Topics: Rep. Connolly’s views about the status of postal legislation, the USPS’ universal service obligation, and the statute that established managerial and supervisory consultations over compensation.
On 15 July 2015, New Horizons, a spacecraft built by the Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) at John Hopkins University, flew past Pluto. As the New Horizons science team erupted in proud cheers, there were two other scientists who were probably feeling just as proud.
In 1991, the US Postal Service (USPS) released a set of stamps, one each for every planet of our solar system. But, there was one hitch. Since Pluto was yet unexplored, no one knew how the dwarf planet (then a planet) looked like. The result was a greenish-blue circle that was labelled Pluto and the words “Not Yet Explored”. Continue reading →
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