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Robert Pearlman
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posted 12-13-2017 09:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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First American woman in space Sally Ride to appear on 2018 US postage stamp

America's first woman in space will become the second NASA astronaut to be honored with a United States postage stamp in 2018.

Sally Ride, who made history launching aboard the space shuttle Challenger in June 1983, will be depicted on a U.S. Postal Service (USPS) stamp. A preliminary design for the commemorative shows a painted portrait of Ride from the time of her first spaceflight set against the partial backdrop of the space shuttle lifting off.

onesmallstep
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posted 12-13-2017 11:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for onesmallstep   Click Here to Email onesmallstep     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great news! Hopefully next are Armstrong, Glenn and the Apollo 1, Challenger and Columbia crews. They should make it an annual 'Space Explorers' issue.

MOL
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posted 12-13-2017 08:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MOL   Click Here to Email MOL     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The article didn't mention that technically both Neil Armstrong and Ed White have also appeared on US stamps!

Robert Pearlman
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The distinction is that with those earlier depictions, the stamps were not issued to honor the individual astronaut, but rather the mission or space program.

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Bravo! Hope they produce this stamp in its own sheet of twenty, or sixteen like the recent total eclipse stamp. Also would be nice if it is released before the 35th anniversary of STS-7 in June.

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