Sunday, February 5, 2012

Show Your Support for Pluto's Probe

What do Joe DiMaggio, Elvis Presley, and Lucille Ball have in common? They've all been featured on U.S. postage stamps. And what do Apollo 11, the Viking landers, Skylab, and Mariner 10 have that the Pluto-bound New Horizons spacecraft doesn't? You guessed it: each has a stamp to call its own.

Postage stamp for NewHorizons?
Concept artwork for a New Horizons postage stamp.
Dan Durda
But things might change if the mission's scientists have their way. Led by principal investigator Alan Stern and colleague Dan Durda (Southwest Research Institute), they're rounding up support for a stamp that shows New Horizons zipping past Pluto. The online petition they've started urges the Citizen Stamp Advisory Committee to recommend just such a stamp to the Postmaster General.


Glenn A. Walsh, Project Director,
Friends of the Zeiss < >
Electronic Mail - < >
  < >
Twitter: < >
Facebook: < >
Blog: < >
Author of History Web Sites on the Internet --
* Buhl Planetarium, Pittsburgh:
  < >
* Adler Planetarium, Chicago:
  < >
* Astronomer, Educator, Optician John A. Brashear:
  < >
* Andrew Carnegie & Carnegie Libraries:
  < >
* Civil War Museum of Andrew Carnegie Free Library:
  < >
* Duquesne Incline cable-car railway, Pittsburgh:
  < >
* Public Transit:
  < >

No comments:

Post a Comment