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Stamp Profile Conquest of Space  Marshall Islands Issue Date: 15/05/2001 On May 15, 2001, the Marshall Islands Postal Service issued these postage stamps honoring man's Conquest of Space. The dream of manned space flight was realized when Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space in 1961. Since then, mankind has achieved remarkable milestones in space exploration. In 1962, John Glenn became the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth and, in 1965, Soviet cosmonaut Alexei Leonov was the first man to walk in space. Thanks to these courageous pioneers, Neil Armstrong and the astronauts on Apollo 11 became the first men to reach the Moon in 1969. Space exploration continued with the first space shuttle - Enterprise - a test vehicle that paved the way for the development of the first manned space shuttle flight. Designed by Charles Knotek, each stamp depicts a beautifully detailed image of an important milestone in space exploration. 40th Anniversary of 1st Manned Space Flight  Marshall Islands Issue Date: 12/04/2001 On April 12, 2001, the Marshall Islands Postal Service celebrated the 40th Anniversary of Manned Space Flight with the issue of four new postage stamps. For centuries mankind has gazed in amazement toward the heavens, pondering the vast cosmos and wondering what it would be like to ascend to the celestial realms above the Earth. On April 12, 1961, this ancient dream was realized when cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first man in human history to journey into space. A few weeks later, Alan Shepard became the first American in space, and Virgil "Gus" Grissom soon followed as America's second man to enter space. Cosmonaut Gherman Titov was Russia's second man in space and the first to make multiple orbits of the Earth. The Space Age had begun. Designed by renowned artists Paul Calle and Chris Calle, each stamp features a handsome portrait of each astronaut with an informative tab telling of their accomplishments. 25th Anniversary of the Moon Landing New Zealand Issue Date: 20/07/1994  The names of Neil Armstrong and 'Buzz' Aldrin have become part of world history, being the first men to walk on the moon. New Zealand Post paid tribute to these astronauts and celebrated the 25th anniversary of their historic moon landing with an hi29/08/06rst hologram stamp depicting an astronaut walking on the moon with the earth and New Zealand in the background. The stamp was produced in sheetlets of 10 with the selvedge depicting outer space. The hologram, which was designed by New Zealand Post, was produced by Woodmansterne of England and applied to the printed stamp by Southern Colour Print. On 21 July 1969 (New Zealand Time) man first set foot on the moon. The American astronaut Neil Armstrong, commander of Apollo 11, watched by millions of television viewers round the world, stepped off the ladder of the lunar module, Eagle, on to the moon. "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind," he said. ©Info by New Zealand Post
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