A A British engineer claimed that a Union flag had been planted on the moon by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin.
Keith Wright was an engineer at the Kennedy Space Center and was working on experiments for the 1969 Apollo mission.
Fifty years later, he revealed that he had secretly assured that a small piece of Britain would reach the moon because he "wanted to give some credit to the British."
Addressing The One on BBC One, Mr. Wright said, "We were working on the experiments that astronauts were going to put on the lunar surface. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin came to visit us on our premises.
"The experiment involved two supports that held the solar panels folded during their journey to the moon. We had a pen and signed our names. I signed my name and I told myself that I would put "UK". Then I thought about drawing a small Union flag.