Orion looks an awful lot like another spacecraft I know…

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.

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