NPR logo

Iranian-American Entrepreneur is Latest Space Tourist

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/6095952/6095953" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Iranian-American Entrepreneur is Latest Space Tourist

Space

Iranian-American Entrepreneur is Latest Space Tourist

Iranian-American Entrepreneur is Latest Space Tourist

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/6095952/6095953" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

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 $25 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 weeks of weightlessness.

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.

You're listening to MORNING EDITION.

Copyright © 2006 NPR. All rights reserved. Visit our website terms of use and permissions pages at www.npr.org for further information.

NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by Verb8tm, Inc., an NPR contractor, and produced using a proprietary transcription process developed with NPR. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Accuracy and availability may vary. The authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio record.

We no longer support commenting on NPR.org stories, but you can find us every day on Facebook, Twitter, email, and many other platforms. Learn more or contact us.