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Science stamps celebrate STEM and Sally Ride

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One stamp features an Apollo spacecraft. Another pays tribute to Sally Ride. (USPS Illustration)

If you’re the U.S. Postal Service, how do you follow up on Pluto, planets, “Star Trek”and a total solar eclipse? Here’s how: Next year’s batch of postage stamps will include a memorial to Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, as well as a four-stamp set paying tribute to science, technology, engineering and math (a.k.a. STEM).

The science-minded selections were included this week in a sneak preview for the Postal Service’s 2018 lineup.

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By Alan Boyle

Mastermind of Cosmic Log, contributing editor at GeekWire, author of "The Case for Pluto: How a Little Planet Made a Big Difference," president of the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing. Check out "About Alan Boyle" for more fun facts.

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