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The First Man On The Moon Postage Stamp – Part III Of III

Continuing from Wednesday… Here’s another bit of interesting stamp trivia regarding this stamp… Some people wonder why there were two different dates used for the postmark on the First Day Covers for the First Man on the Moon postage stamp.  It happened for a couple of reasons.  The master printing die for the stamp actually [...]

The First Man On The Moon Postage Stamp – Part II Of III

Continuing from Monday… Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were the only two astronauts that walked the earth’s surface that day, while Michael Collins orbited overhead. Armstrong and Aldrin collected lunar samples, performed experiments and photographed the moon’s surface before returning to the spacecraft for their journey home.  Their important work paved the way for six [...]

The First Man On The Moon Postage Stamp – Part I Of III

Traveling through space has been a fascination for not only astronauts and cosmonauts, but regular folks around the world as well.  Those of us not lucky enough to have the experience of space travel have often watched in eager anticipation as the various space crafts have lifted off to reach destinations that we can only [...]

Space Postage Stamp Covers Flew on Shuttle

You can own a piece of America’s space program when you purchase U.S. STS-8 Flight Cover NASA/USPS Special Folder and Cover. A special joint issue by NASA and the U.S. Postal Service, the offering features a limited number of postage stamp covers that were actually flown into space aboard the space agency’s eight shuttle flights. [...]