The U.S. Postal Service is looking to the cosmos for inspiration in its latest collections of stamps.

The agency’s lineup of stamps for the new year includes a collection commemorating the 50th anniversary of the original Star Trek series, a celebration of NASA’s historic Pluto flyby mission last year, a lunar-themed set and stamps featuring all of the solar system’s planets.

NASA’s New Horizons voyage to Pluto will be honored with two stamps — one featuring the spacecraft itself and another emblazoned with an enhanced image of the dwarf planet. A banner across the top of the stamps reads, “Pluto — explored!” — a reference to a previous set of Pluto stamps issued in 1991 that were titled “Pluto: Not yet explored.” Read more…

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Postal service honors Pluto mission, ‘Star Trek’ in new space-themed stamp collections