by Kyle Flemmer
July 20, 1969 – Apollo 11’s Lunar Module (LM) Eagle performs the first manned landing – 384,400 km away - in the Sea of Tranquility – on the Moon - though an Outer Space Treaty signed by the United Nations (UN) in 1967 forbid national claims of sovereignty over celestial bodies – a flag is planted 8.2 m from the LM - the Lunar Flag Assembly (LFA) kit - designed by NASA engineer Mr. Fix It – contains telescoping tubes of anodized aluminum & a standard American flag – red fabric reflects light with a λ ≈ 700 nm – yet the first moon flag is blown over by exhaust during Eagle’s takeoff
Lunar Flag Assembly Kit is "Out of Print" from The Blasted Tree Store.
Featured by The Blasted Tree: May 12, 2016
Founder, Editor in Chief, Author
Lunar Flag Assembly Kit by Kyle Flemmer is a Blasted Tree original collection of poetry.
ISBN [Digital]: 978-1-987906-17-2
Cover Design by Kyle Flemmer - Cover Image by NASA, Lunar Orbiter Recovery Project