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"The NASA insignia design for [Gemini/Apollo] flights is reserved for use by the astronauts and for other official use as the NASA Administrator may authorize. Public availability has been approved only in the form of illustrations by the various news media. When and if there is any change in this policy, which we do not anticipate, it will be publicly announced."
A history of the Wright brothers First Airplane Flight in 1903.
While mission patches were initially an informal creation by the crew, they quickly became formalized, and were widely-used to symbolize each flight. Inevitably, space enthusiasts started collecting mission patches and, just as inevitably, entrepreneurs saw this trend as an opportunity to make money. The patch business was born. Patch collecting became so popular that entrepreneurs designed patches for all the flights that never had one. These patches are usually characterized by a stark lack of imagination and creative design.
Barry, Femininity in Flight: A History of Flight Attendants
Because of the mountainous terrain, BC’s aviation pioneers faced a challenge their counterparts east of the Rockies were spared. Aircraft in the first two decades did not have the power to fly over the mountains, nor the instruments to fly through clouds, consequently there were no scheduled services before the 1930s, except for the overwater flights between Seattle and Victoria.