Marshall Islands:Stamps on the End of the Space Shuttle Era

\"\"¬†Marshall Islands issued seven new stamps commemorating the end of the Space Shuttle era on 21st July 2011.Since its beginning in 1958, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration has been responsible for many remarkable accomplishments. For example, on May 5, 1961, NASA sent Alan Shepard, the first American astronaut, into space. Then, just eight years later, on July 16, 1969, NASA launched Apollo 11, carrying astronauts Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins on a journey to the Moon. In 1973, NASA was responsible for launching Skylab, a space-borne laboratory which circled the earth for nearly seven years. However, NASA\’s next project – the famed Space Shuttle – is perhaps its greatest accomplishment so far. For 30 years beginning with the launch of Columbia on April 12, 1981, the Space Shuttle was the workhorse of America\’s space program, bringing America as close as it has ever come to routine space travel.

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