Monday, February 12, 2007
Anousheh Ansari Collaborates w/Hickam on NewSpace Book
Anousheh Ansari and Homer Hickam are collaborating on a new book about her space flight over the next several months. The book will relate her orbital flight experience to the international space station last year, Ansari said at the FAA-AST 10th Annual Commercial Space Conference held in Arlington, Va. last week.
Ansari indicated in her Blog while orbiting in the space station last fall that she was interested in writing a book about her Iranian childhood dream of going to space to the realization of her dream weightless aboard in the orbiting international space station.
The Ansari-Hickam book could prove to be a powerful combination. Hickam's skills as an accomplished best selling author may combine well with the intriguing tale of a young teenager who migrates from Tehran, Iran to America at 16; entering Virginia public schools and later graduating from George Mason University in Fairfax before graduating with a M.Sci. from George Washington University; and, thereafter starting what would be a multi-million dollar telecommunications business that provides the funding fuel to launch her dreams to space.