Asked in Neil ArmstrongThe MoonFlags
Did US leave a flag on the moon?
Asked in The Moon, Flags, Astronauts
What is the name of the astronaut who placed the US flag on the moon?
The US flag was planted by Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, the first man and second man to walk on the Moon. The iconic photo of Aldrin with the flag was taken by Neil Armstrong. Unfortunately, this flag was too close to the LEM and was blown over when the astronauts took off to leave the Moon.
Did Neil Armstrong leave the American flag on the moon?
Asked in Neil Armstrong, Apollo 11, The Moon
When man landed on the moon why is the US flag blowing?
The US flag on Apollo 11 did not blow in the wind, because there is no wind on the Moon, and in fact no air. The motion of the flag (a rectangle of material) is residual motion from when it was planted, because in a vacuum there is nothing to dampen out these movements. This only resembles "waving." When the astronauts blasted off to leave the Moon, the flag was agitated by the exhaust gases and dust from the Lunar Module's rocket, and again "waved" about for some time before stopping.