Tuesday, July 28, 2009

STS127 Flight Day 13 Highlights

The Expedition 20 and STS-127 crews bid one another farewell and closed hatches between the International Space Station and space shuttle Endeavour at 11:08 a.m. EDT. The station will be reoriented for undocking by 12:38 p.m., and docking latches will open at 1:26 p.m. allowing Endeavour to drift free. Pilot Doug Hurley will guide Endeavour on a fly-around of the station at a distance of 400 feet, with final separation from the orbiting outpost at 2:41 p.m.

After undocking, the space shuttle Endeavour flies around the International Space Station.

Planet Earth Episode 3 - Fresh Water

Planet Earth Episode 2 - Mountains

Planet Earth Episode 1 - Pole to Pole

Saturday, July 25, 2009

STS-127 Space Shuttle Endeavour

STS-127 Flight Day 10 (July 24, 2009) Highlights:

STS 127 USPAO Event:

International Space Station

International Space Station (ISS) Tour:

President Obama Talks to the ISS Crew:

Six Months in the International Space Station:

Another ISS Tour:

STS-127 Endeavour Crew & ISS

NASA Astronaut Mark Polansky

Mark L. Polansky Bio
NASA Astronaut

Mark L. Polansky

PERSONAL DATA: Born June 2, 1956 in Paterson, New Jersey. Considers Edison, New Jersey, his hometown. Enjoys ice hockey, snow skiing, light aircraft flying, music, and the arts. Married to the former Lisa Ristow of San Antonio, Texas. They have a daughter and a son. His mother, Edith Polansky, resides in Edison, New Jersey.

EDUCATION: Graduated from John P. Stevens High School, Edison, New Jersey, in 1974; received a bachelor of science degree in aeronautical and astronautical engineering, and a master of science degree in aeronautics and astronautics, from Purdue University, both in 1978.

ORGANIZATIONS: Member of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.

SPECIAL HONORS: Distinguished Graduate of the USAF Test Pilot School (1987). Distinguished Graduate of USAF Undergraduate Pilot Training (1980). Recipient of the USAF Flying Training Award (1980). Awarded Air Force Meritorious Service Medal and Air Force Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters.

EXPERIENCE: Polansky received an Air Force commission upon graduation from Purdue University in 1978. He earned his pilot wings in January 1980 at Vance Air Force Base (AFB), Oklahoma. From 1980 to 1983, he was assigned to Langley AFB, Virginia, where he flew the F-15 aircraft. In 1983, Polansky transitioned to the F-5E aircraft and served as an Aggressor Pilot, where he trained tactical aircrews to defeat enemy aircraft tactics. He was assigned in this capacity to Clark Air Base, Republic of the Philippines, and Nellis AFB, Nevada, until he was selected to attend USAF Test Pilot School, Edwards AFB, California, in 1986. Upon graduation, he was assigned to Eglin AFB, Florida, where he conducted weapons and systems testing in the F-15, F-15E, and A-10 aircraft. Polansky left active duty in 1992 to pursue a career at NASA. He has logged over 5,000 flight hours in over 30 different aircraft.

NASA EXPERIENCE: Polansky joined NASA in August 1992, as an aerospace engineer and research pilot. He was assigned to the Aircraft Operations Division of the Johnson Space Center. His primary responsibilities involved teaching the astronaut pilots Space Shuttle landing techniques in the Shuttle Trainer Aircraft and instructing astronaut pilots and mission specialists in the T-38 aircraft. Polansky also conducted flight testing of the NASA T-38 avionics upgrade aircraft.

Selected as an Astronaut Candidate by NASA in April 1996, Polansky began training in August 1996. Having completed two years of training and evaluation, he was initially assigned as a member of the Astronaut Support Personnel team at the Kennedy Space Center, supporting Space Shuttle launches and landings. Polansky also served as Chief of the CAPCOM Branch (April 2002 to December 2002), Chief Instructor Astronaut (April 2003 to January 2004) and Chief of the Return to Flight and Orbiter Repair Branches. Twice flown, Polansky has logged over 618 hours in space. He was the pilot on STS-98 and the mission commander on STS-116. Polansky is assigned to command the crew of shuttle Endeavour for STS-127, ISS Assembly Mission 2J/A, which will deliver the Japanese-built Exposed Facility (JEM-EF) and the Experiment Logistics Module Exposed Section (ELM-ES) to the International Space Station in July 2009.

