like to introduce your life in the space to more people.
    We think it is the best way to publish your article on our news paper once a week.
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    Comment by Ilgan newspaper in Korea — September 27, 2006 @ 2:31 am

  10. AH! Like they say.. stop flyin arnd.. come back to earth 🙂
    Happy landing folks!!

    Comment by Kiran Desai — September 27, 2006 @ 2:43 am

  11. Anousheh is doing so well on-orbit with the communications on this BLOG it is a shame that she must de-orbit so soon. The inspiration she provides so many around-the-globe continues to be astounding.

    So, the real question: Where do you go form here in NewSpace? Is there a cislunar, translunar, or even a moon walk in store for you? Many of us hope you ensure that the C-21 Explorer flys from various spaceports in your astropreneur-role!

    What ever direction you opt, there will be hundreds of thousands more willing than ever to follow the direction because of your clarity, spirit, and passion to reach into the heavens and touch a diamond star.

    Ad Astra Per Aspera!

    Comment by Jack Kennedy — September 27, 2006 @ 2:49 am

  12. salam anousheh man 11 salam vah shomah kaley man ra inspire cardeen kaley koshal shodam keh deedam parchameh iroony tara

    Comment by tara — September 27, 2006 @ 4:06 am

  13. it is really extraordinary all that you currently live to thousands of kilometers to the desus of the dry land… Big up !

    Comment by Nah chan — September 27, 2006 @ 4:12 am

  14. سلام انوشه جان

    من هر روز صبح که میام سر کار اول وبلاگ تو رو می خونم.واسم خیلی هیجان انگیزه.من عاشق فضام.خوش به حالت.فکر کنم تو نیمکره تاریک زمین ستاره ها رو قشنگتر از رو زمین میبینی.واست آرزوی سلامتی می کنم.آرزو می کنم سفر بعدیت سیاره مریخ باشه بشرطی که من هم باهات بیام.

    Comment by reza — September 27, 2006 @ 4:31 am

  15. Anousheh,

    Well the time is nearing for you to come home to your love ones,
    time has passed so fast. My grandsons Chase and Nick are so sad that your blog will soon end.I tell them may Amir will go up or maybe you will take another trip.Any how i just wanted to say Thank you Thank you and please have a safe trip. We’ll be watching from Tennessee. GOD BLESS Patricia

    Comment by Patricia Vreeland — September 27, 2006 @ 5:00 am

  16. R/Anousheh

    I am proud of you. I read news in Sakal (marathi news paper, thane edition of Maharashtra in India). God Bless you in your future. Thanks once again.


    Comment by anil lingayat — September 27, 2006 @ 5:26 am

  17. Dear Anousheh,
    What an incredible aventure that you allow us to experiment with you via your blog. I guess you’ll never forget it. We won’t either.
    Welcome back on our dear blue planet.
    All the best.

    Comment by Pierre from Venice — September 27, 2006 @ 5:35 am

  18. Anoushe jan ,

    Omidvaram ke landinge khobi dashte bashi mikhastam bedoni ke hameye ma Irania be vojodet eftekhar mikonim va moshtaghane montazere vorodet hastam, man makhsosan be farsi barat neveshtam chon delam mikhast ke hameye ironihaei ke englisi ham balad nistan betonan bekhonan .(kashki in tajrobiyatet ro ham mitonesti be farsi baraye onhaei ke Engilishi balad nistan benevisi baraye onha khaili khandany va jaleb mishod )

    barat arezoye movafaghiyat mikonam

    keep up with a good working, we all waiting for you .


    Comment by we all pray for u — September 27, 2006 @ 5:41 am

  19. Hi!

    I just found this blog an i’m impressed. Maybe a little bit jealous 😉 Your trip must be magnificent. As I can read, You enjoy it very much.

    I wish You lot of memories to take with, when You come back.

    Kissu från Riihimäki in Finland

    Comment by Kissu — September 27, 2006 @ 5:42 am

  20. سلام انوشه جان . این چهارمین یادداشتی هست که براتون می نویسم . فکر کنم کم کم به بایان سفرتون نزدیک شوید وقتی برسید رو زمین فکر کنم بیشتر قدر زمین رو بدونید شاید وقتی دوباره به زمین برگردید بیشتر احساس امنیت کنید شاید هم بیشتر برای حفظ آنچه دارید تلاش کنید .وقتی به زمین برگردید می فهمید که هیچ جا مثل زمین آرام نیست انوشه جان وقتی به زمین برگشتی می خواهی اولین کاری که بکنی چه باشه ؟ دوست داری کسانی را که به استقبالت اومدن را درآغوش بکشی مثل حمید آقا یا دوست داری اول این کره خاکی را در آغوش بکشی انوش جان هر گاه به زمین رسیدی هر جا که بودی اول این خاک را لمس کن و آرامش آن را حس کن ببین زمین این بستر آرام چقدر مهربون هست . موفق باشی خانوم

    Comment by محمد رضا یگانه — September 27, 2006 @ 5:46 am

  21. Dear Anousheh,
    I admitre your courage and enthusiasm. The god will be with you for returning home..

    Comment by Negar — September 27, 2006 @ 5:51 am

  22. whish u the best this is a very unusuall experience i wish i were in your shoes, we all Iraninan are very proud of you and Pray for u for a safe landing and waiting eagerly to see u on earth , keep up the good work .

    when i was reading the weblog i was felt the same as u felt upthere , ma montazeretim va amighan behet eftekhar mikonim .

