It is true. I am an engineer working on one of the two larger industry teams that is bidding on the Crew Exploration Vehicle (CEV). NASA is the one dictating what the shape (Outer Mold Line or OML) is going to be. But it is going to be a much larger capsule than Apollo.Universe_Man said:I heard somewhere that NASA is going back to the old days with space capsules and such because of the expense and other problems that the space shuttle is having. is that true?