SPACE FLIGHT EXPERIENCE: STS-98 Atlantis (February 9-20, 2001). The STS-98 crew continued the task of building and enhancing the International Space Station by delivering the U.S. laboratory module Destiny. The Shuttle spent seven days docked to the station while Destiny was attached and three spacewalks were conducted to complete its assembly. The crew also relocated a docking port, and delivered supplies and equipment to the resident Expedition-1 crew. Mission duration was 12 days, 21 hours, 20 minutes.

STS-116 Discovery (December 9-22, 2006). The seven-member crew on this 12-day mission continued construction of the ISS outpost by adding the P5 spacer truss segment during the first of four spacewalks. The next two spacewalks rewired the station’s power system, preparing it to support the addition of European and Japanese science modules by future shuttle crews. The fourth spacewalk was added to allow the crew to coax and retract a stubborn solar panel to fold up accordion-style into its box. Discovery also delivered a new crew member and more than two tons of equipment and supplies to the station. Almost two tons of items no longer needed on the station returned to Earth with STS-116. Mission duration was 12 days, 20 hours and 45 minutes.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center
Houston, Texas 77058

JULY 2009

Canadian Astronaut Julie Payette

Julie Payette Bio
Astronaut, Canadian Space Agency

PERSONAL DATA: Born October 20, 1963, in Montréal, Quebec, Ms. Payette enjoys running, skiing, racquet sports and scuba diving. She has a commercial pilot license with float rating. Ms. Payette is fluent in French and English, and can converse in Spanish, Italian, Russian and German. She plays the piano and has sung with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, the Piacere Vocale in Basel, Switzerland, and the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra in Toronto. She is married and has two children.

EDUCATION: Attended primary and secondary school in Montréal, Quebec. International Baccalaureate (1982) from the United World College of the Atlantic in Wales, UK. Bachelor of Engineering, Electrical (1986) cum laude from McGill University, Montréal. Master of Applied Science - Computer Engineering (1990) from the University of Toronto.

ORGANIZATIONS: Member of l’ Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec. Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering. Queens University Board of Directors. Governor-in-Council for the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Les Amies d'affaire du Ritz.

SPECIAL HONORS: Received one of six Canadian scholarships to attend Atlantic College in Wales, U.K. (1980). Greville-Smith Scholarship (1982-1986), highest undergraduate award at McGill University. McGill Faculty Scholar (1983-1986). NSERC post-graduate Scholarship (1988-1990). Massey College Fellowship (1988-1990). Canadian Council of Professional Engineers; distinction for exceptional achievement by a young engineer (1994). Chevalier de l'Ordre de la Pléiade de la francophonie (2001). Ordre national du Québec (2002).

HONORARY DEGREES: Queen's University (1999); University of Ottawa (1999); Simon Fraser University (2000); Université Laval (2000); University of Regina (2001); Royal Roads University (2001); University of Toronto (2001); University of Victoria (2002); Nipissing University (2002); McGill University (2003); Mount Saint Vincent University (2004); McMaster University (2004); University of Lethbridge (2005); Mount Allison University (2005); University of Alberta (2006).

EXPERIENCE: Before joining the space program, Ms. Payette conducted research in computer systems, natural language processing and automatic speech recognition. She worked as a system engineer with IBM Canada (1986-1988); research assistant at the University of Toronto (1988-1990); visiting scientist at the IBM Research Laboratory, in Zurich, Switzerland (1991) and research engineer with BNR/Nortel in Montréal (1992).

In June 1992, the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) selected Ms. Payette from 5,330 applicants to become one of four astronauts. After her basic training in Canada, she worked as a technical advisor for the Mobile Servicing System ( MSS), an advanced robotics system contributed by Canada to the International Space Station.