    Moraghebe khodet bash

    Comment by we are proud of u — September 27, 2006 @ 6:05 am

  23. […] از ISS انوشه در وبلاگش نوشته که بازگشتش به زمین کمتر از ۳ ساعت و نیم طول میکشه. روز در آنجا از ۴ صبح تا ۷.۵ بعد از ظهره و پس از غروب آفتاب میتونن با اعضای خانواده هاشون تماس بگیرن و … عکسهای جدیدی هم در فلیکر گداشته از جمله اینکه سیب نمی افتد ! […]

    Pingback by با اینترنت » Blog Archive » از ISS — September 27, 2006 @ 6:22 am

  24. خانم ها آقایان دیدید انوشه عزیز مصداق کامل این شعر بود که :
    درخت تو گر بار دانش بگیرد
    به زیر آوری چرخ نیلوفری را
    بیایید همت کنیم تا خوب و هدفمند زندگی کنیم
    انوشه جون دوستت داریم همیشه سربلند باشی

    Comment by فرزانه — September 27, 2006 @ 6:24 am

  25. Dear Anousheh,
    Happy Landind my dear

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

  26. hi Anousheh :

    im come from Taiwan .. do u here? i sew ur NEWS in Taiwan … im very happy to come here have look ur BLOG .. haha .. how s the univers trip .. i hope u can find the easy way to stay there .. however .. i love univers very much as u interest as well .. haha ..

    by the way .. im very expect and exciting to see ur photo on space station .. haha ..

    finally .. forgive my English .. coz i don’t have good English to write so .. forgive me ok? have a good in univers very time i’ll come once again!!!

    Comment by Sky — September 27, 2006 @ 6:29 am

  27. HI Anousheh … how s goin?? im come from Taiwan .. do u know where is it? im very proud of u .. coz im very happy to c ur Blog rite now here .. actually u makes me more interesting to thinking of the univers .. haha .. i love here very much .. i hope u can find the easy way to stay oh .. however .. i will to support on u .. Forgive my English .. haha

    Comment by SkyGSX — September 27, 2006 @ 6:36 am

  28. Anousheh aziz khili khoshhalam az inkeh avalin zan faza navard irani ast. va khoshhalam ke to tavanesti be arzoohay khod jame amal beposhani. omidvaram roozi dar iran ham in emkanat ijad shavad

    Comment by n.cte — September 27, 2006 @ 6:47 am

  29. ba salam khedmate khanoome anoosheye ansari .omidvaram hameye rooyahaye shoma haminghadr bozorg basheh ke ba residane shoma be rooyahatoon hameye bashariyat be rooyahash nazdik besheh.
    mikhastam az shoma soal konam aya dar madari keh istgahe fazaee dar an gharar dareh va be dore zamin harkat mikoneh , ehtemale barkhord ba ajram va shahab sangha vojood darad ya na?
    nazdiktarin faseleye yek mahvareh ba istgahe fazaee cheghadr ast?
    aya ehtemale barkhorde isgahe fazaee ba yek mahvareh dar zamane harkat be dore zamin vojood darad ya na?
    ba tashakor az shoma

    Comment by Mohammad Tahbaz — September 27, 2006 @ 7:03 am

  30. سلام
    اميدوارم كه خوب و سلامت باشيد
    آرزوي موفقيت و بهروزي براي شما و ديگر آفراد همراه شما را دارم.
    با تشكر :حسن معماري

    Comment by hassan memari — September 27, 2006 @ 7:03 am

  31. Hola Anousheh, I am saying Hello from Guatemala in Central America, I hope you have a great landing.

    What a Trip!!! congratulations.

    Vaya con Dios Amiga.

    Comment by David Ordonez — September 27, 2006 @ 7:08 am

  32. It is amazing how fast the descent and landing is compared to the trip to the ISS. To think that this will one day become more commonplace is amazing, especially when we are able to travel into space so much faster.

    Comment by Paul — September 27, 2006 @ 7:16 am

  33. Hi Madam Ansari
    I go through your articles daily. Wounderful. We enjoyed reading and get to know more about space and ISS. We saw some of your photos too. You fed lot of information on space life. Watching the world (ISS ) go by. I told my little 3 year old doughter that, a women is in the space staying in the ISS. Now every time she goes out with me, looking the sky asking me that, she is still there.

    Have a Safe / Pleasent return / jounery.

    Bava Sulaiman / KSA / spe 17

    Comment by Bava Sulaiman — September 27, 2006 @ 7:27 am

  34. salam
    shoma base eftekhare hameye ma irani ha hastid safar shoma be faza base ghoroore hameye ma shode ast behtarin arezooha ra baraye shoma darim.

    Comment by iranian — September 27, 2006 @ 7:35 am

  35. Hi there Anousheh, Great! What a wonderful view! Even just imagine the universe, I would be so happy. Reading your story I also expect someday I could swim in the endless space just like you. Thanks again for your wonderful work for all of people on the earth. Take care,

    Jack Chang from Seoul Korea

    Comment by jackchang — September 27, 2006 @ 7:37 am

  36. Hi there Anousheh, Great! What a wonderful view! Even just imagine the universe, I would be so happy. Reading your story I also expect someday I could swim in the endless space just like you. Thanks again for your wonderful work for all of people on the earth. I’really proud of you. Take care,

    Jack Chang from Seoul Korea

    Comment by jackchang — September 27, 2006 @ 7:40 am

  37. Salam Anousheh

    Originaire du Cameroun ( au centre de l Afrique) je suis etudiant en Informatique en Allegagne.

    c est Conscient des Difficiles conditions de vie des Femmes en Afrique que je te Salut, Annouhseh, pour te dire toute ma Fierté et mon Admiration pour tes nombreuses performances et je souhaite que tu sois toujours à l’avenir un EXEMPLE pour toutes ses FEMMES de part de monde qui n’ont meme pas conscience de ce dont elles sont capables.

    dans un tout autre cadre, depuis ton depart, le Mois du Ramadan a Commence et je voudrai te dire que si, de si haut tu n arrive pas à le faire, (le Jeûne) sache que beaucoup parmis nous, jeûnons tous les jours un peu aussi pour toi 🙂

    Dieu (te) Protège la Femme (Musulmane) dans son combat pour la Verité et l’égalite,
    Dieu protège l’intellectuel, l’Ingenieur, le Femme performante que tu es.

    Bon Sejour au milieu de tes Soeurs, les Etoiles.


