So, the shuttle has made its last flight, and last landing. Many lament its end, and worry about the future of human space flight. Not me, I think a door has closed, but many will open. In particular, a plethora of space-focused companies are pursuing technologies that may open space for all of us faster than NASA could have. Here's to them!
Here is a good place to follow many of the new efforts: http://www.newspacejournal.com/