Origin of Everything

Why Did We Plant a Flag on the Moon?

Season 2 Episode 24 | 6m 27s

Why did Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin plant a flag on the moon? Moreover, why do astronauts and space agencies from across the world continually send their nations' flags to space? Today, Danielle traces the history and symbolism of flags around the world and examines their use in colonial expansion - both on Earth and in the stars.

Aired: 08/02/19

Rating: NR

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