Anousheh Ansari Space Blog

September 29, 2006


Filed under: Space Explorer — by X PRIZE @ 1:13 am

to Earth — confirmation of a Good Landing

— live and taped coverage continues on NASA TV via Mission Control Center Moscow.


  1. Welcome home Astronaut! Its been a pleasure to follow your adventure!

    Comment by helodriver — September 29, 2006 @ 1:18 am

  2. Congatulations & Welcome back !! Thank You..

    Comment by Peter Guelzow — September 29, 2006 @ 1:20 am

  3. Congratulations to a good landing.
    I am impressed by your blog.


    Comment by Gabor — September 29, 2006 @ 1:20 am

  4. Welcome Home Astronaut! It has been a pleasure to follow your adventure.

    Comment by Helodriver — September 29, 2006 @ 1:21 am

  5. Greetings Earthlings!!!

    Welcome Home 🙂

    Comment by Steve — September 29, 2006 @ 1:22 am

  6. Watched the landing with my 10 year old daughter on NASA TV.
    wowwwwwwwww…. I am speechless…. Welcome back HOME everyone.
    May your trip brings peace to the rest of the world. You
    have a lot of work to do to make this world better …

    javid iran !

    Comment by Ali — September 29, 2006 @ 1:23 am

  7. به خونه خوش اومدید

    Comment by جاهد ملک زاده — September 29, 2006 @ 1:23 am

  8. Anousheh,

    The world welcomes you home. We are so thrilled for you and can’t wait to see your smiling face. Hugs to you and Hamid.

    Karyn & Geoff

    Comment by karyn & geoff — September 29, 2006 @ 1:24 am

  9. Welcome home Space Cadet,

    Tehran, Iran

    Comment by Paymaan Jafari Taayemeh — September 29, 2006 @ 1:24 am

  10. Dear Anousheh
    انوشه جان به زمین خوش اومدی
    سفر موفقیت امیز فضایی شما را به تمام علم دوستان تبریک عرض میکنم
    با ارزوی موفقیت های بیشتر برای شما و خانواده انصاری و تمام ایرانیهای عزیز

    Comment by behroz — September 29, 2006 @ 1:25 am

  11. Congratulations for Good Landing.
    I am reporting also for iranian. on
    So Happy Now.

    Comment by Akbar Nemati — September 29, 2006 @ 1:26 am

  12. Congratulationas Anousheh 😀 Welcome back to Earth…Welcome back home
    You landed a couple of min ago …i was hoping to observe your landing on NASA TV ,but unfortunately it did not show it.
    Anyway …Thanks for all the inspiration…you are awesome.


    Comment by Maryam-Tehran — September 29, 2006 @ 1:28 am

  13. Congratulations!!!!!

    Welcome to YOUR home planet… it may not be K-PAX… but with people like you , someday, it could be…
    Love and light,

    Comment by Yvette — September 29, 2006 @ 1:31 am

  14. Welcome back. You have made a difference across the globe. Thank you for your courage, determination, and good heart.

    Comment by Phil — September 29, 2006 @ 1:33 am

  15. Welcome home and congratulations to a good landing.I look forward to read more about your experince in SSI.

    Comment by Paulos — September 29, 2006 @ 1:33 am

  16. Welcome home and congratulations to a good landing.I look forward to read more about your experince in SSI. Thanks

    Comment by Paulos — September 29, 2006 @ 1:34 am

  17. welcome home anousheh!

    Comment by mohsen — September 29, 2006 @ 1:34 am

  18. Thank God for your safe return.

    Comment by Farah — September 29, 2006 @ 1:39 am

  19. Happy touching the Earth Anousheh

    Comment by Maryam-Tehran — September 29, 2006 @ 1:42 am

  20. My dear Anousheh,
    Welcome back! Congragulations on all that you have accomplished. Can’t wait to see you in person.

    Comment by Elaheh Samsani — September 29, 2006 @ 1:46 am

  21. سلام انوشه جان
    تو اولين افتخار آور سرزمين من باشي و من به تو تبريك نگم چطور چنين چيزي امكان داره ؟ ما همه به تو افتخار مي كنيم همه و همه به زمين خوش اومدي اما من اگه به جاي تو بودم هرگز بر نمي گشتم به اين زمين پر از هياهو خيلي دوست داشتم به جاي تو بودم تو تونستي به رويات برسي ما رو دعا كن
    دوست تو سهيل به وبلاگم سر بزن ازت خيلي چيزا نوشتم

    Comment by soheyl — September 29, 2006 @ 1:49 am

  22. Hi Dear Anousheh,
    I saw all of it on NASA TV Live. Congradulationssssssssss!
    Welcome back home. 🙂

    Comment by Farid — September 29, 2006 @ 1:51 am

  23. Hi I write you from tehran,
    I’m so happy for your good landing.
    you are a best.
    vaghean harf nadari.
    yek eftekhari baraie hameie donia.
    esmet hamisheh javidan mimuneh.
    maha akhbareto donbal mikonim.

    take care

    Comment by farshad shapuri — September 29, 2006 @ 1:53 am

  24. The precious cargo has returned, how inspiring you have been.

    Comment by Barbara — September 29, 2006 @ 1:53 am

  25. My imagination went wild with the “Storm over the Pacific” topic. I live on the East Coast of OZ.

    Comment by Barbara — September 29, 2006 @ 1:58 am

  26. Heyyyyy uuu!!!!!! Welcome Back to Earth!!!!!!! We are waiting for your stories and more pictures on your blog!!!!! Don’t forget that, OK?????? I wished I was there to give u a big hug!!!!!! I hope to see you soon on your website!!!!!
    Nasim, Canada

    Comment by Nasim — September 29, 2006 @ 2:02 am

  27. Welcome back to Gravity! You have accomplished so much!!! It was a pleasure reading your entries and looking to the sky knowing that you were up there gazing back down with a cold forehead to the window!

    You have become a hero to so many!! May your days be blessed and plentiful!!

    Your friend,

    Comment by kevin cupit - Colorado — September 29, 2006 @ 2:02 am

  28. Anousheh khoob
    You make the whole world think different… good to you… and this is very true as your cousin, Afshin said “The Little Prince was mis-titled. It should have been The Little Princess.”
    We hope Safe landing for you and your spaceshipmates.
    Welcome home The Little Princess.

    Comment by nima — September 29, 2006 @ 2:06 am

  29. welcome home anoosheh jan I was watching you from nasa tv
    shohreh los angeles

    Comment by shohreh — September 29, 2006 @ 2:07 am

  30. Mrs. Anousheh , Salam
    I saw your powerful and safe landing.
    Welcome to earth again! and happy to you and your respected family and your encient country, Iran.
    Be successful and healthy

    Comment by Mojtaba — September 29, 2006 @ 2:07 am

  31. Wellcome back Anoosheh .Iàm watching you right now on Nasa tv.
    I am very happy that every things went well.I can now go to bed .
    Good morning for you and good night for me hier in holland.
    There is no place like home ,I feel that i have been away for a long time.I realy felt that i was there too.
    Thank you for the feeling you gave us all.
    Until Next time Take care and in case i forget good morning good after noon ,good evening and good night,And Have a Good Life!
    Khoda Hafez!

    Comment by kei.kavos — September 29, 2006 @ 2:09 am

  32. Welcome Back. We’re all so thrilled to have you back. I’m working here at the office and monitoring your journey at the same time. Thank God for your safe return. More power and looking forward to your story on how it feels to be back here on earth and the feeling of being in the soyuz as it touches down here on earth.

    Best regards,
    Maribel (Manila, Philippines)

    Comment by Maribel — September 29, 2006 @ 2:17 am

  33. Yeyyyyyyyy You made it home!!!!!!!!

    I saw everything on NASA TV and it was fabulous! Just now I am watching the video of the re-entry taken from the ISS too.

    Welcome HOME space ranger!

    Comment by cynthia — September 29, 2006 @ 2:19 am

  34. I am very glad to see an Iranian like you do this. We’re all happy for you and you Opened a new chapter in Space adventure. Welcome HOME Anousheh jan.

    Ziba & Family, Houston – TEXAS

    Comment by Ziba - Houston — September 29, 2006 @ 2:19 am

  35. welcome home!

    Comment by mehdi — September 29, 2006 @ 2:26 am

  36. Anoushe,
    Welcome Back Home.
    Happy to see you again on the Earth 😉
    Thank you for your souvenir for the people of all over the world!
    We recieved it before your return.
    Best wishes
    from : a youth from the 3rd planet(They call it”the Earth”!)

    Comment by Amir-Esfahan — September 29, 2006 @ 2:27 am

  37. Dear Anousheh.Welcome back to your home and congeratulation for your safe landing.I watched your landing LIVE on Nasa TV and Im so proud to see an Iranian lady at this stage of honor.Best Wishes,Mahdi .Manchester UK.

    Comment by mahdi — September 29, 2006 @ 2:29 am

  38. Welcome back to earth:)
    always wish you luck and all the best

    Comment by homa — September 29, 2006 @ 2:31 am

  39. Congratulations to Anoosheh (The First Iranian FAza navard).
    (astronaut).Go Anoosheh Go!
    I miss you already.I hope you will continue with your blog .
    I miss you so much.I dont like to finish my note.But i have to.
    OK,Nice to see you again on Earth!Bye Bye

    Comment by kei.kavos — September 29, 2006 @ 2:31 am

  40. Thank you, Anousheh for everything! I looked up in the sky during the day out of a large window at work and thought to myself, I wonder where Anousheh is right now. I asked myself that many times during your trip. Thank you for this blog and your beautiful descriptions of what you saw, thought and felt in space. You made it a complete journey for me too. You are a friend to us all and we love you!

    Comment by Vivienne from San Antonio — September 29, 2006 @ 2:33 am

  41. Welcome home. Thank you for bringing us all along with you. I am turly impresed with the way you handled yourself. Good luck in the future.
    Dan Johns

    Comment by dan johns — September 29, 2006 @ 2:37 am

  42. Welcome back.u give me extra energy for studing my board exam.
    Thanks 4 beautiful flag on ur left chest,it makes me cry for Iran.

    Comment by sepideh — September 29, 2006 @ 2:38 am

  43. Im So Happy 2 C U Safe & Sound.
    Please dont forget to continue writing in ur blog,I have the hunger of knowing more and more about u and ur experience in the beautiful sky.

    Many Congeratulations again
    xXx Nafi3

    Comment by Nafiseh — September 29, 2006 @ 2:38 am

  44. anousheh
    enorme prazer em acompanhar sua aventura
    vivo no rio de janeiro
    fala portugues

    muitas felicidades
    e sucesso em trazer mais felicidades

    Comment by ricardo sá — September 29, 2006 @ 2:39 am

  45. Hoooooooooooora!

    You did it! Congratulations! My all your dreams come true like this! I am so proud of you! I was prayed for you to have a safe return. Thanks God. What do you feel now? Please keep writing your blog. I read it every day.

    Best wishes,

    Comment by Golnaz — September 29, 2006 @ 2:40 am




    Comment by FARIDEH SANEI — September 29, 2006 @ 2:46 am

  47. You got ahead of Richard Brandson for journey to space, Anousheh!

    Good job and we admire you. Don’t forget about writing book with CD/ DVD as I suggested before.

    Hamilton from Canada

    Comment by Hamilton — September 29, 2006 @ 2:46 am

  48. Anousheh Joon,

    Welcome back! You did it!

    I am so glad you’ve landed safely but will really miss reading your beautifully narrated and educational blogs each day. I feel like I already know you. I hope to have the opportunity to meet you some day and congratulate you in person for being the wonderful human being that you are and for trying to make a difference for the better on our beautiful earth. You are truly beautiful inside and out!

    Khoda Negahdar.

    Comment by Negin Mohammadzadeh — September 29, 2006 @ 2:49 am

  49. انوشه عزيز….
    به زمين خوش آمدي…
    پاينده و پيروز باشي.

