Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, the “giant leap” for humankind, and pay tribute to the Canadians who contributed to this historic mission to the moon, with this framed englargement of the 2019 Apollo 11 stamp
The print includes an enlargement of one set of stamps, each featuring a realistic illustration of part of the Apollo 11 spacecraft. The upper stamp of each pair, with Earth at the top, depicts the command and service module. The lower stamp shows the lunar module descending toward the moon. On the pane’s uppermost and lowermost stamps, the Earth and moon intersect with the background image.
Apollo 11’s lunar module, the Eagle, touched down successfully on July 20, 1969. More than 500 million people around the world were transfixed by blurry black and white television footage of astronaut Neil Armstrong taking humankind’s first steps on the moon.
Helping make the historic moment possible were many Canadians who worked on the Apollo program. NASA engineers James Chamberlin and Owen Maynard played key planning and design roles for Apollo 11. Employees at Héroux Machine Parts Limited (now Héroux-Devtek) in Longueuil, Quebec, manufactured the landing gear legs for the lunar module.
- ISSUE DATE: June 27, 2019
- STAMP DESIGNER: Subplot Design Inc.