US 1964 'Airmail' Robert Hutchings Goddard 8c. Scott. C69

US 1964 'Airmail' Robert Hutchings Goddard 8c. Scott. C69

Series: Robert H. Goddard Issue

Stamp details: Goddard, Atlas Rocket & Launching Tower, Cape Kennedy

Issued date: 05-10-1964 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 8c.

Emission: Air Post

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): C69
Stanley Gibbons (UK): A1234
Michel (Germany): 866
Yvert et Tellier (France): PA65

Dimensions (height x width):
25mm x 39mm

Printer: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Print Method: Giori press

Stamp Colors: Blue, red and bister
Perforation: Perf 11 x 11
Paper: Tagged
Gum type: Ordinary

Themes: Famous People, Space, Rocket, Science and Technology

Total print: 62,255,000 (estimate)

Description: Robert Hutchings Goddard (1882-1945) was an American engineer, professor, physicist, and inventor who is credited with creating and building the world's first liquid-fueled rocket. Goddard successfully launched his rocket on March 16, 1926, which ushered in an era of space flight and innovation. He and his team launched 34 rockets between 1926 and 1941, achieving altitudes as high as 2.6 km (1.6 mi) and speeds as fast as 885 km/h (550 mph).