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Sally Ride honored 35 years after space milestone

The first American woman in space, Sally Ride, is the subject of serious and playful memorials today, 35 years after her historic flight and nearly six years after her death. A U.S. postage stamp bearing Ride’s visage went on sale last month, and … Continue reading

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Science stamps celebrate STEM and Sally Ride

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 … Continue reading

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Pluto stamp honored as farthest-out postage

We’ve known for years that a 1991 Pluto stamp included on NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is the farthest-out piece of postage, but now the U.S. Postal Service and Guinness World Records have officially put it in the record books. The … Continue reading

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Moon stamps make a full-moon debut

Now you can moon your mail carrier … not in the scatological sense, but in the philatelic sense. To celebrate this week’s full moon, the U.S. Postal Service officially released its circular moon stamp on Feb. 22. One stamp sells … Continue reading

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Stamps celebrate Pluto, planets and ‘Star Trek’

For the first time since 1991, Pluto and the solar system’s eight bigger planets are getting their own postage stamps – thanks to a U.S. Postal Service cosmopalooza that also spotlights Earth’s moon and “Star Trek.” The Pluto stamp pays … Continue reading

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