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Space commemorative cover
or Space Cover.
Cosmodrom : Kourou
Date of Cancellation: Oct. 18, 1963
Printed: 78 units
Kind of Event : Launch
Launch pad : Hammaguir Algeria France
Mission type : Animal in space
ou?/where?: au sol - ground
autographe?: non - none
Description : One of the first astro-philatelic documents from Lollini editions.
Envelope format 178x85 mm.
Envelope commemorating the launch of a Véronique rocket, with the Cat Félix on board (weighing less than 2,500 grams)
Available in 78 unnumbered and unaddressed copies.
including 38 with green stamp "Franchise Militaire"
including 12 with a 0.25F stamp
including 12 with stamp at 0.50F (Telstar - photo)
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The cat Felix returned from her trip in good health, and even had healthy offspring after her flight. This cat is a true ASTRONAUT because her flight took her to an apogee of 157km far beyond the Karmann line (86-100 km) which conventionally separates atmosphere from space. The feline took 9G of acceleration at the start and reached a speed above Mach 6. On the way back, the parachute deployed optimally. The electrocardiograms and encephalograms have not been made public by CNES. video
Hammaguir, Véronique rocket fired on October 18, 1963.
having on board the cat "FELIX", laboratory animal
specially bred for space purposes. Back to
parachute in perfect health in the Saharan desert.
Exclusive Lollini, a French soldier, stationed in Hammaguir at the time of the launch, uses 80 blank envelopes
stamps them with postage stamps to the local armies, and makes them affix the stamp "POSTE AUX ARMEES" of the day of the launch and the stamp of the Vaguemestre (S.P.89.846)
Back on the continent, This soldier gave us all of his production - After processing in printing
(Roger Graglia and machine destruction of 2 envelopes)
Finally, 78 FDCs are made available to collectors.
This very rare document, produced by a passionate philatelist and privileged witness of this event, is one of the great classics of the Astrophilately theme.
This will be featured in a future Space Revue.
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FELIX · FIRST CAT IN SPACE · VERONIQUE ROCKET