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Futurist and (SciFi-) author Frank Schätzing is sharing his vision of the future with a breathtaking 3D presentation, while the first femal space tourist, Anousheh Ansari, is talking about why our future is in space.

Created: 01/19/2011 • 498464 view(s) • Date of speech: 01/24/2010 • Label: future,space,technology • Language: English • City of the speech: Munich See the conference in details



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Anousheh Ansari

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Anousheh Ansari (Persian, born September 12, 1966 in Mashhad, Iran) is an engineer and the Iranian-American co-founder and chairman of Prodea Systems. Her previous business accomplishments include serving as co-founder and CEO of Telecom Technologies, Inc. (TTI). The Ansari family is also the title sponsor of the Ansari X Prize. On September 18, 2006, a few days after her 40th birthday, she became the first Iranian in space.[1] Ansari was the fourth overall self-funded space tourist, and the first self-funded woman to fly to the International Space Station. Her memoir, My Dream of Stars, co-written with Homer Hickam, was published by Palgrave-McMillan in 2010.

Country or city of residence: Dallas/Fort Worth
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Frank Schatzing

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Frank Schätzing (born May 28, 1957 in Cologne), is a German writer, mostly known for his best-selling science fiction novel The Swarm (2004). Schätzing studied communication studies; he later ran his own company, an advertising agency named INTEVI, in Cologne. Schätzing became a writer in 1990, and penned several novellas and satires. His first published novel was the historical Tod und Teufel in 1995, and in 2000 his thriller Lautlos. Schätzing achieved his greatest success in 2004 with the science fiction thriller The Swarm.

Country or city of residence: Germany
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