Islam and the Quran

Are Muslim Women Allowed to Go to Space?

Being an astronaut is permissible both for men and women.

The points to consider are the same as in other occupations for Muslims:

–          A man and a woman who are not lawfully forbidden to marry each other (who are namahram) must not be alone indoors where there is not the possibility of a third person to get in.

–          One woman is allowed to be together with a group of men, even all of whom may be namahram.

–          Rulings of hijab must be observed in any case.

Since we do not have more information about the life in a space shuttle, this is all we can say.