I was at Kennedy Space Center yesterday and they have an exhibit with all of the Apollo mission flags. Having mission flags is a great idea, more software launches should have flags, too. I noticed one in particular:
(Please excuse the poor image quality, I have a technology-defying ability to take crappy photographs.)
Those symbols on the flag look vaguely familiar…
What’s hilarious to me is that Star Trek: The Original Series started airing in 1966. Apollo 15 didn’t launch until 1971, so it must have been pretty blatant that they were copying that. I couldn’t find anything about it with a brief Google search.
Another exhibit about the space shuttle confirmed the intermingling between NASA and Star Trek:
Live long and prosper!