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- U.S. Commemorative Postage Stamp FDC - First Day Cover Issue
- Scott catalog# 1914 / Issue date - May 21, 1981 / Denomination 18¢
- Topic - "Space Achievement Series" - Benefitting Mankind
- This was one of a series of eight stamps issued in the Space Achievement Series - This one depicting the Space Shuttle "Columbia" on a mission in space. (Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated over Texas and Louisiana as it reentered Earth's atmosphere, killing all seven crew members on February 1, 2003, shortly before it was scheduled to conclude its 28th mission.)
- Designed by: Robert McCall - Postmarked - May 21, 1981 / Washington, D.C.
- This First Day Cover also included a gold replica of the stamp