First female space tourist returns to Earth.

Anousheh Ansari, the first female Muslim and first Iranian-born woman to enter space, returned to Earth on Friday after an 11-day trip on the International Space Station (ISS).
Ansari had a blog which was updated during the course of her trip, described in the news as “girlish writing.� Check out the blog yourself and be the judge. Real girly stuff. Here’s a snippet from her last entry:

But this is no longer only my Quest. It is the duty of every one of you to go beyond just reading and writing on the Space Blog. It is your duty to make sure this excitement, this wave, this wonderful force that has awakened the best in us continues on.
I don’t like to be idealized or become an icon. I’m not special, I just found that light inside me that you all have and got my strength from it. It seems like I found the key to open up your hearts and souls so now you can reach inside and gain strength from there.

Welcome home, Anousheh.

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