$11.75 Landing on the Moon
Issue Date: July 8, 2000
City: Anaheim, CA
Printed by: American Packaging Corporation for Sennett Security Products
Printing Method: Photogravure with Hologram
The Apollo space program, which landed the first man on the moon, is commemorated on this stamp and souvenir sheet. It pays the Express Mail rate. An April 1972 photo taken by Apollo 16 mission commander John Young is shown in the selvage. It's of lunar module pilot Charles M. Duke, Jr., collecting samples near the Plum crater. The stamp is a holographic image of a lunar lander hovering just above the moon's surface. The moon appears twice on this stamp - below the lander and in the background. Three-dimensional NASA models and computer imaging were used to create the stamp.