Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Commemorative stamp for New Horizons

Design by Dan Durda

New Horizons Aims to Put Its Stamp on History

New Horizons will make history when it explores the Pluto system in July 2015. Plans for the flight past Pluto and its moons are well under way – and now, so is an effort to petition the U.S. Postal Service to commemorate the mission’s achievements on a stamp.

“You can help make this happen,” says New Horizons Principal Investigator Alan Stern. “We’re asking people to sign a petition, because the post office considers not just the merits of a new stamp proposal, but also whether it is supported by a significant number of people. This is a chance for us all to celebrate what American space exploration can achieve though hard work, technical excellence, the spirit of scientific inquiry, and the uniquely human drive to explore.”

No comments: