On June 2010, SpaceX launched into orbit a simplified version of their Dragon capsule. It was the first private spaceship in history, and it was a complete success. Now they are human testing it, getting it ready for its first manned flight.
There are no hospitals in space. The closest A&E is back on Earth, and astronauts can't exactly jump in a cab to get there. So what happens if the sun burps out a massive blast of radiation while an astronaut is space-amblin' by?