    Comment by Ali Razi — September 29, 2006 @ 2:53 am

  50. What a waste. Nothing acomplished. CAN YOU TELL ME ONE SINGLE PURPOSE OR GOAL YOU ACHIEVED. I would rather have seen some person going up with some productive use.You even forgot the experiments that you were supposed to take up……WHAT A SHAME.

    Comment by Jack — September 29, 2006 @ 2:55 am

  51. Dear Anousheh,
    welcome back.
    I just ran back from coaching 11 year old kids soccer here in Houston area and saw that you have landed safely. What a joy!
    As an Iranian ofcourse I am proud of you but people like you don’t only belong to one country. They belong to the whole world. That’s why we are all celebrating your arrival together.
    Pleae take a good rest but remember that we are all waiting for more writings from you.
    Again, welcome back to Earth.

    Comment by Tourang — September 29, 2006 @ 2:56 am

  52. I am so glad you joined us here on earth safe.

    Thank you for your blog and I hope you write a book some day detailing your experiences; you have a real flair for writing…

    If you do I will be 1st in line to buy it.

    God speed

    Sydney, Australia

    Comment by localhost — September 29, 2006 @ 3:06 am

  53. Hi Anousha from Geoff Weston in Dunedin New Zealand.

    Well, that was an exciting return. Saw it all from undocking onwards. Mission control in Moscow gave a good coverage of the comunications all the way through from firing the descent engines, the seperation of the modules, the fiery re-entry (of which live camera at the landing site captured you streaking across the sky); the Loss of signal and aquasition of comunications again. Then the capsul on the big orange chute. That was all we saw until coverage resumed at the landing site but the voice commentary of the actual landing was good. I saw you pulled out of the Soyuz and sitting on the deck chair with a huge bouguet of red flowers, a large green apple and a smile on your face. It looked cold and I noticed you kept your gloves on for a while. The other crew looked a bit chilled. Just a great end to a fantastic spce mission and event for me. Quite the best coverage I have ever seen in fact. (I have followed this from SST 115 launch)Imagine, in the sixties all I could get was a short wave signal- with scratches and all, on something new called a transister radio!Communication has come along way since then. Now I can see, and here everything. And you have opened up the door to space even more.

    Hope to see you in New Zealand one day….

    Cheers- Geoff.

    Comment by Geoff Weston — September 29, 2006 @ 3:11 am

  54. Welcome home A.A.! Your blog has been such a wonderful way to keep track of your amazing adventure. I have neighbors who are Iranian-Americans like you and we have all been very inspired by your trip.

    I think the two descriptions I remember the most were of you floating in the middle of the compartment and NOT MOVING until the air blew you from one side or the other and the one of you pressing your forehead against the window until it was cold from the cold of space. Just astounding.

    I will be attending a panel discussion on the future of space exploration at the Lunar and Planetary Institute next week put on by the Planetary Society and the Association of Space Explorers (an organization for which you now qualify to be a member!) and reading your blog has given me so many lines of discussion I wish to explore with the panel of three astronauts and two planetary scientists.

    So rest assured, already your time and significant commitment are indeed having far and wide-ranging effects. Bless you,

    Marty Hajovsky in Houston

    Comment by Marty in Houston — September 29, 2006 @ 3:17 am

  55. Welcome back to Eearth!

    I know the your return to the Earth from JAXA mail magazine.
    Now I am watching the NHK(Nihon Housou Kyoukai) 12 o’clock TV-News show.
    You seem to good condition with other crews in TV.

    Thank to Russian cosmonauts and recovery team in Russia and Kazafstan.
    Ofcause you and Peter and many fans of Space Tourism!!!

    Very Best!


    Comment by Toshiki Hasegawa — September 29, 2006 @ 3:21 am

  56. Welcome home, Anousheh!

    I hope your adjustment back to the conditions on Earth goes smoothly.

    This was hopefully the first of many space trips for you!

    Thanks again for your inspirational words and videos on this blog.

    – Chetan
    Plano, TX

    Comment by Chetan — September 29, 2006 @ 3:24 am

  57. A very insprirational step on your part for everyone. I wish you success in your next steps as well. You’re back to earth in time for Ramadan. Hope you enjoy a good Iftar with your family.

    Amin, Canada.

    Comment by Amin Patel — September 29, 2006 @ 3:28 am

  58. Welcome to Earth, U made us proud.
    Kambiz and Family Friendswood TX USA

    Comment by Kambiz — September 29, 2006 @ 3:32 am

  59. Hi Space Explorer,

    Welcome back. Hope you had a great stay in the world yonder. Do write about your experiences.


    Comment by John Matthew — September 29, 2006 @ 3:34 am

  60. Anousheh — Thank you for writing this blog — Precious few people can know that they have deeply touched and bettered the world on such a scale, I hope you know that you are now among them — no human could read through these blogs and comments without being moved to tears — without question you have spread a glorious contagion — I know I am infected — it is clear that readers from around the world are too — I agree with you that world leaders should all see our beautiful planet from such a vantage — my secret hope is that they already have (i.e., President Ansari 🙂 )

    You have my vote any day 😉

    Welcome Home Poet-Astronaut Anousheh!

    Comment by David — September 29, 2006 @ 3:35 am

  61. well done, tabrik ba arezoy movafaghiyat ,sarbolandi va shodkami

    peyman shahni

    Comment by peyman shahni — September 29, 2006 @ 3:37 am

  62. Dear Anousheh,

    Thank God for your safe return. Thank you for being so brave.

    We love you,

    Farideh& Soheil Yaghmaee

    Comment by FARIDEH SANEI(YAGHMAEE) — September 29, 2006 @ 3:38 am

  63. Dearest Anousheh;

    Please accept our congratulations. We are proud of you. Welcome to Mother Earth.

    Mohsen and Nastaran Shoja-Nia

    Comment by Mohsen Shoja-Nia — September 29, 2006 @ 3:39 am

  64. CONGRATULATIONS on a successful flight and safe landing Kazakhstan. I cheered your sucess with friends watching the landing. It is my hope to cheer you again at the X-Prize Cup next month in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

    It is my hope to shake you hand and to wish you and your husband congratulations on the speace endeavor and those yet to come.

    – Jack Kennedy

    Comment by Jack Kennedy — September 29, 2006 @ 3:41 am

  65. Anousheh:
    Your words “I get all teary-eyed when I read how a young girl in Mashhad is watching me and is motivated to one day become an Astronaut” remind me of another “woman in space,” actress Nichelle Nichols who starred as Lt. Uhura on the original Star Trek TV series. She wrote in her book “Beyond Uhura” that she wanted to quit the show, but met Martin Luther King who told her she inspired young girls who saw her on TV and thought “that could be me.”

    I’m happy you had a safe trip, and welcome back to Earth! We are all proud of you!

    Comment by Ben Bradley — September 29, 2006 @ 3:51 am

  66. WELCOME HOME! I’m glad to hear you made it back safely. Congratulations on a succesful mission!

    Rene Marinus.

    Comment by Rene Marinus — September 29, 2006 @ 3:58 am

  67. salam anousheh aziz:
    be zamin khosh omadi.filme forodet ro be zamin didam va vagti chehre khndanet ro didam khili khoshhal shodam va khoda ro shokr kardam ke salem va khoshhal be zamin residi…zamin va hame mardomesh be tu ehtiaj daran va be tu eftekhar mikonand…hame ro khoshhal kardi….
    khili baese eftekhar hasti…be man va khili az javanoha anghize dadi va dars dadi ke adam bayad bray arezohash va tahagoge onha talash kone…mersi mersi anousheh…dostet darim be andaze donya
    bagal va boos
    payam az roma/italia

    Comment by payam fahimi — September 29, 2006 @ 4:01 am

  68. Hoooooooooora!

    The world welcomes you ;AAAAAAAAASTRONANAUT.
    I look forward to read more about your experience in XPRIZE more than ago.I hope that you get another dream.
    Its very well that see you and your new project.

    Comment by Mahdi — September 29, 2006 @ 4:04 am

  69. Anousheh, you have indeed demonstrated to the world that there is no limit to what a person
    can accomplish.
    Your dreams have taken you to the edge of the beyond, to a place where
    one can dance a weighless ballet with the stars.
    When you have a chance to catch your breath, you will be able to look up
    into the night sky and give yourself a little pinch and
    know you have had your dance with the stars.
    You have boldly gone where few will travel, with courage and honor, let no one
    ever say otherwise.
    Welcome home and long days on planet earth. May peace prevail!

    Comment by HM — September 29, 2006 @ 4:11 am

  70. Hoooooooooooora

    The world welcomes you ; AAAAAAAAAAAASTRONAUT.
    Im looking forward to read more about your experience in xprize more than ago.
    I hope that you get another dream.Its very well that see you and your project.

    Comment by mahdi — September 29, 2006 @ 4:14 am

  71. One step for America and great leap for the Iranians! (haha)

    Very glad you are back safe and sound, you are an inspiration to all. Its been great and astonishing fallowing your journey. Wishing you all the best.

    Massoud Nili

    Comment by Massoud Nili — September 29, 2006 @ 4:22 am


    I think you are sleeping in this time ,
    maybe with silence memories of space in your mind …
    have a good rest ,
    please keep writing ,
    Thanks ,

    Bests ,

    Comment by Zari — September 29, 2006 @ 4:27 am

  73. From a brazilian citizen…Welcome back to Earth Msr.Anoushed Ansari.. You have set a major example of freedom and independence to all the woman of the world ,especially to all the oppress woman of Iran and all others.Your mission for peace have just began…I wish you all the best.

    Comment by Marino Oliveira — September 29, 2006 @ 4:32 am

  74. انوشه جان:به زمین سیاره نیلگون خاطره ها خوش آمدی
    well come to hom

    Comment by mojgan — September 29, 2006 @ 4:49 am

  75. انوشه جان
    خوش آمدي خيلي خوشحاليم كه صحيح و سالم برگشتي و باعث شعف همه ي ايراني ها شدي ما به شما افتخار ميكنيم اميدوارم كه هميشه موفق باشي و باعث سرافرازي نام كشور عزيزمان شوي .


    Comment by خوش آمدي — September 29, 2006 @ 4:52 am

  76. Welcome home Anousheh I am so glad and will thank God you made it without any mishaps. You have again touched my life in a very positive way, and I thank you for it. You are a wonderful woman and I do know your supported, especially by Hamid, so I must thank you both.

    Comment by Bill Belshaw — September 29, 2006 @ 4:55 am

  77. Dear Anoushe

    Comment by negar — September 29, 2006 @ 4:57 am

  78. Anousheh,

    Welcome back home. You have achieved your childhold dream and have inspired many people. Best Wishes.

    Reza Kaviani

    Comment by Reza Kaviani — September 29, 2006 @ 4:57 am

  79. I always believed that space tourism would be available LONG before now. I applaud your participation with the hopes that the day will come sooner that others will be able to make the trip as you have done. They should have a frequent lottery so that the cost could be shared by many with one lucky winner to take the trip, and thus make the human birthright to the stars also available to those whom are not financially able. Good for you.

    Comment by Bill — September 29, 2006 @ 5:00 am

  80. سلام خانوم انوشه
    تشریف فرمایی شما رو به کره زمین تبریک می گم
    حتما که این سفر بسیار بسیار بسیار برای شما مفید و جذاب بوده است
    انشاالله که موفق امیز برای شما و همراهانتان باشد
    راستی خانوم انصاری شما قرار بود با خود یک جلد قران مجید با خودتون ببرین به فضا و یک عدد پرچم ایران را
    ایا این کار را انجام دادین ؟
    چه شد ؟
    اگه بله لطفا عکسی از ان را بگزارید یا در وبلاگ و یا در وب سایت
    اگه نه چرا که ؟
    به خاطر چیزی ز این کار خود منصرف شودید؟

    Comment by barbod — September 29, 2006 @ 5:07 am

  81. I’m so happy that you’re home. I’ve been reading your blog every single day. I’m gonna miss your beautiful writing so much. I can’t hold my tears every time that I read your blog. I just wanted to let you know that you’re an amazing person and I won’t ever forget you in my life. You’ve become my inspiration for so many things…

    Thanks for everything, for all the information and knowledge that you gave us about space and for the inspiration that you gave to every one around the world.

