Not real sure why we need a "ditch digger" in space, but I'm sure anything can be programed to install that "button". Something that doesn't need it's own atmosphere, sewage treatment etc. Until, something other than using a 100 tons of propellant just to get you up into a near space orbit where's the advances in science that was claimed with these high dollar tickets?
There has been more information about near space using projects like voyager , the Mars rover etc. I'm just not hearing a lot of scientific advances that justifies having people live on a space station and the associated costs for maintaining their life support.
And what really surprises me is that there has been no effort to return to the moon other than the occasional landing by a robot. It seems to me the whole space program was developed for the sole purpose of advancing the ability of pinpoint accuracy for re-entry vehicles, namely warheads.