Here is a collection of landmark moments in U.S. Postal Service history.
1959: The Postal Service experimented with "missile mail," teaming up with the U.S. Navy sub The U.S.S. Barbero to fire missiles containing postal containers instead of ordinance. The cost and numerous failures doomed the program to failure.
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