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Publish Date: 18:26 - 09 March 2015
Tehran, YJC. Iranian serial entrepreneur Anousheh Ansari is the winner of its 2015 Space Pioneer Award for “service to the Space community,” the National Space Society of the US announced.

Ansari will receive the award at the National Space Society's 2015 International Space Development Conference.

It is going to be the 34th ISDC and will be held in Toronto, Canada, at the Hyatt Regency Toronto. The conference will be held May 20-24, 2015.

The Space Pioneer Award consists of a silvery pewter Moon globe cast by the Baker Art Foundry in Placerville, California, from a sculpture originally created by Don Davis, the well-known space and astronomical artist.

The globe, presenting multiple space mission destinations and goals, sits freely on a brass support with a wooden base and brass plaque, which are created by Michael Hall's Studio Foundry of Driftwood, TX.

NSS has several different categories under which the award is presented each year, starting in 1988.

Ansari has been a major contributor to the X-Prize Foundation which made her a driving force in the commercialization of the space sector.

She is the first female private space explorer, providing an inspirational story that has made her mark in history.

The Iranian woman acts as a Space Ambassador promoting the benefits of space exploration to humankind, and also as a role model for global causes including social entrepreneurship, peace and understanding among nations, and inspiring the young generation to pursue their dreams and build a better future for all.

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