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High Flying Flags
30 Jun 2014
(Source: NASA Solar System Exploration Web Team)

Some of our favorite flag shots. Happy 238th birthday, America

Color image of American flag and spacecraft on rocky Martian plain.
Viking 2 on Mars, 1976.

Man holding American flag in front of spacecraft.
Voyager 2, before launch 1977. Note: Only one American flag has flown farther from Earth than this one - the one on Voyager 1.

Color image of American flag on instrument.
Opportunity rover on Mars, September 2011.

Color image of robotic arm with American flag on it.
Curiosity rover on Mars, September 2012

Color image of spacecraft with American flag on the side in cleanroom.
New Horizons, before launch to Pluto, November 2005.

Photo of astronaut on the moon with American flag with Earth in the background.
Apollo 17, Harrison H. Schmitt, on the moon, December 1972.
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