    Comment by Godwe Wandjlaye — September 27, 2006 @ 7:49 am

  38. خانم انوشه انصاری
    امیدواریم پس از باز گشت: سفری به وطن خود ایران داشته

    منتظر شما هستیم

    Comment by farhad/iran — September 27, 2006 @ 7:59 am

  39. Congratulations Anusheh, for your lifetime efforts and achievements

    Comment by Navid — September 27, 2006 @ 8:06 am

  40. Dear Anousheh,
    your beautiful expressions of joy, freedom, peace and caring for this beautiful earth and its life on it made me again aware that this is really the most important thing for all human beings.
    Isn’t it these feelings we are looking for in all our endeavors in life?
    If the outcome of what we do is feeling these feelings what could be greater?
    This “side effect” of space travel has never before been so well described as by you.
    Mostly what is talked about is the benefits for our technology.
    Well, important, too but I get excited when I hear another human being express his truest feelings.
    Thanx again and have a safe trip back. I am looking forward to your next blogs.
    Best wishes from

    Comment by Michael Zinner — September 27, 2006 @ 8:08 am

  41. Dorood
    man kheili khoshhalam ke iek irani hasti
    omidvaram moafagh bashi Khanome Ansari
    Piruz va sarboland bashi

    Comment by Mehrdad — September 27, 2006 @ 8:17 am

  42. I think there is some technical mistakes in the Undocking/Landing schedule that is written above. Besides mixture of hh:mm:ss & mm:ss format of times, what ’tismarkhan’ has commented is interesting: If the landing engines change the velocity of 7.2 m/s to 1.5 m/s within only 2 seconds then the average negative acceleration (braking) would be (7.2-1.5)/2=2.85 m/s2 (about g/4) and then they fall this last 80cm with almost 4.8 KPH (3 MPH) which is about walking speed. But what ‘Yvonne’ has told in his comment is terrible! A shock of 15g in 2 seconds is crushing! How can anyone bear it??!! I’ve heard the most acceleration that one could bear is about 3g steady and 6g maximum, so tell me is it true what ‘Yvonne’ has mentioned???

    Anyway, we, all Iranian fans of Anousheh, pray to ALLAH to save her up there and to have a safe landing here on Thursday…

    Comment by Farhad — September 27, 2006 @ 8:18 am

  43. Hi Anousheh

    Just recently came across your blog and I’ve had great fun following your trip – nah, this is more than a trip. Have a safe journey back to your loved ones.

    With love, from South Africa.

    Comment by Wilson Mogoba — September 27, 2006 @ 8:21 am

  44. Salam
    omidvaram safare khubio poshte sar gozashte bashid
    hamishe shad bashid

    Comment by Omidsalary — September 27, 2006 @ 8:23 am

  45. Hi Anousheh
    Here in IRAN,there is a nation pride about you:)
    I,m so happy about your sccessfull traveling to the space.
    This is one of our national glories.
    Happy landing.

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

  46. Dear Anusheh!

    You are fearless woman! Your dream was realized! It is not given to all!
    God Bless you!
    Welcome back on our Earth and Happy landing!

    Comment by Jamshed — September 27, 2006 @ 8:40 am

  47. Hi Dear Anousheh
    I wrote from Iran, I think now U R not just belong to Ur family U R for all iraninan people, so my dear Anousheh DOSSET DARAM BARAYE HAMISHIH EY TO MANDANI DAR GHALB MAN.
    Aidin Bonab

    Comment by Aidin — September 27, 2006 @ 8:53 am

  48. salam va dorood faravan be shoma
    shoma mayeyeh eftekhare ma hasti
    babak tehran

    Comment by babak — September 27, 2006 @ 8:55 am

  49. Anoushehe aziz.Parvaze khob va rahati dashte omide didar dar zamin.shad bashi o tandorost

    Comment by Hadi — September 27, 2006 @ 9:03 am

  50. Dear Anoushe,

    we follow your news every day and are very proud of you!
    Sima from Berlin, Germany

    Comment by Sima Izad — September 27, 2006 @ 9:16 am

  51. salam khanoome ansari.
    behetoon tabrik migam ke be onvane avvalin khanoome gardeshgard be faza raftin.
    man oboore shoma ro az asemoone iran tamasha kardam.
    omidvaram man ham betoonam ye rooz hamin safaro tajrobe konam chon arezooye man ham hast
    baratoon arezooye bazgashte bikhatar va movaffaqiat amiz ro daram.

    Comment by zahra — September 27, 2006 @ 9:34 am

  52. HEY u r on the top of this world,
    great going !!
    by the way m from INDIA read about ur blog in the newspaper this morning so caught u
    it was mesmerising affect reading ur blog with all those details
    n the best was when u described earth while going to ISS like so peaceful place with no sigh of war or crime
    have a nice journey

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

  53. Dear Anousheh,

    I followed your weblog from the time I read about you on You gave me and my daughters inspiration to dream big and reach for the sky. We are very proud of you. Welcome back to our blue planet earth.

    All the best and God bless.

    Robin S

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

  54. Hi dear Anousheh !
    I know u will have a magnificent welcome here on the earth.
    We will memorize your trip forever.
    reading your notes from the space remembers me a dream that I hope it will comes true.
    I’m waiting u.
    Have a good Landing .

    Comment by Atieh from Mashhad — September 27, 2006 @ 9:43 am

  55. Salaam Anousheh,

    Just found your blog from YouTube and it was amazing to read about your experiences and feelings in space. May you have a safe return home and Ramzan Mubarak to you! Thank you for allowing us to share in this life changing experience…will be showing my boys your pictures from space

    Once again safe journey home…

    Comment by Saadia Ansari, Glasgow, Scotland — September 27, 2006 @ 9:46 am

  56. Dear Anousheh, All iranians are very proud of you. I wish u the best …


    Comment by Reza Badamchi — September 27, 2006 @ 9:47 am

  57. سلام. خواستم بهت تبريك بگم و تنها و شايد جزو معدود افرادي باشم كه به فارسي اينكار رو انجام ميدهم. دقيقا مثل خودت كه اولين فضانورد ايراني هستي. اميد وارم كه اون بالا ها خوش گذشته باشه. اگه نتونستي متن رو بخوني encoding–>UTF-8

    Comment by armin — September 27, 2006 @ 9:50 am

  58. salam khanoome ansari
    behetoon tabrik migam ke be onvane avvalin khanoome gardeshgard be faza raftid.
    man oboore shoma az asemoone iran ro tamasha kardam.shoma kari ro kardid ke arezooye bishtare adamaast.
    hamchenin arezooye man
    baratoon arezooye bazgashte bikhatare va movaffaqiat amizi ro daram

    Comment by zahra — September 27, 2006 @ 9:51 am

  59. salam man vahid az jazireye kish khoshhalam shoma dar hadafi ke dashtid movafag bodid shayad shomaro olgo konam vase residane be hadafam kheyli dost daram bedonam alan kojaii moteasefane zabane khareje khob balad nistam

    Comment by vahid — September 27, 2006 @ 9:55 am

  60. Dear Anousheh, I write to you from the South of Italy, am a 40 years old lawyer with the passion of the space and astronomy, and must tell you that you are the woman most beautiful everything the Solar System! I would have liked to get married! 😦
    I estimate you very much.
    At least when you pass by Italy send me a best regard!
    Or send me at least a special greeting on this blog! Think me when you are in the space, I pray you! Hope will write to me at least!
    Would you engage me in your company?

