The UK celebrates Philae comet lander success with special Royal Mail postmark stamp

November 17, 2014 7:14 AM

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The United Kingdom is celebrating the successful landing of the Philae on the comet with a commemorative special postmark stamp, which is affixed to all letters delivered by the Royal Mail to England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The commemorative stamp has a special ink postmark celebrating the landing of Philae on the comet, and it also contains a congratulatory message to the European Space Agency (ESA) for their efforts and success.

According to Andrew Hammond, an official with the Royal Mail, “We’re thrilled to be marking the European Space Agency’s fantastic achievement with one of our special postmarks.” And of a truth, the UK has a right to be thrilled with the success of the Philae comet lander because she was one of the m...

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