Anousheh Ansari Space Blog

September 28, 2006

Live on NASA TV

Filed under: Personal Spaceflight — by X PRIZE @ 7:01 pm

NASA TV: Hatch closure official time 1:47 Central Time — after the station was searched to make sure Anousheh was not hiding somewhere and trying to stow away.

Expedition 13 and Anousheh are now onboard Soyuz TMA-8 preparing for the trip home


  1. برای انوشه عزیز آرزوی فرودی آرام و موفقیت آمیز دارم ، لحظه به لحظه
    فرود او را از تلویزیون ناسا دنبال می کنم

    Comment by ali — September 28, 2006 @ 7:06 pm

  2. برای خانم انصاری آرزوی سلامت دارم

    Comment by هادی — September 28, 2006 @ 7:19 pm

  3. سلام بر انوشه انصاری. خوش به حالت هر چند من هیچ وقت آرزوی رفتن به فضارا ندارم و خیلی میترسم.

    Comment by lahiji — September 28, 2006 @ 7:19 pm

  4. when you are passing through the atmosphere ,
    under your feet are thousands , praying safe re-entry and landing ,

    cheer up ,

    Comment by Zari — September 28, 2006 @ 7:25 pm

  5. salaam dear Anousheh
    welcome back…. we waiting you for back to home . you will back of beautifull and amuseing place (space) to another beautifull place (earth) that created by Allah .we know when you back you will change and will see ur around with very diferent eye than befor u see … our blessing will be with you and your friands
    with the best wishes …
    Aysen from Iran

    Comment by Aysen — September 28, 2006 @ 7:43 pm

  6. Anoushe jan .Kash ma Iraniha ham mitonesim dar estghbal az to sherkat konim.hla ke nemitonim jamiate milioni Irani ke lahze belahze ba to anoushe aziz hast toye nazaret mojasam kon .mibosimet .delet aram va tandorost bashi.

    Comment by Hadi — September 28, 2006 @ 7:45 pm

  7. thanks for your postings, thanks for taking me along your great journey.
    return well.

    to the stars…

    Comment by Gismo C. — September 28, 2006 @ 7:49 pm

  8. hi miss anosheh
    omidvaram dar faza be shoma khosh begzare.
    hamchenin doa mikonam salem be zamin bargardi.
    ye soal : hal ke dar faza hasti che ehsasi darbare afarinandeh ein jahan yanni khoda dari?
    good luck . see you later in earth be safely enshaallah

    Comment by ali — September 28, 2006 @ 7:52 pm

  9. Dear Anousheh

    We,all Iranian ,are very proud of you and I personally wish
    the best journey for you.I am impatiently waiting to see you on the Earth so that we can celebrate your successful return together with the all people on this planet.

    Your sincerely
    Dr Gorban Jabbari

    Comment by Gorban — September 28, 2006 @ 7:54 pm

  10. omidvaram hamantor ke soode janane va bi naghsi dashty be salamaty be zamin bargardy .welcome to the earth

    Comment by ailar — September 28, 2006 @ 7:59 pm

  11. Yes, more of this please. We can all live together in peace if we learn not to be afraid of each other

    Comment by Guitarsandmore — September 28, 2006 @ 8:01 pm

  12. salam Anoosheh
    omidvaram az safaret nahayate lezato borde bashi , rasti too iran ye joke az dastane be faza raftane to sakhtan ke shayad vasat jaleb bashe :
    migan be elate hozure bedune hejabe Anusheh Ansari , zane fazanavarde irani dar mah , olama hazer be royate mah nshode , leza ramazan ta bazgashte vey be tavigh oftad !!! :))
    omidvaram khoshet oomade bashe .
    arezooye movafaghiat daram barat .
    bye .

    Comment by pooya — September 28, 2006 @ 8:08 pm

  13. God bless you. Wish you a safe trip back to Borat’s country. 🙂 By the way I was hoping that you are going to use a few minutes of your downlink time to talk a few words in Farsi but it never happened.

