by Kyle Flemmer
Despite docking problems & a faulty abort switch - Apollo 14’s LM lands successfully at Fra Mauro – transmitting color images from the Moon for the first time – blue fabric reflects light with a λ ≈ 460 nm – the nylon flag is unaltered with exception to a sleeve sewn in its top hem - to accommodate the horizontal latch pole – 500 tree seeds are brought & returned – (Moon trees now grow around the world) - while the Commander’s golf swing sends a ball “miles & miles & miles” - experts agree the flags must deteriorate over time – thanks to radiation & projectile damage from micrometeorites
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