By: KDKA-TV Information Workers
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A late astronaut and Pittsburgh native is receiving a particular honor.
James Irwin, who went to the moon in August 1971, is getting honored by the US Postal Service, which is marking the fiftieth anniversary of the Apollo 15 Mission with a pictorial cancellation.
Apollo 15 was the primary mission to make use of a lunar rover, which allowed astronauts to cowl a bigger space of the moon’s floor.
Throughout their four-day keep on the moon, Irwin and his fellow astronauts collected samples and did science experiments. Irwin died in 1991 on the age of 61.
Right here is the best way to get the cancellation:
“Prospects wishing to acquire a cancellation ought to affix stamps (55¢ or endlessly) to an envelope of their selection, deal with the envelope to themselves or others, insert a card of postcard/file folder thickness in envelopes for durability, and tuck within the flap. Place the envelope or postcard in a bigger envelope and deal with it to: Apollo 15 Sta., Supervisor Retail, 1001 California Avenue, Room 2036, Pittsburgh PA 15290-9998. Alternately, stamped envelopes with out addresses for cancellation, so long as they provide a bigger, addressed envelope with sufficient postage. After making use of the pictorial cancellation, the Postal Service will return the gadgets on this envelope. Deadline for requesting the cancel is September 1, 2021.”