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A space travel reality show to award the prize of a SpaceX trip to the International Space Station

  • The U.S.-based production company Space Hero Inc. has secured a seat on a 2023 SpaceX Dragon spacecraft mission to the International Space Station, and plans to give the seat away to the winner of a reality show called Space Hero. "Produced by Ben Silverman and Howard Owens’ Propagate, the series will launch a global search for everyday people from any background who share a deep love for space exploration," reports Deadline's Nellie Andreeva. "They will be vying for the biggest prize ever awarded on TV. Testing their physical, mental and emotional strength, qualities that are essential for an astronaut in space. I hear the idea is for the culmination of the competition to be in an episode broadcast live around the world where viewers from different countries can vote for the contestant they want to see going to space. The show will then chronicle the winner’s takeoff; their stay at the ISS for 10 days alongside professional astronauts traveling at 17,000 mph, orbiting the Earth 16 times a day; and end with their return to Earth. The Space Hero company is currently in discussions with NASA for a potential partnership on STEM initiatives onboard the ISS." Space Hero will be shopped to a global streaming company, plus to local broadcasters around the world.

    TOPICS: SpaceX, Space Hero, Ben Silverman, Howard Owens, International Space Station, NASA, Reality TV