C339 First in Flight Part V: To the Stars

Issue Date: November 4, 2011

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On November 4, 2011, the Marshall Islands Postal Service issued five new stamps comprising the fifth and final Issue in its Firsts in Flight Series. "The 'Eagle' has landed!" Millions of people on Earth thrilled to the joyful words of Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong when the famous Lunar Module landed safely on the surface of the Moon. Guided manually by Armstrong, the "Eagle" touched down on a plain near the southern edge of the Sea of Tranquility. On July 20, 1969, at 10:56 p.m. EDT, Armstrong lowered himself from the ladder attached to the "Eagle," becoming the first man to walk on the Moon. Armstrong's first words poignantly captured the historic moment: "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind." After two hours and thirty-six minutes on the Moon, Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin lifted off in the "Eagle" to begin the long journey back to Earth.


  • Issue: Firsts in Flight V: To the Stars
  • Face Value: 15 x $0.44
  • Issue Date: November 4, 2011
  • Issue Place: Majuro
  • Stamp Artist: Charles Knotek
  • First Day Cover Design: Herb Kawainui Kane
  • Printing Process: Cyan, black, magenta, yellow by offset lithography on unwatermarked gummed paper
  • Printer: Pioneer Printing, Cheyenne, Wyoming, U.S.A.
  • Stamp Format: Horizontal
  • Stamps Per Sheet: 15
  • Designs per Sheet: 5
  • Overall Sheet Size: 239mm x 134mm
  • Size of Stamps: 43mm x 34mm
  • Issue Number: C339
  • Stamp Numbers:
    (5-1) First Man to Fly Faster Than Sound
    (5-2) First Man in Space
    (5-3) First Astronaut in Space
    (5-4) First Man to Walk in Space
    (5-5) First Man on the Moon
  • 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$ 2.20 First in Flight Part V: To the Stars
    US$ .44 First Man to Fly Faster Than Sound
    US$ .44 First Man in Space
    US$ .44 First Astronaut in Space
    US$ .44 First Man to Walk on the Moon
    US$ .44 First Man on the Moon

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