07 November 2011

China opens first 'space post office'….

 

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Hi ! Today is eid ul zuha  ! Greetings to all on this festive occasion. Here is an interesting news about Space Post office, set up by China Post…just read this special news…Today is also the birth anniversary of madam Curie. Philatelic Tributes to the great scientist, Madam  Curie !! More news for coin collectors……This is all for  today… Have a nice time !!

Space Post Office

In this era of Facebook, email, Twitter and other social media, getting a postcard from someone's travels has a certain appeal.China's mail service looks to be taking that tourist postcard to a whole new level.


To celebrate  docking of the
Shenzhou-8 unmanned spacecraft with space lab module Tiangong-1, China's post authority has opened a new branch office outside the country and out of this world -- 343 kilometers above the Earth, to be exact.

Opening for business on the same day, the China Post Space Office has two venues -- one on-the-ground base inside the Beijing Aerospace Command and Control Center (BACCC) and one "virtual office" aboard the Shenzhou-8 spacecraft. There is also a new designated post code -- 901001.

China Post Group’s general manager Li Guohua told China Daily the post office will be able to deliver mail from the public to astronauts in future. The office will also issue postal souvenirs, such as stamps and envelopes that depict China's major space program events.

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Today is Birth Anniversary of Marie Curie

 

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Marie Skłodowska Curie (7 November 1867 – 4 July 1934)

The United Nations  proclaimed 2011 the International Year of Chemistry. To commemorate this event the French Post  issued a stamp dedicated to  Marie Curie.

Marie Curie : Polish - French physicist–chemist famous for her pioneering research on radioactivity. She was the first person honored with two Nobel Prizes in physics and chemistry. She was the first female professor at the University of Paris.

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Stamps issued this year for International Year Chemistry featuring Marie Curie

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