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Apollo Moon Landing Flags Still Standing, Photos Reveal
Space.com via Yahoo News ^ | 7/30/12 | Clara Moskowitz

Posted on 07/30/2012 12:39:57 PM PDT by Kartographer

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 recent blog post. "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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"And our flag was still there...."
1 posted on 07/30/2012 12:40:02 PM PDT by Kartographer
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To: Kartographer

Till China collects them and puts em up for sale on Ebay.


2 posted on 07/30/2012 12:45:21 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Kartographer

I thought that was Mars... :)


3 posted on 07/30/2012 12:47:25 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Too many thinking Freepers have left the building...)
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To: Kartographer
Too bad the flags have outlasted the land of liberty.

/johnny

4 posted on 07/30/2012 12:47:45 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Kartographer; KevinDavis

cool


5 posted on 07/30/2012 12:48:54 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Kartographer

I’m surprised that the Moon People haven’t torn them down in a fit of nationalist fervor.


6 posted on 07/30/2012 12:49:10 PM PDT by Dr. Thorne (Don't vote for anyone who takes contributions from Goldman Sachs)
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To: Kartographer
"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!"

Now we'll have to burn the flag, because it touched the ground.

7 posted on 07/30/2012 12:49:53 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: Kartographer

You’d think they’d have torn down the sound stage by now...


8 posted on 07/30/2012 12:51:02 PM PDT by Yo-Yo
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To: Dr. Thorne

Or just because they were offended by them.


9 posted on 07/30/2012 12:52:51 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Kartographer
You didn't plant that flag. Someone else made that happen


10 posted on 07/30/2012 12:53:41 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: dfwgator
Now we'll have to burn the flag, because it touched the ground.

The five second rule is adjusted for atmospheric pressure, so we have another twenty million years to pick it up, brush it off and pretend that nothing happened.

11 posted on 07/30/2012 12:58:15 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Recycled Olympic tagline Shut up, Bob Costas. Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up!)
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To: Dr. Thorne

What about the Moon Maidens & their giant spider held up by the visible nylon strings?


12 posted on 07/30/2012 1:02:13 PM PDT by henkster (We're the slaves of the phony leaders...)
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To: Kartographer

“Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.” BTW where’s Alice?


13 posted on 07/30/2012 1:05:01 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Dr. Thorne
I’m surprised that the Moon People haven’t torn them down in a fit of nationalist fervor.

Yeah, those guys were tough customers...


14 posted on 07/30/2012 1:09:58 PM PDT by Noumenon (I will not pay the Obama jizya.)
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To: Kartographer
Polls reveal that as much as 20% of Americans believe NASA's lunar program was a hoax and that man never went to the moon.

I'm waiting to see what Charlie Sheen says before I take a stand. /s

15 posted on 07/30/2012 1:13:01 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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Apollo Moon Landing Flags Still Standing, Photos Reveal

Also, craters are still there.

16 posted on 07/30/2012 1:14:04 PM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: Kartographer

Photos reveal jack.


17 posted on 07/30/2012 1:17:28 PM PDT by KingLudd
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To: KarlInOhio

Any way this is different, it didn’t touch the EARTH
or the ground, it touched the regolith.

And there on the moon our proud flag still stood.


18 posted on 07/30/2012 1:18:33 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68

Look Quark, another of those odd banners only this one
is Red White and Blue, not the usual Red with stars like
all the others? Other earthlings made it this far too.
Why did they quit? Look! Here’s a message...

Dear Friends, why waste your money on usless moon shots
send your $3 to the Obama Campaign...


19 posted on 07/30/2012 1:24:44 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Kartographer
Well sorta!


20 posted on 07/30/2012 1:33:05 PM PDT by Young Werther (Julius Caesar said "Quae cum ita sunt. Since these things are so.".)
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To: cripplecreek

Sam Kinison: To the Russians: “GO GET OUR FLAG!!!” That whole bit was funny.


21 posted on 07/30/2012 1:33:17 PM PDT by CodeToad (History says our end is near.)
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22 posted on 07/30/2012 1:33:25 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Kartographer

Phew! What a relief that the Decepticons haven’t arrived yet.

Seriously, besides the exhaust of the departing lunar module, what could possibly move those flags?


23 posted on 07/30/2012 1:36:55 PM PDT by Ancesthntr (Bibi to Odumbo: Its not going to happen.)
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To: Young Werther

24 posted on 07/30/2012 1:38:45 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: Ancesthntr
"what could possibly move those flags?"


