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Hi Anousheh(RS0ISS)Iwas very excited to be the first Amateur Radio Operator to contact you on the ISS.I would like to recieve a QSL card from you–just send to and I can print it off.Have fun on your wonderful adventure.73 and 88.Ned Carroll,VE5NED

Comment by Ned,VE5NED — September 21, 2006 @ 8:07 pm

Ned Carroll’s amateur radio has connected him from his Davidson-area home with people all over the globe, but now it’s given him an experience that’s out of this world…

Read the story in The Saskatoon Star Phoenix Saturday, September 23, 2006


  1. سلام بر تو اي قهرمان ملي ما .آفرين بر عزم و پشتكارت.به جاي ما هم از افق هاي دور دست بر آسمان نظاره كن.پيروز باشيد

    Comment by Behrooz — September 23, 2006 @ 10:01 pm

  2. hi ms.ansari i am a space lover and how i’ve been dreaming about it, but someday i’ll realise my dream, so what you felt when i get the fist look of the planet on space and how it looks and how about the space? what you see at space?

    Comment by wellington silva — September 24, 2006 @ 12:23 am

  3. Next Step—>>> The Red Planet (MARS) —->>> Long Life Anousheh

    Best Regards
    Tirdad Daei

    Comment by Tirdad Daei — September 24, 2006 @ 1:53 am

  4. Hi Ms. Ansari – I just stood on the beach in San Diego, CA, and saw the space station zoom across the sky at 5:45 am PT September 24 – what a magnificent “venus” moving so fast and you and 5 others are in it! You are truly an inspiration for myself and humanity to think big, look above one’s mortal existence, to look beyond religion/borders/politics… may you live long and prosper! I wonder if you see any evidence of climate change … thank you for being so courageous for human kind. Mitra

    Comment by Mitra Fattahipour — September 24, 2006 @ 1:11 pm

  5. Hello Anousheh,

    you are the dream of hundrets and thousands of woman and girls. You are byside Eileen Collins, Pam Melroy, Hanna Reitsch or Valentina Tereshkova. You made my dream real – a flight to the space. You set dreams and donates visions – the one and only what the new generation needs. Thank you for this. All thinks in your blog I can feel your emotions: the Vestibular Chair of Dr. Alexejev, the lift-of, the weightlessness, the view to the earth, the radio-conference, the Atlantis, the teardrops….

    All of the is so real.

    Some of them I only know from cosmonauts or astronauts. But the training in Star-City I know it from myselve. I am the german ambassador for Space Education (NASA, Roskosmos, MAI, Space Camp Huntsville, IBMP) and have the one and only european girls-team of space interested students. We teach them in space exploration and private spaceflight.

    We want to publize your blog in german language on our website. We translate it every day for our girls and students. All children have to read it!!! Is it possible?

    See this: or this This is my work. You are my dream.

    I wish you a successful mission and a good landing. We will celebrate it in some german schools near of Berlin!!! Now I await a baby girl (28. december :-). The body is big now. My daughter get the name “Cosma”. Perhaps she can reach the Mars. Let´s meet us at the earth – I want to be your german ambassador too.

    Here some of our emotions of the Lift-of from Atlantis:

    “Now it is Anne´s turn. She is standing among the other students upon stage, her hands are wet as well as her Space Suit. Behind her the Discovery – Launch can be seen as a video recording form the Banana Creek Stand. She was there on July 4th, the Independence Day. Just in this moment Space Shuttle Atlantis is taking off at Kennedy Space Center, Florida. She knows exactly what happens to these six Austroauts onboard the Atlantis in this most critical minutes of the mission. The emotions of the Independence Day 2006 are still deep inside her body preserved for eternity. The vibration in the clothes, the roaring thunder of the boosters and the yells of the people are here for her now. She can see it in front of her inner eye. Tears are rolling down her cheak. For Anne the Atlantis is not thousands of miles away heading for orbit – for her the shuttle is very close. For her the Atlantis is in this conference room…

    5.20 p.m. “Boosters gone. Everything okay.” the Blackberry says. The movie is over and I read out the message by Professor von Putkammer. Without looking for themselfs the students clap their hands and catch the whole conference room. Cheers are overfloating. Fascinated and overwelmed I recognize the situation that is new for me too and I start an uncut movie directly. It is the raw – material of the Discovery – Launch. Now the cheers are in the conference room, the roaring thunder can be heared under the seats and the uncoordinated movements of the audiance can be seen everywhere. The other students of Mission 2 feel like Anne now. They are holding their emotions back bravely but thears are rolling down their glowing cheeks. The audiance stares at the scene in an overwelmed way and is comletely unable to speak. When the movie stops I read out the last mail by Professor von Putkammer: “Mainengine – Shutdown. Everything okay! Onboard 6 men crew and 16 tons of cargo for the ISS.” Applause! The whole room cheers…”

    Mljagkoy posatki, Greets your doctor Yuri (IBMP) from me!!! He is the best.

