The countries issuing space related stamps often surprise you, like these two:
Earlier this week I was posting a letter to my daughter in the USA and there, in the post office counter window was the set of space science stamps which were issued on 16 October 2012.
|Great Britain - Space Science|
I was quite impressed by them, but when I got them home I was even more impressed by the information on the accompanying card. Here's a sample:-
This is just one panel of the three section folds on the reverse. There is more on the front two sections as well as the stamps themselves. I take back all those rude things I've said about Royal Mail stamps in the past.
Meanwhile for more space adventures you should check out others at Viridian's Sunday-stamps-111.