Astrophilately is a very interesting and exciting hobby.
Among the special characteristics of Astrophilately are envelopes and cards cancelled by the post office at the place and on the exact date of the special events regarded to space exploration, i.e. launches, landings, or other space activities.For manned space programs and for deep space missions (after launch) the postmark applied at the Post Office being nearest to the corresponding mission control centre, responsible for supervision, is valid to record such events as extra vehicle activities, dockings, undockings, etc.
Astrophilately also includes the collecting of Space Mail.
Space Mail is philatelic material that was flown aboard a spacecraft.
Postmarks from tracking sites and ships participating in the mission are also Astrophilatelic material if they are dated during the mission.
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