One Giant Leap for Mankind

Celebrating NASA & Apollo 11 Through Stamps
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$9.95 Moon Landing single

Virtual Exhibit

To commemorate the fortieth anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, the National Postal Museum, in partnership with the National Air and Space Museum, has created an online exhibit featuring space related objects from the collections of both museums. These objects highlight a narrative of NASA accomplishments leading up to the Moon landing and beyond.

29c 25th Anniversary of Moon Landing sheet of twelve
The 29-cent 25th Anniversary of the Moon Landing sheet of twelve was issued July 20, 1994.
Pressure Suit, A7-L, Armstrong, Apollo 11
This spacesuit was worn by astronaut Neil Armstrong, Commander of the Apollo 11 mission, when he became the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.
Courtesy National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
 

Acknowledgements

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Smithsonian National Postal Museum

Created by Alexander T. Haimann and Clifford R. Haimann

We extend our thanks to Christine Mereand, Research Coordinator for her careful assistance in reviewing and editing the text of this exhibit. We would also like to thank fellow NPM collegues Marty Emery, MJ Meredith, Rebecca Johnson, and Bill Lommel for their support throughout our work on this project.