As a youth, I was very interested in science fiction and space travel either reading books or watching programs on TV. I remember watching the first episode of Star Trek when it aired in 1966. I also followed the US space program especially the Apollo and space shuttle programs.
Here are my space shuttle stamps and feel free to add you own stamps to the thread.
Grenada Scott #842 issued Feb. 28, 1978 depicting the space shuttle launch. Mike
Last Edit: Jun 29, 2017 17:42:37 GMT -5 by MikeC99
Collecting Canada, US, UK, Ireland, Germany, France & Austria. Also collecting some classic era stamps of some British Commonwealth Island countries and topicals like WW2, Capt. Cook, Horatio Nelson.
Post by BasSWarwick on Dec 2, 2016 21:05:31 GMT -5
Recent purchase - Number 20 of 100. Interesting and unusual Mariner 9 hand-crafted cover - arrived today, I need to explore its postmarks, stamps and its travels a little more.
First postmark 1st Nov Army and Airforce NY Second postmark -13th Nov Bad Kreuznach 17 (Germany) over a 1971 650th Anniversary of the Death of Dante Alighieri stamp. 2nd and 9th Dec postmarks Army Postal Service 09111 over a 8c USA in Space stamp
The German Stamp - 1971 The 650th Anniversary of the Death of Dante Alighieri
Launch (Mariner 9): May 30, 1971
Arrival (Mariner 9): November 13, 1971
Mariner 8 and 9 were the third and final pair of Mars missions in NASA's Mariner series of the 1960s and early 1970s. Both were designed to be the first Mars orbiters, marking a transition in our exploration of the red planet from flying by the planet to spending time in orbit around it. Unfortunately, Mariner 8 failed during launch on May 8, 1971. Mariner 9 was launched successfully on May 30, 1971, and became the first artificial satellite of Mars when it arrived and went into orbit, where it functioned in Martian orbit for nearly a year. Mariner 9 completed its final transmission October 27, 1972.
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