Space Woman

Posted: February 22, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Anousheh Ansari and Lloyd Griffiths
Alumna Anousheh Ansari, the world’s first female private space explorer, shared her experiences during Engineers Week actvities at Mason on Tuesday. Ansari, who traveled to the International Space Station in September 2006, has a BS in Computer and Electrical Engineering from Mason. An IT entrepreneur, Ansari and her family established the Ansari X Prize Foundation to encourage private space travel. Above, Dean Lloyd Griffiths of the Volgenau School of Information Technology and Engineering joins her at the podium.
Photo by Evan Cantwell

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