Here is a take a look at the brand new USPS stamps celebrating the First Moon Touchdown in 1969.
If you wish to give the 50th anniversary of the primary moon touchdown your stamp of approval, the US Postal Service (USPS) has you coated.
USPS introduced on on Wednesday two new stamps commemorating the Apollo 11 lunar touchdown mission by astronauts, and Michael Collins in 1969.
“In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the primary moon touchdown on July 20, 1969, the U.S. Postal Service is happy to disclose two stamp designs commemorating that historic milestone,” USPS mentioned in a press release.
One stamp includes a photograph of Apollo 11 astronaut Aldrin in his spacesuit on the floor of the moon. The well-known picture was taken by fellow astronaut Armstrong, who you possibly can see within the reflection of Aldrin’s spacesuit helmet’s visor.
The opposite stamp is a photograph of the moon taken in 2010 by Alabama-based newbie astronomer Gregory Revera.
The picture reveals the touchdown website of the lunar module within the Sea of Tranquility, which is indicated on the stamp by a dot. The margin paper (or selvage) of the stamp additionally reveals a picture of the lunar module.
Each stamps embrace the inscription “1969 First Moon Touchdown.” USPS artwork director Antonio Alcalá designed the stamp artwork.
The stamps’ launch date and the small print for the primary day of subject ceremony are but to be introduced.
And for area historians and coin collectors alike, the US Mint has additionally unveileddepicting the picture of Aldrin’s boot print on the moon.