Shape of the spaceship built in Space will not be aerodynamic

SYD MEAD : Artist, Indusrial designer, futurist
"What I do is picture the technology that is available at the time the story is set it. And based on that construct a physically believable futuristic blue print. For instance spaceships that are built in space don’t have to have an aerodynamic form, but since they’re in vacuum can have any shape. This progress in thought can be seen when comparing 2001 to 2010."

Interview "The Future Came True"