C261 50th Anniversary of the Space Age

Issue Date: June 12, 2007

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On June 12, 2007, the Marshall Islands Postal Service issued 10 new stamps to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Space Age. The U.S.S.R. launched Sputnik 1 into orbit on October 4, 1957, creating the first man-made satellite and ushering in the Space Age. In the half-century since, the human race has dramatically advanced its quest for the heavens with many other "firsts", including the first man in space (cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin) and the first men on the moon (astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin). The stamp designs salute these important milestones, as well as the first docking in space (Apollo-Soyuz, the first joint flight of the U.S. and Soviet space programs), the first woman in space (cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova), the first manned lunar vehicle (the Lunar Roving Vehicle used during the Apollo 15 moon mission), the first space walk (executed by cosmonaut Alexey Leonov), the first landing on Mars (the Viking 1 Lander), the first probe of Venus (Venera 4) and the first American in orbit (astronaut John Glenn aboard Friendship 7).


  • Issue: 50th Anniversary of the Space Age
  • Face Value: 10 x $0.41
  • Issue Date: June 12, 2007
  • Issue Place: Majuro
  • Stamp Artists: Vladimir Belin, Chris Calle, Bill Ramsey, Mark Schuler, David K. Stone, Rim Strelnikov
  • First Day Cover Design: Herb Kawainui Kane
  • Printing Process: Cyan, black, magenta, yellow by offset lithography on unwatermarked gummed paper
  • Printer: Sprint Press, Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.
  • Stamp Format: Horizontal
  • Stamps Per Sheet: 10
  • Designs Per Sheet: 10
  • Overall Sheet Size: 224mm x 92mm
  • Size of Stamps: 40mm x 31mm
  • Issue Number: C261
  • Stamp Numbers:
    (10-1) First Man in Space
    (10-2) First Man-made Satellite
    (10-3) First Men on the Moon
    (10-4) First Docking in Space
    (10-5) First Woman in Space
    (10-6) First Manned Lunar Vehicle
    (10-7) First Space Walk
    (10-8) First Landing on Mars
    (10-9) First Probe of Venus
    (10-10) First American in Orbit
  • Withdrawal Date: While supplies last
  • Stamp designs ©2007 Marshall Islands Postal Service. All rights reserved.

    Stamps in this Issue

    Currency Face Value Stamp Description
    US$ 4.10 50th Anniversary of the Space Age
    US$ .41 First Man in Space
    US$ .41 First Man-made Satellite
    US$ .41 First Men on the Moon
    US$ .41 First Docking in Space
    US$ .41 First Woman in Space
    US$ .41 First Manned Lunar Vehicle
    US$ .41 First Space Walk
    US$ .41 First Landing on Mars
    US$ .41 First Probe of Venus
    US$ .41 First American Orbit

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    Mint Sheet of 10 None 4659333

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