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Stamps pay tribute to America's first astronaut

The first American in space, Mercury astronaut Alan Shepard, was honored with his own stamp Wednesday on the eve of the 50th anniversary of his flight.Full story

New stamps honor Alan Shepard, space mission

America's first man in space, Alan Shepard, is honored on a new Forever postage stamp being issued Wednesday at the Kennedy Space Center. Full story

U.S. postal service selling royal wedding stamps

If you're hunting royal wedding souvenirs on the U.S. side of the pond, the Postal Service is there for you. Full story

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