    Comment by Gianfranco D'Elia — September 27, 2006 @ 10:01 am

  61. I want Go to Space~

    busan, South Korea

    Comment by Lim — September 27, 2006 @ 10:14 am

  62. Hello!

    And a deep heart thank you for sharing your experience with us!

    Love from Paris , France!

    Lana 🙂

    Comment by KATRANGI LANA — September 27, 2006 @ 10:25 am

    HOpe you a great trip and we really hope to see you in your MOTHERLAND IRAN after coming back…



    Comment by iDa — September 27, 2006 @ 10:29 am

  64. anousheh hi
    my name is babak ahmadi from iran .TEHRAN
    انوشه عزیزم دوست داشتم که به زبان مادری خودمون با شما صحبت کنم چون اعتقاد داشتم که تو نیز خوشحال خواهی شد .
    فقط میخوام بدونی که منبعی از انرژی برای تعداد بیشماری از جوانان
    ایران زمین هستی و من به شخصه بسیار تو را دوست میدارم که این پیغام رو خوانده باشی و من رانیز از اینکه این پیام را خوانده ای باخبر کنی چون دلم میخواد بدونم که واقعا پیام علاقمنداتو میخونی یا نه پیروز و سربلند باشی . بابک

    Comment by babak — September 27, 2006 @ 10:45 am

  65. Dear Anousheh

    “La terre est bleue comme une orange”, a dit le poète Paul ELUARD.

    Quelle émotion de découvrir Anousheh entrain de faire le pitre dans l’espace, avec une orange ! Joue-t-elle avec une orange ou se joue-t-elle de nous ?

    Tu sais cela me fait aussi penser à ce poème du turc Nazim Hickmet, “offrons le globe aux enfants”…….pour qu’ils en jouent comme d’un ballon multicolore.

    Quel pitre ! Mais je sais bien que le propre des artistes est de faire jaillir l’émotion, tout en cachant la somme de travail qui est derrière…

    A bientôt

    Petit Pierre

    Comment by Petit Pierre — September 27, 2006 @ 10:48 am

  66. dear anoushe
    i am very happy for you because your work is great for iranian
    you will sucssesful

    Comment by naeim — September 27, 2006 @ 10:50 am

  67. Hi Anousheh,

    Wish you a good landing!
    Thank you for all this amazing experience you share, and for encouraging us to dream high 🙂

    Please come back safe and sound!
    God bless, ameen.

    Best wishes from Indonesia 😉

    Comment by follajes — September 27, 2006 @ 10:52 am

  68. salam khanome ansari
    dari be zamin barmigardi amma hanouz zamin ba 10 rooz pishesh farghe ziadi nakardeh.eikash az in paein ham be hamoon zibaeie oon bala bood va be hamoon paki shaiad ham jazzabiatesh be khatere ine ke adama az oon bala dideh nemishan .be harhal bazgashteto tabrik migam shaiadam didi mesle ashabe kahf hame chiz rooie zamin tagheir kardeh .be ommide paki va zibaeie harche bishtare zamin o adamash…
    iran 5 mehr 1385

    Comment by ESMAEILI — September 27, 2006 @ 10:56 am

  69. Salam … (:D) … movaffaq bashi Anushe khanum… shoma eftekhare mayi … montazerim shoma ro iran molaqat konim …
    be omide bazgashte movaffaqiyyat amize shoma
    C U Soon … I hope !

    Comment by Mehdi Jahanbakhsh — September 27, 2006 @ 11:20 am

  70. Great work, Hope you have a wonderful trip, really enjoyed reading your blog, do keep updating it regularly. I hope to do something similar one day…

    Comment by girish — September 27, 2006 @ 11:49 am

  71. hi anushe . i am iranian too .we take proud to you .

    i hope you be succsessfull in your life .

    Farshid Mirdust – from : iran – Gorgan

    Comment by FARSHID Mirdust — September 27, 2006 @ 12:11 pm

  72. hi
    i found very good information of your trip. have fun.

    Comment by Smile of Math — September 27, 2006 @ 12:42 pm

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

    Mrs.Anousheh Ansari.

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


    Jose Pedro naisser.

    email. [received]

    Comment by Jose Pedro Naisser. Brazil. — September 27, 2006 @ 1:03 pm

  74. Dear Mrs. Ansari, I is Iman 19 years old from Berlin. I am much pleased that you as an Iranian so far came. I wish you all property. Property a journey. Thanks for everything. They remain always and eternally for us an Iranian.

    Comment by Iman — September 27, 2006 @ 1:07 pm

  75. It is so fantastic to read about you people out there. You make us feel proud. The whole world is watching you while you watch us. I wonder what it must feel like to see Earth from outer space. And Anousheh we are all very proud of you.
    Please come back safely.

    Comment by Debali — September 27, 2006 @ 1:22 pm

  76. Anousheh and the rest of the gn — we are all very proud of you. What an experience it must be for you guys. I wish I too could be a part of the team. What was is like when you first saw Earth? We are all waiting for you….come back safely.

    Comment by Debali — September 27, 2006 @ 1:28 pm

  77. Reading your blog makes me feel like I was a fellow traveller. Your descriptions are so vivid. Thak you for writing this blog and may you travel more and blog more.
    If and when you get a chance please give me some phone time/ email time because I’m in the process of creating a website for children and I’d like you to answerchildren’s queries and post your thoughts and comments on Space Travel.
    Warm Regards
    Sanjay Sethi

    Comment by Sanjay Sethi — September 27, 2006 @ 1:46 pm

  78. Ansari,

    I wish you a safe landing literally you ll over the moon to have got such a great oppurtunity, did it come free? lol..

