New stamps celebrate 50th anniversary of first moon landing

The Postal Service will mark the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing with new stamps.

The 1969: First Moon Landing stamps will feature two designs that commemorate the historic milestone.

One stamp features a photograph of Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin in his spacesuit on the surface of the moon. The photo was taken by Neil Armstrong, Aldrin’s fellow astronaut.

The other stamp is a photograph of the moon — taken in 2010 by Gregory H. Revera — that shows the landing site of the lunar module in the Sea of Tranquility. The site is indicated on the stamp by a dot.

The stamp selvage will include an image of the lunar module.

Antonio Alcala, a USPS art director, designed the stamp art.

The Postal Service announced the stamps March 20. Additional information, including the release date and details about the dedication ceremony, will be announced later.


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