No, I haven't been accepted into the astronaut program -- yet!
However, my namesake, the Orbital Sciences CYGNUS spacecraft, has just made its first flight into orbit! (They must be Rush fans, too.) If you look closely at the press photos, you can see that it's named after yours truly. Here, let me blow it up for you...
I think the entry of private companies into space flight is an extremely hopeful sign for the future. More players make for a more exciting and competitive game, leading to lower costs and new ideas. Still, there's plenty of room for the government to fund the really big, visionary projects -- if it so chooses. I was excited to see an article in this month's Physics Today outlining some grand ideas for how to really accomplish an interstellar trip to Alpha Centauri. (It's pretty rare to see speculation like this in that great, but slightly musty and stodgy, magazine!)
All the more impetus for this Cygnus to get moving on his project for a Space Race / Right Stuff inspired role playing game. Initial ideas for that game are here and here. We'll see what the fuuuuuuture holds! :-)