    Yvonne, ambassador for Space Education,
    Space Education Institute, Germany

    Comment by Yvonne Heckel — September 24, 2006 @ 2:18 pm

  6. با سلام ،اميدوارم موفق باشيد،
    شما جز افتخارات ملي ما ايرانيان و جهان مي باشيد

    Comment by ardeshir asadi — September 24, 2006 @ 2:29 pm

  7. آن سفر كرده كه صد قافله دل همره اوست
    هر كجا هست خدايا به سلامت دارش
    به اميد ديدار در زمين

    Comment by majid pirayesh — September 24, 2006 @ 4:59 pm

  8. (We will be very thankful if somebody forwards this message to Mrs. Ansari, A.S.A.P please)

    Dear Mrs. Ansari,

    Thanks a lot for your kind attention to the amateur radio operators of Iran and the nice QSO we had on sep. 24 by ARISS.

    As you had desired, we have arranged a group of students to come here tomorrow for a talk with you. We will video cam the whole talk so we can show it in schools to all the other students who can’t manage to be here tomorrow. On Monday, Sept. 25, we will be ready to contact you from 07:15 to 07:25 UTC and from 08:50 to 09:00 UTC.

    Also in our talk tomorrow, we’d appreciate it if you would give all the Iranian students a message on improving in space sciences.

    Same as today, we will call RS0ISS at 144.490 MHz (Region 3 uplink) and we’ll try to hear you at 145.800 MHz (Worldwide downlink).

    We hope to hear you again from ISS.

    Thanks in advance.

    73 de EP3RF

    Comment by Reza Soleimani nia — September 24, 2006 @ 6:05 pm

  9. Copy, EP3RF 🙂


    Comment by X PRIZE — September 24, 2006 @ 8:56 pm

  10. “CQ CQ this is RS0ISS (Romeo Sierra Zero India Sierra Sierra) from International Space Station calling for anyone in Iran.”

    Thanks to Christian in Austria, who recorded Anousheh’s voice on Ham Radio..

    You can listen here:
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    Peter, DB2OS

    Comment by Peter G. — September 24, 2006 @ 10:00 pm

    Comment by X PRIZE — September 24, 2006 @ 11:46 pm

  11. salam.mikhastam begam ke kheili jor’at dari khanome ansari ke rafti oon bala.
    baraye shoma arezooye salamati va movaffaghiyyat ma be shoma eftekhar mikonim.

    Comment by Hamid Reza-t — September 25, 2006 @ 11:50 am

  12. Anousheh Ansari hello, We are a small every day life(daily paper) of the ile of holy barthélemy in the Antilles and we have déja make two article on you and your adventure.
    Could send you a message of the space for our readers?

    Thank you for your answer which(who) will be published Newspaper “L’ essentiel”
    Philippe MAGOT
    good space…

    Comment by philippe MAGOT — September 25, 2006 @ 6:21 pm

  13. Anousheh calling CQ from ISS

    Ham radio (amateur radio) operators around the world have the chance to talk directly with Anousheh during her stay on the International Space Station (ISS).

    On September 24, 8:20 UTC Anousheh´s voice was heard on 145.800 MHz over southern Europe, when she was calling: “CQ CQ this is RS0ISS (Romeo Sierra Zero India Sierra Sierra) from International Space Station calling for anyone in Iran.”

    You can listen here:
    [audio src="" /]

    [Thanks to Christian in Austria, who recorded Anousheh’s voice on Ham Radio]

    Anousheh was heard again on September 25, around 07:10 UTC when she was calling CQ over Europe and looking for ham radio stations in Iran for a contact with students.

    She was very active last Thursday or Friday over Central US and several people had the chance to talk to her.

    Anousheh was trained on how to make ham radio contacts with Earth during her cosmonaut training in Star City near Moscow. There is a permanent Amateur Radio station aboard the International Space Station (ARISS) and all cosmonauts and astronauts get a training and individual callsign after finishing the ham radio examinations.

    Anousheh does not have a personal license yet but has been granted operator privilidges to use the RS0ISS callsign according to Russian regulations. She was planning to get her license but her flight being moved up 6 months prevented her from doing so.

    The first ham station in space was set up in shuttle Columbia in December 1983 by astronaut Owen Garriott who used his amateur callsign W5LFL for voice contacts with amateur radio operators on the ground.

    The russians even got further and installed a permanent ham radio station onboard MIR. The first all-ham station crew: Vladimir Titov and Musa Manarov mounted an amateur radio antenna on the outer surface of Mir station in 1988. Back inside, Titov (callsign U1MIR), Manarov (U2MIR) and Valery Polyakov (U3MIR) used a two-watt amateur radio transceiver to call CQ from their new home and chat with hams on the ground.

