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1969: First Moon Landing Forever Stamps

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1969: First Moon Landing Forever Stamps

U.S. Postal Service unveils 50th anniversary of moonlanding stamps. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing on July 20, 1969, the U.S. Postal Service is pleased to reveal two stamp designs commemorating that historic milestone. Additional details are coming about the date, time and location for the first-day-of issue ceremony.

One stamp features a photograph of Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin in his spacesuit on the surface of the moon. The image was taken by astronaut Neil Armstrong.

One stamp features a photograph of Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin in his spacesuit on the surface of the moon. The image was taken by astronaut Neil Armstrong. The other stamp, a photograph of the moon taken in 2010 by Gregory H. Revera of Huntsville, AL, shows the landing site of the lunar module in the Sea of Tranquility. The site is indicated on the stamp by a dot. The selvage includes an image of the lunar module. Art director Antonio Alcalá designed the stamp art.

The picture shows the landing site of the lunar module in the Sea of Tranquility

These two new stamps are not the first by the US Postal Service to commemorate Apollo 11. It issued a $0.10 stamp in 1969 after the landing itself, which a graphic of as astronaut sporting a US flag setting foot on the lunar surface. In the background, an Earthrise is visible.

First Man On The Moon 1969

That was followed in 1994 by a „First Moon Landing“ stamp to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Apollo 11, which pictured an astronaut holding the US flag and saluting.

Commemorate the 20th anniversary of Apollo 11 1994