Question: Who planted the American flag on the moon?

Flags deployed Flags were planted on each Apollo mission that landed on the Moon. Deploying the flag during the Apollo 11 mission proved to be a challenge. Armstrong and Aldrin had trouble inserting the pole into the lunar surface, and only managed to get it about seven inches deep. Flags were planted on each Apollo mission

Who put the US flag on the moons surface?

China has planted its flag on the Moon, more than 50 years after the US first planted the Stars and Stripes there. The pictures from Chinas National Space Administration show the five-starred Red Flag holding still on the windless lunar surface.

Is the American flag still on the moon?

Images taken by NASAs Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter in 2012 showed that at least five out six flags were still standing. However, scientists think decades worth of brilliant sunlight have bleached away their emblematic colors.

Did Neil Armstrong pass away?

August 25, 2012 Neil Armstrong/Date of death

Is there air on the Moon?

Despite their airless appearance, both Mercury and the Moon have thin, tenuous atmospheres. With no detectable gases, the Moon appears to be atmosphere-free. The Moon as seen from a view above the majority of Earths atmosphere. The radiation and solar wind fluxes are similar between the Earth and Moon.

Who was the last person to walk the moon?

commander Eugene Cernan Apollo 17 mission commander Eugene Cernan holds the lower corner of the U.S. flag during the missions first moonwalk on Dec. 12, 1972. Cernan, the last man on the moon, traced his only childs initials in the dust before climbing the ladder of the lunar module the last time.

Can footprints be seen on the moon?

An astronauts footprint can last a million years on the surface of the moon. It may have been decades since we last set foot on the moon, but its surface is still marked with the historic footprints of the 12 astronauts who stomped across it.

Why do footprints stay on the moon forever?

Unlike on Earth, there is no erosion by wind or water on the moon because it has no atmosphere and all the water on the surface is frozen as ice. One little spacerock could easily wipe out a footprint on the moon.

How long can a human live in space?

Astronauts need space suits to stay alive. You could only last 15 seconds without a spacesuit — youd die of asphyxiation or youll freeze. If theres any air left in your lungs, they will rupture.

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