    Comment by Mo — September 28, 2006 @ 8:12 pm

  14. Weldone Anousheh, I am proud of you, I re-watch your videos again and again and I love to listen to teh massage you gave to all people about how far in dreams and wishes they can go….
    Safe journey back home…

    Comment by Elham — September 28, 2006 @ 8:13 pm

  15. انوشه خانم سلام
    سفر شما به فضا برای ما غرور وافتخار به ارمغان آورد امیدوارم سالم و با موفقیت به این کره ی خاک باز گردید
    برای شما تالحظه فرود دعا میکنم
    کامران بهروزیان

    Comment by کامران بهروزیان — September 28, 2006 @ 8:18 pm

  16. dear Anoushe ! follow each moment of your landing and pray for you , God bless you

    Comment by ali — September 28, 2006 @ 8:20 pm

  17. My dear Anousheh -I have pried for you from day one on your safe trip going and coming back .By the time you get back home safe I guess we all shall pries the lord and do a sajdeh to God.
    I did read all your notes every day and the way you described your feelings and thoughts all were magnificent and delicate. Thanks for every thing you did to make all of us proud.

    Comment by Maryam — September 28, 2006 @ 8:25 pm

  18. سلام بر خانم انوشه انصاری. امیدوارم در پناه خداوند متعال به خوبی و سلامتی به زمین بازگردید.خداوند یار و یاور شما باشد.

    Comment by مهران عضدی — September 28, 2006 @ 8:25 pm

  19. salam be anousheh va arozoye movafaghiyat baraye khodet va tamame hamrahanet.

    Comment by sina — September 28, 2006 @ 8:26 pm

  20. Dear Anoushe,

    I have followed your blog and have lived your experiences through your words, may God bless you and bring you back safely. Thank you for making your dream come true, and though it is one dream that many more of us down here will most likely never accomplish, now I feel I have accomplished it in part through you. Thanks for sharing your wonderful prose. Be safe!


    Comment by Cynthia — September 28, 2006 @ 8:31 pm

  21. Anoushe jan,

    hope you will land safe and well.
    Me and my whole family are awiting you at the Earth.
    thousends of flowers of your way to Earth

    Comment by Faranak — September 28, 2006 @ 8:36 pm

  22. Coming back like a star to our hearts!
    We are waiting for you Anousheh!

    Comment by Shahram — September 28, 2006 @ 8:57 pm

  23. Hello miss Ansari
    You feel ALONE and it will always be like this.
    Your home is in your HEART not in the SPACE.
    But your heart is lost

    Comment by me astrologer — September 28, 2006 @ 8:58 pm

    with the great regards to magnanimous mrs ANSARI.
    i just wanted to tell you that your words made a revolution
    in me and i really hoped to achieve to my aim(entering in USA)
    because of you.your words emotionalized me and i decided to atone.
    therefore i will come to you in years later and i wish that you employ me in your company.i request to you to memorize my name because you will meet me soon and i’m really glad of this event.
    do not forgot to mail me.
    your sincerely ABDOLMANAF AZIZIAN from tehran

    Comment by Abdolmanaf — September 28, 2006 @ 9:00 pm

  25. Bless you and your journey, Anousheh. Thank you so much for having the passion and courage to make this journey and to share it in such beautiful detail with all of us. When I read your blogs I feel like you are echoing my own heart and soul. The experience of going to space must be a universal joy that we were all meant to experience, or else why would so many feel so strongly about your experience? I pray for your safe landing and I look forward to meeting you in New Mexico! Thank you!

    Comment by Linda M. King — September 28, 2006 @ 9:00 pm

  26. سلام.
    امیدوارم به سلامت به زمین برگردید.من به دلیل سرعت کم اینترنت تو شهرمون نمیتونم فرود شما رو تو ناسا تی وی به طور زنده ببینم.ولی امیدوارم بعدا فیلم هاشو از طریق وب سایتتون ببینم.
    با آرزوی سلامتی و موفقیت

    Comment by zahra — September 28, 2006 @ 9:05 pm

  27. خالق ارزو و زيبايي پشتيبان شما باد برايتان ارزوي سلامتي و شادكامي دارم
    مهران خراباتي

    Comment by mehrankharabati — September 28, 2006 @ 9:09 pm

  28. I feel so proud! You are the light for all the Iranian people!

    Thank you for leting the wourld know, that we are people with dreams and hope for a better future!

    Wish you happiness, health and very long life!!!

    Mehrdad from Sweden

    Comment by Mehrdad Dolatshahi — September 28, 2006 @ 9:22 pm

  29. Chère Anousheh,
    j’aimerais vous remercier de nous avoir tous permis, sur Terre, de vivre avec vous tout au long de votre aventure! Vous m’avez fait rêver à travers de simples mots, comme des millions d’autres personnes! Continuez d’apporter autant de chaleur au monde avec vos sourires! Je vous souhaite un excellent retour sur Terre!
    You ARE a star!

