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cosmos-walter
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posted 05-01-2013 10:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cosmos-walter   Click Here to Email cosmos-walter     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Russian Crew surgeon A. Vasin sent a letter from Kennedy Space Center to ISS-5 commander Valeri Korsun. It was delivered with Space Shuttle Endeavour/mission STS-113 on Nov. 25, 2002. The stamps were cancelled with a date stamp "NOV 11'02" rather than with a KSC postmark.

Does anybody of you know anything about this date stamp?

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 05-01-2013 12:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks like the letter was going the other way, from the ISS to KSC. The date stamp may be something they had on board to prevent reuse of the postage, though I don't know why anyone on the station would be concerned with that - I get plenty of letters where the stamps have not been canceled.

cosmos-walter
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posted 05-01-2013 04:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cosmos-walter   Click Here to Email cosmos-walter     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A. Vasin sent inside this envelope brochures from KSC to Valeri Korzun.

STS-113 docked on 11/25/2002.

Whenever cosmonauts on board cancelled postage stamps on board ISS before 2009 they used the circulate date cancellation which was sent by RKK Energia. This stamp is on this cover in red colour. In 2008 the first postmark was delivered to ISS. It is a postmark of the Russian segment of ISS and includes postal code 101000 of Moscow main post office.

All times are CT (US)

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