What a world we live in!
The first female space tourist, Anousheh Ansari, has said she was inspired by Star Trek as a child, she has boarded the ISS – International Space Station for a nine-day visit, and has begun the first-ever blog from space….. (powered by wordpress.com – see article here) (note link removed as the site no longer available)
“The Earth is so beautiful and if we could all see it this way I’m sure we would do everything in our power to preserve it. I truly hope that more and more people get to experience this trip first hand.”Anousheh Ansari
Anousheh Ansari is the fourth civilian who has paid money to travel in space, and it set her back almost 19 million USD for the privilege. In her blog she recently wrote:
From the side windows in the little cabins and the docking compartment, where I sleep, you see the complete curvature of the Earth against the dark background of the universe. This view is actually my favourite because you see the â€œWholeâ€ not the â€œParts.â€ I always like to see the big picture before deciding or worrying about the pieces. I wish the leaders of different nations could do the same and have a world vision first, before a specific vision for their country. Check out her blog here (link removed – her blog seems to have ended)