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Issue Date: 16/01/2001
Issue Name: Hopes for the Future - Space Tourism
Producer: Buckingham Covers
This was where it all began - the first ever Buckingham cover and the subject of the stamps was, aptly enough, The Future. Space Tourism was in the news, so Tony imagined a future trip to Mars in 2015! At the time, there had been no space tourists but now two have made the trip and Virgin Space is imminent. Spot the "Mars Bar stamp" (10 Bahz). This cover is appropriately postmarked at Rocket and the back will hopefully make you laugh!
Of course, the first Space Tourists were the moonwalkers and we managed to get some fantastic signatures for this cover.
Since 1969 men have walked on the moon. LIke explorers of old, men are risking their lives to widen our horizons. We now take for granted that we can have exotic holidays in far flung places where only intrepid explorers once walked. Already there are offers of flights into space. By the time the children on the stamps have become adults, a holiday in space is likely to be the exotic destination they will choose.
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Alan LaVern Bean was an American naval officer and naval aviator, aeronautical engineer, test pilot, and NASA astronaut; he was the fourth person to walk on the Moon. He was selected to become an astronaut by NASA in 1963 as part of Astronaut Group 3.
Edgar Dean "Ed" Mitchell was a United States Navy officer and aviator, test pilot, aeronautical engineer, ufologist and NASA astronaut. As the Lunar Module Pilot of Apollo 14, he spent nine hours working on the lunar surface in the Fra Mauro Highlands region, making him the sixth person to walk on the Moon.
David Randolph Scott is an American engineer, former NASA astronaut, retired U.S. Air Force officer and former test pilot. He belonged to the third group of NASA astronauts, selected in October 1963. As an astronaut, Scott became the seventh person to walk on the Moon.
Richard Alan Searfoss was an American aviator who was United States Air Force colonel, NASA astronaut and test pilot.
Richard Francis Gordon Jr. was an American naval officer and aviator, chemist, test pilot, and NASA astronaut. He was one of only 24 people to have flown to the Moon, as the Command Module Pilot for the Apollo 12 mission. He also flew in space in 1966 as the Pilot of the Gemini 11 mission.
Alexey Arkhipovich Leonov is a retired Soviet/Russian cosmonaut, Air Force Major general, writer and artist. On 18 March 1965, he became the first human to conduct extravehicular activity, exiting the capsule during the Voskhod 2 mission for a 12-minute spacewalk.
Don Leslie Lind, is an American scientist and a former naval officer and aviator, and NASA astronaut. He graduated from the University of Utah with an undergraduate degree in physics in 1953.