    Anyways all the best !

    Comment by Sidcruise — September 27, 2006 @ 1:52 pm

  79. hi Anousheh,

    I am newbie to this blog world. You mean to say you are bolging from outer space…I can’t believe this..simply facinating….

    Your bolg is in top rating in wordpress home page so just i visited to see what’s going on..this my first visit to your bolg..
    next moment I am adding u in my bolgroll, if time permit do the same..

    Happy Landing,

    Comment by takeon — September 27, 2006 @ 2:03 pm

  80. Dear Anousheh:
    I have been following your fantastic accomplishments since I first heard about you and you have all possible admiration for you doing those things. Your personal accomplishments are unbelieveable!! It is extremely difficuly for me to understand how you could come to a land of a forign Language, learn that language and become very well educated in that land in a very short time. There is much more I could say about that but for now will change the course.
    For information, just a little about me. I was associated with the USA Space Program for a long time but I am now retired and just read about it. I was in Huntsville, Alabama when Werner Von Braun was the direcror and he and I lived there. I was there when Astronauts White, Chaffee and Grissom burned to death at the cape in a capsule filled with oxygen. I was there for the first Lunar landing. I was there when President Kennedy made that pledge. However, I was a “grunt” type engineer doing what was necessary for those having the adventures. Obviously, I was there when this country saw a lot of tragedy while establishing the Space program, so with that in mind I wish to make a comment or two.
    First, I have heard very little, if any, thanks for those in the program who made the earlier sacrafices so you could have these great adventures. Appreciation to this country for the opportunity to get an education and fly into space seems hard to be found in your comments. Had you stayed in your native country, which you seem to soundly support, where would your ambitions gotten you? I have seen comments of praise for Iran, your native country. Little praise has been given to those in your family who had the courage and foresight to get you to a place where you could do well. I do notice that Iran loves to claim you and your work but what did they do to help you? There are many tricky areas, such as religion, that I won’t even touch in this note, but there are many questions.
    In closing, please believe this does not try belittle what you are doing and have done. As I said earlier, you have my utmost admiration. Your daily bolgs are a source of inspiration and education. Please keep it up, and best of luck as you go forward.
    I could write much, much more but feel it is highly doubtful you will ever see this note, but I feel better having written it.

    Jim Palmer

    Comment by Jim Palmer — September 27, 2006 @ 2:05 pm

  81. salaam anooshe khanom.
    ghabl az har chizi foroode khoobi ro baraootn aarezoo daaram va omidvaram in marhale ham be khoobi ajnaam beshe.
    nemidoonam chi begham, faghat ehsaase shirini hast vaghti ke yaadashthaton ro mikhonam dar bareye in safar, hameye vojoodam ro fara migire in shaadi..
    vaghti ke tosife zamin ro az dide yek hamvatanam ke dar ehsaasaat mesle khodam aashenaa mibinamesh, neveshtehatoon malmoos tar o eyni tar hast…
    behetoon tabrik migham ke be aarezooye bozorghetoon ke hamishe behesh fekr mkkardid residid va cheghadr ham zibaa residi…
    nemidoonam cheraa , amaa khodam ro dar shaaditoon bedoone davat:”> sharik mibinam o shaadam…
    omidvaram hamishe movafagh bashid o raahetoon ro baa anghize o energye bishtar edaame bedid…
    delam mikhad be agha hamid ham mitoonestam tabrik begham…
    movafagh bashid

    Comment by ali asadi — September 27, 2006 @ 2:06 pm

  82. سلام حال شما خوب است امیدوارم همیشه سر بلند باشید

    Comment by ستاره های ایران — September 27, 2006 @ 2:07 pm

  83. Salam Anousheh
    I have been following your trip and exprience, you have made us proud! I am really happy for you and Thank you for all effort and work. I wish you the best and good luck on your return to Earth!.

    Comment by Mammad — September 27, 2006 @ 2:08 pm

  84. Dear Anousheh,
    I live in Iran and I’m so proud of you. I talk about you with my kids all the time and tell them to be like you. Have a safe trip back home.
    Love you sooo much

    Comment by Sheeva — September 27, 2006 @ 2:09 pm

  85. C бoльшим интepecoм cлeжy зa Tвoим пoлeтoм, Aнcapи. Из Tвoиx пиceм впepвыe пoчyвcтвoвaл, кaк в кocмичecкoй cтaнции живyт и тpyдятьcя, кaк тaм выглядит, кaк пaxнeт… Бoльшoe cпacибo Teбe и мягкoй пocaдки!

    Comment by Donat, Latvia — September 27, 2006 @ 2:18 pm

  86. hi Anousheh,

    I am newbie to bolg world..your’s Hot bolg in wordpress I just want to see what’s going mean to say you are bolging from outer’s’s facinating..
    next moment I am adding u in my bolgroll…any how Happy Landing


    Comment by balaji — September 27, 2006 @ 2:20 pm

  87. Hello Anousheh,

    Thank you for taking the time to share with us your inner thoughts as you live on a journey of a lifetime. You are an inspiration to people all around the world, I have been browsing the comments and there are many people excited about this. Congratulations on realizing your dream, I hope to one day be there myself. This is an exciting time to be involved in space, and I am glad to be in the middle of it myself. Enjoy the rest of your stay in space and have a happy landing!


    David J. Hewitt
    Huntsville, Alabama, USA

    Comment by David J. Hewitt — September 27, 2006 @ 2:39 pm

  88. Bravo Anousheh, Please continue to be a space ambassador.What a great opportunity you have. Your blog has been an inspiration to millions around the world. You have great ideas for the future of space travel. I hope you continue to do great projects with your foundation. I hope one day you are able to experience a ride aboard my space ship, the Orbiter Discovery. I’ve worked on the hydraulic actuators for the SSME’s for more than 28 years. My whole adult life has revolved around space travel and those who do it. You are part of a unique group of individuals I like to call, “The Orbiteers”. Welcome and have a safe ride home.
    Your Fan truly, Robert T.

