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The commercial space race is heating up. 

Jeff Bezos announced that he's selling $1 billion in Amazon (AMZN) - Get Amazon.com, Inc. Report  stock annually to finance his Blue Origin rocket company. And he's far from the only CEO with a commercial space travel company who wants to take you on a trans-orbital vacation. Let's face it, your nerd dreams of making space your ultimate luxury vacation frontier will probably happen in your lifetime. It's just a matter of affording it.

Let's take a look at seven companies competing for a slice of space exploration. Larger engineering companies like Lockheed Martin (LMT) - Get Lockheed Martin Corporation (LMT) Report  and Boeing (BA) - Get Boeing Company Report are also throwing their hat into the ring, and it'll be interesting to see which company ultimately benefits the most from interplanetary traveling.

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