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Iranian Female Student Ready for Simulated Mars Mission

Sunday, March 30, 2008

One year after the historical journey to the Moon by Anousheh Ansari, the first Iranian astronaut, Nasim Kaveh-Moghaddam, an Iranian engineering student at McGill University, is preparing for a simulated Mars mission in Utah, the United States.

The 24-year Iranian student who is heading Students Communications Section of a Canadian space exploration center, is to travel to Salt Lake City, Utah, to join six other Canadians who will take part in Expedition Delta which will be launched from Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS).

For two weeks, the team of young scientists and engineers will bunk in an ersatz space capsule, trying to simulate what life would be like on the Red Planet.

They will also conduct experiments, studying water samples and analyzing gases in the soil that might resemble those found on Mars.

Born in Rasht, Nasim Kaveh-Moghaddam says that she has loved stars and constellations since childhood and has wished to become an astronaut since she was 13.

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