Woman space tourist returns to Earth
World's first woman space tourist Anousheh landed safely on Friday in Kazakhstan at the end of a 10-day trip.india Updated: Sep 29, 2006 17:37 IST
The world's first woman space tourist Anousheh Ansari landed safely on Friday in Kazakhstan at the end of a 10-day trip to the International Space Station (ISS).
Suspended from parachutes, a Soyuz TMA-8 capsule touched down in the Central Asian republic, the news agency Interfax reported from the mission control centre.
Accompanying the Iranian-born US entrepreneur were Russian cosmonaut Pavel Vinogradov and US astronaut Jeffrey Williams, who have completed a six-month flight on the station.
Ansari, 40, is the fourth commercial space traveller and the first woman tourist to visit the ISS, paying around $ 20 million to the Russian space agency.