USPS to begin selling James Webb Space Telescope stamps August 8

Want to show off your fondness for the James Webb Space Telescope in physical form? The US Postal Service may have what you are looking for. The courier agency is launching a JWST stamp that will be available for pre-order from August 28 in sheets of 20. It’s ultimately a digital representation of the telescope against a galactic background, but that may be all what you need to show off your space fandom when sending a letter or package

The USPS did not detail the prices. As a Forever stamp, however, the JWST impression will always be worth the price of an ounce of First Class Mail. So you won’t have to worry about using extra stamps years later. Sheets of 20 Forever stamps usually cost $12.

Yes, there is a certain irony in celebrating cutting-edge astronomy using mail stickers invented in the 19th century. You might want to buy a t-shirt or something similar if you’re interested in visibility. Look at it this way, though: stamps are relatively inexpensive, and they might do the trick if you’re a collector or just want to add a personal touch to your mail.

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