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Bridging The Gap
Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong put a flag on the moon. Here's what you can and can't see in the iconic photo
  Saturday 20 July, 2019
Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong put a flag on the moon. Here\'s what you can and can\'t see in the iconic photo

You know the photo: Buzz Aldrin, standing on the moon and saluting the American flag.

Zoom in. What's really in the image? Why is the flag waving? Where are the stars? And how did those shadows get there?

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, USA TODAY spoke with experts at NASA and reviewed its archives to explain the most notable details in the famed photo. Spoiler alert: Not everything went as the space agency planned it.

The flag, a topic of many a conspiracy theory, probably toppled over when the astronauts departed, and medals for Soviet astronauts lie on the surface as well.

Here's the backstory of what you're seeing in the photograph.
Who's in the suit? And how we got to the moon in the first place

On July 20, 1969, around 11:40 p.m. EDT, the scene depicted in one of the most iconic photos ever taken unfolded.

Source: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/07/19/apollo-11-moon-landing-what-you-cant-see-buzz-aldrin-flag-photo/1570334001/

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