Sunday, 15 March 2015

Space Exploration - Sunday Stamps II

I guess everyone remembers that first landing on the moon in July 1969.

In the United Arab Emirates, Ras Al Khaima issued a set of stamps  commemorating International Cooperation in Space on 10 June, i.e, before that landing.

Ras Al Khaima
Others in the set covered the Apollo space program and Lunar Landing. These are two that I would love to get.

Continuing the moon landing theme Poland issued a stamp in 1971 commemorating Lunochod - 1

Poland - Lunochod-1
This was the first of two unmanned lunar rovers landed on the moon by the Soviet Union and on 17 November 1971 was the first to move freely on the surface .

A Hungarian stamp commemorated the 25th anniversary of Hungarian-Soviet scientific technical cooperation.

Hungary - Inter Sputnik Tracking Station
The Hubble Space Telescope has shown us some remarkable images of outer space.

A 2000 commemorative issue from the United States shows some of these.

Others in the set show the Ring Nebula, the Lagoon Nebula and the Galaxy NGC 1316. 

For other space adventures make sure you check the stamps on show linked to Sunday-stamps-ii-13.


Joy said...

The first two are very dynamic images, nice set. I'd forgotten about the lunochods which looking back from the perspective of today and the mars rovers do look like something the clangers would trundle around in but still an amazing achievement all those years ago.

FinnBadger said...

Fantastic selection. I particularly like the ones from the former Soviet block.

Jo said...

Almost makes me wish I collected stamps.

Eva A. said...

What a good selection!

viridian said...

Love the first one, with the CCCP rockets.

Karen S. said...

Rockets away! Blast off! What a delightfully spacey post!

violet s said...

I didn't realize there was 'co-operation' in space in the 1960s. Love the bright colours in the UAE stamps.