Event ID:  29
Contact Name:  Stuart Osbourne
Contact Email:  sosbourne@melb.javelinaustralia.com.au
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Organization:  Australia Post
Event Web Site:  www.auspost.com.au/blastoff
Dates:  2nd October 2007 to 31st October 2007
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Country:  Australia
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Event Description:  Australia Post stamps celebrating 50 years in space. Six stamps depicting six historic achievements in these 50 years. An entire program of activity for educating Australian Primary School children about this theme is planned for 'Stamp Collecting Month' throughout October.
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Report on the Results:  Simultaneous events were held in Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Perth to celebrate the release of the 50th Anniversary of Spaceflight stamp series, with varying degrees of media coverage. The stamps themselves went on sale to general public from October 1 and special stamp collecting packs, which included a DVD, notes space history and suggested activities for students,were sent to every Primary School in Australia. The stamp series was also featured in Australian philatelic publications.
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