The Family that Went to the Moon

I wonder what the long exposure to solar radiation has done to those chemicals. To say nothing of global warming, of course.

Posted by Daniel K Day at December 29, 2013 4:49 PM

You have posted this before. This picture, along with all the flags have long since faded.

Posted by Potsie at December 29, 2013 5:15 PM

Maybe the solar wind blew it away.

Posted by dhmosquito at December 29, 2013 5:38 PM

Daniel and Potsie are right-- between the high temperature (think in terms of a hot day at the beach, lasting for two weeks at a time, and no shade or breezes to cool things off) and no atmosphere to block ionizing radiation, the photograph faded to all-white decades ago, and the plastic in the envelope got pounded by the radiation into volatile fragments that have also long since evaporated.

All that's left are charred, gooey bits and pieces, more like as not, alas.

Hale Adams
Pikesville, People's Democratic Republic of Maryland

Posted by Hale Adams at December 29, 2013 8:17 PM

Frankly, I am surprised these two insanely brave fighter pilots are not charged with littering the moon by the Obama Administration's EPA. It would be a good way for the little beltway fem boys to get even with two troglodytes of the J-79 days where testicles were carried in wheel barrows...

Posted by Captain Dave at December 30, 2013 4:45 PM