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In 1992, I gave a paper at the NAVA meeting in San Antonio entitled "Where No Flag Has Gone Before: Political and Technical Aspects of Placing a Flag on the Moon." NASA has since published the paper as a contractor report (NASA CR-188251). The NASA version of the paper includes some of the engineering drawings for the lunar flag assembly.
A shortened version of this paper was published on an American space magazine called "Final Frontier," July/August 1994 issue, pages 94-95.
There are six U.S. flags on the moon planted by the Apollo astronauts (Apollo 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, and 17). I don't believe any of the unmanned U.S. probes have planted flags....
Joe McMillan, 28 February 2001