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(1971) Apollo 15 astronaut James B. Irwin salutes the American flag (made stiff by wire on the moon's airless surface) during the third excursion the astronauts made outside their lunar lander. At right is the lunar rover and the lunar module is in the center. Hadley Delta is in the background about three miles away. St. George Crater is directly behind the rover. Photo was released by NASA after the astronauts return to the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston. Religion News Service file photo
*This day in history: On August 2, 1989 - NASA confirmed Voyager 2's discovery of 3 more moons of Neptune designated temporarily 1989 N2, 1989 N3 & 1989 N24