15 April 2009

40th Anniversary of Man on the Moon

Date of Issue - 12 April 2009

Hi ! For today's Post I have selected some nice stamps and Miniature Sheet recently issued on Space theme by Isle of Man. For the fortieth anniversary of the Apollo landings , Isle of Man Post has issued a set of three stamps and a Miniature sheet on 12 April 2009 to celebrate aspects of each of the missions that landed on the Moon and to showcase the people and the technology behind these achievements. The stamps depict extraordinary images of the landing of the Apollo. "The artwork for both set and miniature sheet is that of former USA astronaut Alan Bean . Here is the beautiful set of stamps with a nice Miniature sheet. It will be liked by the collectors of Astronomy and Space and Science themes. Landing on Moon was a biggest achievement of Man. This issue is the celebraion of its 40th anniverdary ( 1969 - 2009 ). Let's all celebrate it philatelically ! This is all for today !......Till Next Post..........Have a Nice Time !......

40 Years - Man on Moon

Forty years ago, men from Earth began for the first time to leave our home planet and journey to the moon. Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon as part of the Apollo 11 mission on July 20, 1969. Astronauts Michael Collins and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin Jr. joined him on the flight.

The Apollo Story

It all started on May 25, 1961, when President John F. Kennedy announced the goal of sending astronauts to the moon before the end of the decade. Coming just three weeks after Mercury astronaut Alan Shepard became the first American in space, Kennedy's bold challenge set the nation on a journey unlike any before in human history. Eight years of hard work by thousands of Americans came to fruition on July 20, 1969, when Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong stepped out of the lunar module and took "one small step" in the Sea of Tranquility, calling it "a giant leap for mankind." -->Six of the missions -- Apollos 11, 12, 14, 15, 16 and 17 -- went on to land on the moon, studying soil mechanics, meteoroids, seismic, heat flow, lunar ranging, magnetic fields and solar wind. Apollos 7 and 9 tested spacecraft in Earth orbit; Apollo 10 orbited the moon as the dress rehearsal for the first landing.


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