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Is the U.S. Flag From Apollo 11 Still Standing?

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posted on Jul, 17 2009 @ 02:07 PM
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Is the U.S. Flag From Apollo 11 Still Standing?


www.foxnews.com

Is the U.S. flag planted on the moon 40 years ago still standing? That's just one of many questions researchers hope will be answered this year by new pictures of old Apollo landing sites.
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posted on Jul, 17 2009 @ 02:07 PM
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Wow! This something I've often wondered about. Anybody else here on ATS ever wonder the same thing? Or why we haven't seen another picture of that site since we put the flag there? I often asked myself why it was that Hubble or another telescope couldn't take a picture for us of that location. Is the car still on the Moon? I've often wondered about that as well. This will be pretty interesting and wanted to share my excitement. So much controversy about the flag and or if we even landed on the Moon... this will be interesting! What do you think? Will get get doctored pictures or the real deal?

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posted on Jul, 17 2009 @ 05:05 PM
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I was thinking the same thing as I was looking at the recent pictures. The one I saw pointed out footprints, but no flag.. Hmmmmmm

-E-



posted on Jul, 17 2009 @ 10:12 PM
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Originally posted by LunarLooney1
I often asked myself why it was that Hubble...couldn't take a picture for us of that location.


The simple answer. Hubble wasn't designed to do it.

It was designed to look far out into space, not close. If it tried to take a picture of something as big and bright as the moon, it would be like someone looking at the sun, and would/could damage the cameras on Hubble. (And those cameras aint cheap.)

As for "another telescope", I'm not aware of any others in orbit yet, (I have heard of at least plans for an even better one but nothing more at this time.) and haven't seen any pictures from earth bound telescopes that would make me believe that it would even be possible from earth.

If we can build a telescope that can see through the atmosphere, (The atmosphere is the reason we build space telescopes. We can't see too good through it right now.) then we would have no need of space telescopes. At that point, we could see things both near and far and wouldn't have to spend all the money to put them in orbit.

But we're not there yet.



posted on Jul, 17 2009 @ 10:52 PM
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It will be cool if it turns out the buggy left there has moved. Aliens landed on the moon and took it for a joy-ride.



posted on Jul, 17 2009 @ 11:02 PM
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Apollo 14



www.nasa.gov...



posted on Jul, 18 2009 @ 01:42 PM
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wasn't the flag supposedly "blown over" when the lunar module blasted off from the moon?



posted on Jul, 19 2009 @ 03:32 PM
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I think it wasn't put up in the first place as the video was a hoax. Any image we are shown could be photoshopped easily.



posted on Jul, 19 2009 @ 03:58 PM
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The Fox News Article quoted by the OP says:



They contend that Apollo 11's Tranquility Base should be seen as an anthropological site and deserves preservation for all present and future inhabitants of the Earth.


I remember in Futurama when Disney did that and turned the Tranquility Base into a Lunar Disney Theme Park but were bought out by Monsanto who changed the name to Luna Park.


I would say that we should fly a team of Archaeologists to the Moon to preserve the Tranquility Base landing site for all generations, but no one is ever going to fund an Archaeological expedition to the Moon.

However, getting Disney or Monsanto to fund a Theme Park on the Moon, they'd be all over that!

Funny how we are so facile with our funding.

I too am curious though to see if the flag still stands or not.



posted on Jul, 19 2009 @ 04:06 PM
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I doubt it remains despite the 'vacuum' of space, the elements and extreme exposure variations probably took their toll.

I did find this quote from the article interesting:

The new photos, expected in coming days, weeks and months, will be of keen interest to archaeologists involved in the Lunar Legacy Project. They contend that Apollo 11's Tranquility Base should be seen as an anthropological site and deserves preservation for all present and future inhabitants of the Earth.

"Even after our research, I still think we don't know exactly what is on the Tranquility Base site and how it is placed," said Beth O'Leary in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces.

O'Leary created the NASA-funded project to make the Apollo 11 Landing site on the moon as a National Historic Landmark.


A national landmark, on the moon? I was under the impression that no earth country could 'claim' any type of ownership due to:

The Agreement Governing the Activities of States on the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies.

en.wikipedia.org...



posted on Jul, 19 2009 @ 04:28 PM
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Originally posted by fraterormus but no one is ever going to fund an Archaeological expedition to the Moon.


Really?

Towards Lunar Archaeology
www.21stcenturyradio.com...

SETI
Towards Lunar Archaeology
Dr. Alexey V. Arkhipov
Institute of Radio Astronomy, Nat. Acad. Sci. of Ukraine
www.thelivingmoon.com...

INCA City Mars


Images Credit: NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Archaeological Reconnaissance of the Moon: Results of SAAM Project
spsr.utsi.edu...

THE APOLLO PROGRAM AND LUNAR ARCHAEOLOGY
spacegrant.nmsu.edu...

Khorezmian Fortress Koy-Krylgan-Kala
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Fig. 1 The ancient Khorezmian fortress Koy-Krylgan-kala appeared as an impact crater on the air photo (left); its artificiality is obvious after the excavations in 1956 (right) [6].


Never say Never



posted on Jul, 19 2009 @ 08:09 PM
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Damn you're good Zorgon! I never seen these photos. Thanks for sharing them. Do you think it was really a city? It sure looks like one if the pictures are real.

[edit on 19-7-2009 by LunarLooney1]



posted on Jul, 19 2009 @ 08:14 PM
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Originally posted by LunarLooney1It sure looks like one if the pictures are real.


Inca City was named such by NASA

Yes its real

Mars Global Surveyor
Mars Orbiter Camera
"Inca City" is Part of a Circular Feature
MGS MOC Release No. MOC2-319, 8 August 2002

www.msss.com...



posted on Jul, 19 2009 @ 09:28 PM
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wow. impressive!
sorry i have nothing better to help mankind out here with my post.
thanks for that post!
-zoo



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