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The Flag of Our Planet

We have flags for countries, flags for states, flags for organizations, flags for teams, and on and on.  Why not a flag for the planet?

As we talk about and see more and more global cooperation from individuals, corporations and countries it might be reasonable to consider a planet flag.  When NASA lands a colony on Mars in 2030 what country gets to plant their flag on the red dirt?

NASA is no longer just the U.S.A. government agency.  It overall activities are made up of corporations, astronauts and funding from several countries.  Seems global graphic representation is more appropriate.

Watch this video to see the design and its meaning.

…. Oskar Pernefeldt, a graduate-to-be from Beckmans College of Design in Stockholm, Sweden, sees a new flag for the entire planet …

“The blue field represents water which is essential for life – also as the oceans cover most of our planet’s surface,” describes Pernefeldt…  “The flower’s outer rings form a circle which could be seen as a symbol of Earth as a planet and the blue surface could represent the Universe.”

… scenarios envisioned by Pernefeldt, … part of an astronaut’s space suit, … waved at sporting events.

Image Source: Oskar Pernefeldt

Source: “IFL Science”