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Next space tourist seeks understanding in stars



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468

*Sept. 15, 2006, 11:07PM*
Next space tourist seeks understanding in stars
As launch nears, Dallas exec wishes for peace between United States and 
her native Iran

By IRENE KLOTZ
Reuters News Service

The spacesuit Anousheh Ansari will wear when she blasts off for a 10-day 
orbital vacation to the international space station has been stripped of 
the flag of Iran, her native country.

At the insistence of the Russian and U.S. governments, she has also 
promised there will be no political messages during her trip, although 
Ansari is painfully aware of the deep divide between the governments of 
her adopted U.S. home and the land she left at age 16.


    FOR THE REST OF THE STORY SEE:

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/space/4191085.html

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