China’s First Female Astronaut Sent Into Space
It can be called as the most ambitious space mission but definitely a first time for China to send a female astronaut into space. The Shenzhou 9 space rocket was launched Saturday, June 16, 2012 with Liu Yang, 33, and two male colleagues – Jing Haipeng, 45 and Liu Wang, 43 - to work on a temporary space station for a week. They are all experienced pilots and officers at the Chinese Air Force. It was reported that two of the astronauts will live and work inside the module to test its life-support systems while the third will remain in the capsule to deal with any unexpected emergencies. This move…
Vatican Tweets Pope’s Death?
“The Holy Father unexpectedly passed away this afternoon. We announce this with grief and consternation.” The Vatican immediately denied the reported twitter message announcing the death of Pope Benedict XVI. Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi dismissed the message as “baseless” and “unworthy of attention". The fake tweet was in Italian and said to be tweeted by Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, secretary of state and the number 2 at the Vatican at around 7:00pm. It was followed by similar tweets in Spanish, English and French. In April, the Pope will turn 85.
Oscars 2012 Winners
Here are the winners in the 84th Annual Academy Awards. Even in the initial awarding, "Hugo" bagged the most awards in Art Direction, Cinematography, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, and Visual Effects. Congratulations! Best Picture – "The Artist" Thomas Langmann, Producer Actor in a Leading Role – Jean Dujardin in "The Artist" Actor in a Supporting Role – Christopher Plummer in "Beginners" Actress in a Leading Role – Meryl Streep in "The Iron Lady" Actress in a Supporting Role – Octavia Spencer in "The Help" Animated Feature Film – "Rango" Gore Verbinski Art Direction – "Hugo" Production Design: Dante Ferretti; Set Decoration: Francesca Lo Schiavo Cinematography – "Hugo" Robert Richardson Costume…