Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Polarstern and the MOSAiC Expedition

The Bremerhaven postmark on this pre-stamped International Polar Year envelope from Germany commemorates the MOSAiC Expedition. This was a one year expedition that turned the RV Polarstern into a drifting Arctic observatory to study effects of climate change. It involved several countries and hundreds of researchers, making it the largest Arctic expedition in history.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Neustadt am Rübenberge, Germany

From the Germany town of Neustadt am Rübenberge, postmarked 10-10-20. Received yesterday on 10-20-20 :)

Friday, October 16, 2020

Mars 2020

Postmark commemorating the launch of NASA's latest Mars mission. Launched on 30 July at 11:50 UTC, the Perseverance rover and an autonomous helicopter drone called Ingenuity are scheduled to land on Mars on February 18th, 2021. 

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Canada Post Community Foundation Stamp 2020

Annual semi-postal stamp from Canada. The additional 10 cents added to the purchase price of each stamp goes to non-profit organizations that help children in need.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020