Neil Armstrong (1930-2012), who with "one small step" was the first human being to set his feet upon the surface of the moon, died this past weekend.
Astrophilatelists (aka collectors of space stamps and covers) are very familiar with the 10 cent moon landing stamp where astronaut Armstrong appears, when the rule of no living person appearing on a U.S. stamp was bent.
Earlier living men of air and space that appeared on stamps, though safely hidden in their vehicles, were Charles Lindbergh, in his Spirit of Saint Louis plane and John Glenn, who made his historic orbital flight in the space capsule Friendship 7, shown in flight on the stamp.
So, RIP to Neil Armstrong, a man who literally boldly went where no man had gone before. I've a feeling we'll see him on another stamp soon.
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