    Comment by Aurélie — September 28, 2006 @ 9:41 pm

  30. Realmente sorprendente este espacio, ¡Suerte con su aventura!

    Comment by AdalMe — September 28, 2006 @ 9:46 pm

  31. Dear Anousheh Ansari:

    I wish you a safe and happy return to planet Earth, to your adopted country, and hopefully (when the time is right) to your native country where you are now a beloved heroine.

    I invite you to visit my website and view photos I took of Iran during my visit in 2002, as well as cover designs and excerpts from my two novels, “Beckoning Star” and “The Return of Scheherazade”. I would love to send you a free copy of “The Return of Scheherazade” if I could be provided with a mailing address. Not many Americans realize that Scheherazade is a Persian rather than an Arabic name, and that the story of Scheherazade is a plea to end the mistreatment of women.

    You have a tremendous (possibly unique) opportunity to galvinize the Iranian people.

    Eric Jerpe

    Comment by Eric Jerpe — September 28, 2006 @ 9:47 pm

  32. See you in a bit! I’m not sure what to write that hasn’t been covered already but I’m extremely glad that you’ve taken the initiative to pave the way to space for the rest of us as well. Considering the way things are going I expect you’ll be able to get back up there in less than ten years time, so don’t be too teary-eyed. Over here in Korea where I live they’ve just begun looking for their first astronaut that they’ll be sending up in 2008 (I think) in a Soyuz, and maybe you’d be interested in coming over to Korea to do a few interviews and inspire people over here as well. Just last month they had the first trials where a few thousand people participated in a marathon and eventually it’ll be streamlined down to a few candidates.
    Thank you for all your efforts and ditto to just about everything written above my comment too.

    Comment by Mithridates — September 28, 2006 @ 9:57 pm

  33. انوشه جان سلام. امیدوارم که حالت در این فضای بی کران خوب باشد. فیلم ورود تو را به ایستگاه فضایی از طریق اینترنت تماشا کردم بسیار هیجان انگیز بودو شجاعت تو را خیلی تحسین کردم, در این فکر هستم که به امید خدا وقتی که به زمین رسیدی چه گونه احساسات خود را در مورد هر چه که مشاهده نموده ای می خواهی بیان کنی؟ این کار به نظر من مشکل تر از خود پرواز است.برای تو و دوستانت فرودی آرام و موفق را آرزو می کنم.من برای این حرکت شجاعانه تو افتحار می کنم.شاد باشی.
    کوکب بخت مرا هیچ منجم نشناخت یا رب از مادر گیتی به چه طالع زادم
    ناهید کوهی از تهران

