Iranian-American Entrepreneur is Latest Space Tourist
STEVE INSKEEP, host:
Good morning, I'm Steve Inskeep. Consider this milestone: Anousheh Ansari is the first woman to buy herself a ticket to space. She's an Iranian-American telecom entrepreneur. And she's now become the fourth space tourist in the Russian space program. She reportedly paid $20 million for a ride to the International Space Station. For that she got one of the seats on a Soyuz space capsule, some spectacular views, and a couple of weeks of weightlessness.
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