It had to happen eventually, I suppose: Madonna is interested into going into space. She mentioned it on a visit to Russia recently, and while it caused some distress in that country, I'll just bet that they'll acquiesce -- if they're willing to let an astronaut hit a golf ball off the space station, I think they'll let Madonna go up as well. And if it helps give publicity to space travel, and, better yet, gets young girls interested in space and science, then I'm all for it.
In the meantime, I'll avoid jokes about "Burning Up", "Lucky Star", and "Live to Tell", but I can't help wondering: why did she go with the Russians, and not try to book with Virgin Galactic?
Tip of the pointy bra to James Oberg for the news, and yes, the image is from the actual Russian Novosti news article.