Isle of Man Moon Landing Stamps
The Isle of Man Post Office has issued a set of eight stamps, called the 'One Small Step' collection, to commemorate the Apollo space program and the 50th Anniversary of the first manned flight to land on the Moon. Lift off was on July 16th 1969 and landed four days later on July 20th.
With designs showing the beauty of space, the Moon and the vehicles that took humans to its surface, the stamp set was launched at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston and previewed in Europe, with attendees including astronauts Buzz Aldrin, Al Worden, Rusty Schweickart, Chris Hadfield, Nicole Stott and British astronaut Tim Peake.
The stamps have been designed by a London company, Glazier Design, working with the former Director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center George Abbey, nicknamed ‘The Astronaut Maker’, former astronauts and teams at NASA.
Former NASA Astronaut Nicole Stott, who spent a total of over 100 days in space during her two missions, said: “50 years ago this July two people stepped out onto the Moon, humanity’s first footsteps on another planetary body watched by the then largest television audience in history. The actions of these two men were supported by thousands more men and women on the ground. Many missions came before and came after Apollo 11. Now 50 years on we are only just now beginning to take those very same steps again, but this time we stay for good and like before for the good of all.”
The ‘One Small Step’ collection is available as set and sheet set, A5 sheetlet, presentation pack, first day cover and a prestige booklet from www.iomstamps.com. For further information, visit www.moonlanding.com.