In preparation for a space mission assignment, Ms. Payette obtained her commercial pilot license, studied Russian and logged 120 hours as a research operator on board reduced gravity aircraft. In April 1996, Ms. Payette was certified as a one-atmosphere, deep-sea diving suit operator. Ms. Payette obtained her military pilot captaincy on the CT-114 “Tutor” jet at the Canadian Air Force Base in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan in February 1996. She obtained her military instrument rating in 1997. She has logged more than 1,300 hours of flight time.

Ms. Payette was Chief Astronaut for the Canadian Space Agency (2000-2007).

NASA EXPERIENCE: Ms. Payette reported to the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas in August 1996. She completed initial astronaut training in April 1998 and was assigned to work on technical issues in robotics for the Astronaut Office. In 1999 she flew on STS-96 and has logged over 465 hours in space.

From September 1999 to December 2002, Ms Payette was assigned to represent the Astronaut Corps at the European and Russian space agencies, where she supervised procedure development, equipment verification and space hardware processing for the International Space Station Program.

Ms. Payette next served as a CAPCOM (Spacecraft Communicator) at Mission Control Center in Houston and was Lead CAPCOM for Space Shuttle mission STS-121. The CAPCOM is responsible for all communications between ground controllers and the astronauts in flight.

Ms. Payette is currently assigned to the crew of STS-127, ISS Assembly Mission 2J/A, that will deliver the Japanese-built Exposed Facility (JEM-EF) and the Experiment Logistics Module Exposed Section (ELM-ES) to the International Space Station in July 2009.

SPACE FLIGHT EXPERIENCE: Julie Payette flew on Space Shuttle Discovery from May 27 to June 6, 1999 as a crewmember of STS-96. During the mission, the crew performed the first manual docking of the Shuttle to the International Space Station (ISS), and delivered four tons of supplies to the Station. Ms. Payette served as a mission specialist, was responsible for the Station systems, supervised the space walk and operated the Canadarm robotic arm. The STS-96 mission was accomplished in 153 orbits of the Earth, traveling more than six million kilometers in 9 days, 19 hours and 13 minutes. Ms. Payette was the first Canadian to participate in an ISS assembly mission and to board the Space Station.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center
Houston, Texas 77058

JULY 2009

Friday, July 24, 2009

Thursday, July 23, 2009


Xin Cứu Tôi
Bằng Cách Hiến Tế Bào Tủy

Hiến tế bào tủy rất dễ, không mổ xẻ, không đau đớn, không lây bệnh, và không tổn thọ!

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- Con của bác sĩ Bích Liên, em Andrew Nguyễn mới 19 tuổi, vừa mới phát hiện bị bệnh ung thư máu.

- Matthew Nguyễn, 25 tuổi, đang học dược và vừa đính hôn khi phát hiện trong năm 2007 anh đã bị ung thư máu.

- Bác sĩ Anh Nguyễn, 43 tuổi, là người mẹ có hai con, phát hiện trong tháng 2 năm nay cô đã mắc một loại bênh ung thư máu rất hiếm.

Cho những bệnh nhân trên, và cho nhiều những bệnh nhân gốc Việt khác đang bị những loại ung thư máu hoặc ung thư tủy, chỉ có một cách cứu mạng họ, đó là có một người gốc Việt hợp tế bào gốc (stem cell) với họ để hiến tế bào cho họ.

Danh sách hiến tế bào của toàn nước Mỹ có hơn 7 triệu người hiến, nhưng chỉ có 16,000 người là gốc Việt. Trong khi cứ 8 trên 10 người gốc Mỹ trắng sẽ kiếm ra người trùng tế bào, cơ hội của một bệnh nhân gốc Việt là 1 trên 50,000, vì không đủ người hiến gốc Việt trong danh sách hiến tế bào tủy.

Nhiều người Việt không biết là ghi danh hiến tế bào là một thủ tục rất đơn giản, miễn phí và không đau đớn. Chỉ cần dùng cây bông gòn quệt trong má để lấy chút tế bào. Và hiến tế bào gốc cho một bênh nhân không đau đớn hay sự đau đớn không đáng kể, rất an toàn và không ảnh hưởng đến sức khỏe, như cho máu vậy. Người cho không phải mổ xẻ, hay phải cho hóa chất trị liệu, và không bị tổn thọ.

