NASA wants a flag!
You can't claim territory unless you've got a flag to plant, or so the old movies would have us believe. Well, apparently NASA wants to start claiming territory, because they've challenged kids to design them a space flag. The contest is open to kids 6 to 12, and the winner gets a trip to NASA's new independent colony on the moon! What? Oh... they don't have the technology to go to the moon any more? Oh. Well, then they get a trip to see the shuttle launched, and some space seeds for their school. Whatever. (When did NASA get so boring?)