    Welcome home, I’m so glad to have you with us again.

    Khasteh nabashi Anousheh azizam,

    Wish you all the best in the world.

    Comment by Homeira — September 29, 2006 @ 5:15 am

  82. In the name of God

    Dear Mrs Ansari,
    I hope best wishes for you and hope a good and safe landing too 🙂

    Comment by Maysam — September 29, 2006 @ 5:24 am

  83. Hi Anousheh,
    Tell me if you can see our lovely Persian Gulf from there please.


    Comment by Omid — September 29, 2006 @ 5:26 am

  84. Merveilleuse Anousheh,

    “L”étoile est belle parce qu’elle laisse deviner l’infini dont elle s’entoure”
    Jacques Salomé

    L’étoile Anoushef est revenue parmi nous, pour nous confirmer que :

    “Vivre,c’est rêver, pour oser réaliser ses rêves”.

    Petite princesse, qui se souvient avec nostalgie de ses lectures d’apprentissage :

    “Voici mon secret. Il est trés simple : on ne voit bien qu’avec le coeur, l’essentiel est invisible pour les yeux”

    Antoine de Saint Exupéry

    C’est peut-être cela le secret de ton voyage : à des milliers de kilomètres de la Terre, que tu as observée d’aussi loin avec autant de bonheur, nous dire que pour l’essentiel, on ne voit bien qu’avec le coeur.

    A bientôt

    Petit Pierre

    Comment by Petit Pierre — September 29, 2006 @ 5:33 am

  85. Welcome back Anoushe. Very glad to hear that you had a safe trip back to earth 🙂

    Comment by Farhad — September 29, 2006 @ 5:37 am

  86. Glad you made it back in one piece. Can’t wait to read the details of reentry and landing Soyuz style.

    Comment by James, Mountain View, CA — September 29, 2006 @ 5:45 am

  87. Hi Glad to see yea made it back safe and sound along with Jeff and ? Heck I’m losie with names. Anyway what ya all did was awsesome.!!!!! If i was in your place i;d be smiling also.
    God bless

    Comment by Bill Willaims — September 29, 2006 @ 5:46 am

  88. Hi Anousheh,

    It was my pleasure to hear your adventoures trip to space. In fact I do not know any other Iranain people to have such a shining success in his/her background.
    When I awared of your efforts for materialization of your dream and ultimately you reached to it, I got very delightful and a sea of hope hugging me, my energy for achieving the pre-defined goalds mutiplied and this significant event considerably impacts on my daily activities for conquring my goals.

    I on my part as an Iranian would like to say you:
    Thank you, Thank you and Thank you.

    Comment by reza — September 29, 2006 @ 5:50 am

  89. So wonderful, all that you have done – and especially leaving Earth, as our kind must do in a much bigger way, as we mature to a star-faring civilization.

    Sweet congratulations to you!

    Comment by Jim Coe — September 29, 2006 @ 5:50 am

  90. Dear Anousheh and the rest of the gang — welcome back. What a relief it is to all of us. You know on one hand I marvel at your experience and on the other hand I’m really jealous. Atleast at the fag end of your life when you look back you will have had the satisfaction of having lived life and seen life to its full. Congratulations!
    How proud the whole world must be — we all are.
    Take rest and please update this blog. We are waiting for more.
    God bless you…

    Comment by Debali, Calcutta India — September 29, 2006 @ 5:53 am

  91. Hi Anousheh,

    Are you in orbit right now?
    It was my pleasure to hear your adventoures trip to space. In fact I do not know any other Iranain people to have such a shining success in his/her background.
    When I awared of your efforts for materialization of your dream and ultimately you reached to it, I got very delightful and a sea of hope hugging me, my energy for achieving the pre-defined goalds mutiplied and this significant event considerably impacts on my daily activities for conquring my goals.

    Just let me have a reply from yourside when you return to Earth.

    Finally I on my part and as an Iranian would like to say you:

    Thank you, Thank you and Thank you.

    With best wishes for you to come into true your second great dream. Inshaallah.

    Comment by reza — September 29, 2006 @ 5:56 am

  92. سلام انوشه عزيز
    بازگشت غرورآميزت به زمين كه باعث افتخار همه ما ايرانيان است را تبريك ميگم ، خسته نباشي ، خدا قوت
    هميشه سالم و سربلند باشي

    Comment by Shapoor — September 29, 2006 @ 5:57 am

  93. Hi Anousheh,

    First of all congrats and best wishes on your successful spaceflight. Now I can say there’s one more star that has aimed at the sky and also reached the destination rather than falling on the tree top.

    I am currently working as a Telecom Software Engineer and I am interested in becoming an astronaut. I am getting ready to do Masters Avionics and Astronautics for this. I need your help with regards to this. Can you plz. write back to me on how I cna proceed from here. I am eagerly waiting for your earliest reply.

    Once again my heartiest wishes on your remarkable accomplishment.


    Comment by Manju S.M. — September 29, 2006 @ 6:00 am

  94. Dearest Anousheh,

    Welcome back! How sort this must have felt, though. From down here, it seems I barely had time to know you were up there, and now you are back.

    Still, I can hardly wait to read your next thoughts. I am honored to be living in a time when a woman such as yourself not only exists, but is able to seize a chance to do what you have done.

    Carpe diem!


    Athens, GA, USA

    Comment by Michelle Petit-Sumrall — September 29, 2006 @ 6:02 am

  95. The World’s Heroine Anoushe

    With what you did, I don’t fear of being woman in Iran anymore, I don’t feel lost without a model anymore. With you as my first model, I can now achive my own dreams.

    Love with every cell of my body,
    An Iranian Woman in Australia,

    Comment by leili Golafshani — September 29, 2006 @ 6:03 am

  96. Hi Anousheh Aziz
    I cannot describe my feelings about you, since I have heard the news about your travel to space a continous joy dominated on my spirit of course together with a sense of honour. Reqularly I am following the news form your stay in ISS and impatiently waiting for your return to your mother planet. Surely you would write a book from this historical trip and make all interested people joyful.
    Anoushe Aziz I am about at your age and this common factor has much more impacts on my goals.
    May I ask you to send me a kind reply with a special memory from ISS when you come back home.
    Be succeeded in your next dream

    Comment by reza — September 29, 2006 @ 6:13 am

  97. Congratulations and alhamdulillah you returned to the Earth safely. You must have lots of stories for your kids, family and friends.

    Comment by kasan mulyono — September 29, 2006 @ 6:18 am

  98. Dear Anousheh,

    My heartfelt congratulations on your successful journey and accompolished mission. All I can say is what you did and have been doing so far has made me truly proud to be a citizen of the world living in Tehran.
    I wish you the best of luck in all you do in life.
    Sincerely Yours
    Mohammad Rostami

    Comment by Mohammad Rostami — September 29, 2006 @ 6:25 am

  99. Dear Anousheh,

    Welcome back!

    I can see in my mind the day when human being is leaving the Earth for far far away space and coming back to it again. It will be like traveling between different continents by airplane but in much bigger dimensions. And in those days they will remember pioneers of these trips. You will be one of those pioneers who inspired the whole world, and not just the western world, to move ahead and prove that the mankind can touch the limits of the Universe and go beyond it. You taught the whole world, and not just the western world, how to push the limits back. This chaos world really needs people like you. At least I have learned and am learning a lot from you. I am so lucky to live in same era as you do.

    Wish all the best and keep it up as you are the light for many.

    Warmest regards,

    Iraj, Canada

    Comment by Iraj — September 29, 2006 @ 6:28 am

  100. it was my dream and you made it come true!! thank you

    Comment by rasha hashem — September 29, 2006 @ 6:34 am

  101. Congratulations Anousheh!

    Welcome back.
    How do you feel now on the Earth?

    and what’s next?

    All the best,

    Comment by Mehrdad — September 29, 2006 @ 6:36 am

  102. Good to see you back, I was watching the last part of the landing on NASA TV.

    I have been following your blog since launch and it makes an exciting reading – including other people’s comments ( this is my first and will probably be the only one ).

    I noticed just about one person here wanted to thank the Russian team – Misson Control, the recovery team, the crew, people of Star City etc. Some people even wrote in their comments you went up on a Space Shuttle ( huh ? ). All that reminded me again about how little people know about what is going on “behind the scenes”.

    For over two years Soyuz’ have been taxing people to and from IIS, including 3 more space tourists, while shuttles were grounded.Those behind Russian space program may not be making their ways into glossy magazines or NASA TV, for them it is just work, hard work ( actually, for *them* it is far more than just work but that is another story ).

    I would like to thank the Russian team for the job well done – those who provided Soyuz ( which is quite a vehicle, simple and reliable ) and were supporting the mission and are supporting ISS in orbit and its crew.

    On a different note – hello to everyone in Iran / Persia and welcome to the club 😉 It is great to see so many of you online these days, I guess your feelings are somewhat similar to what Russians have experienced back in 1961 when our first cosmonaut whent into space on Vostok-1. Anousheh is a great person she inspires us all no matter where we live ..


    Comment by Andrew — September 29, 2006 @ 6:38 am

  103. residan be kheir.

    Comment by Aarsh R — September 29, 2006 @ 6:41 am

  104. به خانه خودت خوش آمدی

    Comment by Mehdi — September 29, 2006 @ 6:43 am

  105. Hi Anousheh,

    Welcome back on Earth! I’m in the office right now…but to tell the truth, I’m impatient to go home and watch the news and see if I can see any video or things like that! You have been great so far, and your blogs were amazing. I’m already a fan of yours, and inspired in many ways by you! Thanks!

    From Mauritius

    Comment by Ashvin — September 29, 2006 @ 6:50 am

  106. dream anoushe well come back to earth. i’m iranian boy and i’m proud of u in your life style. goold reading all the news about your trip to space. that was unforgatable dayes. wish u the best

    Comment by dream land — September 29, 2006 @ 6:55 am

  107. گاه عالم را درخود به ضیافت ببریم

    بگذاریم به آبادي عالم قدمی

    و بنوشیم ز میخانه هستی قدحی

    طعم احساس جهان را بچشیم

    و ببخشیم به احساس جهان خاطره اي

    ما به افکار جهان درس دهیم

    و زافکار جهان مشق کنیم

    و به میراث بشر

    دین خود را بدهیم

    سهم خود را ببریم

    خبري خوش باشیم

    و خروسی باشیم

    که سحر را به جهان مژده دهیم

    نور را هدیه کنیم

    و بکوشيم جهان

    به طراوت و ترنم

    تسکین و تسلی برسد

    و بروید گل بیداري، دانايي، آبادي

    در ذهن زمان

    و بروید گل بینايي، صلح، آزادي، عشق

    در قلب زمین

    ذهن ما باغچه است

    گل در آن باید کاشت

    و نکاري گل من

    علف هرز در آن میروید

    زحمت کاشتن یک گل سرخ

    کمتر از زحمت برداشتن

    هرزگی آن علف است

    گل بکاریم بیا

    تا مجال علف هرز فراهم نشود

    بی گل آرايي ذهن

    نازنین ؛

    نازنین ؛


    هرگز آدم ، آدم نشود.

