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Ellington Miners Memorial Statue, Lynemouth Road, Ellington Northumberland.
In this photo, the James Webb Space Telescope has just arrived at Ellington Field, in Houston, Tx from Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. The telescope was safely ensconced in a special transporter case (called the Space Telescope Transporter for Air, Road, and Sea, or STTARS) which attaches to a truck. Webb telescope was first driven from NASA Goddard to Andrews, and then put in a C-5 cargo plane. The plane flew to Ellington, and then the telescope was transported by truck to NASA's Johnson Space Center for an end-to-end cryogenic test. Webb will undergo 100 days in a freezer (the huge test Chamber A), which mimics the extremely cold temperature at which the telescope will operate in space. Light will be passed through the telescope to ensure its optics are correctly aligned.
Credit: NASA/Chris Gunn
Rock Creek Parkway and the Taft Bridge as seen from the Duke Ellington Bridge on a beautiful spring night.
Sculpture of a Miner at Ellington Northumberland by Tom Maley
Well another Friday night and thanks to my son going to work for a few hours I get a little time to myself to indulge in a little bit of fun.
I must thank Elaine who suggested that perhaps the next time I wear a red dress that I wear red lipstick. I have been wary about wearing bright red lipstick because it sometimes left a residue. However, I bought number 540 from the new Rimmel range this afternoon and decided to give it another go. Well, I can report no problems with it and it came off and did not leave my lips dayglo red. I should point out that it was only on for about an hour at best before I had to remove it.
So I put my hands up, they're playin' my song
The butterflies fly away
I'm noddin' my head like "Yeah!"
Movin' my hips like "Yeah!"
Got my hands up, they're playin' my song
And now I'm gonna be okay
Yeah! It's a party in the USA!
Yeah! It's a party in the USA!.
Ellington Field, Houston Texas
A educed gravity aircraft is a type of fixed-wing aircraft that provides brief near-weightless environments for training astronauts, conducting research and making gravity-free movie shots.
Versions of such airplanes, officially nicknamed Weightless Wonders, have been operated by the NASA Reduced Gravity Research Program. The unofficial nickname "vomit comet" became popular among those who experienced their operation.
Taken at Ellington Agriculture Center in Nashville, TN. If you can take the time to go to the black screen its worth it!! Gotta love God in the Spring!
Work in progress for my final degree show in summer. (3 colour screenprint, slightly bigger than a3)
pencil on paper
Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (April 29, 1899 – May 24, 1974) was an American composer, pianist, and big-band leader. Ellington wrote over 1,000 compositions. He earned the nickname "Duke" as a child for his gentlemanly ways. He is major figure in the history of jazz. He was able to keep his band together during the great depression because of his popularity. He was a leading musical figure during the Harlem Renaissance and played at the world renowned cotton club. On May 24, 1974, at the age of 75, Duke Ellington died of lung cancer and pneumonia. His last words were, "Music is how I live, why I live and how I will be remembered". Ellington got a Pulitzer Prize posthumously, commemorating the centennial year of his birth, in recognition of his musical genius, which evoked aesthetically the principles of democracy through the medium of jazz and thus made an indelible contribution to art and culture. His portrait is on the Washington, D.C. quarter released in 2009. Duke Ellington is the greatest composer of this century. be sure to check me out on fackbook here: www.facebook.com/ericfrancisart?bookmark_t=page
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