Favorite Links of the Week: Earthscapes Redux

It’s that time of the week again, and there’s been so much buzz about the new Earthscapes (Forever®) stamps, issued on Monday, that we’re devoting another week of favorite links to them.

WTTG Fox 5 in Washington, D.C., interviewed Executive Director of Stamp Services Steve Kearney at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, before Monday’s issuance ceremony, offering some great inside information about the creation of the stamps.

The scientific, as well as aesthetic, importance of the Landstat 7 Satellite images included on the sheet is explained on RedOrbit.com.

Pacific Northwesterners at The Oregonian celebrated the appearance of the famous volcanic crater of Mount St. Helens on the Earthscapes sheet.

The Green Bay Press Gazette covered a special unveiling of the cherry orchard stamp, which features a Door County, Wisconsin, orchard in bloom.

The less iconic but, as the Las Vegas Review-Journal points out, very real depiction of Sin City is captured in a shot of a residential subdivision.

Meteorologist Bob Ryan of WJLA ABC7 in Washington, D.C., who was master of ceremonies at the issuance event on Monday, talks about his favorite stamps on the sheet.

And if you weren’t able to make it to the ceremony, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center put together a video of highlights from the official dedication.

If all this excitement is any indication, you may want to heed Mr. Kearney’s advice and get your Earthscapes stamps as soon as you can!