NASA moon landing SHOCK: Why space agency admitted flags have ‘probably disintegrated’

Now, though, they have deteriorated even more thanks to the Moon’s lack of atmosphere to absorb sunlight. 

Paul Spudis, who sadly passed away in August 2018, enjoyed a lifetime of work at the space agency. 

He said in 2011: “Over the course of the Apollo programme, our astronauts deployed six American flags on the moon. 

“For 40-odd years, the flags have been exposed to the full fury of the moon’s environment – alternating 14 days of searing sunlight and 100C heat with 14 days of numbing-cold -150C complete darkness. 

“But even more damaging is the intense ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the pure unfiltered sunlight on the cloth from which the Apollo flags were made. 

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