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The Six Degrees of Julian Assange

Wiki leaks spokesman and editor in chief Julian Assange is back in the news—how will Kipp connect him to the second man to step on the moon?

October 27, 2010 2:01 by

Anousheh Ansari

“Imagination is even more important than knowledge” was the Albert Einstein quote astronaut Anousheh Ansari chose to use to inspire the students of Zayed University, American University of Sharjah and American University of Dubai when she spoke to them at the Zayed University four years ago. Anousheh received considerable news coverage when she became the first female private space explorer and the first astronaut of Iranian descent on September 18th of 2006.Though Ansari’s life may seem glamourous now, hers is a story of hard work. Arriving to the US as a teenager who did not know any English, she performed spectacularly in school earning a bachelor’s degree in electronics and computer engineering from George Mason University and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from George Washington University. Quite prominent in “space” circles, Ansari recently attended the CNN Future Summit along with fellow astronaut (not to mention space explorer and pioneer)…


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  1. Adrienne Doherty on October 27, 2010 5:19 pm

    you fail to note that in the CNN
    interview ( the CNN interviewer
    was not intelligent enough not to
    blow), Mr. Assange politely warned (several times with great patience)
    that he would not allow the grave importance of the news he was sharing to be trivialized by the
    interviewer’s repeated descent into
    cheap tabloid journalism.
    Her mistake and CNN’s loss.

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