Anyway the Backstory:
In 2029, project Orion is coming to a close, soon to be replaced by a new series of exploration vehicle. The first of these is the Langley class:
USS Duct tape LC-05
Shortly followed by the Northrop class:
The Starclipper project, NASA classification Sagan Class, began in 2032 and culminated in the launch of the USS Carl Sagan XC-05 in 2036. However, that ship was destroyed in an attemp to prevent in from being stolen by mysterious hijackers in 2039 by the USS Ducktape. THe second ship to bear the name was the first production Starclipper to be purchased by NASA was launched in 2041. The Sagan is one of two NASA variants of the design to bear the white paint scheme, the other being the SC-02 USS Neil DeGrasse Tyson. The others were painted in a bit more drab gray on gray scheme.
I'll add more to this later, but here is a teaser pic of the ship. It still needs some additional painting and its auxiliary craft mounted(shuttle, dropship, lifeboats, etc).