It’s common knowledge that birds inspired the appearance of airplanes, but what about spaceships? Eh, I don’t really know if they did.
But, it’s probably fair to say that the concept of flight came from birds. Therefore, the concept of flying outside of our atmosphere was inspired by birds, probably.
That thought inspired this picture, along with the fact that snow geese remind me of space shuttles. It’s the white body and black wing tips that do it for me.