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Anatoly Perminov has congratulated US space tourist Anousheh Ansari on her birthday that she celebrates at the Baikonur cosmodrome on Tuesday
Russian Federal Space Agency chief Anatoly Perminov has congratulated US space tourist Anousheh Ansari on her birthday that she celebrates at the Baikonur cosmodrome on Tuesday, preparing for a flight to the International Space Station (ISS). An agency spokesman told ITAR-TASS on Tuesday that “Perminov in a telephone talk congratulated Ansari on her birthday and wished her luck and success in fulfilling the flight programme”. Ansari has taken pre-flight training in Russia, and a moment of her dream coming true is nearing. She will fly in a Soyuz TMA-9 spacecraft together with the 14th ISS crew, Russian Mikhail Tyurin and NASA astronaut Michael Lopez-Allegria, on September 18. The launch is scheduled for 8:09 Moscow time. Iranian-born Ansari is the US’ first female space tourist. Meeting her birthday date on Kazakhstan steppe will surely stay long in her memory, as it is on the historical ground where the ere of manned flights began. In the opinion of specialists of the Cosmonaut Training Centre who prepared Ansari for the flight, “she cannot be called simply a tourist, as she has a good profile education, and she has demonstrated excellent professional skills during training and exams”. True, time was short for preparing an extensive research programme for Ansari, as she was added to the crew on the eve of a final exam when Japanese tourist Daisuke Enomoto was unexpectedly barred from the flight for medical reasons. Ansari will carry out at the ISS one Russian and two European experiments. She has prepared her clothes for the space mission. Chief space couturier Alexander Yarov told ITAR-TASS that she had bought on her own a fabric of her favourite blue hue for her flying suit. She will don in the ISS a polo shirt and shorts with cambric panties under. The first female space tourist will take no makeup to orbit. A senior research assistant of Moscow’s Institute of Biomedical problems, Galina Shumilina, said that Ansari would use in space only moisturising creams, a hygienic lipstick, and balms. Ansari can receive birthday congratulations only from a limited number of colleague men, as medics have strictly restricted access to a hotel where the crew live. Her husband Hamid, who is staying at Baikonur to see her off on a space mission, will probably be an exception.
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