C335 Farewell to America's Space Shuttle

Issue Date: July 21, 2011

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On July 21, 2011, the day the Shuttle Atlantis touched down for the last time, the Marshall Islands Postal Service issued seven new stamps commemorating the end of the Space Shuttle era. Since its beginning in 1958, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration has been responsible for many remarkable accomplishments. For example, on May 5,1961, NASA sent Alan Shepard, the first American astronaut, into space. Then, just eight years later, on July 16, 1969, NASA launched Apollo 11, carrying astronauts Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins on a journey to the Moon. In 1973, NASA was responsible for launching Skylab, a space-borne laboratory which circled the earth for nearly seven years. However, NASA's next project the famed Space Shuttle is perhaps its greatest accomplishment so far. For 30 years beginning with the launch of Columbia on April 12, 1981, the Space Shuttle was the workhorse of America's space program, bringing America as close as it has ever come to routine space travel.

TECHNICAL DATA

  • Issue: Farewell to America's Space Shuttle
  • Face Value: 7 x 44¢
  • Issue Date: July 21, 2011
  • Issue Place: Majuro
  • Stamp Design: D. Zoe Seemel
  • Artwork by: Dean Ellis, Jack Fellows, David Stone, Mark Schuler, Jim Butcher, Dennis Lyall and Chris Calle
  • Printing Process: Black, cyan, magenta, yellow by offset lithography on unwatermarked gummed paper
  • Printer: Pioneer Printing, Cheyenne, Wyoming, U.S.A.
  • Stamp Format: Vertical
  • Stamps Per Sheet: 7
  • Number of Designs per Sheet: 7
  • Overall Sheet Size: 179mm x 152mm
  • Size of Stamps: 31mm x 40mm
  • Issue Number: C335
    (7-1) Space Shuttle I
    (7-2) Space Shuttle II
    (7-3) Space Shuttle III
    (7-4) Space Shuttle IV
    (7-5) Space Shuttle V
    (7-6) Space Shuttle VI
    (7-7) Space Shuttle VII
  • Withdrawal Date: While supplies last.
  • Stamp designs ©2011 Marshall Islands Postal Service Authority. All rights reserved.


    Stamps in this Issue

    Currency Face Value Stamp Description
    US$ 3.08 Farewell to Shuttle
    US$ .44 Space Shuttle I
    US$ .44 Space Shuttle II
    US$ .44 Space Shuttle III
    US$ .44 Space Shuttle IV
    US$ .44 Space Shuttle V
    US$ .44 Space Shuttle VI
    US$ .44 Space Shuttle VII

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    Full Sheet of 7 None 4667190
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