Anousheh Ansari: the first female space tourist, the first female Muslim space goer, and the first Iranian astronaut is in space!
She has her own blog where she is documenting her journey. She also has a flickr site with plenty more pictures. In her native Iran reaction is mixed with some cheering her on as a role model for younger children and women; while others are upset a woman is doing something productive. Catholicgauze says: GOD SPEED!