Stamps mark Dutch astronaut's mission

22nd December 2011, Comments 0 comments

A special postage stamp has been issued to mark the space mission of Dutch astronaut André Kuipers. There are three different sets of stamps available in limited edition which can be ordered via the internet from PostNL.

A set of cards on space is also available from the PostNL website. The collection of 34 cards with images taken in space have different themes: world cities, world wonders and space travel.

Kuipers was launched into space on Wednesday afternoon in a Russian Soyuz rocket from the Russian space base in Baikonur in Kazachstan. He will stay in the International Space Station for the next five months with two other astronauts.

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