    Comment by Robert Turley — September 27, 2006 @ 2:42 pm

  89. با اینکه پستهای شما را به انگلیسی خوانده بودم اما خواندن ترجمه فارسی آن احساس دیگری برای من داشت. بیشتر با حس شما نزدیک شدم و شوق شما را برای کارهای بزرگ درک کردم.
    بازگشتی مطمئن و بیخطر برایت آرزومندم.
    سلامت باشی و همیشه اخبار موفقیت شما را در کارهای بزرگ بشنویم.

    بالاتر و بالاتر هم میتوان رفت با یاری اراده بشری

    Comment by Ali — September 27, 2006 @ 2:47 pm

  90. Salam khanoome Ansari,
    I wish you a SAFE and SUCCESSFUL Docking and Landing.
    GOD be with you.
    Sincerely yours,
    Arash R

    Comment by Aarsh R — September 27, 2006 @ 2:53 pm

  91. We do not need rocket and of shuttle to go in space, our technology allows it since centuries. Cheer for your work and to have to carry out your dream.


    Comment by barackiel — September 27, 2006 @ 2:54 pm

  92. Dear Annousheh,

    We wish you a safe return. You have our prayer. Job well done.

    Warmest Regards,

    Comment by Saeed & Mai — September 27, 2006 @ 3:03 pm

  93. You must be a little bummed it’s over all so quickly 😦

    Hey check out my tattoo 🙂

    Comment by Sir Mildred Pierce — September 27, 2006 @ 3:06 pm

  94. Your flight serves as an inspiration to so many who weren’t sure if they had the right to dream. Your brave journey has convinced everyone who follows you that they can indeed dream, and that there is no limit to how big those dreams can be.

    I pray for a safe undocking, re-entry and landing, and look forward to your continuing to share your dreams with the rest of the world. Now more than ever, we need heroes like you.



    Comment by Carmi — September 27, 2006 @ 3:20 pm

  95. Hi Anoushesh,
    Have a safe landing…
    I must say that your’s is one of the best blog that i look forward to read from my blogroll. Its really very inspiring.

    It will be great if you wrote an autobiography.I would really like to know how did it all start, with every minute detail included. Like most people in the world, I thought that one had to be in NASA to go in space… you proved us wrong.

    Best of luck for your future endevours…do keep writing.

    Comment by Sridhar — September 27, 2006 @ 3:29 pm


    Comment by ALI TOHIDI — September 27, 2006 @ 3:40 pm

  97. Hey,
    I m glad that u proved 2 entire world that SHE CANT BE STOPPED BY ANY BORDERS OR FORCES; EVEN IF THAT FORCE IS GRAVITY.
    i m a SHE frm INDIA..
    have fun n c if u can find a handsome allien 4 me
    waiting on this planet..

    Comment by prag — September 27, 2006 @ 4:05 pm

  98. Dearest Anousheh,
    As far as being a sussessful IRANIAN woman is concernerd,you really did great!!!! You can’t imagine how inspiring you are,for an Iranian girl like me! I’m wishing you much greater achievements in your life.
    Just one thing I wish you could stretch your hand and pick some shiny stars to bring to earth 🙂 that’b be wonderful!
    My the power be always with you
    Lots of LOVE

    Comment by Sanaz — September 27, 2006 @ 4:11 pm

  99. प्रिय अनुशेह,
    तुझे पृथ्वीवर परत स्वागत आहे.

    The whole world is proud of you.


    Comment by Prasad Mahale, California — September 27, 2006 @ 4:31 pm

  100. سلام براولین بانوی فضانورد ایرانی خانم ” انوشه انصاری” شما باعث افتخار تمام زنان ایرانی کل منظومه های چهان شدید تبریک می گوییم و ورود شما را به این کره خاکی SEE U SOON.

    Comment by soseh & cinderella — September 27, 2006 @ 4:34 pm

  101. دعا می کنم فرودی راحت داشته باشین.این 3 ساعت و 23 دقیقه برای ما هم لحظاتی هیجان انگیز و کمی استرس زا خواهد بود.

    Comment by حسیبا — September 27, 2006 @ 4:41 pm

  102. Salam

    Faghat Mitonam behet begam Behet eftekhar mikonim

    Rasti har cheghad talash kardam taviz khadamey istgaho az nasa tv bebinam nashod khob terafic o soratam ham matlob nabod

    Annnousheh jan kheyli dost daram ama aslan fek konam hameye ham vatanat dost dashte bashan ke parchame 3 range keshvareshon onja be ehtezaz dar biyad

    Harvaght be asemon nega mikonam barat doa mikonam


    Comment by hamed fatahi — September 27, 2006 @ 4:43 pm

  103. ای قبای پادشاهی راست بر بالای تو

    زینت تاج و نگین از گوهر بالای تو

    آفتاب فتح را هردم طلوعی میرسد

    از کلاه خسروی رخسار مه سیمای تو

    گرچه خورشید فلک چشم و چراغ عالم است

    روشنائی بخش چشم اوست خاک پای تو

    من به عنوان یک ایرانی به خودم و شما افتخار میکنم و در پوست خودم نمی گنجم این بیت از حافظ رو به شما تقدیم میکنم و امید وارم در تمام مراحل زندگی موفق پیروز ؛ سر بلند و سلامت باشید
    به امید روزهای افتخار آمیز تر برای شما و همه ایرانی ها

    have good time

    good luck alireza hajvalian

    Comment by Alireza — September 27, 2006 @ 4:45 pm

  104. Dear Annou

    Your comments from space made me feel like I was looking down that cabin window. Am also glad you realize what a mess our beautiful world has become. Don’t ever forget your responsibility of being a priviledged human being from Allah.

    Comment by Nasir Qureshi — September 27, 2006 @ 4:46 pm

  105. salam
    man mikhastam akshayi ra ke az obor shoma az faraz neyshabour gerefteim ra befrestam ama nemidanam be koja
    mamnoon misham age rahnamyy konid

    Comment by iman — September 27, 2006 @ 5:04 pm

  106. @tismarkhan #8:

    You are right..

    NASA says: Landing minus 2 seconds – Six Soft Landing Engines fire to slow the vehicle’s descent rate to 1.5 meters (5 feet) per second just 2.6 feet above the ground.

