USPS celebrates the OSIRIS-REx mission return with a stamp!

While many of us were enjoying our Sunday visiting museums or watching football, the folks at NASA held their collective breath as the OSIRIS-REx mission returned to Earth after collecting samples of asteroid Bennu. The successful landing means it’s time to celebrate! And what better way than with a new stamp, right? We had a great time working with NASA to create this sheet of stamps commemorating the mission—released just in time for the OSIRIS-REx return!

The stamp artwork shows the capsule containing the sample parachuting to the Utah Test and Training Range, a U.S. Department of Defense facility. A depiction of Bennu’s surface appears at the bottom of the pane’s selvage, with outer space above — deep blue and dappled with celestial bodies. A view of the asteroid is in the upper right corner. It is juxtaposed against the NY Times article about the return of the spacecraft to Earth.

Stamp sheet for OSIRIS-REx. the border is illustrated with imagery of the craft, it's landing on the surface of the asteroid Bennu by parachute, and collecting a sample.