forever stamps

forever stamps

"Pluto Explored & Views of Our Planets" Forever Stamps

1mo ago
SOURCE  

Description

New York City- Less than a year following NASA's nine-year, three billion plus mile New Horizons mission to explore Pluto, the U.S. Postal Service dedicated Forever stamps to commemorate the historic event, while dedicating a second set of stamps depicting NASA's stunning images of our planets. The Pluto flyby completes a historic, half-century era of solar system reconnaissance by the United States. Between 1962 and 1989, NASA probed every planet out to Neptune; it took another quarter century to reach Pluto. The United States, through NASA, has been the first nation to explore each of the planets. Ordering First-Day-of-Issue Postmarks Customers have until July 31, 2016 to obtain the first-day-of-issue postmarks by mail. Affix the stamps to envelopes of your choice, address the envelopes to yourself or others and place them in a larger envelope addressed to: Pluto-Explored! and/or Views of our Planets Stamps Special Events Coordinator 380 West 33rd. Street New York, NY 10199-9998 After applying the first-day-of-issue postmark, the Postal Service will return the envelopes through the mail. There is no charge for the postmark up to a quantity of 50. There is a 5-cent charge for each additional postmark over 50. All orders must be postmarked by July 31, 2016.