Did Bowie Fall From Space?
David Bowie has possibly made it into space — well at least tribute stamps in his honor have.
In January, England’s Royal Mail announced that it would issue a set of 10 Bowie tribute stamps, which went on sale March 14th.
To mark the occasion, 52 sets of the stamps — representing the 52 years of his career — were attached to helium balloons and released. At 21 miles up the balloons burst and the stamps fell to Earth — a tribute to his 1976 film The Man Who Fell to Earth.
A contest has also been attached to today’s stunt, and fans who correctly guess where “the stamps that fell to earth” landed will win limited-edition covers of the Bowie albums depicted on the stamps.