Elon Musk's SpaceX has four private space tours - Inspiration4, AX-1, space adventure and dearMoon - lined up with various private players travelling to the moon or orbiting the earth.
Blue Origin’s mission comes on the heels of its growing feud with NASA with the company filing a lawsuit against the agency over the Artemis 3 mission.
The bidders said that the evaluation process was unfair and that NASA should award more than one contract when SpaceX won the human landing system contract worth $2.9 billion.
The finding is a blow in particular to Blue Origin, which was seen as the second strongest bid.
The human landing system contract is worth $2.9 billion and Bezos said "this offer is not a deferral, but is an outright permanent waiver."
First tickets sold by Virgin Galactic were sold for $200,000 to $250,000 each, but the cost for future sales will go up.
On Tuesday, Earth's wealthiest person Jeff Bezos and a crew of three others blasted off and spent a mere three minutes in space.
Tyson had also said that neither Branson nor Bezos actually went to space since it was just a suborbital flight.
The people who sold you the internet will now sell you the moon and the stars.
The Amazon founder has faced increasing activism within his own workforce and stepped up pressure from critics to improve working conditions
Best day ever, says Jeff Bezos after Blue Origin's first passenger spaceflight returns safely to Earth
Named after America’s first astronaut, Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket soared from remote West Texas on the 52nd anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing
Blue Origin's first passenger spaceflight with Jeff Bezos and crew takes off; everything you need to know
The all-civilian crew will include Bezos, his brother Mark; female pilot that NASA rejected for its astronaut program, Mary Wallace 'Wally' Funk and high school graduate Oliver Daemen.
Daemen is not the anonymous bidder who paid $28 million for a ticket in an online auction as they will fly on a future mission due to a scheduling conflict.
She will accompany Bezos, his brother and an auction winner will be the first people to fly in a Blue Origin rocket and capsule.
While the live stream will begin 90 minutes before the launch, the spacecraft will launch at 6:30 pm IST.
Conceptually, the flights that Branson and Bezos will be on are not terribly different from a baseball thrown into the air.
While Branson will travel as part of a six-person crew onboard the SpaceShipTwo spaceplane, Bezos will be a part of a four-person crew in the New Shepard rocket.
When is the launch? How far is he going? Is it safe? What’s all the fuss? Here are the answers to those questions
Amazon founder Bezos was the first to announce his mission, set for 20 July, but Virgin boss Branson has decided to pip him to the trip with his own now lined up for 11 July
He founded Virgin Galactic in 2004 to provide short space tourist flights to the edge of space and has said he will be a passenger on the first commercial flight.