EYERANIAN: Space passenger

05/19/2008 - 06:07

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Wow! She sounds amazing........

by Natalia Alvarado-Alvarez on

I had no idea that an Iranian woman had made such a great contribution to the Space program. How awesome that she resides in Texas too. Go Texan!!!!

She was also on the cover of Working Woman, one of my favorite magazines.

Solh va Doosti



It's Kinda True...

by AnonymousMM (not verified) on

Anyone with good health and physical conditions can be a shuttle passenger. They don't do anything special up there. It's not that big of a deal.


Eye, has a point!

by Nader on

By the way, with the money that she paid Russians, she could have sponsored "many" talented Iranian students who can't afford to get a better education.

Look beyond the cartoon above and you'll get the message!

Nazy Kaviani

If I were a rich man...

by Nazy Kaviani on

You actually made me think, Dear Eye! But you fell short of making me laugh this time, sorry, close, but no cigar!

Astronauts go through stringent physical and mental evaluation and training prior to their journey. Anoosheh Ansari trained for this trip for many months. I can tell you for a fact that I for one would not be able to pass those tests and edure the training, even if I had the ambition or the money to pay!

I don't know Anoosheh Ansai personally, but I am proud of her, not because she went to space, but because she is a very intelligent and educated Iranian woman who has built a successful business and all her money through hard work and innovation. As you may know, around the time she was receiving all this attention, there were many hostile comments by many Iranians about her and why she had decided to spend her money this way and not another, completely undermining her rights to free choice, as though all of a sudden she was accountable to all these people about her wealth, her Iranian-ness, and her ambitions and sense of adventure. Well, she wasn't. She was just a person who had a right to make her own decisions, as much as anyone else did, whether or not we agreed with those decisions.

As an artist focusing on Eye-ra-nian topics, you have literally thousands of subjects on hand to be creative about, before you have to approach subjects which are a bit iffy, like this one. I am rooting for you to show us more and to make us laugh, but not at at all costs and not at the expense of other decent Eyeranians. Go after the not-so-decent ones, Eye, you have literally unlimited opportunities there!


not fair

by IRANdokht on

I liked your comics and I understand your message but I don't think that's a fair comparison.

When you fly somewhere you don't take a course andlearn how to fly the plane, they don't give you any responsibilities during the flight either, except to sit in your seat and buckle up and yes, they also show you where the emergency exits are.

She actually had to go to training and she was one of the crew members but she had to pay the russian government for that privilege.