If you haven't seen these videos of the Space X initiative then you are missing out on a reality that beats any sci fiction. Space X is producing Rockets cheaper than any one else on the planet. Their objective is to make Rockets FULLY reuseable and there by reducing the cost of flying by 99% to overhead and the $200,000 to fuel the craft.
You might have seen this on Yahoo or Google News but there is much much more.
Elon Musk explains the Resuable Rocket
Check out the Grassopper Test.
Safest Orbit to Ground Escape Vehicle!
Returning Americans to Space
And the Heavy Lift Vehicle Falcon
30 Minute Tour of Space X Facilities and Launch Pads
Check out their website
Ceck out the Youtube channel