These eight stamps commemorate man’s first step on the moon’s surface by Neil Armstrong, Commander of the Apollo 11 mission.

First stamp features the Moon, the target of the Apollo missions, as well as the names Kennedy, Webb and Gilruth and the famous quote from President Kennedy: “We choose to go to the moon in this decade.”

Second stamp features the Apollo Mission Control Room, the names Phillips, Low, Kraft and Faget and the quote: “Roger, Tranquility. We copy you on the ground.”

Third stamp features a view of Florida from Apollo 7, the crew names Schirra, Eisele and Cunningham and the quote: “Look at the sunrise. There you go. That’s the thrill of this business.”

Fourth stamp features a view from Apollo 8 of the first ‘Earthrise’ seen by humanity, the crew names Borman, Lovell and Anders and the quote from Genesis: “In the beginning God created the heaven and the Earth.”

Fifth stamp features a view from Apollo 9 of first manned flight of the lunar module in space, the crew names McDivitt, Scott and Schweickart and the quote: “There’s that horizon. Boy, is that pretty!”

Sixth stamp features a view from Apollo 10 of the lunar module descending on the dry run rehearsal, the crew names Stafford, Young and Cernan and the quote: “Looking great here. You’re looking beautiful.”

Seventh stamp features the first footprint made by humanity on a body other than Earth, the crew names Armstrong, Aldrin, Collins and the quote: “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”

Eighth stamp features a view on the surface of the Moon of equipment from Apollo 12 with survey equipment from a previous unmanned Moon mission, the crew names Conrad, Gordon, Bean and the quote: “We knew it was going to be difficult. We didn’t know how difficult.”

Issue Date: 29.04.2019, Designer: Glazier Design, Printer: Lowe Martin, Process: Offset Lithography, Colours: 4 colour plus varnish, Size: 40 x 40mm

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