Sep 18, 200610:46 AMThe Life
Blogging from space
Sep 18, 2006 - 10:46 AMAccording to AFP: The world's first female space tourist has launched her multi-million dollar adventure, blasting off with two professional astronauts from the Baikonur cosmodrome bound for the International Space Station (ISS).
Anousheh Ansari, 40, an Iranian-born US citizen, plunked down the estimated $25 million for her ISS ticket after making a fortune in the telecoms market. Her family has encouraged great leaps in spaceflight by helping sponsor the $10 million Ansari X Prize, awarded in 2004 to SpaceShipOne.
Later in this trip, she intends to be the first person to blog from space... but this morning's posting looks like it was written by one of her ground crew.