A couple of things I'm excited about.
A Manx company has refurbished soviet era craft and is planning on offering space tourists a trip to (well around) the moon: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2406638,00.asp
NASA, meanwhile, will be testing the Orion rocket...in 2014: http://www.thebunsenburner.com/news/nasa-unveils-orion-rocket-capable-of-delivering-humans-to-mars-asteroids/. There's the problem with NASA. They're slow. Still, at least it's at Kennedy?
Oh, and mermaids do not exist: http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/118249-U-S-Government-Denies-Existence-of-Mermaids