C372 25th Anniversary of Discovery Relaunch

Issue Date: September 29, 2013

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On September 29, 2013, the Marshall Islands Postal Service issues six special new stamps commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the relaunch of the Space Shuttle program wth the relaunch of the Discovery. When NASA launched its first space shuttle, Columbia, in 1981, its success paved the way for continued space shuttle development. Between 1981 and 1985, 23 missions were flown by America's space shuttles. In 1986, however, tragedy struck as the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after launch, killing all seven crew members. The subsequent launch of the space shuttle Discovery on September 29, 1988, was the most suspenseful lift-off ever. Americans anticipated the historic event with pride and great expectations, but with anxious hearts as well. For the first time since the Challenger disaster, NASA would launch a manned spacecraft. Fortunately, fears proved unfounded, as millions around the world watched Discovery's safe blast-off into space--a moment which reignited America's pride in its space program.

TECHNICAL DATA

  • Issue: 25th Anniversary of Relaunch of Shuttle Program
  • Face Value: 6 x 46¢
  • Issue Date: September 29, 2013
  • Issue Place: Majuro
  • Original Artwork: Various
  • Printing Process: Black, cyan, magenta, yellow by offset lithography on unwatermarked gummed paper
  • Printer: Pioneer Printing, Cheyenne, Wyoming, U.S.A.
  • Stamp Format: Horizontal
  • Stamps Per Sheet: 6
  • Designs per Sheet: 6
  • Overall Sheet Size: 153mm x 98mm
  • Size of Stamps: 43mm x 34mm
  • Issue Number: C372
  • Stamp Numbers:
    (6-1) Space Shuttle Discovery 1
    (6-2) Space Shuttle Discovery 2
    (6-3) Space Shuttle Discovery 3
    (6-4) Space Shuttle Discovery 4
    (6-5) Space Shuttle Discovery 5
    (6-6) Space Shuttle Discovery 6
  • Withdrawal Date: While supplies last

    Stamp designs ©2013 Marshall Islands Postal Service Authority. All rights reserved.


    Stamps in this Issue

    Currency Face Value Stamp Description
    US$ 2.76 C372 25th Anniversary of Shuttle Relaunch
    US$ .46 Space Shuttle Discovery 1
    US$ .46 Space Shuttle Discovery 2
    US$ .46 Space Shuttle Discovery 3
    US$ .46 Space Shuttle Discovery 4
    US$ .46 Space Shuttle Discovery 5
    US$ .46 Space Shuttle Discovery 6

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