April 14, 2012
Yankees 3, Orioles 0
It's baseball season and it couldn't be sweeter with 38 year old Hiroki Kuroda's five-hit shutout. Kuroda is a New York Yankees pitcher.
The New York Daily News reports that was just part of tonight's story.
27 year old Wei-Yin Chen from Taiwan, a left-handed pitcher for the Major League Baseball's Baltimore Orioles matched Kuroda zero for zero over the first four innings tonight.
Read more here.
Go catch a screening of "42" the new movie about baseball great Jackie Robinson which took top box office honors this weekend. Just released in theaters nationwide the movie stars Chadwick Boseman as Jackie Robinson, and Harrison Ford as the Brooklyn Dodgers GM Branch Rickey.
On Wednesday, Dec. 29, live on NASA TV, starting at 11:45 a.m. EST, Flight Engineer Salizhan Sharipov and I are hosting a press conference from the International Space Station.
Thanks. We are glad the Progress made it on board.
On Wednesday, Dec. 29, live on NASA TV, starting at 11:45 a.m. EST, my crewmate Flight Engineer Salizhan Sharipov and I are hosting a press conference from the International Space Station.
We'll be unloading our shipment of supplies from the Russian Progress cargo spacecraft, which arrived Christmas night.
Since mid-October, we've been living on the Station conducting science experiments, maintaining operating systems and are prepping for spacewalks scheduled for January and March.
Tune into our news conference which will be telestreamed live on the Internet at: http://www.nasa.gov/ntv
NASA TV is available via the Web and satellite in the continental U.S. on AMC-6, Transponder 9C, C-Band, at 72 degrees west longitude. The frequency is 3880.0 MHz. Polarization is vertical, and audio is monaural at 6.80 MHz. In Alaska and Hawaii, NASA TV is available on AMC-7, Transponder 18C, C-Band, at 137 degrees west longitude. The frequency is 4060.0 MHz. Polarization is vertical, and audio is monaural at 6.80 MHz.
U.S. Astronaut Leroy Chiao's blog and all NASA updates at AsianConnections.com are monitored by AC Editor Lia Chang
Celebrating the Year of the Rooster in Space with Expedition 10 commander Leroy Chiao and flight engineer Salizhan Sharipov.
Commander and NASA ISS Science Officer Leroy Chiao and Flight Engineer Salizhan Sharipov delivered a special message in honor of the Chinese Lunar New Year celebrated Tuesday. The all-Asian crewmembers of the International Space Station commemorated a New Year as they passed their four-month mark in space. The message included greetings in Russian and Mandarin, which Chiao speaks fluently.
Chiao and Sharipov began the workweek with a checkout of the onboard defibrillator as well as continued preparation and packing of items to be transferred to Space Shuttle Discovery's Multipurpose Logistics Module during the Shuttle Return to Flight mission scheduled for May or June. The preparations included several hours early in the week with stowage and audit activities of spacesuit equipment in the Quest Airlock, including inventory of tool and maintenance kits.
Other technical tasks completed during the week included installation of a Navigation Receiving Module in the Russian segment for Station attitude determination. Chiao continued work in the Quest, regenerating two Metal Oxide or METOX canisters for use in U.S. spacesuits. Those canisters scrub air exhaled into the spacesuit system of carbon dioxide and recharge the oxygen.
The crew also deactivated the Russian Elektron oxygen generation system Wednesday. The planned deactivation allows the use of...
George Takei FIRST to Receive Marriage License in City of West Hollywood
All eyes were on California today, where the first full day marriage licenses were granted for gay couples. Actor George Takei, 71, and Brad Altman, 54, were the FIRST couple to ever receive their marriage license in the City of West Hollywood.
Takei and Altman will have a wedding ceremony in September in the Democracy Room of the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles.
"This is a glorious California morning of making history," Takei said in a statement. "Now the love that Brad Altman and I have shared for each other for these last 21 years will be recognized and celebrated joyfully when we get married in September."
The couple have been together for 21 years and were invited to be part of the ribbon-cutting ceremony inviting the couples into West Hollywood Park to receive their license.
Many couples went on to have wedding services performed in the park under wedding gazebos, surrounded by music, flowers and passed decorated cupcakes.
By 5pm, the City of West Hollywood estimates that they will have processed 100 couples.
April 21, 2013
Takuma Sato, 36, is the first Japanese driver in history to win an IndyCar series race.
Sato, won the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach for the team of legendary racer A.J. Foyt.
This was the team's first victory in more than a decade.
Sato came close to winning his first IndyCar race at last year's Indianapolis 500 but when he tried to pass Dario Franchitti on the final lap he spun out. For the full story click here.