Former U.S. astronaut James B. Irwin gave President Daniel Ortega a tiny Nicaraguan flag taken to the moon in the 1971 Apollo 15 space mission. Irwin, a 58-year-old retired Air Force colonel who travels worldwide preaching Christianity, called the flag "a gift of love to the people of Nicaragua." "Just like you took this flag to the moon, relations between our two countries must return to normalcy," Ortega said at Monday's ceremony in Managua. "You are making a contribution toward that, and for this I thank you." Irwin's trip was sponsored by Christian Embassy, an international ministry of politicians, diplomats and business people.