A handful of incredibly powerful men are now busy trying to persuade us that the future is not here on Earth but among the stars.
Jeff Bezos, the creator of the retail behemoth Amazon, entered space and stayed there in his own rocket for five minutes.
Sir Richard Branson, the founder of Virgin Group, will be the first billionaire in space as Virgin Galactic launches the VSS Unity on Sunday.
Virgin Galactic’s Richard Branson announced he will launch to space on July 11, beating fellow billionaire Jeff Bezos by nine days.
Dozens of thousands of people have signed a petition to stop Jeff Bezos from returning to Earth after his trip to space next month.