Friday, July 08, 2011
Where are those six flags we left on the Moon. A CBS researcher posed that question to NASA. It turns out the ones on Apollo 11 and 12 were probably too close to the LEM to survive when the ascent stage blasted off. The Apollo 14, 15, 16, and 17 flags were planeted further from the LEM and are likely still standing. It's good to know some are still up. The U.S. did not lay claim to the Moon (ir could not under the Outer Space Treaty), but we had the right to crow a little bit about our great national adventure.