Years Later

2015 , photo and text , pigment print on paper (42/42 cm), printed text (A4), wooden frame , 70/100 cm (framed)
EA 5 + 1 AP
America for Bulgaria Foundation collection, Sofia
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(English translation of the printed text)

July 20th. 1969

The first U.S. flag on the moon was deployed by Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin during their historic moonwalk. The flag was seen worldwide live on television.

1972

Gene Cernan was the last man to step on the moon.

1969 – 1971 – 1972

There are six U.S. flags documented, planted on the moon by the Apollo astronauts (Apollo 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, and 17).

Thirty-nine Years Later

Since the atmosphere of the moon is tenuous, the ultraviolet light from the Sun is so intense that it must have faded the colours of each flag shortly after it was planted. What is supposedly left is a white flag standing.

However there are no images documenting this since no one landed at the same landing site ever again and there are no satellites yet that can capture such detail.

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