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[i]Cernan - "The flag that we took to deploy was the one that had hung on the wall of the Mission Control Center during all the landing missions. And we also had another flag, which we brought back to replace the one that we deployed at Taurus-Littrow."
See NASA photo [URL=http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/pao/History/alsj/a17/ap17-s73-38346.jpg]S73-38346[/URL], which shows Gene and Jack presenting the replacement flag to Gene Kranz in the MOCR in December 1973.
Jack remembers that the idea of taking the MOCR (Mission Operations Control Room) flag to the Moon was his.
Spoken on the moon:
118:24:06 Schmitt: Houston, I don't know how many of you are aware of this, but this flag has flown in the MOCR (Mission Operations Control Room at the Johnson Space Center in Houston) since Apollo 11. And we very proudly deploy it on the Moon, to stay for as long as it can, in honor of all those people who have worked so hard to put us here and to put every other crew here and to make the country, United States, and mankind, something different than it was.[/i]
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