If you wish to look at space developments through a blogging mirror, Rand Simberg is as good a place to start as any commentator. One of his latest entries is an examination of US legislation to encourage private manned spaceflight. Look at his blogroll for related blogs.
A sparser dedicated site that sometimes follows the X Prize is www.spacefuture.com.
And don't forget that the Chinese will launch a manned space vehicle on October 15th, following the end of their latest elites meeting.