    شعر از مرحوم مجتبی کاشانی

    سفر بعد انشالله به همراه حمید به کره مریخ
    دوست دار شما دانشمند گرامی مهدی بصیرزاده

    Comment by Mehdi — September 29, 2006 @ 6:57 am

  108. Dear Anousheh,
    I wish your colleagues and you a safe landing to earth. Be health and nice when you return home.
    Best regards,

    Comment by kaveh rassoulzadeh — September 29, 2006 @ 7:00 am


    Comment by Nazila — September 29, 2006 @ 7:16 am

  110. سلام انوشه عزیز
    به زمین خوش اومدی.
    امیدوارم همیشه موفق و سربلند و سلامت باشی

    Comment by zahra — September 29, 2006 @ 7:21 am

  111. انوشه عزيزم
    به خوته خوش اومدي
    مرسي كه اينقدر قشنگ تمام نجربه هات رو با ما تقسيم كردي…واقعا تجربه عالي و زيبايي بود
    دوستت دارم
    شاد باشي

    Comment by ياسی — September 29, 2006 @ 7:24 am

  112. موفق باشی و سلامت

    Comment by آلوچه خانوم — September 29, 2006 @ 7:24 am

  113. به خانه خوش آمدید

    Comment by بهنام — September 29, 2006 @ 7:27 am

  114. Mission accomplished, your dreams have become true ! You don’t need all that money anymore and I’ll be happy (at least my account manager will) to help you get rid of your cash. Email me and I’ll provide my bank details lol =)



    Comment by Michael — September 29, 2006 @ 7:28 am

  115. Somes photos on yahoo about the arrival of Anousheh and his coleagues on earth.

    Comment by Vincent — September 29, 2006 @ 7:28 am

  116. congradulations
    I hope that you have a safe landing
    you have many works to do on the earth in the future
    sincerly yours

    Comment by dawood from south of tehran — September 29, 2006 @ 7:29 am

  117. سلام خانم انوشه انصاری این روزها کمتر کسی را می توان پیدا کرد که در مورد سفر هیجان انگیز و غرور آفرین شمانشنیده باشه. من واقعا به شما افتخار می کنم که نام ایران را به سر زبانها انداخته اید. واقعا به پشتکار و تلاش بی وقفه شما باید تبریک گفت که به چنین موفقیت عظیمی دست پیدا کرده اید. من هم آرزوی زیادی داشتم و دارم نزدیک بود که تمام اونها رو به دست فراموشی بسپرم چون رسیدن خودم رو به آرزوهام غیرممکن می دیدم ولی الان با الگوی خوبی که شما به من دادین نهایت سعی ام را خواهم کرد.

    به امید سلامت برگشتن شما از این سفر بزرگ.

    Comment by mahmood shahdi(from bojnord) — September 29, 2006 @ 7:30 am

  118. با سلام خدمت آنوشه انصاري عزيز
    من امين كياني 20 ساله به شماره شناسنامه 258 فوق ديپلم رشته كامپيوتر(نرم افزار)اولين تجره فضايي رو به شما تبريك عرض مي كنم.اميدوارم كه در هر جاي دنيا كه هستيد هميشه موفق باشيد. از شما تقاضا دارم كه وقتي به زمين آمدين حتما عكسها و خاطرات خود را از فضا به ايميل من كه براتون نوشتم ارسال كنيد. به دليل اينكه من هم مثل شما از همان بچه گي خيلي هم به فضا و فضا نوردي علاقه دارم. حتي دوست دارم در آينده به فضا سفر كنم يا حداقل در يك ايستگاه فضايي كار كنم. راستي من هم از وبلاگ شما و هم از وب سايت شما ديدن كردم. و خاطرات 21 سپتامبر شما را در مورد چگونگي حركت از زمين و هم چنين خاطرات شما را از فضا خواندم. خيلي خيلي قشنگ بود و خيلي شيفته بقيه خاطرات شما از فضا شدم.همچنين با خواندن خاطرات شماعلاقه من به فضا و فضانوردي خيلي بيشتر شد. به همين دليل از شما تقاضا دارم تمام خاطرات و عكس هاي خود از فضا را به ايميل من ارسال كنيد. راستي مي خواستم اين سوال را از شما بپرسم كه براي اينكه با فضا و فضانوردي آشنا شويم بايد در كجا درس بخونيم. آيا اين رشته در ايران هم تدريس مي شود يا نه. آخه مي دونيد من از استان خراسان رضوي هستم. در در اين استان فكر نكنم اين رشته تدريس بشه و به همين خواستم بدونم براي درس خوندن در اين رشته بايد به خارج از كشور سفر كرد. من منتظر جواب ها و ايميل هاي زيباي شما هستم. با تشكر امين كياني

    Comment by امين كياني — September 29, 2006 @ 7:35 am

  119. Anousheh joonam,

    I prayed for your safe return, and i am thankfull that you are back safe. I hope that you will still tell us about your experience and not just forget about us, but if you just happen to do, i will know that you are busy with much more important matters in your life. God bless you.


    Comment by yana — September 29, 2006 @ 7:36 am

  120. Dear Anousheh,

    It brought tears of joy to my eyes to know you made it back to BOTH your families, to your sisters, cousins, husband, parents, relatives and to us, your cyber family. Thank you to everyone involved for bringing Anouseh back successfully. There are so many ways to describe you and your accomplishments but the best for me is that you are the ultimate Ambassador for our planet.

    I am a women your age and grew up with all the firsts in space but your experience has touched me more deeply than any other because of your big wonderful heart, your courage and intimacy of your writing.

    Please keep up your blog to share with us what it is like being back home. To see so many positive comments from all over the world in so many languages It has been so strange and wonderful to share my reactions to your blogs with so many other in your cyber family in so many languages and it so many ways.

    Your cyber sister,


    Comment by Lynn — September 29, 2006 @ 7:40 am

  121. … خیلی خوبه که تو بودی که این کار را کردی : یه زن ایرانی این همه ما را هم خوشحال کرد هم هیجان زده و ما کلی با تو حال کردیم… این که هیچ ارزویی نیست که نشه محققش کرد چیزی است که از تو یاد گرفتم و این کمک میکنه بیشتر به اینکه دوست داریم چطوری زندگی کنیم و چقدر براش تلاش میکنیم فکر کنم: دوستت دارم!! سلام انوشه! من صدف هستم یه دختر روزنامه نگار ایرانی

    Comment by sadaf — September 29, 2006 @ 7:40 am

  122. Welcome home dear Astronaut! Its been a pleasure to follow your adventure!
    You inspire us all! Thank you so much!

    All the best

    Comment by Nazgol — September 29, 2006 @ 7:41 am

  123. Hello Anousheh
    Really glad you made home in good order. Not to take away from your time on station I wanted to send my thanks to Paval. I feel that he has been overlooked from his contribution to the program. If possible please send he my thanks.

    Very Best wishes
    Bill Willims

    Comment by Bill Williaims — September 29, 2006 @ 7:52 am

  124. Anoosheh , be zamin khoshamadi!
    kheili khoshhalam ke fooroode khoobi dashti !
    montazere harfat , video hat va hamechiz ke to baramoon jam kardi , hastim !
    be omid e didar dar iran!

    Comment by Sahar Maroofi — September 29, 2006 @ 7:54 am

  125. Touching Heavens

    Anousheye aziz:
    Good to have you back safe and sound…

    …how you can relate…to everyone . When I read your recent blogs, you struck a chord with me. What is called ‘resonance’ in chemistry. I visited Toos and Mashhad at age 5 (I suggest an Ansari shrine half-way in the middle to the officials – if that’s OK?? Please) Where was I – 3 nights ago…I fell asleep on the love seat (small couch/kanapeh) in a fetal position and slept with peaceful dreams til morning. And what’s more, I’ve been floating around the house (dancing) to the tune of this blog. Which brought me back to quantum physics: Stopped dancing for a minute, sat back on the love seat, relaxed, cleared my throat – ehemmm – Shhhout: ‘You float and then you catch, later ;)’ Reference: Any physical chemistry book…Merci Anousheh – (I grab the ol’ book floating), flipping, flipping, there – I find it: The Schrodinger Equation, both versions (electronic and nuclear), say the same thing, with me, “PEACE.” And if no one hears, say PLEASE. Further, there are two properties to any ‘being’: The wave function (float, surf, cruise, tumble,…) and matter ‘definitely not madder’ (objects, land, minerals, diamond,…) YOU NEED BOTH FOR PEACE. I can only pass one part – the wave started on this blog – catch it world – toss it up…..til it’s caught and then taught – once and for all. The other part, ‘I’ll do my best to understand since I don’t play football ;)’ For the first time in 30 years I feel tall.

    Is this OK? Do I get an A? or B? Can you “C?” How about a PhD? or Xyz?
    Repeat after Me: Alef, be, pe, te, se, jim, che, he, khe, dal, zal, re, ze, zhe, sin, shin, sad, zad, ta, za, ein, ghein, fe, ghaf, kaf, gaf, lam, mim, noon, vav, he, ye. You all pass this 😉

    Kind regards to all, especially to the shining star – you’re brighter than ever.

    You XP’s are GREAT – you speak my language 🙂 Mamnoon, Thank you, Merci, Gracias, Dankishen (am working on Asian and African thank-you’s next).

    Thanks to Anousheh, and the Ansaris’, again, Peter Diamandis, the X-Prize Foundation, its Trustees, Peace-seeking leaders on Earth, Many Many Iranian/nonIranian friends from everywhere who continue to inspire (elham) people to make a heartfelt choice, the Russian team (thanks Andrew for mentioning that), the people at PCC/ISSD (indeed an institute of higher learning) this land of freedom with which I fell in love at age 8, my Iranian heritage (free spirit), and The X-Prize Foundation helped me, personally, to eXpress myself and now I can breathe free….

    Can’t leave without saying – lungfish gave rise to whales – whales tend to be peaceful 😉
    Signing off,
    Neda (Last words: PEACE…..without blood….PERIOD). replace (?)with(!)
    on page 16. It’s a typ’O’ artistic expression –

    Click to access No104-Farsi.pdf

    Comment by neda — September 29, 2006 @ 8:06 am

  126. Hi Anousheh joon,

    I am happy that you had a safe landing.


    Comment by A. — September 29, 2006 @ 8:23 am

  127. Dear Anousheh,
    welcome back home.. i’m really glad you had a safe landing.
    i just wanna tell you that you’ve been a great inspiration for all women. many of them who have not been interested in space or astronauts are now eager to find out more about you.
    moreover, it’s really wonderful to see how deep and real your love for yor family is. i’m really proud of you, wonder woman 🙂
    wish you all the best in your future plans.
    may God bless you,

    Comment by Mastanerh — September 29, 2006 @ 8:38 am

  128. Anousheh Jan,
    Having such a powerful vision and reaching to childhood dreams is wonderful and we are sure that this is the right interprete of that word which says: WANT and GET REACHED!
    We wish you more and more success and happiness.


    Samira & Saman (Tehran)

    Comment by Saman&Samira — September 29, 2006 @ 8:49 am

  129. Dear Anousheh
    Write a perfect book about your space trip and stories of tests and practices and preparing before this trip and of course from ur personal boigraphy.
    مردم از استرس تا سالم برگشتيد
    Navid, Tehran, Iran

    Comment by navid — September 29, 2006 @ 8:49 am

  130. Dear Dear Dear anoushe ,
    wellcome back to earth , it was great landing , i saw you in nasa tv in internet , again i didnt go to office in order to see you in nasa tv,
    i think that you will share your video from space with us in your weblog ,
    Do your best to make the traveling to earth with less money to others
    thake care and have nice life in earth

    Comment by hadi saeidi TEHRAN — September 29, 2006 @ 8:51 am

  131. انوشه جان
    رعد و برق سخنت خراسانی است

    حرف هایت همیشه بارانی است

    بازهم خاطرات خود را در این وبلاگ بنویس
    منتظر نوشته های روزانه ات هستیم
    ما را به آنها معتاد کرده ای لطفا ما را رها نکن

    Comment by Mehdi — September 29, 2006 @ 9:00 am

  132. Anousheh aziz,

    Furude mowafaghiat amize shoma ro be kore ghashange zamin
    tabrik miguam.
    Shoma be onwane yek zane irani baese eftekhare ma iranian hasted. Ba arze tabrik mowafaghiate shoma ro dar ayande che dar sherkate khodetun wa che dar hamkarehaye space arezumandam.

