Apollo 15 Cancellation

National Aeronautics and Space Administration1971

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum
Washington, DC, United States

Historic footage of Apollo 15 commander Dave Scott canceling the Apollo 15 cover.


  • Title: Apollo 15 Cancellation
  • Creator: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Date Created: 1971
  • Subject Keywords: Apollo 15, Moon mail
  • Transcript:
    Got a good picture Joe? Good picture Dave, have at it. Okay. To show that our good Postal Service has deliveries any place in the universe, I have the pleasant task of canceling, here on the Moon, the first stamp of a new issue dedicated to commemorate United States achievements in space. And I'm sure a lot of people have seen pictures of the stamp. I have the first one here on an envelope. At the bottom it says, “United States in Space, a decade of achievement,” and I'm very proud to have the opportunity here to play postman. I pull out a cancellation device. Cancel this stamp. It says, “August the second, 1971, first day of issue.” What could be a better place to cancel this stamp than right here at Hadley Rille. By golly, it even works in a vacuum.
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  • External Link: Moon Mail

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