Anousheh Ansari Space Blog

Anounsheh Ansari is the first woman to travel into space as a tourist (4th space tourist). What is different though, is that she kept a blog where she documented her emotions and thoughts from before, during and after the space flight. Perhaps it’s because she’s a woman; while earlier tourists may simply attract press releases and general interviews, her blog – written in a simple and approachable manner – made it seem more like a fireside chat that honestly and vividly painted the picture of space. I’d say while she may not be the first tourist to go up into space, she’s the first to bring space down to us intimately.

As I read her entries, I imagined myself floating in space, looking through the round windows. Looking back at Earth. The peace and serenity that makes one smirk about sweating the small stuff. About life’s priorities. And about the silliness of running the rat race. About love and generosity. In some ways, it is in a similiar spirit to my earlier post about Earth being a pale blue dot. But this is a much more personal account, and so much more relatable.

The cities are easily distinguishable because they look like someone took a shovel and messed up the ground in that area. The agricultural lands have specific geometric shapes and demonstrate different colors based on the crop and the type of soil. You cannot see any borders… you cannot tell where one country ends and another one starts… the only border you see is the border between land and water.

Anousheh’s Space Blog

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