New Horizon Pluto Postage Stamp

New Horizon
New Horizon Pluto Exploration Stamp
Image Credit: NASA / John Hopkins /Dan Durda.

Plans for the flyby are well under way – and now, so is an effort to petition the U.S. Postal Service to commemorate the historic achievements of New Horizons on a stamp. The mission team launches that petition today, in early 2012, and plans to submit the petitioners’ names and a formal proposal to the U.S. post office knowing it often takes three years or longer for a proposal to result in an actual stamp.