Hello Tehran, Nazanin Moghbeli’s Instagram Post With Photos From Tehran In Space

  The president and first lady commended women who were fighting for fundamental freedoms in the Islamic Republic. Moghbeli, the first person of Middle Eastern descent to be admitted to a U.S. astronaut class. Her experience starkly contrasted with the struggle of Iranian women, who faced legal, political, economic and social challenges. Moghbeli was born in Germany, where her family sought refuge after Iran’s 1979 revolution.