PLANS for a new reality show that will send one winner to space for 10 days have been revealed.
Media production company Space Hero Inc. wants to film a contestant’s trip to the International Space Station in 2023.
This would be the world’s first reality show set in space.
It’s being referred to as the “Space Hero” series and the premise is that one lucky winner will be selected to go to space out of several contestants.
According to the show creators, a seat for the winner has already been booked on a Elon Musk SpaceX Crew Dragon spaceship.
Nasa has confirmed that it is in discussions with Space Hero Inc. about the TV show.
Marty Pompadur, chairman of Space Hero Inc., told Deadline: “Space Hero’ is the new frontier for the entertainment sector, offering the first-ever truly off-planet experience.”
He added that the show “is about opening space up to everyone – not only to astronauts and billionaires.”
The contest to find a suitable space goer would be worldwide so almost anyone could apply.
The production crew want to find space loving individuals.
Once selected, the people would be filmed going through gruelling astronaut training.
This means a high level of fitness would probably be needed from the candidates.
The aim is for the audience to pick their favourite person to send to space.
When the winner has been picked they would be blasted off to the ISS for 10 days and filmed during the whole time from take off to landing.
Space Hero Inc. is also working with private space company Axiom Space.
Axiom is aiming to send paying customers to space as early as next year.
This isn’t the first time a space reality TV show has been in the works though so we’ll have to be patient to see if it comes to fruition.
In other space news, a huge new storm has been spotted on Jupiter.
Acids may have destroyed any evidence of ancient life on Mars, according to a new study.
And, a Nasa has unveiled a new lunar lander that could put astronauts back on the Moon in 2024.
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