The US government under the direction of Pres. Obama gave up developing spaceships. This is an endeavor that has been pursued by private free market enterprise. Thanks to Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin suggesting the US use trampolines to get to the International Space Station (ISS), SpaceX is unveiling their new ship tonight (May 29) at 7 PM PDT.
This is a ship that can carry 7 astronauts or some mix of astronauts and cargo. Watch the announcement/unveiling here: Livestream.
For images of SpaceX’s current ships and rendering of planned future ships see: First look at Dragon V2: The first manned spaceship by SpaceX (Updating).