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Because the moon has no atmosphere there is no wind or rain to erode the footprints.

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Q: Why are the footprints of astronauts who walked on the moon in 1969 are still there today?
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Is Earths moon a terrestrial or a gas?

Terrestrial, we put astronauts on the moon in 1969. It is covered in a thick layer of powdery dust, if you could go up there today you would still see the astronauts footprints because of the lack of wind.

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No upto today only American astronauts have walked on the moon.

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In recent years astronauts have gone to the International Space Station, which is in a low orbit around Earth.

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Women make up 18 percent of all the active astronauts working today. this would mean 6 out of every 35 astronauts are female.

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Both liquid and solid fuel rockets are used for manned flight today.

What are foods that you eat today made for NASA astronauts?

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What was the flag and the footprints on the moon look like today?

Just the same way they looked in 1969. There is no wind or rain to change them.

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If you went to the moon today why would Neil Armstrong's footsteps still be there?

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Does a martyr still happen today?

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What happened in history today 19th of November?

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