Take a look at the new Orion spacecraft being proposed as NASA’s future primary space vehicle. Rather than looking like some wild prototype of a post-Shuttle vehicle, it looks an awful lot like an Apollo capsule. This, of course, is a great thing in my book since Apollo got us to the moon six times and was a far simpler vehicle than the over-engineered Shuttle. I think the problems of over-engineering might finally be catching on (John Deere is now advertising a non-over-engineered mower, for example). Let’s just hope NASA goes for Bigelow’s ideas.