When the shuttle Discovery goes up today, there will be more women in space - four - than at any single time in history. NASA Associate Administrator of the Space Operations Directorate Bill Gerstenmaier called this a "credit to the system. ... I just think of it as a talented group of people going to do their job in space."
COMMENT: I salute all the ladies (and the men) pushing the frontier...this attitude is an improvement from the days when Dan Goldin and Bill Clinton reportedly discussed an all-female Shuttle crew as a political showpiece.
UPDATE: Discovery is in orbit, and all is looking good.