Sunday, February 24, 2013

Moonlanding, Paraguay

I almost skipped today's Sunday Stamps...but having in mind today's subject, I felt I would regret if I don't post these stamps, so I'll try to squeeze in a short post here :)



these Paraguay stamps were issued in 1970 and come in a set of nine (so as usual, I must miss a stamp or two with such awesome issues!) On one of the stamps Im missing, you can also see President Kennedy, next to Wernher von Braun, who is also featured on the first stamp at the top.
Von Braun was German–American rocket scientist, aerospace engineer, space architect, and one of the leading figures in the development of rocket technology in Nazi Germany during World War II and, subsequently, in the United States and they call him the "Father of Rocket Science".
He was the chief architect of the Saturn V launch vehicle, the superbooster that propelled the Apollo spacecraft to the Moon (which is also portrayed on the first stamp).

The following (second row) stamp shows the first astronauts' landing on the Moon on July 20, 1969 (done by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin). And I think it is worth to mention the name of Michael Collins, who was the command module pilot for Apollo 11 and while Armstrong and Aldrin were having a walk on the Moon, Michael was orbiting the Moon.
The stamp next to it also shows the first men on the Moon, taking soil samples and the Apollo 11, while the third stamp in the second row shows the departure of Apollo 11 from the Moon.
The first stamp from the third row shows the landing of the Module, the one in the middle shows the  Lunar Module extraction, while the last  stamp of the ones I have is called Command/Service Module / Lunar Module.

Well, space has always fascinated me, and I wonder if one day we'd all be able to get on a spaceship and have coffee on some other planet...or whatever their specialty may be :)

For more space travels and natural phenomena, click on the button below...and Ill try later to visit everyone, including the pending ones from last Sunday...sorry, but life sometimes interferes


8 comments:

  1. A very interesting set of stamps = again from a country I would not have expected.

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  2. It's very nice a set! A pity miss stamps ... if I find the missing (G$ 12.45 and G$ 18.15), I will send you. I always liked space stamps. Last year, Mik sent me some stamps on space and I started collecting them. Interestingly these stamps Paraguay has a line drawing much aligned with the illustrations of the USA. I like very much the stamps on this theme that were issued by countries that were socialist (drawings reminding the Soviets). The Paraguay issued stamps very beautiful during the 60s, 70s and 80s. Greetings!

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  3. Nice selection, I love all the color, especially the deep blues. Here in the US, it's common in some conversations to ask, "where were you when...?" One of those questions for people of a certain age is "where were you when man first walked on the moon?". I imagine half our population was not yet born when man walked on the moon, seems like just yesterday and yet it was over 40 years ago! And if it were me landing on another planet, I don't think I'd pour a cup of coffee first. More likely I would pop open a bottle of fine French Champagne. The coffee would come after I shoveled up my first bucket of Martian rocks. :) Thanks for the great post Ana!

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  4. You have seven of the nine, that is more than me! A great set. It.s been a fun week for me, seeing all these space stamps. Thank you for joining in.

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  5. I think this space race must have been fascinating the world over, even for those countries not involved!
    I, too, think I would break open the champagne first.

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  6. Amiga, maybe we could watch Rafa play tennis in ... Mars. Why? Because it is red, and red=clay? Hahah, just kidding. Very impressive series of stamps you have in your collection. I only have very face in this theme.

    Postcards Crossing

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  7. wow! you covered the theme perfectly!!! Great collection of stamps!

    My Sunday Stamps:Moon,Space,Exploration

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  8. Great stamps that really capture the exploration. I wonder who will be the next to land on the moon.

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