Liu Yang, China’s first female astronaut It might not be a giant step for mankind, but Saturday’s launch of a piloted space capsule known as Shenzhou-9 marks China’s breakthrough into the exclusive club once made up only of the United States and Russia. And as far as womankind is concerned, there is another first. One of the three astronauts in the capsule is a woman, 33-year-old Liu Yang, the first Chinese woman in space.
“…in case of fire I would like anyone who’s around to be able to find the fire extinguisher in the blink of an eye. And a cool graphic design doesn’t exactly help to identify these objects as being fire extinguishers.” — Jasper van Kuijk, When graphic design gets in the way