    2.6 feet is about 0.8 meter…

    I assume the additional time is until the capsule is stable on the ground 🙂

    Comment by Peter Guelzow — September 27, 2006 @ 5:10 pm

  107. Anousheh,
    I am sure you agree with me that how beautiful are these comments from people all round the world, from different nations. None of them care about borders; they all have the best wishes for you. Like the same image as you saw from above the earth, just without any border. I am sure millions would watch your trip back home live on TV and internet.
    I am sure you will many of these comments will force your tears to drop down, specially those from Iranians.
    I wish that you write a book when you are back and add at least some of these comments at the end of your book.
    We are all with you during your landing.
    And you will stay in our minds for ever and ever and we will pass the story of you like an hero to next generations.
    With all the best,

    Comment by Shahram — September 27, 2006 @ 5:49 pm

  108. hello,

    Soyuz TMA-8 is scheduled to land in Kazakhstan at 01:13:19 UTC on September 29 after 182 days 22 hrs 42mins 59 secs mission…

    can you inform us about real time of its landing?


    good luck during landing!

    Comment by Maciej — September 27, 2006 @ 6:01 pm

  109. Anousheh! Jaaaaaaaan!

    You don’t know how wonderful it is to hear and read all your blog entries! . . . happy for you! . . you reached your dream! floating in weightlessness! . . . wow! and I just want to go to work , well! . . it seems almost impossible!. . . lol

    Comment by Bijan Fard — September 27, 2006 @ 6:21 pm

  110. Mr. Jim Palmer,

    For some reason I feel so strongly about Anousheh that it will be the second time that I will be answering someone’s comment.

    If you and the weblog moderator do not mind I wish to reply on a few aspects of your mail.

    First you have acknowledged her talent to become “very well educated in that (foreign) land in a very short time”. That is true, she must be smart! I might add we are not totally illiterate in Iran, we also have a fascinating culture … certainly not at all at your level in technology but in some more humanistic aspects… maybe hard to believe these days I know!!

    I would also give the benefit of the doubt to AA, if she is not thanking (like Oscar winners) a long list of participants, family, producer, etc.. etc.. I think she must be so fascinated with so many things around her, but someone like you –who knows so much about the subject – can explain the value of the work of the predecessors, and I am sure this would also make all the log readers think.

    Now the Iranians praise…….( I am one of them sitting right now in Teheran), sure … I know it can sound irritating for you… but for once we hear something GOOD about an Iranian!! In such an extraordinary circumstance!!

    And last but not least, I am sure all the reader’s of AA’s biography have thought more than once “only in America”, but here in the weblog we mostly share our feelings, without going into all sensible matters.


    Comment by homeyra — September 27, 2006 @ 6:46 pm

  111. To let you know tomorrow night there are thousands of Hearts up there in soyuz with you.. we will following your descend untill we have you safe and happy again here on earth.

    God bless you
    safe landing..

    Comment by Amirhossein — September 27, 2006 @ 6:57 pm

  112. To let you know tomorrow night there are thousands of Hearts up there in soyuz with you and we will following your descend until we have you safe and happy here on this terrestrial globe again

    Safe return..

    Comment by Amirhossein — September 27, 2006 @ 7:15 pm

  113. Anousheh! I wish you some wonderful remaining hours up there and a good and safe return to the earth!

    I love your blog! I’ve always wanted to become an astronaut as a child and some part of me still does (though I’ll become a computer scientist now which is closest to inventer -another childhood dream- you can get).
    It’s so awesome you managed to make your dream come true! Reading your stories and thus being able to participate a bit in your journey was probably a great experience for everyone (including me) who dreams of exploring space 🙂
    Interaction with things seems to be kind of difficult, I love all those fun details!

    Wishing you all the best,
    Anne, Germany

    Comment by Anne Berres — September 27, 2006 @ 7:17 pm

  114. خیــــــــــلی دوستت دارم

    Comment by ستاره دریایی — September 27, 2006 @ 7:21 pm

  115. سلام به دانشمند ایرانی
    خوشحال هستم که وب لاگ شما را می خوانم
    آرزوی موفقیت برای شما را دارم
    من دانشجوی رشته میکروبیولوژی هستم
    و از اینکه یکی از آزمایشات شما درباره میکروبهای ایستگاه فضایی است
    علاقه مند هستم که نتایج کار شما را بدانم

