Space Future has been on something of a hiatus of late. With the concept of Space Tourism steadily increasing in acceptance, and the advances of commercial space, much of our purpose could be said to be achieved. But this industry is still nascent, and there's much to do. So...watch this space.
A NASA initiative to provide orbital services to the
ISS via private industry. Vehicles developed under the COTS initiative includes SpaceX's Dragon and Falcon 9. COTS is managed by the Commercial Crew/Cargo Program Office, or C3PO (yes, really).