“Be the Change” Partner Organizations
The Ansari family, known for their innovative and revolutionary vision across the high-tech sector, formed Prodea Systems, Inc., in May of 2006. Building upon the Ansari family’s profound ability to identify and cultivate exceptional ideas, Prodea Systems delivers a solution for managing the modern digital home. This pioneering spirit has led to the creation of a technology unrivaled in both its simplicity and its significance, focused on dramatically altering the digital home experience.
Prodea Systems proudly sponsors Anousheh Ansari as the world's first female private space explorer.
For more details on Anousheh's newest project, visit Prodea Systems.
Anousheh is a member of the Board of Trustees of the X-Prize Foundation, as well as a member of the X-Prize Foundation's Vision Circle. An active proponent of world-changing technologies, Anousheh has dreamed of space exploration since childhood. Her family provided the title sponsorship for the Ansari X-Prize, a $10 million cash award for the first non-governmental organization to launch a reusable manned spacecraft into space twice within two weeks. Scaled Composites' Burt Rutan won the prize in 2004.
"The Mission of the X PRIZE is to enable radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity."
Evolution through competition.
Because of the dramatic nature of the achievement, the X PRIZE Foundation is now widely recognized as the leading model for fostering innovation through the use of competitions.
Founded in 1998, Space Adventures Ltd. is the world's leading space tourism, entertainment, and event-production company delivering the public opportunities to experience space today. As the leading provider of space experiences to people on Earth, Space Adventures is in a unique position to open the space frontier for people from all over the world and to provide countless new opportunities for exploration and enterprise over the coming years.
Mission Related Links
Below find some interesting links related to Anousheh, her mission and other space related information:
European Space Agency (ESA)
NASA information on Expedition 14 and Anousheh
Detailed information about the space station assembly and its modules
Excellent video showing the assembly of the ISS
A listing of all the current space station status reports
See the ISS from where you live
Crew and ISS images
Crew photos of Earth
Excellent interactive and historical information on the Soyuz spacecraft
Official website of the Soyuz manufacturer
Official Russian Federal Space Agency Website