Friday, June 19, 2009
Search: flag waved moon
Why: Abby tweet tweeted about this list of things we reportedly left on the moon. Moon Landing Hoax people cite the wavy flag as proof that it was filmed in a studio by people who had never researched the moon and the conditions on it.
Answer: Because it didn't need wind to flap, even in a vacuum. Watch proof here on "Mythbusters"
The More You Know: This guy suggests that the flag was fitted with mesh wiring that the astronauts unrolled upon landing. You can even see them fiddling with it during official footage (0:18). When it almost tips over (0:37), it still has a ripple in it.