    The ham radio activities on MIR and later on the ISS became a regular and permanent institution. Many radio amateurs around the world had the chance to talk to the crew onboard, clearly something which they will not forget and which inspired many. In addition, more and more contacts with schools were arranged, where kids and students could ask questions to the astronauts and get first hand experience. Beside these activities, the ham radio station also serves as a back-up for the internal communication links. In fact, there was at least one occassion were this was used for some emergency traffic. Also this communication is “uncensored” and during the changes in the former USSR, ham radio was in the beginning the only source for independed informations for the crew onboard MIR, which did not know what was going on on the ground..

    Comment by Peter G. — September 25, 2006 @ 7:38 pm

  14. UPDATE:

    Perry Klein, W3PK submitted the following news as part of weekly status report to NASA from the ARISS team:

    George Washington University Contact with Anousheh Successful !!

    Space visitor Anousheh Ansari participated in a contact with her alma mater, George Washington University (GWU) in Washington, D.C. on Friday, September 22. As Ansari was Japanese participant, Dice-K Enomoto’s back up on the Soyuz flight, she did not have time to get her U.S. license. Jeff Williams, KD5TVQ, acted as the control operator during the contact. Students from several area schools participated in the event: Eastern Middle School,
    Silver Spring, Md. (a NASA Explorer School); School Without Walls Senior High School, Washington, D.C.; Stevens Elementary School, Washington, D.C.; and Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, Va. Six students were able to have their questions answered. The event was held in the GWU Marvin Center amphitheater where approximately 125 people gathered. Television stations Fox TV 5, ABC WJLA 7 and news channel 8
    provided coverage of the GWU ARISS contact as did the Washington Post and some other local papers. See:

    Photos of the event may be viewed on:

    The contact video may be seen here:

    The university posted a press release of the event.

    Comment by Peter G. — September 25, 2006 @ 7:53 pm

  15. Hi,
    Good to hear you are enjoying yourself under the circumstances.I enjoy reading your updates about how life is like that side and how you are coping.Its funny,entertaining and educational as well.Keep it up and enjoy.Take care
    Evans Pela
    Could you please send me an e-mail or text message from Space,pleasssssssssse
    [phone number] (Australia)

    Comment by Evans — September 26, 2006 @ 6:37 am

  16. felicitations; je suis très heureuse pour toi et pour nous toutes femmes du monde.
    signée: rachida
    pays :maroc

    Comment by belaiche rachida — September 26, 2006 @ 10:02 am

  17. Felicitations ,je suis très heureuse pour vous . Vous faites honneur à toutes les femmes et à celles de certains pays en particulier.J’aimerai recevoir de vous un e mailde l’espace.
    signée: rachida

    Pays :Maroc

    Comment by belaiche rachida — September 26, 2006 @ 10:16 am

  18. Congratulation ! Me too believe, the Earth is so beautiful.
    God bless you.

    Comment by Anfe — September 26, 2006 @ 12:19 pm

  19. Hi, Congratulation! Me too believe : the Earth is so beautiful.
    I’m very glad if you could sent me an e-mail from the more sky.
    Thank you a lot! God bless you.

    Comment by Anfe — September 26, 2006 @ 12:33 pm

  20. It has been so wonderful to watch you accomplish your lifelong dream! Thank you for sharing it with the world like this. I am new to the space industry and the fact that our work may help others reach such goal as yours is truly inspiring. We wish you all the best here at the National Aerospace Development Center in Alabama.

    Comment by Tiffany — September 26, 2006 @ 6:32 pm

  21. Reference :Anousheh Calling CQ from the ISS and reference to “Ham Activities from MIR”. Ham activities aboard Mir included sdendiing pictures via Slow Scan Television (SSTV)beginning December 1998. Thousands of puctures of the crew, inside the Space satation and of Earth were sent establishing Historical Event and much excitement for Hams on Earth.
    Special note to Anoushe, please tru to get Pavel to send SSTV pictures of you and the crew using SpaceCam1 which has just started to send experimental test transmissions to us.

    Comment by Farrell Winder, W8ZCF Cincinnati, OH USA — September 26, 2006 @ 7:14 pm

  22. Reference: Anousheh Calling CQ from the ISS and reference to “Ham Activities from MIR”. Ham activities aboard Mir included sending pictures via Slow Scan Television (SSTV) beginning December 1998. Thousands of puctures of the crew, inside theMir Space Station and of Earth were sent establishing Historical Ham Radio Event and much excitement for Hams on Earth.
    SPECIAL NOTE TO ANOUSHEH:, please try to get Pavel to send SSTV pictures of you and the crew using SpaceCam1 (ISS SSTV System now aboard the ISS)which has just started to send experimental test video transmissions to us on Earth.
    We very much enjoy your Blog!!! It is very informative!!.

    73, Farrell Winder, W8ZCF, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

    Comment by Farrell Winder, W8ZCF Cincinnati, OH USA — September 26, 2006 @ 7:25 pm

  23. Mrs. Ansari,

    Congratulations on your trip and your current stay onboard the ISS. It sounds and looks like you’re having a great stay up there.