Nếu không kiếm ra được người hiến tế bào, BS Anh sẽ không có cơ hội thấy con trai lớn lên; Matthew sẽ không thể làm đám cưới; và BS Bích Liên có thể không có cơ hội xem con mình ra đại học. Nếu không đủ người hiến, sẽ có bao nhiêu người Việt chết trong im lìm.

Để tránh tình trạng này, Dân Biểu Trần Thái Văn, Hội Ung Thư Việt Mỹ, Chương Trình Tế Bào Việt Cứu Người Việt, và những hội Á Châu khác đã bắt tay với nhau để thúc đẩy cộng đồng VN ghi danh hiến tế bào, từ California đến New York. Họ cần sự giúp đỡ của bạn.


Xin Cứu Tôi
Bằng Cách Hiến Tế Bào Tủy

Hiến tế bào tủy rất dễ, không mổ xẻ, không đau đớn, không lây bệnh, và không tổn thọ!

Những buổi ghi danh hiến tế bào:

Ngày 25 tháng 7, 2009 - Hội Chợ Y Tế Cộng Đồng, 9 giờ sáng tới 1 giờ chiều, Sigler Park (Góc đường Olive & Westminster, đối diện nhà thờ Westminster), Westminster, California.

Ngày 26 tháng 7Ngày 1, 2 tháng 8Ngày 8, 9 tháng 8 – Asian Garden Mall - Phúc Lộc Thọ tại Quận Cam, 10 giờ sáng tới 1 giờ chiều.

Ngày 6-9 tháng 8 – Đại Hội Thánh Mẫu, Carthage, Missouri.

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Leukemias are cancers of the blood:

Bone Marrow Transplant Process:

What's Up Wit' Bone Marrow Donation - Andrew interviews Carol Gillespie of the AADP, Stacie Tamaki of HelpingTami.org, and James Nguyen of TeamMatthew.org about the need for ethnic minorities to register in the bone marrow database to save lives:

STS-127 Space Shuttle Endeavour

STS-127 Crew Photo
STS127-S-002 (10 Oct. 2008) --- Attired in training versions of their shuttle launch and entry suits, these seven astronauts take a break from training to pose for the STS-127 crew portrait. Pictured on the front row are astronauts Mark Polansky (right), commander, and Doug Hurley, pilot. Remaining crewmembers, pictured from left to right, are astronauts Dave Wolf, Christopher Cassidy, Canadian Space Agency's Julie Payette, Tom Marshburn and Tim Kopra, all mission specialists. Kopra is scheduled to join Expedition 20 as flight engineer after launching to the International Space Station with the STS-127 crew.

Space shuttle Endeavour and its seven-member crew launched at 6:03 p.m. EDT Wednesday, July 15, 2009, from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The mission will deliver the final segment to the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Kibo laboratory and a new crew member to the International Space Station. Endeavour's 16-day mission includes five spacewalks and the installation of two platforms outside the Japanese module. One platform is permanent and will allow experiments to be directly exposed to space. The other is an experiment storage pallet that will be detached and returned with the shuttle. During the mission, Kibo's robotic arm will transfer three experiments from the pallet to the exposed platform. Future experiments also can be moved to the platform from the inside of the station using the laboratory's airlock.

STS-127 Mission Status Briefing 07/23/2009:

STS-127 Flight Day 8 (July 22, 2009) Highlights:

STS-127 Mission Status Briefing 07/22/2009:

STS-127 Flight Day 7 (July 21, 2009) Highlights:

STS-127 Mission Status Briefing 07/21/2009:

STS-127 Flight Day 6 (July 20, 2009) Highlights:

STS-127 Mission Status Briefing 07/20/09:

STS 127 Flight Day 5 (July 19, 2009) Highlights:

STS-127 Mission Status Briefing 07/19/09:

STS 127 Flight Day 4 (July 18, 2009) Highlights:

STS-127 Post MMT Briefing 07/18/09:

STS-127 Flight Day 3 (July 17, 2009) Highlights:

STS 127 Mission Status Post MMT Briefing 07/17/09:

STS-127 Flight Day 2 (July 16, 2009) Highlights:

STS 127 Mission Status Post MMT Briefing 07/16/09:

STS-127 Flight Day 1 (July 15, 2009) Highlights:

Monday, July 20, 2009

Landing on the Moon - 40 Years Ago Today

Neil Armstrong Biography:

Astronaut, military pilot, educator. Born on August 5, 1930, near Wapakoneta, Ohio. On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong made history by becoming the first man to walk on the moon. He developed a fascination with flight at an early age and earned his student pilot's license when he was 16. In 1947, Armstrong began his studies in aeronautical engineering at Purdue University on a U.S. Navy scholarship.

His studies, however, were interrupted in 1949 when he was called to serve in the Korean War. A U.S. Navy pilot, Armstrong flew 78 combat missions during this military conflict. He left the service in 1952, and returned to college. A few years later, Armstrong joined the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), which later became the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). For this government agency he worked in a number of different capacities, including serving as a test pilot and an engineer. He tested many high-speed aircraft, including the X-15, which could reach a top speed of 4,000 miles per hour.

In his personal life, Armstrong started to settle down. He married Janet Shearon on January 28, 1956. The couple soon added to their family. Son Eric arrived in 1957, followed daughter Karen in 1959. Sadly, Karen died of complications related to an inoperable brain tumor in January 1962.

That same year, Armstrong joined the astronaut program. He and his family moved to Houston, Texas, and Armstrong served as the command pilot for his first mission, Gemini VIII. He and fellow astronaut David Scott were launched into the earth's orbit on March 16, 1966. While in orbit, they were able to briefly dock their space capsule with the Gemini Agena target vehicle. This was the first time two vehicles had successfully docked in space. During this maneuver, however, they experienced some problems and had to cut their mission short. They landed in the Pacific Ocean nearly 11 hours after the mission's start, and were later rescued by the U.S.S. Mason.

Armstrong faced an even bigger challenge in 1969. Along with Michael Collins and Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin, he was part of NASA's first manned mission to the moon. The trio were launched into space on July 16, 1969. Serving as the mission's commander, Armstrong piloted the Lunar Module to the moon's surface on July 20, 1969, with Buzz Aldrin aboard. Collins remained on the Command Module.

At 10:56 PM, Armstrong exited the Lunar Module. He said, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind," as he made his famous first step on the moon. For about two and a half hours, Armstrong and Aldrin collected samples and conducted experiments. They also took photographs, including their own footprints.

Returning on July 24, 1969, the Apollo 11 craft came down in the Pacific Ocean west of Hawaii. The crew and the craft were picked up by the U.S.S. Hornet, and the three astronauts were put into quarantine for three weeks.

Before long, the three Apollo 11 astronauts were given a warm welcome home. Crowds lined the streets of New York City to cheer on the famous heroes who were honored in a ticker-tape parade. Armstrong received numerous awards for his efforts, including the Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Space Medal of Honor.

Armstrong remained with NASA, serving as deputy associate administrator for aeronautics until 1971. After leaving NASA, he joined the faculty of the University of Cincinnati as a professor of aerospace engineering. Armstrong remained at the university for eight years. Staying active in his field, he served as the chairman of Computing Technologies for Aviation, Inc., from 1982 to 1992.

Helping out at a difficult time, Armstrong served as vice chairman of the Presidential Commission on the space shuttle Challenger accident in 1986. The commission investigated the explosion of the Challenger on January 28, 1986, which took the lives of its crew, including school teacher Christa McAuliffe.

Despite being one of the most famous astronauts in history, Armstrong has largely shied away from the public eye. He gave a rare interview to the news program 60 Minutes in 2006. He described the moon to interviewer Ed Bradley, saying "It's a brilliant surface in that sunlight. The horizon seems quite close to you because the curvature is so much more pronounced than here on earth. It's an interesting place to be. I recommend it." That same year, his authorized biography came out. First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong was written by James R. Hansen, who conducted interviews with Armstrong, his family, and his friends and associates.

