Author Fabio Evangelista DaSilva

flagA Swedish university student has created a design for an “International Flag of Planet Earth” that could be planted on alien worlds during future human exploration missions.

The student project, which Oskar Pernefeldt undertook for a bachelor’s degree in fine arts at Beckmans College of Design in Stockholm, features several interlocked white circles on a blue background. The flag is intended to remind people that we all share planet Earth, regardless of nationality, Pernefeldt said.

“Current expeditions in outer space use different national flags depending on which country is funding the voyage. The space travelers, however, are more than just representatives of their own countries. They are representatives of planet Earth,” Pernefeldt wrote on his project’s website.

flag 1The proposed International Flag of Planet Earth by student Oskar Pernefeldt of Beckmans College of Design in Stockholm, Sweden.

The international cooperation will likely be a big part of any future human missions…

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