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The Stamps That Fall to Earth – Royal Mail lässt hunderte David Bowie Briefmarken aus dem All auf die Erde fallen

Wie angekündigt wurden gestern in UK David Bowie Sonderbriefmarken veröffentlicht. Zum Release wurden hunderte der Briefmarken von einem Heliumballon in einer Höhe von 34 Kilometer „abgeworfen“.

52 sets in total (the same number of years of Bowie“™s professional recording career) were attached to helium balloons with cameras, just like Bowie“™s character in that movie.

When the balloons burst, after reaching 34,100m at a speed of about 12mph, the stamps began descending at nearly 200mph.

It“™s a fitting tribute to the star who sang about the depths of outer space in many of his songs and featured in the 1976 film The Man Who Fell to Earth.

The Royal Mail stamps were all postmarked with a special edition red handstamp of the thunderbolt from the cover of Bowie“™s 1973 record Aladdin Sane.

Auf http://www.royalmail.com/stampstoearth kann man Briefmarken Sets gewinnen. Hierzu muss man erraten, wo die Marken gelandet sein könnten.

(via Mashable)