Armstrong lives with his second wife Carol in Indian Hill, Ohio. He and his first wife divorced in 1994.

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Sunday, July 19, 2009

Apollo 11 40th Anniversary

A video edit commemorating the 40th anniversary of the first walk on the moon. The lift off was July 16, 1969. The moon landing and first walk took place July 20, 1969. Astronauts on the flight Neil Armstrong, Mike Collins, and Buss Aldrin. (All footage of the Apollo 11 mission supplied by NASA / Editing by Leslie Smith, Jr. / USA TODAY)

Bầy Vịt Cái - Hài Kịch

Monday, July 13, 2009

The Universe

Are We Alone In The Universe?

For fifty years, the Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence has been scanning the galaxy for a message from an alien civilisation. So far to no avail, but a recent breakthrough suggests they may one day succeed.
Horizon joins the planet hunters who've discovered a new world called Gliese 581 c. It is the most Earth-like planet yet found around another star and may have habitats capable of supporting life. NASA too hopes to find fifty more Earth-like planets by the end of the decade, all of which dramatically increases the chance that alien life has begun elsewhere in the galaxy.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


When he bungles a training mission, Air Force Capt. Christopher Winfield (Andrew Divoff) is assigned to ride home aboard a transport plane as punishment. On board with Winfield are feisty pilot Maj. Janet Morgan (Elizabeth Morehead), two high-tech Stealth fighter jets and, eventually, a band of terrorists led by Phillips (Jürgen Prochnow). This thriller traces Winfield's attempts to foil Phillips's plot to steal the Stealths.
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Stealth Fighter

Ice-T stars as a naval pilot that fakes his own death, and later ends up employed by a Latin American arms dealer. He steals a stealth fighter from a U.S.A.F. base in the Phillippines, and uses the stealth fighter to target certain military installations around the world. A naval reserve officer is recruited to infiltrate his plans, and succeeds.
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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Surf School

Movie - This sexy teen comedy set in Costa Rica finds a group of high school outsiders determined to crash a surf contest and pull-off the ultimate underdog victory. But first they must learn their lessons at a 60s-style, tropical commune run by two former hippy radicals, and, learn to surf from a delusional ex-surf pro.
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Michael Jackson

Full Michael Jackson Memorial Service

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Monday, July 6, 2009

Nhạc Phạm Anh Dũng

Tình Bỗng Khói Sương - Phạm Ngọc & Phạm Anh Dũng -
Bảo Yến:

Dạ Quỳnh Hương - Hoàng Ngọc Quỳnh Giao & Phạm Anh Dũng -
Trần Thái Hoà:

Quỳnh - Phạm Anh Dũng - Diệu Hiền:

Quỳnh Lan - Thơ Phạm Ngọc - Nhạc Phạm Anh Dũng -
Quỳnh Lan hát:

Quỳnh Hoa - thơ Vương Ngọc Long
Nhạc Phạm Anh Dũng - Xuân Thanh hát:

Lại Một Chiếc Lá Rơi - Thơ Phạm Ngọc - Nhạc Phạm Anh Dũng -
Bảo Yến:

Tình Là Hư Không - Phạm Anh Dũng - Bảo Yến:

Như Đất Trời Tình Nhân - Thơ B.H.
Nhạc Phạm Anh Dũng - Xuân Thanh hát:

Đã Xa - Thơ Phạm Ngọc - Nhạc Phạm Anh Dũng -
Bảo Yến hát - Quốc Dũng hoà âm:

Yêu Em Anh Làm Thơ - thơ Vương Ngọc Long -
Nhạc Phạm Anh Dũng - Xuân Thanh hát:

Tình Yêu Lên Ngôi - Phạm Anh Dũng -
Quốc Dũng hoà âm - Xuân Thanh hát:

Sunday, July 5, 2009

LRO Enters Lunar Orbit 062309

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO - NASA)

LRO\LCROSS Launch 06/18/2009

Return to the moon: Orbiter to map lunar surface (LCROSS)

Visualization of LRO's Orbit Insertion

Launchpad: LCROSS Mission to Search for Water on the Moon:

NASA to Shoot the Moon