25 posted on 07/30/2012 1:41:15 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Ancesthntr
Seriously, besides the exhaust of the departing lunar module, what could possibly move those flags?

Move? Who knows. But that doesn't mean they have to still be there. Between the harsh ultraviolet light and temperatures of the lunar surface, it's surprising they are still there. The sun destroys things on Earth, it most certainly would do so on the moon.

26 posted on 07/30/2012 1:43:27 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: Ancesthntr
Seriously, besides the exhaust of the departing lunar module, what could possibly move those flags?

"Do I even need to say it?"

27 posted on 07/30/2012 1:44:23 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: dfwgator

Well done.


28 posted on 07/30/2012 1:49:24 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas, Texas, Whisky)
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To: dfwgator

To me, that guy is living proof that aliens do exist. And his hair style is a testament to their sense of humor. :=)


29 posted on 07/30/2012 1:58:52 PM PDT by Bob
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To: dfwgator

30 posted on 07/30/2012 2:02:32 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: dfwgator

Who is that guy?


31 posted on 07/30/2012 2:04:10 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (ABO 2012)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
I thought that was Mars... :)

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32 posted on 07/30/2012 2:04:24 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Kartographer

I was thinking the same thing!

A new stanza for the National Anthem!

Now today you can see by the sun’s burning light
What so boldly we staked ‘midst the twilight’s vast gleaming
Those broad stripes and bright stars on the moon’s airless blight
On the view-screens we watched were so steadfastly beaming
From Apollo’s first dare to the last yet sent there
Still give proof through the age that our flags are still there!
But on earth does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?


33 posted on 07/30/2012 2:09:38 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: Noumenon

Always liked the women portrayed on these novels’ covers.


34 posted on 07/30/2012 2:10:20 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: South40

Alex, I’m gonna have to go with “What are ‘Aliens’.”


35 posted on 07/30/2012 2:11:43 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Kartographer

"Hey everybody! WE'VE LANDED ON THE MOON!"

36 posted on 07/30/2012 2:12:06 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: smokingfrog

There is NO SUIT made by NASA that can contain that much crazy.


37 posted on 07/30/2012 2:12:32 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: BradyLS

WELL DONE!!!!!!


38 posted on 07/30/2012 2:13:01 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: smokingfrog
Hahaha!!!

Thanks.

39 posted on 07/30/2012 2:24:08 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Too many thinking Freepers have left the building...)
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To: Kartographer
Lest ye forget who got there first


40 posted on 07/30/2012 2:27:22 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: Ancesthntr
Seriously, besides the exhaust of the departing lunar module, what could possibly move those flags?

41 posted on 07/30/2012 2:29:27 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Kartographer
Barak Hussain has directed NASA to replace them with asap.
42 posted on 07/30/2012 2:54:06 PM PDT by outofsalt ("If History teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything")
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To: cripplecreek
Till China collects them and puts em up for sale on Ebay.

Imagine how many millions each flag would bring in an auction. But, it would not be an eBay auction. It might have to be somewhere like a high-end auction house.
43 posted on 07/30/2012 2:54:59 PM PDT by adorno
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To: BradyLS

That’s the best thing I’ve ever seen on FR.


44 posted on 07/30/2012 3:01:00 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: Ancesthntr

Isnt the Earth constantly bombarded with metorites of many sizes and shapes? I bet the moon gets amny more since there is no atmosphere and you would think there would be dust clouds all the time


45 posted on 07/30/2012 3:13:13 PM PDT by winodog
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To: Secret Agent Man
There is NO SUIT made by NASA that can contain that much crazy.

Well, don't forget those suits ARE pressurized.

46 posted on 07/30/2012 6:31:42 PM PDT by NurdlyPeon (It's down to 'anybody but Obama'. And God forgive me for what I must do in November.)
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To: brytlea; cripplecreek; decimon; bigheadfred; KoRn; Grammy; married21; steelyourfaith; Mmogamer; ...

An ‘extra, extra’ ping to APoD members.


47 posted on 07/31/2012 4:33:37 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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Thanks Kartographer.
 
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48 posted on 07/31/2012 4:37:33 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: henkster
Moon Maidens?


49 posted on 07/31/2012 5:04:44 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: dfwgator

Well - seeing as WE were the aliens.....


50 posted on 07/31/2012 5:20:14 PM PDT by 21twelve
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