    Ba salame ziad,
    Maimanat/ Alman

    Comment by Maimanat/ Germany — September 29, 2006 @ 9:02 am

  133. in the name of God

    our prayer and your excellent job finally ended up with the safe return.i am extraordinary happy to see you bcak here at home.but the very fact is …we will miss you !!! you have become the one who i wont forget in my pray and dream!

    Comment by naakta — September 29, 2006 @ 9:03 am

  134. Dear Anousheh,

    Congrats on a safe landing….. the news of ur whole trip inspires us all in india….have a safe health in 1-gravity…


    Comment by Navin Don — September 29, 2006 @ 9:13 am

  135. Dear Dear Dear Anoushe
    welcome back to earth , it was great landin
    all the night i was awake and was watching nasa tv in internet in order to see you landing ,
    Please do your best to make the traveling to space with less money to others
    tack care and enjoy your life

    Comment by hadi saeidi TEHRAN — September 29, 2006 @ 9:14 am

    Houshang, Tehran

    Comment by Houshang — September 29, 2006 @ 9:15 am

  137. Dear Anousheh,
    Welcome back and have a great lfe ahead, i would like u to continue the blog and share the great experiance. U will defly change the world as per your dreans.

    Best Regards,

    Comment by Karthik — September 29, 2006 @ 9:30 am

  138. Anoushe jooOn

    kheili khoshhal shodam ke be salamat be zamin residi ,
    ishala to iran bebinamet ba oon labkhande zibat ,
    doostare to Ali

    Comment by Ali Jafari — September 29, 2006 @ 9:48 am

  139. انوشه جان سلام
    بهت تبریک میگم به زمین خوش اومدی
    شاید باورت نشه ولی واقعا در این چند روز نگران سلامت به زمین برگشتنت بودم شاید ظاهرا همدیگه را نشناسیم ولی واقعا دوست داریم و به عنوان یک هموطن بهت افتخار میکنیم
    همیشه پاینده و موفق باشی
    در پناه خداوند مهربان

    Comment by Haleh — September 29, 2006 @ 9:52 am

  140. hi dear anousheh,
    Im so happy,excited for your travelling.
    I hope that, you always be successful.
    THE FIRST IRANIAN was very very interesting news for me.
    thease are some sentences in your mother tongue:
    خانم انصاري شما به روياي زيبايتان رسيديد زمين از فضا زيباتر از زميني است كه ما بر ان هستيم
    اين روياي شما ارزويي دور و دست نيافتني براي من هست و خواهد
    اميدوارم موفق باشيد
    يك دختر ايراني از تهران

    Comment by zahra — September 29, 2006 @ 9:55 am

  141. Anousheh aziz
    kheili khoshhalam keh salem beh zamin bargashtin.

    Comment by B — September 29, 2006 @ 9:55 am

  142. Hello again Anousheh,

    Congratulations and welcome home!

    I am happy to see that you all made it back safely!

    Thank you so much for sharing all of your experiences with us and your wishes for a better future – I know that this can inspire people to do great things which is the best blessing you can share. 🙂

    I think I’ll share your blog link on my own today so that I can spread the happiness and positive thinking!

    Best wishes.x

    Comment by Cheryl — September 29, 2006 @ 10:00 am

  143. Dear Anousheh,

    I cried tears of joy today. We are all very proud of you, the first Iranian Astronaut.

    Comment by Mariam — September 29, 2006 @ 10:06 am

  144. Welcome back home our first space ambassador. I am sure you will miss space, and we will miss your posting from there. May peace all the time be with you …

    Comment by Ali — September 29, 2006 @ 10:14 am

  145. Chère Anousheh Ansari,

    Comme le disait si bien votre cousin, un chapitre se ferme, mais d’autres s’ouvrent et votre mission ne fait que commencer !

    Il n’y a pas de doute – vous serez un modèle et vous inspirerez des dizaines de miliers de jeunes gens, au le monde entier. Il n’y a pas de plus grande ambasadrice de la pays, aujourd’hui, que vous-mêmes.

    Que vos rêves les plus chers se réalisent : ils réprésenteront un grand pas pour vous, mais un pas de géant pour l’humanité.

    My deepest respect from New Zealand,


    Comment by Adina — September 29, 2006 @ 10:18 am

  146. Welcome back to your home and many new friends!! At least for now, I believe we are ending this chapter…temporarily anyway? However, I will be looking forward to hearing about the next great adventure of Anousheh Ansari!!!!!!

    Thank God for your safety and thanks to you husband for his love and patience for you.

    Pat Freeman
    West Chester, PA

    Comment by screamin75 — September 29, 2006 @ 10:23 am

  147. سلام
    برگشت افتخار آمیزد مبارک
    به زمین خوش اومدی
    امیدوارم به خوبیهای خود ، به بدیهای زمین نگاه نکنی.
    اگه دیدی کسی اینجا بدی میکنه به حساب…. بذار
    امیدوارم چهره ی زمین واست قشنگتر شده باشه
    به امید دیدارت
    مهرداد سلطانی نیا
    ایران – اصفهان

    Comment by mehrdad soltani nia — September 29, 2006 @ 10:26 am

  148. انوشه جان بازگشت پیروز مندانه ات را تبریک می گویم تو باعث افتخار ایرانیان و الگوی مناسبی برای ما جهت تحقق رویاهامان شدی تمام لحظات بازگشتت را از تلویزیون ناسا دیدم و بسیار خوشحالم که به سلامت به خانه برگشتی

    Comment by علی — September 29, 2006 @ 10:33 am

  149. Dear Anousheh,

    welcome back abord Gravity Spaceship … Keep on writing, we need your experience down there !


    Comment by NiLS — September 29, 2006 @ 10:44 am

  150. Wow. What a cutie.

    Comment by Bob — September 29, 2006 @ 10:49 am

  151. Welcome back to the earth ! 🙂 ,,, When I was reading your experience I felt I was having the same feeling of beeing in the space . please don`t think about it as a come true wishes ,It is the beggining of travelling to space , I hope one day it would be as easier as taking a taxi to downtown 😉 .
    Waiting for your next space trip .


    Comment by Joupin — September 29, 2006 @ 11:06 am


    LCDR Bob Adamcik, USN
    Operational Test and Evaluation Force
    Norfolk, VA

    Comment by LCDR Bob Adamcik — September 29, 2006 @ 11:57 am

  153. Hi Anousheh
    Welcome home !
    به زمین خوش اومدی

    Comment by hooman — September 29, 2006 @ 12:10 pm

  154. WOWOWOW welcome home IRAN DOKHT ,i was Praying all night

    Comment by Hossein — September 29, 2006 @ 12:18 pm

  155. Welcome back ! A great thank you from Portugal/Europe ( certainly a small point from up there in the ISS).
    Thanks to your posts we could feel a little bit in space too !

    Comment by António R. — September 29, 2006 @ 12:20 pm

  156. Whew!

    What a trip! Welcome back to Tiny Town. You haven’t missed much since you’ve been gone…a few thousand murders here and there, kids starving to death, the usual wars and demi-wars, a bit of lethal religous intolerance, gigatons of additional toxins released into the biosphere, all in all a quiet week for news. Oh, and the classic Byron Nelson died, which was a big deal here in DFW, and some Cowboys player allegedly tried to make himself die, which was an even bigger deal here in DFW.

    The world can be a pretty depressing place if you view it through the landing page of Yahoo! news or the Dallas Morning News front page. But one story clawed its way up from the muck every day and gave us all hope for the future, and that story was yours. Thank you, Anousheh, for making the trip and giving the rest of us something to shoot for–the stars. I doubt I’ll ever get the chance, but my son and daughter now have it. Your example has undoubtedly inspired hundreds of thousands of future astronauts, scientists, and explorers, that alone is priceless. The world in 20 years will be a better place than it would have been had you spent your hard-earned money on a small yacht, or a fractional ownership in a G5.

    Welcome back, Anousheh!

    Comment by GH in TX — September 29, 2006 @ 12:27 pm

  157. سلام انوشه عزيز
    تبريك ، تبريك و خير مقدم.
    خيلي خوشحالم.هميشه سرفراز و موفق باشي.
    ايران. زاهدان.

    Comment by وجيهه — September 29, 2006 @ 12:53 pm

  158. انوشه جان
    خیلی خوشحالم که به سلامت به زمین برگشتی
    به عنوان یک ایرانی بهت افتخار می کنم
    موفق باشی

    Comment by fatemeh — September 29, 2006 @ 12:57 pm

  159. Welcome home Anousheh!!!!!
    Wow what an adventure. I was so amazed, excit4ed and intrigued by your space adventure. My girls are 12 and 16, and were all extremely fascinated` by your blogs. Every evening when I got home from work, the first thing I did was check out your blogs from space. So altough were thrilled and prayed for your safe arrival home, we will miss hearing from your day to day space adventures.

    God Bless,
    Bridget Smith, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

    Comment by Bridget Smith — September 29, 2006 @ 1:03 pm

  160. Welcome back home Anousheh,
    Now it’s time to plant a tree in Baikonur, isn’t it? You are our HERO! We proud of you.
    After you passed recovery and taking rest and passing all the welcome ceremonies, let us know about your journey back to Earth and your fist impression of coming back to Earth and your feeling about life now after the experience space trip.
    One again I wanna repeat my comment and idea on making simulators of ISS for tourists on the Earth. People can experience weightlessness while they can have of earth from some visions there which are receiving live view of Earth. They can have a wear those suits and learn about astronomy, especially it will be great experience for Childers who some of the will do space missions in future.
    Researches can find some methods to simulate weightlessness in a cheap way, so in all cities we can have some of weightlessness simulators maybe just next to our gyms, like pools. It will be exciting for elders while they can not move easily on the earth, they can experience to fly like a bird in a safe place. It’s really possible, isn’t it? I am sure you can manage that with your intelligence and experience.
    Wish you the best in your life.

    Comment by Shahram — September 29, 2006 @ 1:04 pm

  161. Congratulations on your trip to and back from space Anousheh. It has been interesting to read your blog and see your personal thoughts as the journey progressed. So, welcome back!

    Comment by Justin — September 29, 2006 @ 1:13 pm

  162. Hi Anousheh Aziz,
    Welcome back on Earth,
    I am so proud of you and your husband as an Iranian wife and hasband.Both of you can be the best model for our life.
    I have been following your journey step by step. your writting is awesome.
    Have a good rest,
    With the best wishes for you and your family,

    Comment by Nazila — September 29, 2006 @ 1:19 pm

  163. Wow, what a privelage it was to see you all land, home and safe. We have come a long way! (so have you! : ) ) Bobbi

    Comment by bobbilou — September 29, 2006 @ 2:04 pm

  164. با سلام و خسته نباشید خدمت خانم انصاری . امیدوارم سفر پر ماجرایی را پشت سر گذاشته باشید . اما به یاد داشته باشید که دنیایی به این شگفت انگیزی , خالق شگفت انگیزتری دارد….سوغاتی(آدم فضایی) یادتان نرود 🙂

    Comment by مهدی نصرآبادی — September 29, 2006 @ 2:09 pm

  165. Hello Anousheh,

    SEDS (Students for Exploration and Development of Space) extends you a warm welcome to home. You are a great inspiration for all of us who have the dream to see our earth from that ‘other’ dimension. You have definitely set a mile-stone for many of us to reach. Congratulations, we look forward to seeing you at the Cup in October and hope to hear some of your interesting experiences.

    Megha Sharma
    Chair, SEDS-USA

    Comment by Megha Sharma/SEDS — September 29, 2006 @ 2:12 pm

  166. Watched you landing on NASA TV last night in Chicago. Welcome back from a great adventure. Keep writing, your blog is great.
    Bob and Sue

    Comment by Robert Craig — September 29, 2006 @ 2:12 pm

  167. سلام خانوم انوشه

    تبریک میگم بابت همه چیز
    وقتی عکس شما رو تو اون کیسه با دسته گل رز کنار حمید آقاتون دیدم خیلی کیف کردم.شما فعل خواستن رو برای ما ایرانیها صرف کردین.
    امیوارم مثل همیشه موفق باشی

    Comment by علیرضا — September 29, 2006 @ 2:21 pm

  168. Dear Anousheh,

    Welcome back to the planet Earth. 