    Have a good time up there – I’ll be watching (I’m an ISS Flight Controller in Houston – you’ll see me in the Daily Summaries)!

    – Bob

    Comment by Bob McCormick — September 27, 2006 @ 1:32 am

  24. با كمال افتخار بر تو درود مي فرستم به اميد آنكه در ماه همديگر را ببينيم

    Comment by Saeed Shokouhi — September 27, 2006 @ 6:37 am

  25. A’kum Mrs Ansari:

    Congratulations on your achievement. Just sharing interesting facts about your journey to space.
    1. Your launch date was on my wife birthday – 18 Sep
    2. Your return trip will be on my birthday – 29 Sep
    3. And your husband and me having the same name – Hamid

    Drop us a note in case you want to visit our lovely and peacefull country, Malaysia.

    Abdul Hamid Ahmad – 480, Jalan Margosa 15, 70400 N.Sembilan, Malaysia

    Comment by Hamid — September 27, 2006 @ 9:37 am

  26. سلام انوشه
    اول رویایی دست نیافنی روران کودکی و نوجوانی بود
    بعد تبدیل به ارزو شد در دوران جوانی و خوشحالم که در دوران میانسالی به حقیقت پیوست
    اول می خواستم به زبان بین المللی (انگلیسی )بنویسم اما دیدم یک
    ایرانی به رویایش رسیده باید به زبان مادریش صحبت کرد که بدونه همیشه ایرانیها بهش افتخار میکنند .خانم انصاری نمودونم رسیدن به رویا برای یک نفر چقدر میتونه لذت بخش باشه یعنی نمیتونم حسش کنم ولی میتونم بفهمم اگه کسی به رویاش برسه چه حالی میتونه داشته باشه . وقتی رسیدن به ارزو میتونه رویا باشه پس رسیدن به رویا چقدر میتونه توپ باشه . باارزوی تبریک و موفقیت برای شما و خانوادتون که یادتون باشه اگه پدر مادر همسر نبود شاید هنوز این حقیقت یه رویای خنده راری بیش نبود
    درخواست میکنم اگه ممکنه عکسهای گرفته شده رو منتشر کنید
    باارزوی موفقیت
    علی شیخ حسینی
    1385/07/05 –

    Comment by SPACE' S DREAM — September 27, 2006 @ 11:16 am

  27. salam.ehsasi ke shayad nashe be zaboon avord….ye hesse ajib…shayadam hasrat…baraye shoma arezooye tahaghogh tamame arezoohatoono daram.sabet kardid ke mitoonid.omidvaram hameye adama ye roozi be khastehaye khoob va zibashoon beresan ..talash konan va bavar konan ke oon bala baraye hamye ma doa konid,baraye zamin ba tamame adamye khoob va …oonja shayad nazidktar bashin be rooohe afarinesh.baraye shoma bazgashty bikhatar ro arezoo mikonam.

    Comment by sheida — September 27, 2006 @ 12:03 pm

  28. No hablo ingles pero de todas maneras saludo a los astronautas por su hazaña y en particular a Anousheh Ansari.
    ¡ Un saludo afectuoso desde Sudamérica !
    ¡ Un saludo afectuso desde CHILE !
    Y que tengan un buen regreso.

    Comment by Patricio — September 27, 2006 @ 1:34 pm

  29. Anousheh jan salam,
    Man Vahid 36 sale hastam az Iran/Tehran. Hadafam az neveshtane in comment in bood ke behet begam, To maye eftekhare ma Irani ha hasti va darse bozorgi be hame ensanha makhsosan khanomhaye aziz va bozorgvare e Irani dadi. Darse etemade be nafs, khod bavari, talash baraye residane be hdaf va arezooha va shojaat. Afarin be To va on khanevadeh e mohtarami ke chenin azizi ro parvaresh dadand.
    Man akhbare safare To ro lahze be lahze peigir hastam. Omidvaram az oon bala az tarafe man ham ye negah be faza va azemate bipayane jahane khelghat bendazi va in shere ghadimi e ziba ro bekhoni:
    “Zamin dar pishe in gardone ziba
    Cho khashkhashist dar damane sahra”

    Barat areziye safari khob va lezat bakhsh ro daram va inshaallah zoodtar be jamee garme khanevadat bepeivandi.

    Dr. Vahid Ghasemi

    Comment by Vahid Ghasemi — September 27, 2006 @ 1:50 pm

  30. Hi A:
    It was great to hear you via Amateur Radio 145.800/144.490 mhz.
    Hope to hear you on again soon.
    Please Ask Pavel, to show you how to SEND JPG images via
    the SpaceCam ham radio software.
    That way we can see you.

    have fun, wish i was there.

