Spaceflight participant visits CERN!

Iranian-American Anousheh Ansari was the first-ever female spaceflight participant, spending eight days on the International Space Station (ISS) in 2006. She now has a new addition to her list of extraordinary sights ­– the home of the world’s largest particle accelerator: CERN.  

On 15 July, Anousheh Ansari came to CERN and, unsurprisingly, visited the control room of the experiment attached to the ISS: the AMS.

At the AMS Payload Operations Control Centre (AMS POCC) on CERN’S Prévessin site, she met the Nobel laureate Samuel Ting, spokesperson of the AMS experiment.

Ansari and her accompanying guests were thrilled to expand their knowledge about CERN, its research and its people, as part of one inspiring, unforgettable day. 

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Anousheh Ansari’s grin stretches from ear to ear, during an intriguing conversation with Nobel laureate Samuel C.C. Ting, at AMS POCC. (Image: Maximilien Brice/CERN)