Will Pluto Get its Day in the Sun With a New Postage Stamp?



NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft carries a 29-cent US Postal Service stamp that reads Pluto: Not yet explored, a phrase that is said to have irked some scientists enough to get a mission to the mini-planet started. Now that Pluto has been visited, and the mini-planet is more popular than ever, there are calls for a new Pluto stamp from the U.S. Postal Service. Several years ago, the New Horizons team petitioned the Postal Service for a new stamp but there’s no word on whether that will happen, according to the USPS OIG. However, we’re betting the Postal Service won’t pass up a sure thing – a traditional “space” stamp with possible widespread appeal.