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.