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Starman David Bowie fell to earth one more time

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The death of David Bowie on 10 January 2016 was a sudden and decisive blow to the world of music.

In memory of the musician, Royal Mail has launched a collection of 52 David Bowie stamp sets into the sky.

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Picture: Royal Mail screengrab

 

They were attached to helium balloons with cameras – much like his character in the 1976 film The Man Who Fell to Earth.

 

After having reached 34,100 metres with a speed of 12 miles per hour, the stamps started descending at 200mph.

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Picture: Royal Mail screengrab

 

The best bit? You can win a historic stamp set – if you can guess where one landed.

You can enter the competition here


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