    First of all I like to thanks God of your safe return to the Earth. Congratulation! It was certainly an inspiring mission to not only to the Iranians but also to many across the World.
    I am sure your ambitious journey has already planted dreams to many young and old people. Having an Iranian fiancée living in Tehran, I know how proud how they feel over there for you.
    I hope and pray that you would continue make history for everyone. May God bless you!

    Abdul Ludhi
    England, UK

    Comment by Abdul Ludhi — September 29, 2006 @ 2:40 pm

  169. I am glad you are down safely. I enjoyed reading about your happy adventure. May you, your birth country, and your adopted country, continue to have a peaceful life, one full of learning and beauty.

    Comment by Tina B — September 29, 2006 @ 2:40 pm

  170. salame dobare be anousheh aziz

    kheyli kheyli khoshhalam ke be salamat forood amadi.shoma olgooye talash baraye tamame iranian hastid.shoma be royaye ziba va arezeshmandetan residid.bazgashte eftekhar amizetan ra be shoma va khanevade mohtarametan tabrik migooyam.ey kash man ham mitavanestam safari be faza dashte basham.khahesh mikonam be man mail bezanid.
    be omide movafaghiyate bishtare shoma.

    atieh az tehran

    Comment by atieh — September 29, 2006 @ 2:41 pm

  171. Hello my dear anousheh

    I write to you 3 times.I tell you again WELCOME earth.


    Comment by atieh — September 29, 2006 @ 2:56 pm

  172. Welcome back. I have never watched space voyages nor launches until this one. Great job on everything you accomplished. This was so exciting for me. Thank you so much for sharing your journey. Again, welcome back.

    Comment by Abdulraouf — September 29, 2006 @ 3:05 pm

  173. Welcome back, thanks for sharing your vision.
    Where is home now?:)

    Comment by Homa — September 29, 2006 @ 3:34 pm

  174. Hi Mrs. Space-Ambassador! 😉

    Now that are are back at home you need some hollidays – and I whish you a good time with your husband and all the other beloved persons around you.

    But then you will feel a mighty power inside of you – which will push you strongly to work on further Ansari-Projects.

    At that time I think you should have a look on the webpage of Mr. Naudin, one of the innovators of anti-gravity devices. Much better even is to SEE by yourself one of the builded *Lifters*. There are hunderts all around worldwide.

    They are still very small – but soo easy to built!! Today the biggest Lifter I know can only take a ‘mouse-tronat’ as passenger 😉

    But was it something else at the beginning of spacecraft? With all the apes and dogs (I’m 54, and I remeber ‘Laica’).

    Well – I think this is the first step to anti-gravitation. And THIS is in my opinion the more easy way upwards.

    I’m at you service for more informations or any help.

    Meanwhile have a good rest, and good dreams in both realitys.
    With my very best greetings,

    Achmed Khammas (Berlin, Germany)

    Comment by Achmed Khammas — September 29, 2006 @ 3:35 pm

  175. Dear Anousheh,

    All human beings are children of the stars, but only a few have taken the first step into the wonderful universe out there. You have started to lead the way towards a better understanding of who we are, of what we are. Your experience is indeed significant for all of us who want to be deeply aware of our place in the universe. Thank you for leading the way and for sharing it with us. Lead further, Anousheh!

    Best wishes from Mexico.

    Comment by Hugo — September 29, 2006 @ 3:41 pm

  176. سلام انوشه عزيز
    تبريك ، تبريك ، خير مقدم.
    خيلي خوشحالم.اميدوارم هميشه سرفراز و موفق باشي.

    Comment by وجيهه — September 29, 2006 @ 3:54 pm

  177. […] Welcome (see). […]

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  178. Anousheh,

    Welcome home. Am thankful that your journey was a safe one. Really enjoyed sharing your experiences. Sincerely hope to here more of you and from you in the coming days, months, and years.


    Comment by Tom Rycroft — September 29, 2006 @ 4:48 pm

  179. THANKS GOD!!!

    Comment by ~Sahar~ — September 29, 2006 @ 4:49 pm

  180. Welcome back home Anousheh!

    Comment by Morteza — September 29, 2006 @ 5:17 pm

  181. Hi Anousheh;
    Like thousands before, I want to welcome you home. I too am a dreamer who, unfortunately, has become to be cynical. Your entire adventure has re-awaken my faith in humanity.

    I will add a thought that I have no doubt is shared by thousands who followed your adventure: You are a goddess! Brains, beauty, courage! What is there to add?

    Thank you!

    Comment by Daniel — September 29, 2006 @ 5:53 pm

  182. Welcome to Gravity Anousheh! 🙂

    Thank god for the safe return.
    Good to have you back.
    Home is there where the friends are. Now you have two homes. One here on our planet earth and one in the Orbit.
    Waiting for the next blog entrie.

    DaN from germany

    Comment by DaN — September 29, 2006 @ 6:07 pm

  183. Welcome back home! Thank you for your inspirational journey!

    Comment by Samuel Coniglio — September 29, 2006 @ 6:08 pm

  184. Dear Anoushe, thank you for making us feel happy about our civilisations and cultures, giving hope to lots of peopel around the world!
    I’m working in hotel industry, in Paris, and I realy hope to have the pleasure to be your host when ever your way cross this lovely city. I might find the oppurtunatly to ask you to compar your experience between your journy to stars and our Westin experience of starwoodhotels in Paris.
    Ghorbané choma/Shahriar Saeedi.

    Comment by Shahriar Saeedi — September 29, 2006 @ 6:13 pm

  185. Dear Mrs Ansari,
    Welcome back and congratulations on a successful space flight. From looking at the number of comments that your blog has been generating I believe that your flight has been a defining moment in the history of humanity when ordinary people the world over realised that they could too go on a space flight. I compare it to the moment in the Stanley Kubrick film “2001 A Space Odyssey” when the early man in the first scene “The Dawn Of Man” realises that he can use the bone of a dead animal as a tool or a weapon to kill for food, and later throws a bone upwards into the sky. The raising bone is followed and the film scene changes into a space station in Earth orbit. What you have done is thrown the bone upwards and people have come to realise what can be achieved . Lets not savour the moment but keep on pressing on ,
    When I was a kid in the 1960’s I too used to dream of going to space and even drew sketches of a Space ship that would take off and fly a sub orbital mission and land again taking passengers along for the ride. This was in the time of the “Space Race when all who had gone into space were right stuff Astronauts and the moon was the destination. The flight of Space Ship One which you were so involved with through the Ansari X prize sort of brought back memories to me, I had dreamed it all before. Now you have showed how Orbital flight can be achieved for ordinary people in a most momentous way with your blog and your vivid descriptions . You talk of making another space flight! Space Adventures and Energia have plans for a Soyuz TMA flight around the Moon. That, Anousheh would be the flight to make! Go for it! Go to the Moon!
    Ad Astra Anousheh .

    Phil Mills FBIS
    Space Frontier Foundation UK International Liaison.

    Comment by Phil Mills — September 29, 2006 @ 6:17 pm

  186. Welcome back and congratulations to the successful mission.

    You are great. Thank you for letting us participate when your dream came true. You truely are an inspiration.
    Wish I could fly up there too and also to meet all the wonderful people in space and on the ground. All of you are great and enclosed in my heart. Keep up with the good work.
    Thanks for your amazing and pictorial descriptions from orbit. I will miss it. Already waiting for your next endeavors.

    Best wishes.

    Comment by Maria Merker, Germany — September 29, 2006 @ 6:17 pm

  187. **از اون بالا کفتر میایه**
    ***یکدانه دختر میایه
    بازگشت خانم انوشه انصاری را به زمین تبریک میگم

    Comment by علیرضا — September 29, 2006 @ 6:19 pm

  188. Hi dear Anousheh,
    Congratulations on your trip to space and come back home.I am glad you had a safe landing, and so proud of you for being a great inspiration for all women.I have been following your journey from the first step . Keep on writing, I look forward to knowing more about your excellent experiences.

    Have a good rest and time with your dear family.

    Jamileh Daneshnia
    Winnipeg, Canada

    Comment by Jamileh Daneshnia — September 29, 2006 @ 6:52 pm

  189. سلام خانم انصاری
    رسیدن بخیر
    امیدوارم همیشه در تمامی مراحل زندگی موفق باشید

    Comment by محمد — September 29, 2006 @ 7:27 pm

  190. Hi Mrs,Ansari

    Comment by Mohammad — September 29, 2006 @ 7:29 pm

  191. خانم بسيار شجاع انصاري خدا را شكر كه به سلامتي برگشتيد و ما را از نگراني نجات داديد تبريكات صميمانه مارا براي بدست آوردن اين موفقيت بزرگ كه براي خودت و ميهن ات كسب نموده اي از جانب ما پذيرا باش.
    از طرف خانواده مراد تهراني و رزم يار
    با آرزوي موفقيت هاي روز افزون براي شما هم وطن عزيز

    Comment by soheil — September 29, 2006 @ 8:25 pm

  192. Welcome back,
    It has been a great 10 days following your adventures in the space.
    Specialy the landing, INCREDIBLE.
    Watched it at NASA tv with a short view of reentree from the ISS.
    Good luck and hope to see more of you in the future.

    Afsaneh, Netherlands

    Comment by Afsaneh — September 29, 2006 @ 8:30 pm

  193. انوشه جان بي صبرانه منتظر ديدن تصاويري كه از زمين گرفته اي(تصاويري كه از داخل پنجره سفينه ديده اي) در سايتت مي باشيم.
    با احترام نسرين

    Comment by nasrin — September 29, 2006 @ 8:32 pm

  194. Thanks God and Welcomeback Anousheh jan!
    and also thank you for sharing your huge experience with us you did a great job and we hope to see you again and again in the space you are an inspiriation for all the women around the world Allah bless you.
    shima from Tehran/Iran

    Comment by shima — September 29, 2006 @ 8:38 pm

  195. Hi anoushe Jon ,

    “Rewndezvous in space”
    WOOW you did it very well excelent dear
    Another Iranian Wellknown ,
    congratulation!!!!, we are glad to have you with us again to learn more thing from you .
    not only your family but also all Iranian or i can say all People around the world feel proud of you.
    you are one of the best iranian symbole for who ever want motivate in life you showed everything is possible.

    best wishes
    Soheila Hosseini
    Tehran – IRAN

    Comment by soheila hosseini — September 29, 2006 @ 9:06 pm

  196. anousheh jan welcome to Eearth.
    با عبورت از بالای سرم هم گریه کردم هم خندیدم.ممنون از حس عجیبی که تو به من هدیه دادی.غرور و افتخار به ایران .
    love u so much
    looking forward to see u in iran

    Comment by maryam — September 29, 2006 @ 9:17 pm

  197. تبریک تبریک
    تبریکات صمیمانه ما رو بخاطر سفر موفقیت آمیز وبرگشت به آغوش زمین را بپذیر.تو نام ایران را سربلند تر از همیشه کردی.با آرزوی موفقیت روزافزون .انوشه خیلی دوست داریم

    Comment by amirabbas — September 29, 2006 @ 9:23 pm

  198. Howdy!
    Mission Accompolished. YEEEEEHAW!
    Yassi from Plano, TX

    Comment by Yassi — September 29, 2006 @ 10:37 pm

  199. For the attention Of Hamid-Ansari
    Dear Hamid,
    Beside each successfull man is a devoting woman.
    I suppose having the company of a good husband ,is one of the factors for achieving such a great historic goal.
    I hope most of Iranian gentelman learn from you and open the space of progress for their ladies.Cogratulations to you and thanks for relating Anousheh to people while her space journey.
    Melika from Montréal /Canada

    Comment by MELIKA — September 30, 2006 @ 12:16 am

  200. Anousheh jan salam,

    ma niz be noube khod be onvane 2 hamvatan az in movafaghiat shoma be khod mibalim, in nist joz paymardi shoma dar residan be arezohayetan baraye shoma va khanevade mohtarametan arezooye sarafrazi bishtar ra darim.

