Purgatory Post commemorates Apollo 9
Certain of the Apollo missions get all the glory. Apollo 8, the first to orbit the moon. Apollo 11, the first to put men on the moon. Apollo 13, which returned its crew safely to Earth in dramatic fashion. Even the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project was commemorated with a pair of stamps in 1975.
Apollo 9 has gotten relatively little recognition in comparison, but New Hampshire’s Purgatory Post changed that earlier this month with a pair of stamps commemorating the 50th anniversary of the mission.
The first of the two 9-sola stamps pictures Jim McDivitt, David Scott, and Rusty Schweickart, along with Apollo 9’s launch. The second stamp pictures a portion of the spacecraft in orbit along with the Apollo 9 mission patch.
Purgatory Post is issuing stamps for the 50th anniversary of each of the Apollo missions, so there are plenty more stamps still to come!