    Comment by Miles WF1F — September 27, 2006 @ 6:19 pm

  31. Thanks you for the Amateur Radio Conatct this morning.
    It is a thrill for me to have an opportunity to speak with you.
    I hope to speak with you again before you return to earth.
    Warmest regards for a safe trip home from all amateurs in British Columbia, Canada.
    Best of 73 & 88
    Bill Greene
    Armstrong BC

    Comment by Bill Greene VE7WFG — September 27, 2006 @ 7:31 pm

  32. انوشه جان سلام
    مردم دنیا به تاریخ فضانوردی و تاریخ فضانوردی به انوشه فضا نورد که یک زن ایرانیست افتـــــــــخار میکند امیدوارم که به سلامت وبا دستی پر از تجربه به زمین برگردی
    اگر در آینده وقت کردی برای من از عکسـهایت ایمیل کن
    من به همراه خانواده ام شمارا دوست داریم
    ابوالفضل اسماعیلی
    از روستای آقابابا دشتابی شهـر قــزویـن

    Comment by ابوالفضل اسماعیلی — September 27, 2006 @ 7:40 pm

  33. Hello,

    Today ( 15:52 UTC ) i speak to you Ansari in ISS. I am very happy for the contact. Listen Ansari contact audio recording:

    [Link did not come through! Please post again with no coding in the link — thanks!]

    Ansari RS0ISS – 73’s.
    Piauí – Northeast the Brazil

    Comment by Pirajá - PS8RF — September 27, 2006 @ 8:51 pm

  34. en ce mois de ramadan je suis tres heureux de voir ds l’espace ‘prions dieu pour un monde ou regne paix et amour pour tous
    je vous slu madame la cosmonote

    Comment by moumen — September 27, 2006 @ 11:17 pm

  35. hi
    i wish i were u
    pls send my best regards to your couligues.
    good luck & hahe a good time there.

    Comment by Nazila Mokhtarzadeh — September 28, 2006 @ 2:34 am

  36. Hello Dear AnushEh Toronto-Ontario Canada
    12:45 am sep/27/2006
    I, (as Irano-Canadian engineer) am so greatful to see an Iran-0-american coleague up-there. wish for u & yr Family ,good health &goodluck,your success is ours, enjoy up there
    with the best

    Comment by Hoshang Zolfaghari — September 28, 2006 @ 4:45 am

  37. سلام بر تو تواي وارث كوروش بزرگ , تو پرچم بزرگ ايراني در فضاي لابتناهي

    به اميد ديدارت در ايران

    اردشير ,مجتبي ,مهنا , ويدا , فاطمه , مريم , معصومه

    Comment by Ardeshir Poortahmaseb — September 28, 2006 @ 5:55 am

  38. هر انچه را که ذهن انسان میتواند بپروراند و باور بدارد دست یافتنی است. انوشه جان سلام یکبار دیگه بهت تبریک میگم امیدوارم موفقیتهات تداوم داشته باشه. غلامرضا از اراک

    Comment by غلامرضا — September 28, 2006 @ 9:11 am

  39. Hi Anousheh this is Rose from Colombia and I´m very proud of you thre in Space. I will like to be in touch with you I work for a radio ststion in Colombia which is cALLED W Radio. We broadcast in new York, Mexico, Ecuador, London, Spain, Central America and Colombia.
    Let me know the way I cantalk to you when you come back frolm the space…
    A brief phone interview is what I want… Tahn would be great…

    good luck


    Comment by Rossario — September 28, 2006 @ 11:06 am

  40. Hi Again Anousheh,

    I just want to comment your CQ’s for anybody in Iran, I have been always interested in Ham radio even before personal computers came,
    but unfortunately Radios are still banned in Iran, and I know of only one person who is also the head of Radio Amateurs in Iran who is allowed to have his Radio, everybody else even having an radio ID is legally banned.

    So I think this is an important matter you might be able to help resolved when came back, at least you can suggest it to government, although they possibly won’t listen 🙂

    Tehran, Iran.

    Comment by Paymaan Jafari Taayemeh — September 28, 2006 @ 12:04 pm

  41. Que la vie continue à vous sourire dans vos rêves.

    Votre serviteur

    Jean-Luc Gauthier

    Comment by Gauthier jean-Luc — September 28, 2006 @ 2:34 pm

  42. سلام دکتر انصاری
    من دانشجوی الکترونيک دانشگاه صنعتی شيراز هستم و به همراه دوستانم به فعاليت های فوق برنامه مانند راديوآماتوری می پردازیم
    ما قصد داريم که از کلوپ راديو آماتوری دانشگاه با شما تماس بگيريم
    ماتوجه کنيد به اميد تماس CQلطفا به
    { تصورکن . دگرگون کن . الهام بخش }

    Comment by محمد جعفر مختاری — September 28, 2006 @ 2:50 pm

  43. انوشه جان به شما تبریک عرض میکنم.من وقتی شما را از تلویزیون دیدم که در ایستگاه فضایی لبخند رضایت می زدید من اشک شوق ریختم وارزو کردم تمام مردم زمین به ارزوهایشان برسند.دوستت دارم.با بهترین ارزوها و من دوست دارم با شماارتباط نزدیک داشته باشم.
    parvin bahmaniمادر4فرزنداز مسجد سلیمان-خوزستان

