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Billionaire Blastoff: Rich riding own rockets into space

08/07/2021 11:46 PM | Click to read full article

Two billionaires are putting everything on the line this month to ride their own rockets into space.

The lucrative, high-stakes chase for space tourists will unfold on the fringes of space — 55 miles to 66 miles (88 kilometers to 106 kilometers) up, pitting Virgin Galactic’s Richard Branson against the world’s richest man, Blue Origin’s Jeff Bezos.