    With the best wishes,

    Mohsen & Touran,

    Comment by Mohsen & Touran — September 30, 2006 @ 12:44 am

  201. سلام انوشه جان
    بازگشت پرافتخارت را تبریک میگم.امیدوارم همیشه و همیشه برای ایران و ایرانیان افتخارآمیز باشی.
    به امید دیدنت در ایران.

    Comment by نرگس از اصفهان — September 30, 2006 @ 1:42 am

  202. Starting September 18, 2006
    the firmament has a new star !
    Her name is Anousheh !!

    God Bless you, your husband and all your family, Anousheh !

    Comment by Alirio Serna — September 30, 2006 @ 3:35 am

  203. چه لبریزم
    لبالب شوق
    و تن پوشم چه شوق آلود..
    کاش دیداری از ایران داشته باشی. همه ایران میزبان تو خواهد بود.

    Comment by m.a.safoora — September 30, 2006 @ 7:11 am

  204. wooow,we proud of you welcome back ,thanks god

    Comment by Hossein,London — September 30, 2006 @ 7:53 am

  205. با سلامي دوباره
    سركار خانم انوشه انصاري
    موفقيت شما را تبريك ميگويم
    نظر شما درباره هزينه سفررا بسيار دير خواندم
    ايرانيها جمله معروفي دارند
    :خدا به فلاني عقل بدهد وبه ما پول
    خوشحالم حداقل يك ايراني پيدا شد تا از اين دو نعمت خداوندي نهايت استفاده رابكندواين افتخاري ديگر براي ايرانيان است
    حداقل شما مثل حاجي بازاري هاي ايراني نبوديد
    خلاصه كلام اينكه شما همه ايرانيان راسرافراز نموديد
    به خواست خداوند سفر بعدي به مريخ خواهد بود ديگه!!؟

    Comment by elcid(toraj) — September 30, 2006 @ 9:35 am

  206. Hellow DEAR,
    Like thousands B4, i like, i want welcome U home.
    Thank you


    Comment by MUSTHANSIR MUMTHAZ — September 30, 2006 @ 12:34 pm

  207. سلام
    آرزوی موفقیت و سلامتی براتون دارم
    شما امید رسیدن به آرزوهایم را می دهید

    همچنین تمام خانواده من برای شما آرزوی موفقیت می کنند

    محسن بهین فر – لیلی بهین فر – گیتی صنعی – نوید نیکویی و خانواده های امامی و شهیدی

    Comment by نوید نیکویی — September 30, 2006 @ 2:30 pm

  208. Fantastic blog! And, of course, congratulations on a safe landing. I look forward to hearing or reading more accounts of your trip. Thanks from ALL of us.


    Comment by barbara steele — September 30, 2006 @ 5:56 pm

  209. Anousheh Jaaaaaaaan!

    Welcome Back! on our ordinary Eath and Earth Life!

    Comment by Bijan Fard — September 30, 2006 @ 6:34 pm

  210. welcome to earth

    wish you all the Best

    I do photography I hope one day I take a portrait of earth

    that would be my dream

    take care of yourself don’t forget what happened on space

    If you need a photographer i am here for you

    Moraghebe khod va hamsare mehrebanet bash
    Reza az Vancouver Canada

    Comment by Reza — September 30, 2006 @ 7:46 pm

  211. You’re an inspiration!!!

    Comment by Sam — September 30, 2006 @ 9:57 pm

  212. Everything is made possible – Thank U

    Comment by AdamKJ — September 30, 2006 @ 9:58 pm

  213. Congratulations! Welcome home. What a brave adventure and what a pleasure it is to discover your blog. You are a very lucky person, and it sounds like you earned that ride through a lot of hard work and determination. We are all very proud of you!

    Erik (chicago)

    Comment by Erik — September 30, 2006 @ 10:05 pm

  214. I am so happy for you, I dream of going to space and you have been there.

    Peace be with you now and forever.

    Comment by Ben Twiggs — September 30, 2006 @ 10:06 pm

  215. با عرض سلا م به انوشه خانم سفر به خیر میخواستم به شما عرض کنم به جای اینکه برید از بالا زمین رو تماشا کنید و پولی حدود 18 میلیارد تومان رو درعرض یک هفته خرج کنید بهتر نبود به انسانهای نیاز مند کمک میکردید انسانهای که حتی برای خوردن نان شب هم محتاج یاری من و تو هستن شاید وضع مالی من مثل شما نباشه ولی تا اون جایی که تونستم به این آدمها کمک کردم نمیخوام از خودم تعریف کنم ولی بااین پول میشد چند تا مدرسه در مناطق محروم کشورمون ساخت و حدود 1000نفر رو از گشنگی نجات بدید اگه واقعا ایرانی هستید این معرفت یک ایرانی نیست .

    Comment by alireza rezvani — September 30, 2006 @ 10:09 pm

  216. How can space smell like an almond cookie? I thought odors couldn’t travel through space? Could you explain how you were smelling???


    Comment by Vin Lunney Jr. — September 30, 2006 @ 10:10 pm

  217. I am so happy to hear that you are the frist woman to be on the Space. I have always wish to do so but never got the chance to do so You make my dream come true.

    Keep up the good work that you have done. You have made all the girls,woman and lady all owver the world proud of you.People now belived that no just Man have the chance to be in space Woman will be the next… Anything can happen.

    You have made a big impact on everyone that have seen you up there. May GOD bless you.Take care and good luck on everything you do

    Chris Malaysia

    Comment by chris — September 30, 2006 @ 10:12 pm

  218. Congratulations! I am so jealous! I hope that the Arab woomen of the world see how much freedom that a follower of Islam has here. It may help everyone to get along much better.

    You are a new Heroine for todays young girls. I salute you!

    Comment by Mike — September 30, 2006 @ 10:12 pm

  219. Alhamdulillah. The first Muslim Astronout. Make us proud!

    From your family in Indonesia

    Comment by Denny AJD — September 30, 2006 @ 10:17 pm

  220. in my opinion you are no more than a martha stewart in a space uniform. whether its true or not is up to the court to decide. inside traders get off the hook to easy and get to fly to outerspace. they should keep all them there.

    Comment by David Lopez — September 30, 2006 @ 10:18 pm

  221. as a fellow Iranian I am very proud of you for takng this bold step. welcome back and wish you good health

    Comment by fadin — September 30, 2006 @ 10:18 pm

  222. Congratulations! Kindly consider writing a brief book (150 pages) about your training, early life, and space-faring experiences. It would likely be helpful to many Iranians, youth, and females, among others.

    Comment by js — September 30, 2006 @ 10:19 pm

  223. Hi. That was really crazy! Space. It must have been so cool to be so far away!
    Great job!

    Comment by chris — September 30, 2006 @ 10:20 pm

  224. Anousheh jan,

    We also proud of you.
    God Bless You and Your Family!

    Gagik Hovhannisyan
    Yerevan, Armenia

    Comment by Gagik — September 30, 2006 @ 10:22 pm

  225. I think you made an amazing accomplishment! Congratulations on fulfilling your dream!

    Comment by Ben — September 30, 2006 @ 10:23 pm

  226. Welcome home Anousheh, I am glad you made it back safely!!! Best wishes to you…

    Comment by Ari Telega — September 30, 2006 @ 10:23 pm

  227. You are an inspiration to all the persian women and men, and I hope your hard work and determination in life shows that all dreams come true if we just keep going….

    Comment by khashi — September 30, 2006 @ 10:23 pm

  228. Welcome Home … we love you ,on behalf of all Muslim people around the golbe, especially in Palestine .

    Comment by Mazen — September 30, 2006 @ 10:25 pm

  229. I’am very happy that you made it home safe and sound…

    I know most people think about how the earth looks when you can be in space and look upon the earth… But I was wondering how does the moon look while your in space, is it amazing, were you can see the surface and maybe see the remains of some of the Apollo missions on the surface of the moon???
    Just wondering… thank you…

    Comment by James Wright — September 30, 2006 @ 10:25 pm

  230. Hi..
    Welcome backkkk…Thanks for sharing your wonderful journey with us..
    As an Iranian woman, I’m so proud of you..keep the goood work
    Mona from Toronto, Canada

    Comment by Mona — September 30, 2006 @ 10:26 pm

  231. Salam .
    khosh haal shodam az inke salem o salamat be zamin bar gashtid .
    zamini ke shayad kheily haa doost dashte bashan ke aslan rooye oon nabashan .
    hatta nemidoonam ke in neveshteharo vaghean mikhoonin ya inke inghadr saretoon sholooghe ke vaghte in karo nadarin .
    be har haal mikhastam age beshe mostaghiman bahatoon dar tamas basham , e-mail man [received]hastesh .
    age momkene ba e-mail ba ham dar ertebaat bashim .
    mamnoon misham age tavajoh konin .
    ba tashakor az shoma .

    Comment by HAMVATAN — September 30, 2006 @ 10:26 pm

  232. Welcome Home!! It was fun cheering for you. Hopefully one day all the men will stop fighting and realize we are all brothers and sisters of Earth.

    Peace and Happiness,

    (from Chicago)

    Comment by April Welch — September 30, 2006 @ 10:27 pm

  233. Awsome your saying about spacial smell¨.Congratulations for your giant step 🙂

    Comment by Maria — September 30, 2006 @ 10:27 pm

  234. Dear Anousheh:

    I can’t believe it is you! I used to work with you from 1987-1990 at MCI in McLean, VA. I knew you were a wonderful woman and I respected and admired your courage and strength to come to this country to start a new life! Wow! Congratulations! What a giant leap for womankind!

    Kindest regards,
    Jamie (Allen) Craig

    p.s. did you bring your cream cake that you used to make to space?

    Comment by Jamie — September 30, 2006 @ 10:30 pm

  235. Oooooooooooooooooooh!
    Welcome home!!!
    Finally, back on earth.
    welcome, welcome, welcome.

    Comment by shabnan — September 30, 2006 @ 10:31 pm

  236. Mashala, Congradulations and welcome back home. Great blog, thank you. Enshala ye roozi bebnamet!

    Comment by Kaveh Farzad — September 30, 2006 @ 10:34 pm

  237. i prayed for your safe return and am so glad you are back with us.

    you are our pride. love, mondana from new york.

    Comment by mondana — September 30, 2006 @ 10:34 pm

  238. I am very pleased to see that the you were able to participate in the space program. Even though you are a paid participant, it shows the diversity of the program that whether you pay or are part of the regular crew….there are many opportunities available for many nationalities. Congratulations to you and may your experience serve a lesson of tolerance.

    Comment by Sam Rosenbloom — September 30, 2006 @ 10:34 pm

  239. good for you.
    we’re proud of you

    Comment by martin — September 30, 2006 @ 10:34 pm

  240. welcome back. It is really awesome that a female was the first space tourist. It is a dream to one day go in space and you help me realize that it is still a possibility that I can attain in my lifetime (I am only 23). congradulations.

    Comment by brooke — September 30, 2006 @ 10:35 pm

  241. Congratulations! Kindly consider writing/co-writing a brief (150 pages) book of your training, early life, and space experiences, and possibly your hopes for the future. It would prove inspiring for many, including Iranians, youth, and women. Thank you.

    Comment by js — September 30, 2006 @ 10:35 pm

  242. Welcome home, and I look forward to reading your BLOG!
    I had not heard that you were BLOGGING from space….and working for a company that loves it’s employees to BLOG, I am thrilled to hear of yours.

    Keep up the good work, and I look forward to hearing more of your flight and reading your BLOG.

