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Eyes on the Prize

The Space Capital Podcast

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October 15, 2018

We spoke with astronaut Anousheh Ansari on how she made a childhood dream reality, the profound impact space travel has had on her life, and what the future has in store for this life-long explorer.

Anousheh Ansari has many firsts to her name—the first female private space explorer, the first Iranian in space, the first blogger from space. She is also responsible for helping to open up the Entrepreneurial Space Age through her work as the title sponsor of the Ansari XPrize. We spoke with Anousheh on how she made a childhood dream reality, the profound impact space travel has had on her life, and what the future has in store for this life-long explorer.

show notes

  • TEDxSMU - Anousheh Ansari - Can You Change Everything (YouTube)
  • Meet the First Woman to Fund Her Own Trip to Space (Broadly)
  • First Female Space Tourist Hopes to Inspire Girls to Pursue STEM Careers (Space.com)
  • How the Ansari X Prize Altered the Trajectory of Human Spaceflight (Scientific American)
  • The Billion Dollar Fund for Women launches with US$460M+ pledged (Yahoo)