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Crew 151 Mark Iranian-Persian New Year at MDRS

22 Mar 2015, 02:53 UTC
Crew 151 Mark Iranian-Persian New Year at MDRS
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Mohammad Iranmanesh, a member of Crew 151 currently participating in a two-week field rotation at the Mars Society's Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) in Utah, unfurled the flag of Iran, alongside the American flag, to help mark a "Happy Nowruz" (Iranian-Persian New Year). Stressing the importance of international cooperation on space exploration, MDRS crew member Iranmanesh said "Mars has no borders, right?"The crew also made a bit of Internet history over the weekend when they tweeted the picture of the Iranian flag at MDRS to wish Anousheh Ansari, the first female space tourist to fly to the International Space Station) a happy New Year. Not only did they receive a reply from Ms. Ansari, but the photo and message were also retweeted by NASA astronaut Ronald Garan.

Mohammad Iranmanesh, a member of Crew 151 currently participating in a two-week field rotation at the Mars Society's Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) in Utah, unfurled the flag of Iran, alongside the American flag, to help mark a "Happy Nowruz" (Iranian-Persian New Year). Stressing the importance of international cooperation on space exploration, MDRS crew member Iranmanesh said "Mars has no borders, right?"The crew also made a bit of Internet history over the weekend ...

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