American Flags Still Standing on the Moon
The most common questions put to the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) team before launch focused on what we will see at the Apollo sites. Will we see the Lunar Module descent stage and rovers? What about rover tracks, or the American flags? As we now know, the NAC images clearly show all of the above items (see links to earlier posts at the bottom). Personally, I was a bit surprised that the flags survived the harsh ultraviolet light and temperatures of the lunar surface, but they did. What they look like is another question (badly faded?). Much has been written about the Apollo flags, a comprehensive summary is on the Apollo Lunar Surface Journal webpage.
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