The winner of the reality TV competition show ‘Space Hero’ is launched to the International Space Station
An American production company announced a new reality TV show competition where a winner receives an out-of-this-world prize: a journey to space.
The champion of the show, dubbed ‘Space Hero’, will launch aboard a rocket to the International Space Station (ISS) for a stay of 10 days with the crew, as reported by Deadline.
The number of participants has yet to be revealed, but those who take up the challenge will undergo rigorous training and grueling tests that push them mentally, physically and emotionally.
The series will be shown live around the world, so viewers can vote for their favorite contestant to send into space.
The production company, also known as Space Hero, has secured a place on the 2023 mission to the ISS for the person who has the right stuff.
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The Space Hero Champion launches aboard a rocket to the International Space Station (ISS) for a 10-day stay with the crew
Space Hero is produced by Propagate, which is run by Ben Silverman and Howard T. Owens, who were involved in ‘The Office’ and ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’, CNBC reports.
Aerospace company Axiom has also joined the company, which will train participants and oversee the mission.
“The series searches the world for an everyday citizen with a deep love for space exploration,” the company shared in a new release.
“Space Hero offers anyone from any background the chance to become the first globally chosen space explorer to participate in a mission to the International Space Station.”
The number of participants has yet to be revealed, but those who take up the challenge will undergo rigorous training and grueling tests that push them mentally, physically and emotionally. However, the Space Hero website only shows a countdown clock and no other information about the show
Deadline initially reported that the winner will be seated in a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule for the trip to the ISS, but Axiom told CNBC the launch vehicle has yet to be determined.
However, the aerospace company is currently working on other projects with SpaceX, including a 2021 Crew Dragon mission that will send three paying customers and one Axiom commander to the ISS.
A US production company announced a new reality TV show competition where one winner receives an out-of-this-world prize: a journey to space
Axiom told it The edge that SpaceX is not out of the running for the show, but could go against Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner.
The manufacturing company has yet to reveal details about the costs, but SpaceX is selling its seats for about $ 50 million, while Boeing is offering its seats for about $ 90 million.
DailyMail.com has contacted Axiom and Space Hero for more details and has not yet received a response.
Space Hero isn’t the first production with its eyes on space, as NASA confirmed in May that it will be filming a movie aboard the ISS, which will see Tom Cruise shooting at a SpaceX rocket.
If given the go-ahead, the production would be the first action-adventure movie filmed in space.
NASA’s Jim Bridenstine shared on Twitter in May, “We are excited to work with Tom Cruise on a film aboard the International Space Station.”
Deadline initially reported that the winner will be seated in a SpaceX Crew Dragon (pictured) capsule for the trip to the ISS, but Axiom told CNBC the launch vehicle has yet to be determined
Axiom told The Verge that SpaceX is not out of the running for the show, but could go against Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner (pictured)
“We need popular media to inspire a new generation of engineers and scientists to realize NASA’s ambitious plans.”
There is still a lot to be discussed before the launch is finally approved without any currently being said to be involved in the title, Deadline said.
Estée Lauder also announced that it will be sending bottles of its new skincare serum to the massive lab in orbit later this month, and astronauts on board will be imaging the product in microgravity.
Estée Lauder president Stéphane de la Faverie announced the plan last month during an online panel at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics’ virtual Ascend Summit.
“I’m a risk taker, and that usually comes with ideas that, you know, are a bit outside of the normal, traditional ways of marketing,” Faverie said.
“We are constantly pushing the boundaries of how we can present our products.”
EXPLAINED: THE $ 100 BILLION INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION SITS 250 MILES ABOVE THE EARTH
The International Space Station (ISS) is a $ 100 billion (£ 80 billion) science and engineering laboratory orbiting 250 miles (400 km) above Earth.
Since November 2000 it has been permanently manned by changing crews of astronauts and cosmonauts.
Research on board the ISS often requires one or more of the unusual conditions present in low Earth orbit, such as low gravity or oxygen.
ISS studies have explored human research, space medicine, life sciences, natural sciences, astronomy and meteorology.
The US space agency Nasa spends about $ 3 billion (£ 2.4 billion) per year on the space station program, a level of funding endorsed by the Trump administration and Congress.
A US House of Representatives committee overseeing NASA has begun to explore whether the program should be extended beyond 2024.
Alternatively, the money could be used to accelerate planned human space initiatives to the Moon and Mars.