NASA Missions and the American Flag (Photos)

This American flag flew outside one of the cupola windows of the International Space Station. NASA astronaut Jack Fischer captured the image during Expedition 51. Ed White’s spacesuit was the first to feature the American flag after he performed the first U.S. spacewalk.

The American flag has played a prominent role in NASA missions; here’s a look at the flag and NASA, in space and on the ground.

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