According to Mashable, more than 3.2 million people tuned in on Aug. 5 to watch the landing of the rover, Curiosity, on Mars. The $2.6 billion rover traveled more than 350 million miles to Mar’s surface. Curiosity now has a two-year mission to determine whether or not Mars is capable of supporting life. According to NASA, the project is going smoothly. NASA releases pictures daily taken by Curiosity via Twitter.
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Representative Paul Ryan of Wisconsin has been chosen by Mitt Romney to be his running mate in the 2012 presidential election. Ryan has been in Congress since 1999 and according to Fox News, is a rising star within the Republican Party. Romney and Ryan are currently on a bus tour called “The Romney Plan for a Stronger Middle Class.”
A gunman shot and killed six worshippers in the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin. Attorney General Eric Holder, labeled the attack, “an act of terrorism, an act of hatred, a hate crime.” According to the Los Angeles Times, the gunman, Wade Michael Page, had a history of participating in the white supremacist movement. The Milwaukee community and the world have joined together to mourn the deaths of the fallen victims.