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You raise an interesting question. Would I, as a blind person, want to venture into space? No, because I could see nothing. We do not know if there would be anything to hear, smell, taste or touch in the void because it would be too dangerous to find out. Then again, I think not, because human beings have evolved to exist in earth's atmosphere where sound waves are audible, fragrances waft on the breeze, and we can experience flavours and textures intimately, without danger of being sucked in by an object's gravity. If I were presented with a choice about how I wanted to "enter space", I would be quite content with doing so in a remote landscape far from the sounds of city life, at night and together with a group of imaginative people, where we get to listen to the vastness of nature and then light a fire and share our thoughts.

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