    Comment by reza — September 28, 2006 @ 5:42 pm

  44. خانم انصاري براي سلامت رسيدن شما دعا ميكنيم شما جاودانه و مايه افتخار ايران وايراني هستيد

    Comment by MAJID — September 28, 2006 @ 7:01 pm

  45. انوشه جان آرزو میکنم به سلامت به زمین برگردی.تو یک انسان واقعی هستی موفق باشی. خواهش میکنم عکسهایت را برایم ایمیل کن.من همیشه شما را دعا میکنم

    Comment by رضا علیجانی — September 28, 2006 @ 8:54 pm

  46. سلام انوشه عزیز موفقیتت را به تو و فخری عزیزم تبریک می گم تو افتخار تمام مردم ایران هستی بی صبرانه منتظر بازگت فاتحانه ات هستم از راه دور می بوسمت و برایت ارزوی سلامتی و موفقیت هر چه بیشتر را دارم.
    مهـری صدارتی

    Comment by mehri — September 28, 2006 @ 9:50 pm

  47. انوشه عزیز من کیاندخت دختر مهری صدارتی هستم و همچون میلیونها ایرانی مشتاق با چشمانی باز و قلبی پر از عشق در انتظار بازگشت پیروزمندانه و پر افتخار تو هستم .امیدوارم همواره شادی و شادکامی قرین زندگی پر مهر خانواده محترم و موفق تو باشد.                                                                                                                                   
    کیاندخت و عباس حاکمی

    Comment by کیاندخت — September 28, 2006 @ 9:58 pm

  48. سلام انوشه جان
    بازگشت موفقيت آميزت به زمين .اين كره اي كه به قول خودتون ” از فضا بسيار آرام و صلح آميز است ” رو تبريك عرض مي كنم.به اميد سفزرهاي بعدي شما
    هادي كوشا – ايران – شهرستان تربت حيدريه

    Comment by hadi koosha — September 29, 2006 @ 2:12 am

  49. سلام انوشه جان
    سفرت بي خطر. به زمين خوش آمدي

    Comment by هادي كوشا — September 29, 2006 @ 2:21 am

  50. Anousheh Joon,

    Welcome back!!!!!!!!!!! It was so exciting to watch your successful landing. You are truely our hero.

    I feel that I had held my breath during your whole trip, waiting for your safe return and now I can breath esily again, knowing you are back.

    Hope to see you in Los Angeles.
    Ghobanet, Maryam Toutounchian.

    Comment by Maryam Toutounchia — September 29, 2006 @ 2:39 am

  51. Anousheh,
    Welcome back! Your University (where you are a current on line Astronomy Masters student) is very proud of you. Hopefully you can visit the Swinburne University campus, in Hawthorn, Australia , in the near future.Your friends Sarah ,Glen from Astrophysics send their regards,and congratulations.
    Warmest regards,
    Bruce McDonald

    Comment by Associate Professor Bruce McDonald — September 29, 2006 @ 3:26 am

  52. Salaam Anousheh jaan,
    Welcome back. I’m an Iranian American woman your age. I have two children and we’ve all followed your adventure. What fun bed time stories you’ll tell your future kids! Hope you’re well. Khasteh nabaashi and beh koreh-ye zamin khosh aamadi!!
    When you were in space if someone called and asked for you at home, your husband could have said” she’s out of town” and he wouldn’t have been kidding!!!! LOL
    Please drop us a line when you get a chance. It would really make our day.

    Comment by Haleh Avesta — September 29, 2006 @ 4:01 am

  53. Salaam Anousheh jaan,
    We’re happy that our prayers of a safe landing for you , were answered. So glad you’re back with your family. I can imagine the stories you must have. I’m sure you’re writing it all down, b/c your grand children will read it will relish. And so shall we if you decide to publish it.
    Please drop us a line when you get a chance. I’m your age and it would be the highlight of a life time to get an email from you. My 13 year old daughter, Leila is a huge fan too.
    Much love to you and welcome back. Eventhough we don’t know you personally, but we missed you when you were gone!!

    Comment by Haleh Avesta — September 29, 2006 @ 4:07 am

  54. I Enjoyed your video’s very much.
    I do videography and am amazed by the fact your lips are in perfect sinc with your voice. I have trouble with this from just a few feet. I think I need your camera and editing program.
    I am very glad you made this trip and inspired the rest of us.
    Dan Howell

    Comment by Dan Howell — September 29, 2006 @ 4:44 am

  55. Thanks to people like you, and all the Russian and American technicians, soon it will be no longer science fiction. I am too old, and not rich enough, to take advantage of this but all the same it is very moving to see the age old dream take shape in our times. Good luck Mrs Ansari, in your private life, in your business, and thanks again for having tried to give people on Earth a glimpse of what is is like to be in Space.
    By the way, I don’t know who chose the music but it’s great.

