Star Trek author Kevin Lauderdale has made a proposal: It’s time to commemorate Carl Sagan, author of COSMOS and Contact with a postage stamp. I’ll let Kevin explain:
December 20th will mark the 10th anniversary of the death of Carl Sagan. This makes him an eligible subject for a U.S. postage stamp.
If, like me, you saw COSMOS at an impressionable age, perhaps he shaped your fascination with things scientific.
Anyone interested in endorsing the stamp idea should write a polite letter detailing the reasons why Sagan is worthy of such an honor to the board below. Those of you with blogs might also consider publicizing this.
Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee
US Postal Service
1735 North Lynn St, Rm 5013
Arlington VA 22209-6432
My letter’s going in the mail tomorrow. Thanks for making the suggestion, Kevin. 🙂
At the same time, I cannot believe it’s been ten years since Sagan’s passing. In some ways it seems simultaneously both more recent and more distant–it feels like far more than a decade since I read Billions and Billions, The Demon-Haunted World, and Pale Blue Dot, while at the same time the Jodie Foster film Contact feels like it was released just the other year.
Carl Sagan on a stamp. Let’s hope it sells billions. 🙂