Today we pause to remember Neil Armstrong (1930–2012), who, on July 20, 1969, became the first person to walk on the moon. “That’s one small step for man,” he famously said from the lunar surface, “one giant leap for mankind.”
The U.S. Postal Service has issued several stamps commemorating the historic achievement, which was the fulfillment of President John F. Kennedy’s 1961 commitment to put a man on the moon. This stamp was issued in 1999 as part of the Celebrate the Century: The 1960s stamp pane.