US gifts ‘Moonwalk Flag’ to UAE
The Dubai Airshow’s US International Pavilion has presented the UAE Space Agency with a flag that was carried to the moon in 1971 – just months before the UAE’s independence.
The six by four inch flag – which was carried on board the Apollo 14 mission and signed by Lunar Module Pilot Edgar Mitchell – was given to the UAE Space Agency Chairman, Khalifa Mohammed Al Romaithi, and Director-General, Mohammed Al Ahbabi.
The flag comes with an Apollo 14 mission patch and a photo of Mitchell on the moon taken by mission Commander Alan Shepherd.
“In the spirit of innovation, exploration and discovery that unites all mankind, we present this flag of the US, flown to the moon on Apollo 14 (on) January 31 – February 9, 1971, to the UAE Space Agency, with sincere best wishes for success,” reads the inscription. Details