SpaceX has already completed 3 contract missions to re-supply the International Space Station, and look at what they're working on now.

NASA doesn't seem to be interested these days in actually putting American's in space, so while they're doing whatever it is that "they do", they have been contracting out various duties to a private company called SpaceX. Since we have to pay $70 million to Russia for each passenger we ask the them to shuttle up to the ISS, (you know, since they have real rockets that fly and all), maybe we should check out an alternative that can do it cheaper and more efficiently than the government can anyway.

Looky at what SpaceX is working on right now, it's called the Dragon V2 and seats up to seven astronauts: