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Southern California: Anousheh Ansari Book Signing

Anousheh-Ansari-my-dream-of-starsSaturday May 01, 2010 7:00 PM
Costa Mesa Barnes & Noble

“First Female Private Space Explorer & First Space Ambassador”

In her heartwarming and empowering memoir, Anousheh tells the story of her childhood in Iran and her family’s exodus to America after the Islamic Revolution.  After settling down in Texas, Anousheh built a computer technology firm from the ground up, which eventually realized a net worth of $750 million and ultimately allowed her to achieve her childhood dream of spaceflight.

Costa Mesa  Barnes & Noble 7:00 PM
Metro Pointe
901 B South Coast Drive Ste 150
Costa Mesa, CA


My Dream of Stars: From Daughter of Iran to Space Pioneer

In her groundbreaking role as the first-ever female commercial spaceflight participant, her story became politicized and fraught with the prejudices and obstacles she had to overcome as an Iranian woman, culminating in a debate over whether she would be allowed to display both the American and Iranian flags on the sleeve of her spacesuit.

Homer Hickam is the acclaimed author of Rocket Boys, which was adapted into the major theatrical release, October Sky. He is the author of ten other books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Coalwood Way and Back to the Moon.


Reserve your seat today! Wristband distribution will start 9:00 am on May 1. Customers must have purchased a copy of My Dream of Stars to receive a wristband.