by Kyle Flemmer
US Congress proclaims lunar flags to be “symbolic gesture[s] of national pride” in November of ‘69 – as the lightning-struck Apollo 12 precision-lands in the Ocean of Storms – a flag 0.91 m x 1.52 m is wedged in the dust of Mare Cognitum – its horizontal latch pole failing to latch at a 90° angle – the apparent weight of the LFA kit is 4.3 kg on Earth - but only 0.7 kg on the Moon – the lunar television camera is damaged by exposure to the sun – which emits a steady blast of electromagnetic radiation: – radio waves with a λ > 10^12 nm – cosmic rays with a λ < 10^-6 nm – & everything in between
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