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Why is American flag backwards on space shuttle?
Think of it this way, the flag attached to the shuttle by a flagpole and the shuttle is flying so the flag is blowing in the wind. That is the direction it would be facing. There is no “backwards” direction to the flag, just the view from the other side.
Why are American flags backwards on vehicles?
As mentioned above, one of these provisions is to display the American flag on uniforms and vehicles to create the impression that it’s flying behind the person or vehicle as the person or vehicle moves forward.
What does it mean when the American flag stars are on the right?
According to the American Legon, there’s a reason why the American flag is displayed by its own right. The American Legion states that a right-oriented position is a symbol of honor. The 50 stars against the blue background will be visible on the left when looking at the American flag from the front.
Can you fly an American flag in the rain?
The flag should not be subject to weather damage, so it should not be displayed during rain, snow and wind storms unless it is an all-weather flag. It should be displayed often, but especially on national and state holidays and special occasions.
Why does the American flag go backwards?
The “backwards” flag is actually part of the US Flag Code, which applies to spacecraft, aircraft, and even service members’ uniform insignia. According to United States Army regulations, “The full-color US flag cloth replica is worn so that the star field faces forward,…
Is the American flag on the Space Shuttle Discovery backwards?
If you’re an observant visitor, you might have noticed that the American flag on the side of the Space Shuttle Discovery on display at our Steven F. Udvar Hazy Center appears to be backwards. No, it’s not a very large (literally and figuratively) NASA snafu.
What side of the flag do you wear on your shoulder?
If you have the flag positioned on your left shoulder (as you can see on the Apollo astronaut’s spacesuits), then the flag appears as it would flying in the breeze on a flag pole—with the star field facing forward as the wearer moves forward. On other military uniforms, you’ll see what’s called the “reverse side flag” on the right sleeve.
What is the ‘reverse side flag’ on military uniforms?
On other military uniforms, you’ll see what’s called the “reverse side flag” on the right sleeve. Gen. Charles C. Campbell (left), commander of U.S. Army Forces Command, presents Maj. Gen. John A. Yingling with a U.S. flag.