Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Long-lasting flags ...

Apparently five of the six flags planted on the moon during the Apollo landings are still standing more than forty years after Neil Armstrong first took that one small step for a man ...

With no wind, rain or biological decay it can be expected that they will stay up much longer than a similar flag would on Earth.

It is strange to think what marks we leave in the Universe and what future generations, or a completely different species, may make of them.

2 comments:

JAK said...

With no atmosphere at all I wonder what made number 6 fall over.

I wonder if the solar wind has an effect? Unless it done so when the LM took off from the surface.

Something to ponder i guess.

JAK said...

oh I was right.

Apollo 11 had a good engine, found it here

http://www.universetoday.com/19932/flag-on-the-moon/