1999 33¢ Pioneer 10
1970s Celebrate the Century Series
Issue Date: November 18, 1999
City: New York, New York
Printed By: Ashton-Potter
Printing Method: Offset Press
Perforations: 11.5 X 11.5
The eighth sheet of fifteen stamps in the Celebrate the Century Series features subjects from the years 1970-1979.
Pioneer 10 was launched on March 2, 1972 from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The robotic space probe traveled to Jupiter and beyond. Its transmissions were tracked until January 23, 2003 when the spacecraft was 7.5 billion miles from earth.