APOLLO 11

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
 

 

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Lunar Flag Assembly Kit is "Out of Print" from The Blasted Tree Store.

Featured by The Blasted Tree: May 12, 2016


KYLE FLEMMER

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

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