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Flag, U.S., Lunar

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This object is on display in the Apollo to the Moon exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.

Collection Item Summary:

This flag is a replica of the one put in place by the astronauts on one of the later Apollo moon-landing missions (Apollo 14,15,16 and 17). The flag was constructed of nylon, and the flag pole had a crossbar to extend the flag (necessary without an atmosphere and wind).

It was transferred from NASA to the Smithsonian in 1974 along with a large shipment of equipment used by astronauts in training.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Credit Line

Transferred from the NASA - Johnson Space Center

Materials

  • Flag: Nylon
  • Pole: Anodized Aluminum

Dimensions

  • Overall: 2ft 5in. x 3ft 11in. (73.7 x 119.38cm)
  • 3-D (On Flag Pole): 48.5 × 1 × 79cm (19 1/8 × 3/8 × 31 1/8 in.)

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National Air and Space Museum Collection

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

EQUIPMENT-Lunar

Inventory Number

A19810865000