Isn’t it typical? We wait all these years for some crazy billionaire to launch themselves into space and then two come along at once.

You will have probably heard the news that Amazon boss, Jeff Bezos, plans to ride the next Blue Origin flight into space on 20 July (we covered it a couple of weeks ago). Well, not to be outdone, Richard Branson has now announced that he’ll be doing the same aboard Virgin’s SpaceShip Unity. He’ll also do it earlier than Bezos, on 11 July.

One small step for man. One giant leap for… Necker Island?