Thursday, October 05, 2006

Ansari in is space, but no one cares

Anousheh Ansari is not only the first female space tourist but the first blogging astronaut, and she has a fascinating account of adjusting to space, which is something some of us could well be doing themselves later in life, given the twin trajectories of life expectancy and global warming. Why is this not page one news?

There are some other important stories in the news. Russia and Georgia, which has many American military advisors, are heading dangerously close to war, which would be the first US-Russia proxy war since the fall of the Soviet Union. But isn't Ansari's experience the kind of thing everyone should be hearing about?