TODAY IN SPACE HISTORY – 15 July 1975: U.S. and Soviet crews launch, destined for the first international meeting in space: Apollo-Soyuz Test Project.
- July 15th, 2013
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On February 28th we had the pleasure of presenting to the Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli the folder containing one of the covers which ATV-2 carried last year to the ISS. Paolo Nespoli had personally recovered from the ATV the covers which were then signed by him and the by the other 5 members of the Expedition 26-27: Dmitry Kondratyev, Cady Coleman, Andrey Borisenko, Alexander Samokutyaev and Ron Garan.
“The AS.IT.AF. flown and signed cover is presented in an elegant folder designed by our member the artist Alec Bartos and is reserved for the AS.IT.AF. members only. ” http://www.asitaf.it
As at the end of each year, at the last meeting of the National Philatelic Commission a topic on the agenda was choosing the most beautiful postage stamps issue of 2011 and postage stamp which will represent Romania at international competitions in 2012.
Considering the artistic conception of the design, their originality and personalization, the harmonization of colors and the correlation with printer requirements, following the proposals from the Commission members, were agreed the following postage stamps issues:
STAINED GLASS WINDOWS – “Eng. Dumitru Furnica-Minovici” WESTERN OLD ART MUSEUM
The 2nd place was awarded to Alec Bartos for his exceptional design of the “COSMOS 2011” souvenir sheet.
The complete “COSMOS 2011″ stamp issue – images, technical characteristics and other details here.
Article source: http://www.romfilatelia.ro/noutati/comunicatepresa.php?ContentID=423
Related to the Cosmos 2011 stamp issue see: postage stamps issue COSMOS 2011 presented at the Romanian Academy 13.05.2011
Yeni yılınızı kutlar, sağlık ve başarılar dileriz!
С Рождеством Христовым С наступающим Новым Годом!
Natale hilare et annum faustum!
Честита Коледа Щастлива Нова Година!
Жаңа жыл құтты болсын!
חג מולד שמח ושנה טובה
Gëzuar Krishtlindjet e Vitin e Ri!
Veselé vánoce a šťastný nový rok!
Joyeux Noël et bonne année!
Feliz Natal e próspero ano novo!
क्रस्मसको शुभकामना तथा नयाँ वर्षको शुभकामना
Buon Natale e felice anno nuovo!
Kellemes karácsonyt és boldog új évet!
Fröhliche Weihnachten und ein gutes neues Jahr!
Prettige kerstdagen en een Gelukkig Nieuwjaar!
Cărciun hărios şi ti mulţă-anji Anlu Nàù!
Шинэ жилийн баярын мэнд хvргэе!
أجمل التهاني بمناسبة الميلاد و حلول السنة الجديدة
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year !
42 years ago, on July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to step foot on another heavenly body.
Armstrong emerged from the spacecraft first. While descending, he released the Modularized Equipment Stowage Assembly (MESA) on which the surface television camera was stowed, and the camera recorded humankind’s first step on the Moon at 109:24:19 GET.
The astronauts carried out a planned sequence of activities that included deployment of a Solar Wind Composition experiment, a Laser-Ranging Retroreflector and a Passive Seismic Experiment Package; also collecting samples of lunar material and photographing terrain. While Armstrong and Aldrin completed their tasks on the lunar surface, command module pilot Michael Collins kept vigil in the Columbia module orbiting above.
The three reunited and landed safely in the Pacific Ocean four days later.
For more info: www.nasa.gov/apollo
My private FDC (self adhesive printed cachet) for Apollo 11 designed stamps (2009) see http://alecbartos.com/?p=123
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Comments and suggestions are always welcomed.