Posted July 21, 2009 12:06 PM
By David Todd
While the Government of the United Kingdom would like to have a British astronaut land on the Moon as part of NASA’s Project Constellation, they now find themselves too cash strapped to invest. But do not fret. In a world exclusive, Ascend can reveal that there is already a Union Jack (more correctly known as the Union Flag) on the Moon. This is not because, like the plot of the 1964 film treatment of H.G. Wells’ The First Men in the Moon, some Victorian British astronauts got there first. Actually, it is due to a British engineer cheekily sneaking a bit of ‘Union Jack’ graffiti onto Apollo 11’s experimental equipment.