02 May 2019
The eight stamps have embedded codes, quotes 'tributes and secrets', to allow collectors to explore the tale behind the historic space mission of 1969.
Isle of Man Post Office worked with George Abbey, former Director of NASA's Johnson Space Center, former astronauts and the NASA administration, to create the stamps, which feature images from the NASA archive and the GPS coordinates of significant locations.
Astronaut Neil Armstrong was the first man to step on the moon, on 21 July 1969 at 2.56am, stepping from the Eagle landing craft into the pages of the history books, stating: 'That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.'
He and fellow astronaut Edwin Aldrin later placed a plaque on the surface of the moon that read: "Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon July 1969 AD. We came in peace for all mankind."
Also available is a commemorative sheetlet that includes the full eight stamp collection presented inside a folder containing three stamps from the Isle of Man's 2009 issue which were prepared by the 4th man to walk the moon, Alan Bean who sadly passed away in May 2018.
To order the stamps, visit the Isle of Man Post Office website.
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