    Comment by nahid koohi — September 28, 2006 @ 10:03 pm

  34. we wish you a safe landing.
    god be with you.
    Arash R and the family

    Comment by Aarsh R — September 28, 2006 @ 10:04 pm

  35. خانم انصاری الان در حالی دارم براتون کامنت می نویسم که چشمهام پر از اشک هستند.زیبایی نوشته آقای شهیدی از یک طرف و بعد هم خوندن حرفهای خودتون.باور کنید شما در این دو هفته عضوی از اعضای خانواده بسیاری از ایرانی ها شدین.بسیاری هستند که از طریق روزنامه ها ترجمه وبلاگ شما رو دنبال می کنند.و بسیاری وقتی بهم می رسن با اسم کوچک جویای اتفاقات سفر شما هستند و می پرسن از انوشه چه خبر.چند روزقبل وقتی مادرم روازاولین مطلبی که شما از فضا منتشر کردین و در اون به ناراحتی هایی که قبل از رسیدن به ایستگاه داشتین مطلع کردم مادرم واقعا ناراحت شد و براتون دعا کرد که دیگه دچار ناراحتی دیگه ای تو فضا نشین و اون بالا در سلامتی کامل بسر ببرین.شما در تمام نوشته ها تون با صداقت کامل انرژی مثبتی رو که از رسیدن به آرزوی دیرینه تون داشتین با خواننده هاتون تقسیم کردین.شما اونقدر ساده وبا احساس نوشتین که آدم رو همیشه مشتاق خوندن نوشته های بعدی می کرد.صادقانه می گم در این دو-سه هفته با اینکه واقعا اوضاع بر وفق مراد من نیست اما هر وقت خبر جدیدی از شما می رسید چه تو وبلاگ چه در سایتهای دیگه،پر از انرژِی می شدم.همیشه لبخندی که به قول خودتون انگار رو صورتتون خالکوبی شده رو می دیدم من هم احساس می کردم در این حال خوش شما سهیم هستم و فکر می کنم این احساس رو بسیاری از افراد در کل دنیا داشتن.آخرین خط نوشته تون از فضا غافلگیر کننده بود انگار می خواستین راز “لبخند انوشه” رو برا همه فاش کنید چند وقتی بود که کسی به یادم نیاورده بود ،که میشه از لبخند به عنوان یه سلاح استفاده کرد.سلاحی در برابر هر کسی که به ما نه بگه و سد راه رشد ما بشه. من اولین کامنتی که براتون گذاشتم پر از کلمه خوحالم بود و الان هم می خوام باز چند بار بگم خوشحالم.خیلی خوشحال شدم وقتی خوندم اون بالا چه آهنگهایی گوش می دادین.الان من هم دارم به همون آهنگ استینگ که گفتین گوش می دم واین باعث شده که بیشتر قلبم فشرده بشه ونتونم اونجور که می خواستم بنویسم.خوشحال شدم وقتی ترجمه فارسی وبلاگ رو دیدم .فکر میکنم جز اولین افرادی بودم که ازتون خواستم اون بالا یک مطلب هر چند کوتاه به فارسی بنویسید (این حرف رو اون موقعی زدم که نمی دونستم دسترسی به اینترنت اون بالا یه کم محدودیت داره)و وقتی اون ترجمه های زیبا رو که از رو متن انگلیسی شده بود خوندم قانع شدم که دیگه نیازی به فارسی نوشتن شما نیست چون دیگه قسمت فارسی وبلاگ ،به اندازه کافی باعث می شد به ایرانی بودن خودم افتخار کنم (به خاطر راه انداختن این قسمت سایت به سهم خوم متشکرم)خوشحالم که شما تونستین به تمام جوونهای دنیا تا اون اندازه ای که شده ،پیغام خودتون رو برسونید و منبع الهام همه باشین.خانم انصاری ،ما ایرانی ها اگر تا امروز یک زن قهرمان که بتونیم بهش افتخار کنیم نداشتیم(منظورم بی اعتنایی به زنان موفق ایرانی نیست ،منظورم جهانی بودن موفقیت شماست ،موفقیتی که می تونه برای همه جالب باشه بدون توجه به مرزها و دین ها و رنگ ها)از این به بعد شما رو داریم .خانم انصاری می خوام باز بنویسم اما هیجان زده هستم ،آخه فکر کنم دیگه الان شما در حال برگشتن هستین.خانم انصاری یک پیشنهاد دارم که می دونم انجام دادنش شاید سخت باشه اما باور کنید می تونه کمک کنه به تمام جوونهای دنیا که رویاهاشون رو جدی بگیرن،از شما خواهش می کنم وقتی برگشتین بین ما زمینی ها ،باز هم در این وبلاگ یا در یک وبلاگ دیگه بنویسید.این حرف من نیست حرف خیلی های دیگه هم هست که کارهای شما رو دنبال کردن ،شما کسی هستین که به جای حرف عمل کرد و نشون داد میشه به هر رویایی هر چقدر هم دور رسید.(پس باز هم با نوشته هاتون می تونید باعث الهام بخشیدن به خیلی ها بشین).ببخشید اگه پر حرفی کردم…براتون قبل از خواب (الان ساعت 1.5نصف شب هست به وقت ایران)دعا می کنم که فرود راحتی داشته باشین…منتظرخوندن مطلب بعدی شما هستم…(به قول خودتون سفرتون تموم شد اما رویاهاتون تازه شروع شده) همیشه شاد و پیروز باشین

    Comment by مهرداد بیات — September 28, 2006 @ 10:05 pm

  36. Dear Anousheh (and you have become “dear” to many of us who you don’t even know, but we know you, or at least the part of you that you have shared with us.)

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for allowing me and us the blessing / privilege of sharing this experience with you.

    I have been a space junky/enthusiast for many years and have truly enjoyed reading/sharing/experiencing (by proxy through you) your experience. I love that you are sharing your emotional experience as well as that makes you even more dear to us. I would have had tears in my eyes many times if I were up there and I would have a lump in my throat when it was time to leave. I would not blame you if you did try to stow away 🙂 but I know that your journey will not end with this trip and will continue to bring hope, wonder, and happiness to many as they are inspired to pursue their dreams, through hard work and dedication, “like dear Anousheh did/does”.

