Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Dream Big...Shoot for the Stars....then blog about it!

A telecom tycoon from Plano, TX blasted into space aboard a Russian rocket Monday morning on the first leg of a journey to the International Space Station.

Anousheh Ansari, a 40-year-old Iranian-American, is the fourth person - and first woman - to buy a ticket that cost about $20m to go into the great beyond. And she's blogging about it!

Check out her blog: Anousheh Ansari Space Blog

Anousheh is expected to arrive at the orbiting space lab on Wednesday, where she'll spend the next eight days conducting experiments and blogging her experiences.

How did she make her dream a reality? In 1993, Anousheh and her husband both worked at MCI as engineers. She convinced him that they should quit their jobs, cash out the $50k in their retirement accounts and start a telecom company. Seven years later, they sold the biz for $750m.

Is it ever too late to dream big? I guess not. And now, Anousheh has a $20m dollar receipt and a lifetime to blog about how she lived her dream.

Very cool, Anousheh. Come back to Plano safely.

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