Centennial Space Covers

My collection of Centennial Space Covers is shown below.

Centennial Covers were produced by Edward Hacker (Huntsville, Alabama USA) from the early 1960s right through until the mid-1980s.

1962 | 1963 | 1964 | 1965 | 1966 | 1967 | 1968 | 1969 | 1970 | 1971 | 1972 | 1973 | 1974 | 1975 | 1976 | 1977 | 1978 | 1979 | 1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1983 | 1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1989

1962  |  Back to Year choices

Project Mercury / John Glenn ‘Friendship 7’ Flight – 20th Feb 1962:


Mariner 2 – 27th Aug 1962:


1963  |  Back to Year choices

Explorer 19 – 19th Dec 1963:


1964  |  Back to Year choices

Echo 2 – 25th Jan 1964:


Syncom 3 – 19th Aug 1964:


Saturn SA-7 – 18th Sep 1964:


IMP 2 – 4th Oct 1964:


Mariner 3 – 5th Nov 1964:


1965  |  Back to Year choices

Saturn SA-9 / AS-103 / Pegasus 1 Satellite – 16th Feb 1965:


Saturn SA-8 / AS-104 / Pegasus 2 Satellite – 25th May 1965:


Transtage 5 – 18th Jun 1965:


Triple Satellite Launching – 20th Jul 1965:


Gemini 5 Splashdown – 29th Aug 1965:


Gemini 7 Launch – 4th Dec 1965:


Gemini 6 Launch – 15th Dec 1965:


Gemini 6 Splashdown – 16th Dec 1965:


LES 3 & 4 / OV2 3 / OSCAR 4 – 21st Dec 1965:


1966  |  Back to Year choices

Gemini 8 Landing- 17th Mar 1966:


Gemini 9 Launch – 3rd Jun 1966:


Gemini 9 Walk Around the Moon – 5th Jun 1966:


Gemini 9 Landing – 6th Jun 1966:


Gemini 10 Launch – 18th Jul 1966:


Gemini 11 Launch – 12th Sep 1966:


Gemini 11 Recovery – 15th Sep 1966:


Gemini 12 Launch – 11th Nov 1966:


Gemini 12 Agena Target Vehicle Rendezvous – 11th Nov 1966:


Gemini 12 Recovery – 15th Nov 1966:


1967  |  Back to Year choices

ESSA 5 – 20th Apr 1967:


Multiple Scientific Satellite Launch (Vela 7/8, ORS 4, OV5 1/3) – 28th Apr 1967:


IMP F / Explorer 34 – 24th May 1967:


ESRO 2A – 29th May 1967:


Surveyor 4 – 14th Jul 1967:


POGO 2 – 28th Jul 1967:


Surveyor 5 – 8th Sep 1967:


Atlantic 3 – 26th Sep 1967:


1968  |  Back to Year choices

GEOS 2 – 11th Jan 1968:


Apollo 5 Launch – 22nd Jan 1968:


10th Anniversary Explorer 1 – 31st Jan 1968:


IDCSP / DSCS 1 / NATO 1 – 13th Jun 1968:


Canyon 1 Satellite Launch – 6th Aug 1968:


12 Satellite Cluster Launch (Failure) – 16th Aug 1968:


Minuteman-3 Missile Launch – 16th Aug 1968:


ESSA 7 Weather Satellite Launch – 16th Aug 1968:


Apollo 7 Launch – 11th Oct 1968:


Walter M. Schirra Jr – 11th Oct 1968:


Pioneer 9 Launch – 8th Nov 1968:


Apollo 8 Launch – 21st Dec 1968:


Apollo 8 Moon Orbit – 24th Dec 1968:


Apollo 8 Recovery – 27th Dec 1968:


1969  |  Back to Year choices

OSO 5 – 22nd Jan 1969:


Taccomsat 1 Satellite Launch – 9th Feb 1969: – 9th Feb 1969:


Mariner 6 Launch – 25th Feb 1969:


ESSA 9 Weather Satellite Launch – 26th Feb 1969:


Apollo 9 Launch – 3rd Mar 1969:


Apollo 9 Test of Lunar Excursion Module – 7th Mar 1969:


Apollo 9 Splashdown & Recovery – 13th Mar 1969:


Mariner 7 Launch – 27th Mar 1969:


Apollo 10 Launch – 18th May 1969:


Apollo 10 Lunar Module – 22nd May 1969:


Apollo 10 Recovery – 26th May 1969:


OGO 6 – 5th Jun 1969:


Apollo 11 Launch – 16th Jul 1969:


Apollo 11 Moon Landing – 20th Jul 1969:


Apollo 11 Moon Liftoff – 21st Jul 1969:


Apollo 11 Recovery – 24th Jul 1969:


Intelsat III F5 – 26th Jul 1969:


Mariner 6 / Mars Fly By – 29th Jul 1969:


Mariner 7 / Mars Fly By – 5th Aug 1969:


Pioneer 10 Launch – 28th Aug 1969:


First Day Cover (First Man on the Moon stamp) – 9th Sep 1969:


Apollo 12 Launch – 14th Nov 1969:


Apollo 12 Moon Landing- 19th Nov 1969:


Apollo 12 Moon-Walk – 19th Nov 1969:


British Skynet – 22nd Nov 1969:


Apollo 12 Splashdown – 24th Nov 1969:


1970  |  Back to Year choices

Intelsat III F6 – 15th Jan 1970:


SERT 2 – 3rd Feb 1970:


Solar Eclipse Rocket – 7th Mar 1970:


NATO 1 – 21st Mar 1970:


Nimbus 4 – 8th Apr 1970:


Apollo 13 Launch – 11th Apr 1970:


Apollo 13 Trouble – 13th Apr 1970:


Apollo 13 Moon Loop- 14th Apr 1970:


Apollo 13 Recovery – 17th Apr 1970:


Project Ram – 13th Sep 1970:


USAF Secret Satellite / DSP 1 – 6th Nov 1970:


Orbiting Frog Otolith – 9th Nov 1970:


Apollo 14 Rollout – 9th Nov 1970:


OAO 3 – 30th Nov 1970:


NOAA 1 / ITOS A (Improved Tiros) – 11th Dec 1970:


1971  |  Back to Year choices

Intelsat-4 2 – 26th Jan 1971:


NATO B Communications Satellite – 3rd Feb 1971:


Apollo 14 Moon Walk – 5th Feb 1971:


Apollo 14 Recovery – 9th Feb 1971:


Explorer 43 – 13th Mar 1971:


DSP 2 Secret Spy Satellite – 5th May 1971:


Mariner 8 Launch (Failure) – 8th May 1971:


Apollo 15 Rollout – 11th May 1971:


Mariner 9 – 30th May 1971:


SOLRAD 10 (C) – 9th Jul 1971:


Apollo 15 Launch – 26th Jul 1971:


Apollo 15 Moon Landing – 30th Jul 1971:


Apollo 15 Lunar Rover – 31st July 1971:


Decade of Achievement – 2nd Aug 1971:


Apollo 15 Satellite Launch – 4th Aug 1971:


EOLE 1 – 16th Aug 1971:


Stratoscope II – 10th Sep 1971:


Joint USA/Germany Barium Ion Cloud Experiment – 21st Sep 1971:


OSO 7 – 29th Sep 1971:


ITOS B – 21st Oct 1971:


Two Military Communication Satellites / DSCS-2 1 & DSCS-2 2 – 3rd Nov 1971:


Mariner 9 Orbiting Mars – 13th Nov 1971:


Canyon 4 Satellite Launch [Failure] – 6th Dec 1971:


Ariel 4 (UK 4) – 11th Dec 1971:


Intelsat-4 3 – 20th Dec 1971:


1972  |  Back to Year choices

Intelsat 4 – 23rd Jan 1972:


HEOS 2 – 31st Jan 1972:


Secret Satellite Launch / Jumpseat 2 – 16th Feb 1972:


Pioneer 10 – 2nd Mar 1972:


DSP 3 – 3rd Mar 1972:


TD 1A – 11th Mar 1972:


International Sounding Rockets – 20th Mar 1972:


Secret Satellite DSAP-5B F2 – 24th Mar 1972:


Apollo 16 Launch – 16th Apr 1972:


Apollo 16 Moon Landing – 20th Apr 1972:


Secret Satellite KH-4B 17 – 25th May 1972:


Intelsat-4 5 – 13th Jun 1972:


Hexagon 3 / Ursala 1 – 7th Jul 1972:


OAO 3 / Copernicus – 21st Aug 1972:


KH-8 36 – 1st Sep 1972:


Explorer 47 / IMP 9 – 25th Sep 1972:


ITOS D – 15th Oct 1972:


ANIK 1 – 9th Nov 1972:


ESRO 4 – 21st Nov 1972:


Nimbus 5 – 10th Dec 1972:


Apollo 17 Launch – 7th Nov 1972:


Apollo 17 Moon Landing – 11th Dec 1972:


Apollo 17 Spacewalk – 17th Dec 1972:


Apollo 17 Recovery – 19th Dec 1972:


1973  |  Back to Year choices

Skylab Preliminary Rollout – 9th Jan 1973:


Skylab Space Walk Practice – 24th Jan 1973:


Skylab 2 Rollout- 26th Feb 1973:


Rhyolite 2 / Aquacade 2 – 6th Mar 1973:


Skylab / Saturn 5 Rollout – 16th Apr 1973:


Skylab Launch – 14th May 1973:


Skylab First Crewed Mission Launch – 25th May 1973:


Astronauts Enter Skylab Space Station – 26th May 1973:


Explorer 49 – 10th Jun 1973:


Skylab III Rollout – 11th Jun 1973:


Skylab Recovery – 22nd Jun 1973:


Skylab Second Manned Launch – 28th Jul 1973:


Skylab Astronauts Return – 25th Sep 1973:


Mariner 10 Launch – 3rd Nov 1973:


Skylab 3rd Manned Launch – 16th Nov 1973:


Skylab Christmas Space Walk – 25th Nov 1973:


Pioneer 10 Jupiter Fly-By – 12th Dec 1973:


1974  |  Back to Year choices

Skylab Emergency Rocket Rollback – 14th Feb 1974:


Mariner 10 Fly-By Mercury – 29th Mar 1974:


Space Shuttle Port Ground Breaking – 1st Apr 1974:


WESTAR 1 – 13th Apr 1974:


Explorer 52 / Hawkeye – 3rd Jun 1974:


Aeros B – 16th Jul 1974:


KH-9 9 / Raquel 1 / S3 1 – 30th Aug 1974:


WESTAR 2 – 11th Oct 1974:


Intelsat IV F8 – 21st/22nd Nov 1974:


Helios A – 10th Dec 1974:


Symphonie 1 – 18th Dec 1974:


1975  |  Back to Year choices

Apollo-Soyuz Cosmonauts Arrive for Training – 11th Feb 1975:


Intelsat IV F6 – 20th Feb 1975:


GEOS C – 9th Apr 1975:


Nimbus 6 – 12th Jun 1975:


OSO 8 – 21st Jun 1975:


Apollo Soyuz Test Project Launch – 15th Jul 1975:


Apollo Soyuz Test Project Splashdown – 24th Jul 1975:


Viking 1 Launch – 20th Aug 1975:


Symphonie B – 26th Aug 1975:


GOES 1 – 16th Oct 1975:


Explorer 55 – 19th Nov 1975:


1976  |  Back to Year choices

Helios B – 15th Jan 1976:


CTS Satellite – 19th Jan 1976:


Intelsat IVA F2 – 29th Jan 1976:


Marisat A – 19th Feb 1976:


SOLRAD – 14th Mar 1976:


LAGEOS – 4th May 1976:


Marisat B – 9th Jun 1976:


ITOS H – 29th Jul 1976:


Viking 2 Enters Mars Orbit – 7th Aug 1976:


Viking 2 Lands on Mars – 3rd Sep 1976:


Marisat 3 – 14th Oct 1976:


1977  |  Back to Year choices

NATO 3B – 27th Jan 1977:


Space Shuttle OV-101 – 31st Jan 1977:


Space Shuttle OV-101 Mounted on 747 – 8th Feb 1977:


Space Shuttle OV-101 Taxi Tests – 15th Feb 1977:


Space Shuttle OV-101 Second Unmanned Captive Flight – 22nd Feb 1977:


Space Shuttle OV-101 Third Unmanned Captive Flight – 25th Feb 1977:


KSC Pictorial Cancel – 1st Mar 1977:


Palapa 2 Satellite – 10th Mar 1977:


Intelsat IV A-C Satellite – 26th May 1977:


Huntsville AL Pictorial Cancel – 5th Jul 1977:


Space Shuttle OV-101 Third Manned Captive Flight – 26th Jul 1977:


Voyager 2 / Titan Centaur Rocket – 13th Aug 1977:


Voyager 2 Launch – 20th Aug 1977:


Sirio – 25th Aug 1977:


Voyager 1 – 5th Sep 1977:


2nd Manned Test Flight of the Space Shuttle Enterprise – 13th Sep 1977:


ISEE 1/2 – 22nd Oct 1977:


Space Shuttle Manned Free Flight / 5th Flight of Enterprise – 26th Oct 1977:


1978  |  Back to Year choices

Intelsat IVA F3 – 6th Jan 1978:


Orbiter Landing Facility – 30th Mar 1978:


Intelsat IVA F6 – 31st Mar 1978:


Space Shuttle External Tank – 19th Apr 1978:


Space Shuttle First Propulsion Test – 21st Apr 1978:


OTS B – 11th May 1978:


Shuttle Orbiter Vibration Test – 30th May 1978:


GOES 3 – 16th Jun 1978:


Comstar D3 – 29th Jun 1978:


Viking FDC – 20th Jul 1978:


Pioneer Venus Multiprobe – 8th Aug 1978:


ISEE C – 12th Aug 1978:


Space Shuttle All Elements Mated – 6th Oct 1978:


HEAO 2 – 13th Nov 1978:


Pioneer-Venus Enters Orbit Around Venus – 4th Dec 1978:


1979  |  Back to Year choices

Space Shuttle Vibration Test 3rd Phase – 30th Jan 1979:


Voyager 1 Closest Approach to Jupiter – 5th Mar 1979:


Space Shuttle Columbia Arrives at KSC – 24th Mar 1979:


Voyager 2 Closest Approach to Jupiter – 9th Jul 1979:


The First Main Engine for Space Shuttle Columbia Arrives at KSC – 10th Jul 1979:


1980  |  Back to Year choices

Voyager 1 Closest Approach to Saturn – 12th Nov 1980:


Intelsat V – 6th Dec 1980:


Space Shuttle Columbia Rollout – 29th Dec 1980:


1981  |  Back to Year choices

Space Shuttle Mounted on 747 Carrier – 27th Apr 1981:


United States Space Achievements – 21st May 1981:


GOES 5 – 22nd May 1981:


Voyager 2 Closest Approach to Saturn – 25th Aug 1981:


Space Shuttle Leaves Edwards AFB – 24th Nov 1981:


Space Shuttle Arrives at KSC – 25th Nov 1981:


1982  |  Back to Year choices

RCA E Satcom 4 – 15th Jan 1982:


Space Shuttle STS 3 Rollout – 16th Feb 1982:


Space Shuttle STS 3 Launch – 22nd Mar 1982:


Space Shuttle SBS 3 & Anik-C3 Aboard Columbia – 18th Oct 1982:


Space Shuttle STS 5 Spacewalk Canceled – 15th Nov 1982:


Space Shuttle STS 5 Landing – 16th Nov 1982:


1983  |  Back to Year choices

Space Shuttle STS 6 Launch – 4th Apr 1983:


Space Shuttle STS 6 Spacewalk – 7th Apr 1983:


Space Shuttle STS 6 Landing – 9th Apr 1983:


1984  |  Back to Year choices

1985  |  Back to Year choices

STS-51C Deploys Military Satellite – 25th Jan 1985:


STS-51C Landing – 27th Jan 1985:


STS-51D Landing – 19th Apr 1985:


STS-51B Launch – 29th Apr 1985:


STS-51F Launch – 29th Jan 1985:


STS-51I Launch / Aussat Satellite / ASC-1 Satellite – 27th Aug 1985:


STS-51J Rollout – 30th Aug 1985:


STS-51I Landing – 3rd Sep 1985:


STS-51J Final Test – 12th Sep 1985:


STS-51J Landing – 7th Oct 1985:


STS-61A Launch – 30th Oct 1985:


STS-61A Launch – 30th Oct 1985:


1986  |  Back to Year choices

STS-61C Launch – 12th Jan 1986:

1989  |  Back to Year choices

20th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing – 20th Jul 1989: