10 Oct 2009

Anousheh Ansari at TEDxSMU 2009

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Can You Change Everything?

On September 18, 2006, Anousheh captured headlines around the world as the first female private space explorer travelling to and staying onboard of the International Space Station for 10 days. Back on Earth, as a successful serial entrepreneur, Anousheh returned to her job as co-founder and Chairman of her latest technology company, Prodea Systems. In her previous endeavor, Anousheh had served as co-founder, CEO and Chairman of the Board for Telecom Technologies, Inc. An active proponent of world- changing technologies and social entrepreneurship, in 2004 Anousheh and her family provided the title sponsorship for the Ansari X Prize, a $10 million cash award for the first non-governmental organization to launch a reusable manned spacecraft into space twice within two weeks.

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