USPS stamp sets world record - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

USPS stamp sets world record

(Source: USPS) (Source: USPS)

A United States Postal Service stamp set a Guinness World Record.

A 1991 Pluto: Not Yet Explored stamp traveled three billion miles on a spacecraft to visit the dwarf planet.

This trip earned it the world record for farthest distance traveled by a postage stamp.

The record will add another one billion miles as the New Horizons mission will journey to visit a Kuiper Belt object known as 2014 MU69.

This object is considered one of the early building blocks of the solar system.

A ceremony was held at the Postal Service headquarters on July 19 to mark the achievement.

Space fans are asked to share the news on social media with the hashtag #PlutoExplored.

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