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.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

.Virginia City, NV, USA
This delay would be a big blow for Branson. (Photo credit: Twitter/@virgingalactic)

  • Inspiration 4's four-man team will orbit the Earth for three days
  • This comes after it discovered a possible manufacturing flaw
  • In July this year, Branson flew to the edge of space himself

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

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)

  • 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

.New York, NY, USA
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. (AP/PTI Photo)

  • Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic, founded by Richard Branson are offering "suborbital" hops
  • "We're planning for two more flights this year," a Blue Origin spokesperson said
  • The first tickets sold by Virgin Galactic went for between $200,000 and $250,000 each

.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

.New Mexico, USA
Shirisha Bandla is part of billionaire Richard Branson's crew on Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Unity. (Photo Credit: Instagram)

  • Sirisha Bandla on Sunday became the third Indian-origin woman after Kalpana Chawla and Sunita Wiliams to go to space
  • "I was trying to think about a better word than incredible but that is the only word that can come to my mind": Sirisha Bandla
  • "The whole trip to space and back is just amazing," she said