The first space station was designed by private industry (what, you thought NASA did its own design work?).
Apollo and Shuttle, which provided transport to Skylab and ISS, were designed by private industry.
And the only reason taxpayers are footing the bill for rockets to ISS is that NASA is the one that wants supplies sent up there. And can't do it on its own, since it has no spacecraft capable of reaching ISS.
Go buy this book and stop spouting crap you know nothing about: ``This New Ocean: The story of the First Space Race,'' by William E. Burrows. You'll learn a lot.