.Florida, USA
SpaceX's mission on Wednesday will carry four crew members.(Photo credit: Twitter/@SpaceX)

  • SpaceX's Inspiration4 mission will witness the take off on September 15
  • Jeff Bezos hurled into  space on July 20
  • Richard Branson’s space trip lasted about 90 minutes

Virgin Galactic's Richard Branson became the first billionaire to travel to space. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@virgingalactic)

  • Those who have been linked to the programme will be given a chance to buy tickets
  • Full vessel can also be booked for a "modest premium"
  • About 600 people are queued for the spaceflight

London, Jul 21 (The Conversation) The commercial race to get tourists to space is heating up between Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson and former Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. On Sunday 11 July, ...

World’s richest Jeff Bezos is not the first billionaire in space; he was beaten by Virgin Galactic's Richard Branson by 9 days. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon and Blue Origin, took an 11-minute flight to space
  • He was beaten by Virgin Galactic's Richard Branson by nine days
  • Bezos's was the first unpiloted sub-orbital flight with a civilian crew

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Blue Origin, SpaceX and Virgin Galactic are jostling for Space. (Photo credit: File)

  • Space tourism touched a new height on July 20 after tech-billionaire Jeff Bezos flew into space
  • Last week British businessman Richard Branson of Virgin Galactic flew into space on his own rocket
  • Elon Musk, too, plans to foray into space tourism

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Blue Origin, SpaceX and Virgin Galactic are jostling for Space. (Photo credit: File)

  • Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic has already received 600 reservations for space trips
  • Elon Musk of SpaceX  plans to take his spacecraft into the orbit and around the Earth  
  • Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin is likely to charge at least $200,000 their planned ride into space

US space tourist Dennis Tito (L) speaks to the press after his landing near the Kazakh town of Arkalyk on May 6, 2001. (Photo credit: File/AFP)

  • American businessman Dennis Tito on April 28, 2001, became the first space tourist
  • “I was excited, you know, from beginning to end," he said
  • Before boarding a Russian Soyuz spacecraft, Tito trained for eight months

.Texas City, TX, USA
World's richest man, Jeff Bezos, will fly to space on July 20. (Photo credit: Twitter/@JeffBezos)

  • New Shepard aircraft will launch at 5pm IST
  • The flight is scheduled to last about 10 to 12 minutes
  • Bezos will be accompanied by his brother Mark Bezos, Wally Funk and Oliver Daemen on New Shepard aircraft

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Sanjal Gavande from Maharashtra's Kalyan is among the team of engineers that built Blue Origin's space rocket New Shephard. (Photo credit: Facebook/Its all about Kalyan)

  • India-born Sanjal Gavande is among those who built Blue Origin's rocket New Shephard
  • Gavande was born in Maharashtra's Kalyan and graduated from the University of Mumbai
  • Gavande's mother said that she was interested in Space from her childhood 

.Los Angeles, CA, USA
Mia Kunis and Ashton Kutcher worked together in 'That '70s Show'. (Photo credit: Twitter/AshtonKutcher)

  • Ashton Kutcher bought Virgin Galactic's ticket in 2012
  • Richard Branson and five other Virgin Galactic employees took a ospaceflightn Sunday
  •  "At some point, I'm going to space," Kutcher said