Anousheh Ansari is the first Iranian person and the first woman of the world who made a 10-days travel to spatial station, so he would be called as the first Iranian astronaut and the first spacewoman of the world who voyaged to space for touristy purposes.
Anousheh born in Mashhad, the most important religious city of Iran that is famous around the world because of Imam Reza Shrine, the 8th Imam of world shieas. After the victory of Islamic revolution in 1979, her family decided to emigrate and finally they fulfilled their decision, so Anousheh left Iran when she was 18, also her English knowledge was not so enough to solve her personal problems, but now, it is near 22 years that Anousheh and her husband (Hamid) are living in US near their family.
At first, Anousheh Ansari was a common backup for Japanese Daisuke Enomoto who was selected for a Soyuz flight to International space station, but after the suddenly failure of Japanese woman for the medial tests and examination, Ansari was elevated as the prime and chief crew of spaceship.
Ansari’s spacesuit was a combination of Iran’s flag that was been registered as the official Islamic Republic of Iran’s flag on his right arm and the US flag on his left arm. Iran as her motherland and US as his early home in last years.
After the expire of Qajar dynasty’s influence and government on Iran, the tree-color flag of Iran containing a green bar at top, the white bar at middle and the red one at bottom of flag was the formal flag. After Islamic revolution leading by Imam Khomeini, the Kufi language lines including the statement of “Allahu Akbar, Laa Ilaaha Illa Allah” (Translation: The God is too great to be described, there is not any God except Allah) was added to flag that you can find these lines on the bottom of green bar with a with font and top of red bar with the same condition, also witnessed on the flag pasted on Anousheh’s suit. Also after the Islamic revolution, the typographical model of word “Allah” was also been added to the middle of white space between two color bars of flag that it is not at Anousheh’s flag.
By the frequent pressures and negative advertisement of Russia and US governments, Anousheh was forced to remove the Iranian flag from his spacesuit, the radices of this ideational divide between Iran and US also returns to the Islamic revolution and recently nuclear struggles between Iran and European Union.
But at the other hand, Anousheh carried a Holy Quran (The holy book of Muslims) out with herself to the space, reported Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) a few days ago.
This was the first space tourism experience for an Iranian and for a woman, so whole the story had its special critics, but visiting the orbit and flying through the galaxy was a childhood and unreachable wish for Mrs. Ansari and she thinks that now that there is an appropriate opportunity for a memorable and historical travel and the conditions are entirely suitable, we must use it to show the power of women and their talents to third-world and Middle Eastern countries specially Arabic government that bias against woman is approximately traditional among them!
Anousheh is so honorable and proud about this space journey, She flight via Soyuz TMA-9 capsule from Kazakhstan’s Baiknour Cosmodrome.16 September 2006, Ansari was on a telephonic interview with Night Sky TV program in Islamic Republic of Iran 4th channel and announced that she is honorable because of her nationality and also she thanks because of cheerful congratulation behalf Iranian all around the world and she wished that her journey as an Iranian woman cosmonaut, would be inspirable to all people around the world specially her compatriot women and girls.