Thursday, July 11, 2013

Space Stamps, Plus a Sculpture is for everybody. It's not just for a few people in science or math, or for a select group of astronauts. That's our new frontier out there, and it's everybody's business to know about space.
~Christa McAuliffe

I've posted about Mars, the moon, the sun, music in space, NASA images, and I've included NASA images in posts about spirals and fireworks. I also recently included a Japanese astronaut's image in a post about self-portraits. Going to outer space has never been an aspiration of mine (I'm a bit claustrophobic), but you could say that I'm a fan.

Telescope and map of Milky Way, radio astronomy
Observing International Quiet Sun Year, issued 1965, Hungary.

Icarus Falling, issued 1968, Hungary
In memory of the astronauts Edward H. White, US, Vladimir M. Komarov, USSR, and Yuri A. Gagarian, USSR

Sergei Pavlovich Korolev (1907-1966), leader of the Soviet space program, issued 1969, USSR

American Lunar Rover on the moon, Apollo 15 moon mission (July 26 - August 7, 1971), issued 1972, Hungary

Intercosmos, issued 1980, USSR.

Marking the 150th anniversary of the Pulkovo Astronomical Observatory (the first telescope and a modern large radio telescope observatory), issued 1989, USSR.

Stamp of Moldova, issued 2000

Astronaut, la Catedral Nueva de Salamanca, Spain
photo by Tamorlan


* National Geographic's Space Exploration Time Line
* Women in Space History from the National Archives
* Visions of the Universe: Four Centuries of Discovery
* The Radio JOVE Project: Solar and Planetary Radio Astronomy for Schools


Tara @ A Teaching Life said...

The Year of the Quiet Sun - such an interesting idea, as thugh the sun is usually rowdy and took a year off! The carved astronaut was cool, too - gone the way of angels and griffins.

Pop said...

Wonderful artwork on these stamps...seems like Hungary really likes the idea!

Was pleased that they included a memorial stamp in 1968. I'm sure Christa McAuliffe would approve.

And the sculpture is very cool, too.

Michelle Heidenrich Barnes said...

I shared this post with my astronomer husband, Peter, last night. We both enjoyed it very much! Peter's parents are both Hungarian and his father collected stamps. Hungarians do love their stamps, and what is especially nice is that the Hungarian stamps celebrate all sorts of world achievements.