Hungary  1989
Apollo 11
Hungary released this mini sheet for the 20th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing. The central stamp shows the US flag flying over the impression of an astronaut’s boot in the lunar soil, taken from this photograph. On the surrounding sheet Buzz Aldrin is saluting the flag with part of the lunar module at the left. To the right of the stamp, in the lunar module’s shadow, is inscribed the name “N. A. Armstrong”, but the figure shown in the photograph is actually Aldrin, photographed by Armstrong, and the bootprint is Aldrin’s, too.

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