I have always wondered about this.  With the end of the Space Shuttle program, I just thought we should have very few people in space right now.  But I didn't take into account the International Space station.  Not only do we have 6 astronauts from all over  the globe on board, they are even about to do 2 spacewalks at the end of the month.  Lots of focus on outer space with the recent landing of the mars rover, so I thought you might find this as interesting as I did.  I am feeling a little nerdy today, sorry.