    Comment by Jean-Louis Taffarelli — September 29, 2006 @ 9:10 am

  56. انوشه اي بزرگ زن قهرمان افتخار آفرين ورودت گرامي باد

    Comment by majid — September 29, 2006 @ 11:14 am

  57. What is the purpose? How many Iranian children went to bed hungry last night ?How many children could have been sent to school?Twenty million is a lot of money for a glorified Disney ride that has no value except self gradification. I am sure you follow the pillars of Islam.They say your money comes from telecomunictions ,but not how, global crossings or some other scam? I am not impressed what next?Who cares how you washed your hair in space,or how hard personal hygiene was.It is people like you that make this such an interesting place.

    Comment by jsheldon — September 29, 2006 @ 11:31 am

  58. Welcome ! just wanna give my best regards to all of you.
    You are the HERO.
    All the best.

    Comment by anfe — September 29, 2006 @ 1:22 pm

  59. Hello Anousheh and Peter,

    Sorry I have to pass this to Paymaan No.41 sept 28 12:04 and

    Mohammad No.43 Sept 02:50 in


    Dear Paymann,

    What you are saying is not true, if you want to become Radio Amateur send me e-mail or contact EP3PTT in Tehran. Then we can help you to get your
    License. One thing this event teach us is if anybody works hard dream comes true. Always be positive.

    Now this to Mohammad:

    We did not knew the Shiraz University has Radio club Station, It is great
    Please contact us (we have no e-mail from you) and we will be very happy
    to cooperate with you to promote Radio Amateur activity in Shiraz
    or contact EP4SP, EP4HR in Shiraz and or club station EP4PTT close to your University. You can find the information at the web QRZ.COM or

    EP3PTT web is at
    And my e-mail is
    And Ministry of Information web page is at with all the information (sorry it is Farsi)

    Mrs Ansari,
    happy that you had few QSO and may be two from Iran.
    Too bad it was very short event and to late to orgnazi any contact with you.
    But good thing was that few people got intersted of Radio Amateur.
    Thanks to you.

    Comment by ep2es — September 29, 2006 @ 2:25 pm

  60. Salam Khanom Ansari,
    As I read your blogs, I can not help shed tears knowing you are bringing the world together in your space adventures. How excitng that must feel! You are a true inspiration to all women.
    Best regards,
    Danielle Wais Akram

    Comment by Danielle Wais Akram — September 29, 2006 @ 2:44 pm

  61. Welcome back! I’m an author of a book about DeForest Kelley, “the most famous doctor in the galaxy” according to the Journal of the American Medical Assosciation.

    “Bones” would be so proud of you — and envious, as well! He said he wanted to go into space (he meant while he was still alive, not in the way Gene Roddenberry went — and Jimmy Doohan will be going! LOL)

    I hope you will email me and let me know if you will ever be in the Seattle area or at a STAR TREK convention speaking. I will do a few conventions next year to remember my mentor and good friend De to his fans. Hope to meet you someday here on terra firma! (Unlike you and De, I am more than happy to keep my feet on solid ground!)


    Kristine M Smith, Author

    Comment by Kristine M Smith — September 29, 2006 @ 6:47 pm

  62. انوشه جان خوشحالم که به سلامت برگشتی.حتما خداخیلی تو را دوست داردکه به رویا وآرزویت رسیدی.تو مطمئنایک درون زیباو بزرگ داری که به این بزرگی رسیدی.تبریک به مادرتان که دختزی به این عظمت تربیت کرده.برای من هم دعا کنید.زیرا من هم مادر 4 فرزند هستم که آرزو میکنم و تمام تلاشم این است که آنها بهترین باشند
    پروین بهمهنی از مسجدسلیمان-خوزستان

    Comment by پروین بهمهنی — September 29, 2006 @ 7:39 pm

  63. Hi, Anousheh
    The first time that I read about you was almost 3 years ago when you sponsored X-prize. It was great for me because my name is anoosheh too and I was that time in Iran studing Mech. Eng.,
    now I live in US and studing PhD in Mech. Eng.,
    I’m so proud of you being the first Iranian female astronaut and I’m so sorry if some people’s comments about your trip to space were not encouraging, I believe in what you did and do my best to be the next anoosheh who travel to space.


