Getting to the international space station privately
If the company SpaceX succesfully docks its Dragon capsule to the international space station, it will not only mark a new era in commercial space transportation but also provide a viable alternative for NASA to take cargo and potentially crew to the orbital outpost without using the Russian-made Soyuz capsule. Read related article.
Sources: NASA, Space Exploration Technologies. Graphic by Alberto Cuadra / The Washington Post.