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    David Meerman Scott and Richard Jurek combined their profession in marketing and passion for memorabilia to provide new insight into the story of NASA's Apollo...
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    The fifth and final of the European Space Agency's (ESA) Automated Transfer Vehicles (ATV), named the Georges Lemaître after the "father of the Big...
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    Opportunity, NASA's Mars rover that landed on the Red Planet in 2004, now holds the off-Earth distance record after accruing 25 miles (40 kilometers)...
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    LEGO builder Gabriel Russo is a fan of the Hubble Space Telescope, and as such has set about to give it the toy brick treatment....
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    On Aug. 14, Space Center Houston will hoist a 160,000-lb space shuttle replica into the air and place it on top of NASA's historic Shuttle...

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What is Astrophilately

Astrophilately is a special philatelic class with its own set of proper rules. It is a quite youthful class which is 25, this year.
Astrophilately was officially approved by FIP (Fédération Internationale de Philatélie) as an independent Class with its own special regulations, during the FIP Congress held in Rome.
On AD*ASTRA Magazine topics related to Astrophilately are illustrated from different points of view
- What is an Astrophilately Collection (AD*ASTRA n. 1, pages 5-6)
- Scope and contents (AD*ASTRA n. 2, pages.  5-8)
- Criteria for Evaluating Astrophilately Exhibits(AD*ASTRA n. 3, pages.  12-14) 
- Identify forged items  (AD*ASTRA n. 5, pages. 8-10)


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