Anousheh Ansari

Anousheh Ansari
  • Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
    Prodea Systems

Bachelor's in Electronics and Computer Engineering, George Mason University; Master's in Electrical Engineering, George Washington University; honorary PhD, International Space University. Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, Telecom Technologies; currently, Chairman and current position, Prodea Systems. 2006, first female private space explorer, fourth private explorer to visit space, first astronaut of Iranian descent; with family provided sponsorship for Ansari X Prize, a US$ 10 million cash award for first non-governmental organization to launch reusable manned spacecraft into space twice within two weeks. Member, Board of Trustees, Vision Circle, X Prize Foundation. Life Member, Association of Space Explorers. Member, Advisory Board, Teachers in Space project. Recipient of several awards.