Russian State Duma Votes to Send Madonna to Space

Sadly, the motion to send Madonna to the moon as “Interplanetary Ambassador of Goodwill, Song and Dance” did not clear the Russian State Duma.

Like a Prayer…

US pop star Madonna performs in Moscow on September 12. Russia’s parliament has voted against a motion to send the celebrated singer, actress and children’s book author to the International Space Station in 2008.(AFP/Alexander Nemenov)

The motion to send Madonna to space (sans planet Pluto) was shot down in the State Duma after Madonna put on her “Confessions Show” in Moscow on Tuesday:

At the State Duma session in Moscow on Wednesday Alexei Mitrofanov of the Liberal Democratic party said that during her stay in Moscow Madonna expressed a wish to fly to the International Space Station, RIA Novosti reports.

The PM proposed to send a query to the Russian space agencies to fins out whether Madonna’s trip to the ISS could be organized by 2008.

“Considering the broadcasting possibilities, this could make quite a serious event scheduled for the year when elections are held both in Russia and the U.S.,” Mitrofanov said.

Meanwhile, the world’s first female space tourist, Iranian-American entrepreneur Anousheh Ansari, is getting ready to her flight to the ISS, scheduled for 18 September 2006.

Not everyone was happy to see Madonna come to Moscow for her first show.

A picturesque Othodox activist “Gets into His Groove Boy” and holds a bloodied crucifix at a protest against Madonna’s Confessions show in Moscow. (Photo by Nicholas Danilov)

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