Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in

What happened to the flags on the moon ?


Posted on Saturday, 9 July, 2011 | Comment icon 21 comments | News tip by: Persia


Image credit: NASA

 
Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin planted the first flag on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission in 1969.

There were difficulties even during the process of setting it up, the astronauts had trouble placing the pole deep enough in to the ground and extending the aparatus designed to keep the flag outstretched. The flag itself was nothing special, made from the same materials as any other flag might be on earth and ordered from a government supply catalogue. More than 40 years on its unlikely that the flag is still in pristine condition, decades of sun-rot and micro-meteor impacts will have left it worn and tattered.

"As a symbol of the Fourth of July holiday, it is easy for the conversation this time of year to turn to iconic American flags, like the flag the Marines raised at Iwo Jima; the one firefighters put up at ground zero; and the one that flew over Fort McHenry and was the inspiration for what would become our national anthem."

  View: Full article |  Source: CBS News

  Discuss: View comments (21)

   


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #12 Posted by Chelle66 on 9 July, 2011, 15:59
LOL @ Eldorado, that would be cool! Are we ever going to return to the moon? I wonder... It was bittersweet watching the final shuttle launch yesterday. I hope this doesn't mean the end of space exploration for the USA.
Comment icon #13 Posted by theQ54 on 9 July, 2011, 17:17
Can't be much importance....they can hit a asteroid with a probe...so they could know that if they wanted.
Comment icon #14 Posted by MID on 9 July, 2011, 17:38
LOL @ Eldorado, that would be cool! Are we ever going to return to the moon? I wonder... It was bittersweet watching the final shuttle launch yesterday. I hope this doesn't mean the end of space exploration for the USA. I think we will, Chelle. And manned space exploration for the U.S. will happen again. We may be waiting a while, but it'll happen.
Comment icon #15 Posted by MID on 9 July, 2011, 17:40
Can't be much importance....they can hit a asteroid with a probe...so they could know that if they wanted. What can't be of much importance? Know what if they wanted? The sentence didn't make much sense.
Comment icon #16 Posted by Eldorado on 9 July, 2011, 17:56
What can't be of much importance? Know what if they wanted? The sentence didn't make much sense. LOL (my mother talks like that... in riddles... drives me nuts)
Comment icon #17 Posted by MID on 9 July, 2011, 19:32
LOL (my mother talks like that... in riddles... drives me nuts) Been alot of posters putting up stuff like that lately. Drives me nuts too...to a degree, because they generally don't explain it when I call them on it!
Comment icon #18 Posted by Mentalcase on 9 July, 2011, 19:47
Would be cool if there was a Six-Flags on the moon. Woot woo! lol QUOTE OF THE YEAR BOI!
Comment icon #19 Posted by Mentalcase on 9 July, 2011, 19:50
What the didn't tell us.....There was already a flag on the moon when we first got there......It had the photo of a dolphin on it....Sheet. Looks like we underestimated them... (I don't know what the hell i'm talking about) I know what you're talking about.
Comment icon #20 Posted by Mentalcase on 9 July, 2011, 19:51
US astronauts will be hitchhiking with other countries.
Comment icon #21 Posted by Taut on 11 July, 2011, 4:10
The Chinese will probably replace them all if there's anything left, with their own. And by the way, there's another whole program coming......look it up on the NASA site.....way kewl.


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


  On the forums
Forum posts:
Forum topics:
Members:

5853625
251400
165796

 
King Tut's tomb to undergo third set of scans
2-27-2017
A new team is set to attempt a last-ditch effort to find evidence of a secret chamber in the tomb.
Fossil of ancient giant penguin unearthed
2-27-2017
This newly described species of penguin is thought to have walked the Earth over 60 million years ago.
Half of all species could disappear by 2100
2-27-2017
Biologists have warned that up to a half of all species could be wiped out by the end of the century.
Hot springs holds 'hair freezing' competition
2-26-2017
Every year, visitors to the Takhini Hot Springs in Yukon are challenged to freeze their hair and brows.
Other news in this category
Astronauts could fly around the Moon by 2019
Posted 2-25-2017 | 7 comments
NASA is considering whether to send a crew on its first integrated Orion, SLS flight around the Moon....
 
7 Earth-sized worlds found around nearby star
Posted 2-22-2017 | 95 comments
NASA has announced the discovery of seven new planets including three within their star's habitable zone....
 
NASA to reveal 'major exoplanet discovery'
Posted 2-21-2017 | 95 comments
The space agency is due to announce its latest findings at a press conference on Wednesday morning....
 
NASA proposes redefining the word 'planet'
Posted 2-20-2017 | 22 comments
The move, if successful, could mean that our own solar system actually has more than 100 planets in it....
 
SpaceX Cape Canaveral launch is a success
Posted 2-19-2017 | 12 comments
The private space firm has successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket from NASA's Kennedy Space Center....
 
Mars may be slowly forming a ring system
Posted 2-19-2017 | 5 comments
Mars may not be the most obvious place to look for rings, but that could soon be set to change....
 
Building blocks of life discovered on Ceres
Posted 2-17-2017 | 11 comments
NASA's Dawn spacecraft has found carbon-based materials similar to those found on the early Earth....
 
UAE plans to build a city on Mars by 2117
Posted 2-16-2017 | 12 comments
The extremely ambitious endeavour, which is known as 'Mars 2117', was announced in Dubai two days ago....
 
Could Hubble get another servicing mission ?
Posted 2-15-2017 | 4 comments
It is looking increasingly likely that the iconic space telescope will be receiving further upgrades....
 
Scientists discover 60 new extrasolar planets
Posted 2-14-2017 | 1 comment
The significant haul of new worlds includes a potentially habitable 'super-Earth' with a rocky surface....
 
ISS astronaut films rare blue jet lightning
Posted 2-12-2017 | 2 comments
The breathtaking natural phenomenon is typically unpredictable and lasts for only fractions of a second....
 

 View: More news in this category
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.7 Unexplained-Mysteries.com © 2001-2017
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