Would You Take a One-Way Trip to Space? Anousheh Ansari Responds on Ask an Expert [Video]

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Watch just about any science fiction movie and the allure of space is mesmerizing. It’s open, seemingly infinite, and full of unknowns. It is the final frontier.

But would you be willing to venture off to explore space if it meant you might die out there? Some say absolutely!

Just ask Anousheh Ansari. Nearly a decade ago, she became the first Muslim woman in space as a spaceflight participant spending more than a week on the International Space Station. Since then, she has become an advocate for space exploration. In this episode, she answers questions regarding what her experience was like and what it would mean to head off planet possibly never to return.

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I've been writing for Singularity Hub since 2011 and have been Editor-in-Chief since 2014. My interests cover digital education, publishing, and media, but I'll always be a chemist at heart.

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