First Woman Space Tourist is Blogging Her Trip

Posted on September 16, 2006

Anousheh Ansari has launched a blog to chronicle her adventures traveling in space. Ansari is the fourth space tourist to use Space Adventures to travel to the International Space Station.

How do you put a price on your Dream? Is it worth one month's salary? Is it worth one year's salary? Is it worth your child's college savings account? Is it worth all your retirement money? Is it worth losing a limb? Is it worth dying for? What is the right price for a dream?

I don't have an answer for it. But I believe it is different for every person. For me, I was ready, and still am, to give my life for my dream. Someone once asked me, "Would you go, knowing all the dangers?"

I said I would go if I knew with certainty that it would not be a one-way ticket. Russian Space Agency might not be interested in my life, but they are interested in my money ;-)

How also can you put a price on being able to blog your dream while you are doing it? Ansari's blog is not the first blog in space but it might be the best looking one to date. Cosmic Log points to other outerspace blogs like the NASA astronaut diaries and Mark Shuttleworth's Captains Log. Hopefully, Ansari will set a trend that future space tourists will follow.

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