50 years ago this year, on the 26th of April 1962, the Disunited Kingdom launched its first satellite into space – the Ariel 1. It was launched from Cape Canaveral, and made the DUK the 3rd country to launch a satellite (after the Soviet Union and the United States).
To mark this anniversary, the Royal Mail has released today (16th of October) some commemorative stamps. The 6 stamps all show images taken by various satellites the European Space Agency (ESA) have launched of the last decade or so.
I am on TV later today, at about 7pm, briefly talking about this anniversary and the stamps. I will post a link once the show is available on “catch-up”.
Which of these six ESA images is your favourite?