Saturday, December 12, 2009

Nice FDC. Thank you Khatuna !!

The Chang Zheng 4A. Thank you Pu !!

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Long March 4A, also known as the Chang Zheng 4A, CZ-4A and LM-4A, sometimes misidentified as the Long March 4 due to the lack of any such designated rocket, was a Chinese orbital carrier rocket. It was launched from Launch Complex 1 at the Taiyuan satellite Launch Centre. It was a 3-stage rocket, used for two launches in 1988 and 1990. On its maiden flight, on 6 September 1988, it placed the FY-1A weather satellite into orbit. On its second, and final, flight it launched another weather satellite, FY-1B.

It was replaced by a derivative, the Long March 4B, which first flew in 1999 . The Long March 4B offers a more powerful third stage, and a larger payload fairing.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Nice cover from Georgia. Thanks Khatuna !!!

Nice cover from Georgia with Beijing 2008 complete set and Centenary of FIFA complete set.

The Centenary of FIFA set mentions four famous football players from Gerogia:

Boris Paichadze ( February 3, 1915 – October 9, 1990) was a renowned Gerogian footballer, who played for FC Dinamo Tbilisi.The largest stadium in Georgia, the Boris Paichadze Stadium in Tbilisi, is name after him.
Avtandil Nikolayevich Gogoberidze ( August 3, 1922 - November 20,1980) was a Soviet football player. He was a Grigory Fedotov Club member.
Mikheil Shalvovich Meskhi (12 January 1937 - 22 Aril 1991) was a Georgian footballer. Nicknamed the "Georgian Garrincha" for his dazzling wing play, Meskhi was a creative force on the left flank for the Soviet Union.
David Kipiani (November 18, 1951 - September 17, 2001) Was a famous Georgian football midfielder and manager. He played for FC Dinamo Tbilisi and Soviet Union National Team and also for a year for Lokomotiv Tbilsi.

National Aquatics Center. Thank you Pu !

Vancouver 2010 Postcard from Canada. Thank you Mardi !!