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New poem added to My Writing/Poetry


I added a  poem to My Writing – Poetry link.   MOSAICS. Someday I am going to paint it too. New poem added to My Writing/Poetry

https://carolyndonnell.wordpress.com/writing/poetry/

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Space shuttle extended to 2011


Space shuttle extended to 2011

Image: Working on Discovery

NASA

Technicians install a main engine on the space shuttle Discovery in NASA’s Orbiter Processing Facility on Wednesday. The engine was removed to give technicians time to replace a suspect turbopump in a different rocket engine, which encountered an issue during torque testing.
msnbc.com staff and news service reports
updated 7/1/2010 5:35:20 PM

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA has confirmed that the space shuttle program will keep going until next year.

The space agency made its final decision on Thursday, after weeks of indications that the program would be extended — including an official request from launch managers last week.

The managers agreed to postpone what is currently the next-to-last shuttle launch until Nov. 1. Discovery had been scheduled to fly to the International Space Station with a load of supplies in September, but NASA said more time was needed to get the payload ready.

The very last mission now has a Feb. 26, 2011, launch date. Tble replacement.

See full article at http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38039490/ns/technology_and_science-space/

This report includes information from The Associated Press and msnbc.com.

© 2010 msnbc.com

Composer born on July 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christoph Willibald Ritter von Gluck


Gluck, detail of a portrait by Joseph Duplessis, dated 1775 (Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna)

Christoph Willibald Ritter von Gluck (2 July 1714  – 15 November 1787) was an opera composer of the early classical period. After many years at the Habsburg court at Vienna, Gluck brought about the practical reform of opera’s dramaturgical practices that many intellectuals had been campaigning for over the years. With a series of radical new works in the 1760s, among them Orfeo ed Euridice and Alceste, he broke the stranglehold that Metastasian opera seria had enjoyed for much of the century.

Listen to  Orfeo ed Euridice – Dance of the Blessed Spirits

Space photo – July 2. Apollo 16 mission to the moon


Talk about “Fly me to the moon.” Or should I say – flew me to the moon.

 All-American Salute

All-American Salute

Astronaut John W. Young, commander of the Apollo 16 lunar landing mission, leaps from the lunar surface as he salutes the United States flag at the Descartes landing site during the first Apollo 16 extravehicular activity. Astronaut Charles M. Duke Jr., lunar module pilot, took this picture. The Lunar Module “Orion” is on the left. The Lunar Roving Vehicle is parked beside Orion and the object behind Young (in the shadow of the Lunar Module) is the Far Ultraviolet Camera/Spectrograph. Stone Mountain dominates the background of this lunar scene.

Image Credit: NASA