June 14 of each year is celebrated as Flag Day in the U.S. According to the Library of Congress’s online site, “on May 30, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a presidential proclamation establishing a national Flag Day on June 14. The day commemorates the adoption of the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of the United States.”

All NASA spacecraft include a United States flag. Through the decades, our nation’s flag has been placed on the Moon, headed into interstellar space, accompanied rovers on Mars, and been featured on spacesuits.

In this iconic image, Mission Commander John Young salutes the flag while jumping! The Apollo 16 Lunar Module Orion and the Lunar Roving Vehicle are in the background.

Feature: >Flag Day – Flying High: The Stars and Stripes in Space

View: Flags Aboard NASA Missions Gallery

Image Credit: NASA/Charlie Duke


美国每年的6月14日为国旗日。据国会图书馆网站记载,“1916年5月30日,伍德罗·威尔逊总统发布总统公告,将6月14日定为国旗日。这一天是为了纪念星条旗成为美国的官方旗帜。”

NASA的所有航天器都有一面美国国旗。在过去的几十年里,我们的国旗被放置在月球上,进入星际空间,在火星上陪伴火星车,并出现在太空服上。

在这张标志性的图片中,任务指挥官约翰·杨一边跳一边向国旗致敬!背景是阿波罗16号登月猎户座和月球车。

焦点: 国旗日——高高飘扬:太空中的星条旗

图片: NASA任务画廊里的国旗

图片来源: NASA/查理·杜克

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