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Mon Jul 30, 2012, 01:06 PM

Flags from Apollo moon landings still standing, new photos reveal

Source: SPACE.com

Flags from Apollo moon landings still standing, new photos reveal

By Clara Moskowitz, SPACE.com / July 30, 2012

An enduring question ever since the manned moon landings of the 1960s has been: Are the flags planted by the astronauts still standing?

Now, lunar scientists say the verdict is in from the latest photos of the moon taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC): Most do, in fact, still stand.

"From the LROC images it is now certain that the American flags are still standing and casting shadows at all of the sites, except Apollo 11," LROC principal investigator Mark Robinson wrote in a blog post today (July 27). "Astronaut Buzz Aldrin reported that the flag was blown over by the exhaust from the ascent engine during liftoff of Apollo 11, and it looks like he was correct!"

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Read more: http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2012/0730/Flags-from-Apollo-moon-landings-still-standing-new-photos-reveal-video

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 01:24 PM

1. Hope the Chinese don't get there next and take 'em down....

Dat would p1ss me an' Guido off....

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Response to lastlib (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 06:45 PM

3. Like we would be in a position to stop them? :^(

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 01:47 PM

2. These colors don't run.

Go USA!

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 03:01 PM

4. Not sure why they wouldn't be. (nt)

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