Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Have a look around on the moon

You need QuickTime to do so, but then you can do a full 360 pan on the moon with audio! The only thing I don't get is the American flag in the Apollo 16 pan and the flag in the Apollo 12 pan. Is there wind on the moon? Not to question these images, but I honestly don't know.


Steve Portigal said...

I remember learning in my childhood that they used a wire to stiffen the flag so it would look like it was being blown by the wind; there being no wind on the airless moon.

Marcel Kampman said...

But then still, isn't this strange? did the wire wear out?

Steve Portigal said...

Here's two links

Both suggest that the installation isn't exactly foolproof and some even fell down upon liftoff to return home.