    Comment by Anoosheh — September 30, 2006 @ 5:44 pm

  64. Dear Anooshe.
    Hope to be fine.I am Iranian and I am so happy that you went to the space as a first iranian people.Hope to be successfull in your life.

    have a nice time.,

    best wishes

    Comment by farnaz nikouie — September 30, 2006 @ 5:56 pm

  65. Anousha:
    That is how appears your name in Spanish press around the world. Born in 1952 I was 8 years old when Gagarin circled the Earth in 1961. I have followed thrilled the space race to the moon and all that followed, the Hubble telescope, the robotic missions to our solar system and the discovery of near two hundred planets in our stellar neighborhood. However, your experience has make me feel like an accomplished goal. There is no other reason than I am also a Plano city resident; though my only richess is my life and my knowledge, we share the same streets, the same weather in our same Earth. Your experience is encouraging for someone of the common like I am, someone whose dream is to leave a better world to new generations. I have two daugthers now, they also are thrilled for your experience, they would be glad to know you in person as me and my wife want. I promise to not ask for a signature. Bravo Anousha! And I am sure you will return to the space soon.


    Alfredo A. Gonzales

    Comment by Alfredo A. Gonzales — September 30, 2006 @ 7:33 pm

  66. Dear Ms. Anousheh Ansari,

    Welcome back to our wonderful Earth.

    We are very proud of having direct contact with you via amateur radio. September 24 is a very special day in the community of Iranian radio amateurs, as the first time an Iranian amateur radio station had a successful QSO (in English and Farsi) with another party (who is also the first Iranian astronaut) in space! How wonderful.

    We really appreciate the time you managed to communicate with us during your stay in ISS, and also for your message and recommendations to Iranian students interested in space sciences.

    Thank you again and hope to hear about your next great projects.

    A note for other readers: The amateur radio station EP3RF (Operated by Reza Soleimani nia, 30, Licensed since 1998) had the great chance of three contacts from Tehran to Mrs. Anousheh Ansari (RS0ISS) in ISS. The first successful contact was on September 24 at 08:30 UTC.
    On September 25 we had two contacts at 07:20 and 08:55 UTC. The first was a short QSO. The exchanged report was 5 by 9 for both at first. After that she had some problems in copying our voice although we copied her very well during the ISS pass time.
    Ninety minutes later we had a very successful QSO with her. We both copied each other 5 by 9. We asked her for a message for Iranian students interested in space sciences. Then Mrs. Ansari answered the question of one of the Students on how Iranian students can cooperate with international societies in space projects. We then requested her to have another conversation the day after to answer the questions of other students since there was no time left then. It was amazing how she always replied so kindly to all of our requests. Unfortunately, the next day, September 26, our contact was unsuccessful though we could copy her voice calling us during all ISS pass time but she could not copy our response. We think this may have been due to the interference on the uplink frequency from other earth stations working on the same frequency.

    We will publish the full story of these contacts with the pictures and recorded voices.
    We will comment here as soon as we upload it on our website.

    73 de EP3RF

    Comment by Reza Soleimani nia — October 1, 2006 @ 4:02 pm

  67. hi Anoushe azizam,

    I just love u and adore u. eventhough I know u dont have time to read my message but i continue to remember u ,love u, respect u, neverforget what u did for humanity…not only u realised your dream but also u helped the progress in favor of humanity…but me i only tried to survive cause i was sick and now im going well ,i have this chance to be in life to see your picture and hope one day shake your hand and kiss your face.take care of yourself we need u …
    love u

    Comment by saaghi — October 4, 2006 @ 4:09 pm

  68. Hi Anousheh,

    I am so inspired by you that I had to write you a little something. For a long time I had, without knowing it, given up on my dreams; I had been a victim of self-doubt. There has been something in me that has wanted to believe in myself, wanted to believe that anything was possible, but truly deep down inside, not accepting that theory as true. I shutter at the thought of living the rest of my life in the cage of self-doubt and unaccomplished dreams-I will not stand for it! Since I have stumbled across your adventures, it has shaken my entire foundation of what I believe is possible for myself. You see, you tell the children to dream big, but it is really me I feel like you are talking to, because when I was six years old, my mother died and I was left to live in a dream sucking and abusive environment. During that time, I believe that something in me died along with her, until now. I don’t know how I am going to do it, I don’t even know if it is even possible for me to do it, but I am ready to not only try but to do, to allow myself to start dreaming again and dreaming big. I am scared to death as the fears of inadequacy engulf me, but I don’t care, I am ready to give a life full of dreams fulfilled a chance. This may never reach you, but simply by the act of writing this, it has freed me.

    Many Blessings,


    Comment by Antoinette — October 5, 2006 @ 9:36 am

  69. i’m proud of u .
    not only because u r an iranian woman that could be in space ,but also because u r my teacher.

    a teacher that could learned me how to percive whatever that man wants.

    thx anoushe.

    Comment by maryam — October 7, 2006 @ 8:32 am

  70. hi,
    I’m working in nojum magazin in Iran.
    I want to prepare a report about the result of space travel’s
    anousheh ansari.please advice me.

    Thanks a lot

    Comment by fariba sabet — October 9, 2006 @ 7:04 am

  71. Closing comments here so it will be easier to find new ones

    73 & 88

    Comment by X PRIZE — October 26, 2006 @ 5:30 pm

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