Since starting this site, I’ve had the opportunity to meet some unbelievable people. Neda G. Ansari is one of those amazing people that you can’t help but loving. She is an active member of the Google Lunar X PRIZE Team Synergy Moon. I caught up with her last week via this email interview.
Michael: Tell us a little about yourself
Neda: Thanks for the opportunity to interview with Evadot Michael. I know you’ve worked tirelessly over the past few years to generate some of the best content within the space industry. So I congratulate you for that.
To start, I was born in Iran and spent my early years there. My mom and Dad were both from affluent backgrounds, and divorced when I was 5. I came to the U.S. in 1977 where my parents, mom and stepdad, pursued their graduate work in linguistics and cultural studies. In 1979, we moved back to Iran to a completely different country, eight months after a Revolution had taken place in our absence. Within five years of living there, I adjusted to a strict dress code for women and lived through the first half of the 8-year Iran-Iraq war. For the most part, ...