Ground Control to Major Tom

Anousheh Ansari

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Via the CBC: Anousheh Ansari, the world’s first “space tourist” has a flickr photostream and a blog!

Reading through it I feel 6 years old again, back when the only attractive career options were Astronaut, Prime Minister, or Movie Star.

Ansari highlights the things I love most about travelling – finding out and sharing in the ways the “locals” interact with eachother and conduct their day-to-day lives. Reading back through the archives and more about her on some other sites, her motivations for the space trip seem to be pretty admirable and inspiring.

Not only is the site an entertaining and educational read – but I definitely needed a bit of a reminder that there is a very big universe outside my tiny sphere of influence, and I definitely need to realize that more often.

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