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EP 207: Astronaut Mae Jemison's Plan for a 100 Year Starship

Astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison discusses her bold initiative to create a starship capable of transporting humans beyond our solar system. She talks about the cooperation that will be necessary across all scientific fields, the logistical and biological hurdles to be overcome in order to make extended human space travel feasible and safe, and why it's important for longterm "moonshot initiatives" to inspire the next generation. Plus the first astronaut to appear on Star Trek shares her childhood love of the show and the real science behind it.

Special thanks to the Milken Institute for hosting this interview during the 2017 Milken Global Conference. Visit to learn more about the exciting work they are doing in science and education.

Visit Dr. Mae Jemison at and follow her on twitter at @MaeJemison. To learn more about 100 Year Starship, visit and follow them on twitter at @100YSS.

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