Had Lego made that set, it would definitely have been on my 'must own' list. Lovely design inkeeping with what is scientifically proven* to be the best era and theme in Lego history ;)
(*may not actually involve science)
Yes Yes Yes!
This is exactly the direction I am going as soon as I have some more classic pieces. I am currently doing a classic range in NASA colors, and plan to do what I refer to as the Euro Versions in classic blue and grey.
Your MOC is great, and I can't wait to see what's next. I am currently working on a big classic ship myself in my themed NASA colors.
Long live classic space!
B.T.W. I couldn't help notice Crimso has already noticed this one as well. I highly reccomend viewing his work...