    I love that you, like many of us, dreamed about going into space when you were young. I marvel when I read about Peter’s dream to make access into space available for many and how he searched for someone to share/sponsor his enthusiasm and was turned away so many times. Isn’t it amazing that he stumbled upon the article where you mentioned that your dream was to make a sub-orbital space flight? He contacted you and your husband, and now you have well surpassed that dream. How many orbits have you made now (I think about 16 per day)? Isn’t that awesome!!

    I was touched as I watched you on NASA TV and saw you mouth the words “I love you” through the glass after your suit pressure check to your husband, sister and other family members. I can imagine how your husband feels, happy for you, nervous that you will be ok. Oh, I bet he will be soooo happy to get you back safe and sound.

    I have truly enjoyed watching the video clips and your great big smile. Many of us imagine how it must be for you and we imagine we are in your place as you share your experience with us (skipping the makeup and lip gloss myself – I wonder where that lip gloss will turn up?). But we probably don’t imagine all the ironing & cooking chores :).

    I now wonder what space smells like. I didn’t even know it had a distinct smell. I knew that moon dust had a smell but now I can wonder about what space smells like too!! I have imagined washing hair with a bubble of water around my head. I can imagine the beauty of the world from above, how peaceful it must seem and how we need to work harder to make it peaceful here too, etc. etc. And I will imagine what the decent back to earth is like once you share that with us. The point that I am trying to make is this – by your allowing us to share your experience it has helped us to see better, imagine more and open the door to all the possibilities that can be if we make them happen.

    One of my favorite quotes is from a newspaper columnist Jenklin Lloyd Jones who said [paraphrased] that life is like an old time rail journey, it is filled with delays, sidetracks, dust, jolts, smoke, cinders, interspersed occasionally with beautiful vistas and thrilling bursts of speed. The trick is to be thankful for the ride. [end paraphrase]

    So thanks again for sharing your “beautiful vista and thrilling burst of speed” with me and us and allowing us to share your experience and walk in your shoes [or Eskimo lamb skin boots as the case may be 🙂 ].

    I will be watching your return tonight and wish you the best in your future endeavors!

    Comment by Brent — September 28, 2006 @ 10:05 pm

  37. Hi dear Anoushe,

    I really don’t know what to say with all the wonderful comments u’ve received so far. U’re brilliant & what u’ve done for inroducing Iran to the world can not come into words, u’re a fantastic writer too & we deeply feel what u say about those magnificant scenes, thanku so much for all u’ve done & all u’re going to do.
    I’m from Mashhad too & we discussed your great job & your meaningful words in 2 sessions of our panel discussion in Uni!
    Wish u a safe & peaceful return,Best of luck,

    Comment by Toktam — September 28, 2006 @ 10:12 pm

  38. salam , anousheh , bavar kon anmidoonam chi begam . hamoon ehsasi ke shoma dar modate safar dashtid hama ro man alaan yekja daram , namidoonam che joori ehsasatamo bayan konam , be khoda , bavar konid ye boghz galoomo gerefteh … namidoonam chi begam . montazeram bargardi . khabaraye khob beshnavam az shoma … sabz bashi banooye fazaeie ma …

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

  39. Hi Anousheh – well you are on you way back to earth at this time.

    You have accomplished a great goal and set many milestones on your short voyage into space.

    Too bad they did not let you set one more and become the first stowaway in space, allowing you to extend your stay on the ISS.

    Please come home safely and thank you again for sharing your wonderful experience with us here.

    Bye for now – ski1939, Freeport, Illinois, USA

    Comment by Martin — September 28, 2006 @ 10:30 pm

  40. salam anosheh azyz به سلامت برگرد زمین برای شما دلتنگ است

    Comment by خوبان — September 28, 2006 @ 10:38 pm

  41. hi how are u anosheh com back

    Comment by ali — September 28, 2006 @ 10:41 pm

  42. hi welcom back

    Comment by ali — September 28, 2006 @ 10:45 pm

  43. Dear Anousheh, Im watching Nasa TV now and Im waiting for ur landing. Its 2:08 in the morning now but I can’t sleep till I see ur safe landing. May God Be With You.

    Congeratulations on ur safe landing anyway in advance 😉 I’m sure you’ll make it.

    Lots of luv xXx

    Comment by Nafiseh — September 29, 2006 @ 1:10 am

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