US Will release Stamp on Mercury Mission

\"\"The U.S. Postal Service will release a stamp to celebrate the first spacecraft to orbit Mercury on 4th May 2011. The stamp shows the orbit as envisioned by science fiction artist Donato Giancola.30 million postage stamps inscribed with \”First Spacecraft to Orbit Mercury.\” The stamps, which are scheduled for release  as part of a pair also commemorating Mercury astronaut Alan Shepard as the first American in space, were to be issued as is regardless of Messenger\’s fate.

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