Framed Apollo 8 Lunar Orbit Stamp Set
America Makes First Lunar Orbit
Apollo 8 astronauts Borman, Lovell, and Anders were the first to achieve lunar orbit. This accomplishment, and the missions that followed, made the first lunar landing possible. The stamp depicts a picture of earth taken on Christmas Eve (1968), and the Bible’s first words from the crew’s reading. This limited edition cachet was first issued on May 5, 1969.