Here's a fact: We went to the moon in 1969

This July 21, 1969 photo made available by NASA shows the U.S. flag planted at Tranquility Base on the surface of the moon, and a silhouette of a thruster at right, seen from a window in the Lunar Module. Rather than let the flag droop, NASA decided to use a right-angled rod to keep it spread out, according to Roger Launius, NASA’s former chief historian. Also, Armstrong and Aldrin were worried that the flagpole was going to fall down after they had twisted it into the ground, so they quickly snapped the photos posing next to it, capturing the flag while it was still moving, Launius said.

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