A special postage stamp has been issued to mark the space mission of Dutch astronaut Andre Kuipers. There are three different sets of stamps available in limited edition which can be ordered via the internet from PostNL.
A set of cards with space-related pictures is also available from the PostNL website. The collection of 34 cards with images taken in space has different themes: world cities, world wonders and space travel.
Kuipers was launched into space on 23 December 2011, in a Russian Soyuz rocket from the Russian space base in Baikonur in Kazakhstan. He will stay in the International Space Station with two other astronauts for the next five months.