C335 Farewell to America's Space Shuttle
Issue Date: July 21, 2011
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.
Issue: Farewell to
America's Space ShuttleFace Value: 7 x 44¢ Issue Date: July 21, 2011 Issue Place: Majuro Stamp Design: D. Zoe SeemelArtwork 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
(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
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
What is Available for you to Order
| Item Description
|| Withdrawal Date || Stock |
| Express |
| US$ Price |
|Full Sheet of 7 ||None ||4667190 || || $4.78
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