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Gilbert
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posted 04-30-2007 06:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gilbert   Click Here to Email Gilbert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I know of the STS-8 covers and the STS-68 stamps that were officially flown in space by NASA and the USPS. Are there any others? Did anything like these fly on Columbia or the other orbiters? Or Enterprise/ALT?

cosmos-walter
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posted 05-01-2007 08:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cosmos-walter   Click Here to Email cosmos-walter     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Most Shuttle flights docking with Soviet / Russian space station Mir or with International Space Station also delivered letters or covers.

eurospace
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posted 05-02-2007 05:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for eurospace   Click Here to Email eurospace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It should be mentioned, however, that these covers were carried privately by the involved cosmonauts, and they were not officially approved by NASA and/or USPS.

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Gilbert
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posted 05-02-2007 07:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gilbert   Click Here to Email Gilbert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's right Jurgen. I was looking for joint venture projects between NASA and the post office.

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posted 05-03-2007 05:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Astro Bill   Click Here to Email Astro Bill     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There were only two flown covers that were carried by NASA in quantity for the USPS as shown at the following cS link:
http://collectspace.com/collection/philatelic.html

Gilbert
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posted 05-03-2007 05:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gilbert   Click Here to Email Gilbert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, it looks as though I have a complete set then. Thanks for the information.
GH

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posted 05-04-2007 10:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Danno   Click Here to Email Danno     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Astro Bill:
There were only two flown covers that were carried by NASA in quantity for the USPS as shown at the following cS link:
http://collectspace.com/collection/philatelic.html


Just to nitpick - only the STS-8 cover was flown. On the STS-68 item only the stamp in the window was flown, not the entire cover.

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