    Comment by ali — September 27, 2006 @ 8:36 pm

  116. انوشه عزیز ! بعد از آرزوی سلامتی برای تو ، این همه شهامت ، شجاعت و احساس مسئولیت را در مقابل زمین و اهالی آن به تو تبریک می گویم . خیلی ها از نظر مادی (و شاید علمی) نسبت به شما در وضعیت بهتری برخوردار بودند و هستند ،اما هیچ یک به اندازاه ی تو قلبش برای زمین، انسانها ،علم و برای فرزندان آینده زمین نتپید . طعم شیرین این افتخار بزرگ گوارای وجود تو و همه ی ما زمینیان باشد.
    من یک جوان 17 ساله ی ایرانی هستم . و برایم بسیار مهم است که شما این نوشته را که گوشه ای از احساسات غرورانگیزم نسبت به شما است را بخوانید (اگر در فضا وقت نکردید قول بدهید وقتی برگشتید آن را بخوانید!!!! )
    پرواز و عروج آرزوی دیرینه ی تو بود.
    و بیاد آور شبهایی را که در کویر تنهاییت به دنبال گوشه ای می گشتی که ستاره ات را رصد کنی … هر شب با او درد دل می کردی ، می گفتی و می خندیدی ، یا شاید بعضی وقتها می گریستی ، ستاره دوست صمیمی تو بود
    روزها گذشت و تو بزرگ شدی ، و روزی رسید که به دیدار دوست صمیمیت ، ستاره، رفتی . هنوز گرم صحبت با ستاره بودی که ناگهان چشمت به زمین کوچک خودمان افتاد . ستاره را فراموش کردی و زمین کوچک را مظلوم ، بی دفاع ، غم زده ، آلوده و دردمند دیدی . از آن بالا زمین به ظاهر زیبا را دید زدی … . آنقدر ها هم زیبا نمانده … انفجارهای مهیب ، پیکرهای بیجان زنان ، کودکان یتیم شده ، دستهای پینه بسته ی پیران آواره ، اشک مردان داغدار ، دود و آلودگی ، اضطراب جنگ و مترسکها ….
    و از درون پاک خود آه کشیدی ، آه ای زمین زیبای ما .
    انوشه تو اکنون بهتر از همه ما درد زمین را می فهمی ، چونکه در پهنای فضای بیکران اما جذاب ، بر بالین زمین نشسته ای ،تا شاید با تدبیر انسانی خود زمین را با طبیعت، با خودش، با کُرات، با فضا و با انسانیت آشتی بدهی . حالا دیگر من و دوستانم , ستارگان به ظاهر دوست خود را رها کرده ایم و دیگر آنها را رصد نمی کنیم چونکه پس از سالها هیچ دردی از ما دوا نکرده اند. آن روزها می گفتیم که همه ما ستاره هایی داریم که با آنها حرف بزنیم ، درد دل کنیم ، آرزوهایمان را به او بگوییم … ستاره اگر آرزوهای ما را برآورده نکند لا اقل آنها را می فهمد ، ناسلامتی اسطوره ی ما است .
    دردا که آنقدر آرزوهایمان دست نیافتنی شده که ستاره دیگر آنها را حتی نمی فهمد . همه ما انسانها زخمی شده ایم ، دلهای شکسته و پر از آرزوهایی که به « زمین و آدمهای آن » ختم می شود.
    چرا انسانی که می تواند گل سرخ بکارد، سلام بدهد ، لبخد بزند ، شاد باشد و پرواز کند ، در اعماق زندگی ماشینی ، در جنگ و فقر غرق شده ، چرا انسانیت را، زمین را ، آسمان آبی را، سیارات را ، خورشید را فراموش کرده ؟؟؟
    اما امروز حقیقت به ما می گوید که کار ستاره با فهمیدن آرزو تمام نمی شود چون اکنون «انوشه» ستاره ی زمینان شده است. ستاره ای که در زمین متولد شد، بزرگ شد، درد بشر را شناخت، و سپس به سوی آسمان ها اوج گرفت … اکنون دیگر تو با بقیه فرق داری، تو فقط نماد و اسطوره نیستی ، بلکه حقیقت داری . مثل دیگر ستاره ها همان بالا نمی مانی، آنها لبخندزنان وانمود می کنند برای اهل زمین ناراحت اند اما تو مشکلات زمین و اهالی اش را از اعماق وجودت درک کرده ای و به این خاطر بود که به سفری دست زدی که سوغات آن شاید دوای درد زمین باشد .تو دوباره به زمینت برمی گردی تا آن را شاد کنی . تو همان ستاره ی اسطوره ای نیستی بلکه تو «حقیقت» داری و آغازگر راهی هستی که مقصد آن همان زمینی است که همه ما در رویاهایمان می بینیم : بدون جنگ ، بدون فقر ، بدون دود ، بدون رنج و همچنان خاستگاه ستارهایی همچون «انوشه انصاری » . راهت پاینده و نامت در آلبوم ستارگان عالم جاوید باد ….

    Comment by S.Rashed Azizi — September 27, 2006 @ 8:37 pm

  117. @ #41:

    Hi Farhad, What happens if you walk with 2 to 4 m/s and hit a concrete wall? 😉

    I could not find a reference, but the 15g might be what hits the capsule when it comes down on the surface. There are shock absorbers in the seats to reduce the shock for the cosmonauts to a much lower level. I remember Ulf Merbolds concern about damaging his kneecap during the landing. He is indeed very tall and his knee was under some control panels. He taped some insulation material around it. However, nothing happened and he said the landing was smoother than he feared. But still, you can see from the faces that this is not the easiest part of the trip. Anousheh will tell us in flying colours 🙂

    Every seat was specially formed and made for each cosmonaut, such that the forces on the body will be more or less equal over most parts of the body. Maybe this is no more neccessary with the improved Soyus-TM spacecraft, but in the past this was the case. I wonder if they can take parts of the seat when they changed from TMA-9 to TMA-8? When I was in StarCity in 1995 I thought flying to space might be a good way for me to loose weight, but I was told that you needed to have more or less the same weight for landing as for the launch. 😉

    Sorry for the little confusion with hh:mm:ss and mm:ss, I thought it would be clear what is which.. but maybe it was too late yesterday evening and my eyes too little. Reading the blog and following the mission keeps me away from sleeping enough 😉

    As you said, we all wish Anousheh a safe landing and that he enjoys every moment until she is back on mother earth and her family&friends.


    Comment by Peter Guelzow — September 27, 2006 @ 8:58 pm

  118. Well Anousheh what did you think of the “Change of Command” ceremony? Isn’t it great that two countries who were bitter enemies such a short time ago can turn over command of the ISS back and forth between each other every 6 months. There is hope for the future for our race if we can place our common humanity above our religions.


    Comment by Alan Cook — September 27, 2006 @ 10:19 pm

  119. سلام انوشه جان , من بهت افتخار می کنم . لطفا از اون بالا به جای من جاهای خوشگل رو ببین , جزیره های زیبا و دشت های سر سبز رو شهر هایی که تو نیمه ناریک زمین پر از چراغهای روشن هستند .
    سفر خوبی داشته باشی.
    سعید skarimabadi at

    Comment by saeed karimabadi — September 27, 2006 @ 10:21 pm

  120. Anousheh,

    I hope that the whole world hears your message, that we are all human beings, inhabitants of a single planet, and we are all brothers and sisters. By whatever names we call ourselves, by whatever names we call our god (or goddess), by whatever languages we speak, nothing can change that. How much more beautiful a place the world would be if we could all live together in brotherhood and sisterhood, if we could embrace and learn from the things that make each of us unique as well as the ties that bind us together.

    May your travels through the stars continue to be safe, and may they continue to exceed your dreams, and may the hand of the divine being that has a thousand names in the cultures of our world convey you safely back home.

    Tammy in California

    Comment by Tammy Cravit — September 27, 2006 @ 10:40 pm

  121. Anousheh,
    I want to wish you a safe trip back to earth. I have really enjoyed your blog, and watching Nasa Tv. You have a lifetime of memories. Teresa in Tennessee

    Comment by Teresa — September 28, 2006 @ 3:47 am

  122. Comments on this post are now closed — thanks to Peter G for the timeline — and to all of you for your good wishes

    Comment by X PRIZE — September 28, 2006 @ 5:30 am

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