NBC announced on Thursday that it is partnering with Virgin Galactic and TV producer Mark Burnett to produce 'Space Race,' a space-themed reality show. The winner will enjoy a thrill ride on Virgin Galactic’s forthcoming commercial spaceship.
Do you dream spaceflight dreams? But are you unwilling (or unable) to shell out $250,000 for a ride on Virgin Galactic’s future commercial spaceship?
Well, there’s another way to get on that ship.
NBC announced on Thursday that it is partnering with billionaire Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic and TV producer Mark Burnett, creator of “Survivor” and “The Voice,” to produce “Space Race,” a space-themed reality show. The winner will enjoy a supersonic, suborbital ride on Virgin Galactic’s forthcoming commercial spaceship, SpaceShipTwo.
“The scope of this endeavor is so staggering, that it took these two titans to even imagine it,” said NBC's Paul Telegdy, President of Alternative and Late Night Programming, in a statement.
“The term ‘trip of a lifetime’ has for once been delivered on,” he said. “This will be a remarkable experience for anyone who has looked at the night’s sky and dared to dream of Space Flight.”
NBC describes “Space Race” as an “elimination competition series where everyday people compete for the ultimate prize – a trip for the winner into space on Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo.” The network did not give a date for when the series will air.