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:
National Air and Space Museum
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
Transferred from the NASA - Johnson Space Center
- Flag: Nylon
- Pole: Anodized Aluminum
- 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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Country of Origin
United States of America