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Robert Pearlman
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posted 09-18-2006 10:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
MSNBC's Alan Boyle writes on his Cosmic Log:
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Iranian-American space passenger Anousheh Ansari is carrying prayers for peace with her to the international space station this week, but she's also carrying a piece of space history. Packed among her personal belongings is a cutting from the SpaceShipOne rocket plane, the world's first privately developed suborbital spaceship. The craft's designer, Burt Rutan, confirms that he gave Ansari a couple of extra mementos to bring along on the trip.
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Robert Pearlman
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posted 09-20-2006 05:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From Peter Diamandis, posting to Anousheh Ansari's blog:
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As Anousheh entered ISS, she brought onboard her “carry-on” allocation of 10 KG. Besides an X PRIZE flag and hat, she also is also carrying a number of artifacts which flew aboard SpaceShipOne — to my knowledge, these are the only items ever to fly both on a suborbital and orbital flight. The list of items includes:
  • A physical piece of composite materials taken off of SS1
  • Two SS1 mission patches which had previous flown about the two winning Ansari X PRIZE sub-orbital flights.
  • And a number of first day covers (for you stamp collectors) that were flown on SS1 and canceled in Mojave on October 4th.

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LCDR Scott Schneeweis
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posted 09-20-2006 08:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LCDR Scott Schneeweis   Click Here to Email LCDR Scott Schneeweis     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Given the despicable comments by Iranian President Tom (Mahmoud Ahmadinejad), it would have been nice if she carried something on behalf of the Isreali or U.S. Holocast Museum...what better way to demonstrate that the Iranian people are not beholdant to the warped views held by their national leadership.

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