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James Webb Space Telescope stamp release date | Digital Trends Spanish

The excitement surrounding James Webb Space Telescope It took it up a notch earlier this month when NASA shared the first incredible images from the next-generation observatory.

Now the United States Postal Service (USPS) is springing into action with the imminent release of a specially designed stamp to celebrate what is the most powerful space telescope ever built.

After announcing the stamp earlier this year, the USPS this week revealed the pre-order date for the new James Webb Space Telescope Forever stamp: August 8. Fans of stamps or space (or both!) simply need to visit the USPS online store to place your order.

A month later, on September 8, the stamp will go on general sale.

The image on the stamp features an artist’s digitally created rendering of the telescope against what the USPS described as “a dazzling starscape.”

It was designed by art director Derry Noyes using existing art created by James Vaughan and imagery from NASA and the Space Telescope Science Institute. The design shows the telescope’s 18 gold-plated segments, which together create the observatory’s impressive 21-foot mirrored lens.

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