    Comment by Quentin — September 30, 2006 @ 10:39 pm

  243. Welcome home. I admire you and your wonderful zest for life. All my very best, Alfonso

    Comment by Alfonso V. — September 30, 2006 @ 10:39 pm

  244. Dear Anousheh
    As a persian I am very proud of you, and trust me, during your trip to space all the time I was both worried and happy about you.
    I bet you are one of the most courageous people in this world.

    Farshad Elahi MD.

    Comment by Farshad Elahi — September 30, 2006 @ 10:40 pm

  245. Dear Dear Anoousheh
    It is great to see a women as a space traveler. Your courage and perseverence will go a great way is space exploration. Congrats and Welcome home!

    Rammohan (from South korea)

    (excuse me if I spelled your name wrong)
    As it is told in persian “A flower looked from any direction is beautiful and smells great”

    Comment by rammohan — September 30, 2006 @ 10:40 pm

  246. You have been afforded many gifts in your life, the most recent is something unique for Humankind, you had touched the heavens, to see our world as the Angels, with no borders, no conflicts, just creation of the Lord.

    Comment by Stevie — September 30, 2006 @ 10:43 pm

  247. Khosh amadi be Zamin, Anousheh Jaan!! Khoshalam ke safaret khoob bud. That’s so awesome that you made a blog.

    Payandeh Irani-haa ye zerang 🙂

    Comment by Doost — September 30, 2006 @ 10:47 pm


    Comment by MARK — September 30, 2006 @ 10:48 pm

  249. Welcome back Anosheh!!
    Am glad you are back safe and sound! You are a true source of inspiration for all of us! I’d suggest ‘keep reaching for the stars’ … but you already did !!!

    Comment by Kash Kabaria — September 30, 2006 @ 10:48 pm

  250. Mrs. Ansari: A well deserved dream & accomplishment. You made us all proud. I wish you success in your future endeavors.

    Say hello to the better half for me. Like they say, “Behind every successful woman, there is a man”. Just kidding!!!!!

    Behrooz from Atlanta, Georgia

    Comment by Behrooz — September 30, 2006 @ 10:48 pm

  251. Anousheh Joon,

    Welcome back dear, As a Iranian woman I am so proud of you,.

    Thank you, thank you……

    Comment by Soheila from Los Angeles — September 30, 2006 @ 10:50 pm

  252. Heartiest congratulations, Anousheh, on your marvelous achievement! Wecolme back to our planet! Smiles and cheers to you!:)

    Comment by Ban — September 30, 2006 @ 10:50 pm

  253. Dear Anosheh:
    We are so proud of you, could
    Al: Damet Garm

    Comment by Mina & Ali — September 30, 2006 @ 10:51 pm

  254. conratulations on a safe landing….you inspire me to dream big, and that my dreams can be captured. maybe i might not go to space, but my goals and career choices might inspire someone else to dream as big. i want to be an actor, and i have a disability, maybe if i reach this goal, and become successful, this will be my space!!!! again great job!!! your rock!!

    Comment by Robert Webster — September 30, 2006 @ 10:55 pm

  255. EY WALLL Woooow. I love it when I see people like you. “it was like Mecca”(Anooshe) You Rock Girl 😀

    Comment by SARA — September 30, 2006 @ 10:55 pm

  256. Welcome home Anousheh JAN,

    I read your blog yesterday after noticing it on the news every where. I want you to know that you have changed my outlook on life. Your thoughts about human life inspired me much more than any philosophy class ever could. I went to work today and treated every one with courtesy, understanding, love, and a SMILE. 😉

    I will always remember your words and try my best to live my life by the inspiration you have provided. Instead of seeing differences, I see the similarities. Inside of politics and power, I see another perspective and an opportunity to spread love.

    Thank you, Anousheh jan, for forever changing my perspective on life.

    George Mason Univ.

    Comment by Tariq — September 30, 2006 @ 10:58 pm

  257. Residan bekheir khanume Ansari. Omidvaram ke safare khoobi dashtin va arezoome ke yek roozi betoonam ba shoma moarefi besham.
    Ba arezoohaye khosh,


    Comment by Kourosh Arianejad — September 30, 2006 @ 11:04 pm

  258. Im sure all universe adore what you have done.Thank God we still have people like you.
    Welcome back home Anousheh.

    Comment by Nima — September 30, 2006 @ 11:05 pm

  259. YAY! safe return and being featured on yahoo!!!! congratulations on a wonderful adventure and thanks for including us in it with your blog. when is the book coming?

    Comment by mieyasha — September 30, 2006 @ 11:05 pm

  260. I did my current event on you!!!

    Comment by Maddie — September 30, 2006 @ 11:12 pm

  261. I dont believe in planets. I totally think is all a lie and just want to sell us all the idea that planets exists. I see the moon at night, but I just do not believe someone could have ever been there. It all must be a movie!

    What I just find more disturb about all these is the fact that you say ¨space smells¨. This gives me now a very clear idea that you are a lier. Wasnt it suppose that you cant breath on space? So, how in the world you want me to believe that space smells?

    I hope everyone who reads this can now see how much we have been told lies by powerful people who just wants to make money out of creating unrealistic situations for all the people.

    I just simple do not believe men can be so powerful to get out of the limits of the sky or clouds!, not even in an airplain.

    I hope my message does not offend you, but I feel very sad you all want to continue lying to us in regard to whatever is over the clouds.


    Comment by Alex — September 30, 2006 @ 11:13 pm

  262. WOW! Congratulations, you are such an inspiration to ALL of us, my kids and I were thrilled to read your blog.


    Comment by gg — September 30, 2006 @ 11:22 pm

  263. Congratulations! Welcome back to Earth! How i wish i could also experience floating in air as well as moving through space.. whoa! keep it up!

    Comment by Cesnan — September 30, 2006 @ 11:27 pm

  264. Congratulations!

    Not only a diverse Earth but a diverse space as well. Thank you for leading the way!

    Comment by MIT — September 30, 2006 @ 11:27 pm

  265. Welcome Back

    If you had another $20M to spend where will you spend it? And congratualtions on the trip. You sure do have guts :)) Extraordinary trip and great feedback. Lots of inspiration to so many young ladies all the world over.
    Parvez Siddiqi Huntsville, Ala

    Comment by Parvez Siddiqi — September 30, 2006 @ 11:30 pm

  266. You make me so-o-o proud to be a woman, my sister…makes all the many miles and insults I endured for the sake of women’s liberation worthwhile. May the goddess smile on you throughout all your days, T’aim ngra leat. Cate

    Comment by Catherine Kay — September 30, 2006 @ 11:31 pm

  267. you’re such an inspiration to all of us who wished we could be there in space. your description of what it’s like to be in there makes us feel we’re there doing those things you do.

    congratulations & i welcome you back on earth. there’s no place like home.

    Comment by vert — September 30, 2006 @ 11:31 pm

  268. Anousheh aziz

    Happy to see you’re back on firm ground. Congrats.
    May God bless you and your family.
    Achieveing so much in so little time and inspiring so many.
    It’s only a wish for the rest of us.
    I wish I knew you up close.

    Comment by Alireza — September 30, 2006 @ 11:34 pm

  269. i am impressed by your bravery and commitment. it was awsome to know that a texan woman is the first female to travel in space. if i could i would so do that.

    Comment by serena — September 30, 2006 @ 11:36 pm

  270. I’m so pround of you. You reminded me of my Iranian girl friend (Farah) when I first came to this country 20 years ago. Good luck to you!

    Comment by Garyt Liu — September 30, 2006 @ 11:37 pm

  271. Dear Anoosheh
    Welome back! i admire your courage and determination. I,m so proud that Iranian women now have explored the outerspace too along with many more other achievements. May all your other dreams come true!!!!

    Comment by firoozehrazban — September 30, 2006 @ 11:39 pm

  272. Anousheh, we are proud of you!

    Comment by daryoush — September 30, 2006 @ 11:39 pm

  273. Happy for you and your safe return…great to learn about your adventure. Thanks for sharing with the Globe your wonderful smile and notes from space. Congratulations!

    Comment by Tina Benitez — September 30, 2006 @ 11:41 pm

  274. Anousheh,

    I cannot thank you enough for sharing your experience with me! I felt like I was there. You have very insightful and inspiring viewpoints on our planet and its inhabitants. I too pray for a world without borders and peace.

    I hope you decide to write a book on your adventure because I am certain that many people would love to share your experience to the fullest (myself included!)

    You are an amazing Earthling!

    Thank you again!

    Fort Worth, TX
    Planet Earth

    Comment by Bryan — September 30, 2006 @ 11:41 pm

  275. Happy for you and your safe return…great to learn about your adventure. Thanks for sharing with the Globe your wonderful smile and notes from space. Congratulations on all of your 1st’s–a complete inspiration to all women and mankind.

    Comment by Tina Benitez — September 30, 2006 @ 11:43 pm

  276. You are awsome

    Comment by Adam — September 30, 2006 @ 11:43 pm

  277. Whoah congratulations on just blowing $20,000,000!

    Comment by Omid — September 30, 2006 @ 11:45 pm

  278. Dear Anoushe,

    You make all of us, Iranian women, proud.

    Welcome back!

    Sara Seyedin

    Comment by Sara Seyedin — September 30, 2006 @ 11:49 pm

  279. Congratulations!!! That’s fantastic, and welcome home:)

    Mark Hewer

    Comment by Mark Hewer — September 30, 2006 @ 11:49 pm

  280. Glad to see you return safely. Congratulations on this achievement which has inspired many, all around the globe. We’re so proud of you.

    Comment by Kourosh, California — September 30, 2006 @ 11:50 pm

  281. Hi,Anoosheh jan.
    Welcome back.I hope you enjoed and thanks God you returnd home safty.We(All Irainan women all around the world) are really proud of you.I hope everybody’s wish come true.


    Comment by faranak — September 30, 2006 @ 11:52 pm

  282. very inspiring hope I can be the first filipino tourist on space…

    Comment by SUNNY_SKIES — September 30, 2006 @ 11:54 pm

  283. Ms. Ansari,

    Congratulations on setting a great example for women all over the world. I can’t wait to read your blog of impressions that you experienced while in space. I hope the school teachers all over the world will show their students, young and old, your blog to inspire them.

    Comment by Elizabeth Gardner, Esq. — September 30, 2006 @ 11:55 pm

  284. Good for you girl,
    You are from my age. No one knows what we went through. we fought all of it to gether without even knowing each other. In my heart, I am so proud you.

    Comment by soorena — September 30, 2006 @ 11:57 pm

  285. MABUHAY!!

    Your another figure that need to be memorized by schoolers =) another important person in the history of mankind, another first in the record . WHEW!! you inspire us. Now will understand more how the outerspace really looks like and feels like when your up there.

    we from the tropical islands philippines Congatulates you !!!!!

    Comment by jiil — September 30, 2006 @ 11:59 pm

  286. I hope all the world can someday see, as you have, how small we are in comparison to the universe. I’m happy you have inspired so many excited people from all corners of the planet. This wonderful reception you receive could be a great precursor to what good may come of these difficult moments in we now face.

    Thank our creator for blessing us all with your safe return!

    A humble American.

    Comment by lou magic — September 30, 2006 @ 11:59 pm

  287. Although I will never be able to make a flight like the one you did, it it is gratifying and thrilling to know that someone LIKE me will be able to do so in the future. Thank you for helping us see the possibility that exists in all dreams.


    Comment by AJ Fett — October 1, 2006 @ 12:03 am

  288. Anousheh:
    You are not just an inspiration to women; you are an inspiration to all of humanity! The experience and memories you now have will reward you and others for the rest of your life on earth. In fact, your expedition will transcend your mortal life, and will be carried into the future by your family, and through the miracle of modern technology. I hope you will find ways to share your incredible, once in a lifetime experience, with as many people as possible. Congratulations on your achievement.

    Comment by John Powell — October 1, 2006 @ 12:04 am

  289. Amazing Earthlings — comments on this post are now closed.

    Comment by X PRIZE — October 1, 2006 @ 12:17 am

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