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My dream of stars : from daughter of Iran to space pioneer / Anousheh Ansari ; with Homer Hickam.

My dream of stars : from daughter of Iran to space pioneer

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  • ISBN: 9780230619937 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 0230619932 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: xii, 234 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.: Anousheh Ansari tells of her childhood in Iran and her family's exodus to America after the Islamic Revolution. After settling down in Texas, Anousheh built a computer technology firm from the ground up, which eventually allowed her to achieve her childhood dream of spaceflight. As the first-ever female commercial spaceflight participant, her story became politicized, culminating in a debate over whether she would be allowed to display both the American and Iranian flags on the sleeve of her spacesuit. Later, Anousheh started The Ansari Foundation, a nonprofit which supports social entrepreneurship, and is especially committed to ensuring the freedom of women around the world and supporting female entrepreneurs. Ultimately, this is the story of a woman who has become a role model to people around the globe struggling to overcome economic and cultural barriers, as well as those dreamers who look upon the stars.--From publisher description.
Subject: Ansari, Anousheh, 1966-
Women astronauts > United States > Biography.
Astronauts > United States > Biography.
Space flights.
Iranian Americans > Biography.
Muslim women > United States > Biography.
Businesswomen > Texas > Biography.
Telecommunication > United States.
Social entrepreneurship > United States.
Iran > Biography.

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