posted on Aug, 21 2006 @ 01:21 PM
The pole itself looked like an upside down L, with the flag (otherwise standard issue, it had a hem on the top so it could be slit on the crossbar).
That explains the standing upright, as it would not do to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to get to the moon, only to have your flag hang limply
now would it? The waving back and forth? well, the astronauts reported that they had trouble getting the flag in the ground. As they pushed it in, the
force was transferred partially to the flag, causing it to wave back and forth. S'all.