There’s a new reality show opportunity that will pique the interest of travelers, but only those who are truly intrepid. A production company named Space Hero, Inc. has supposedly managed to book a spot for a civilian on a 2023 mission to the International Space Station, Deadline reports. The amateur astronaut will be selected as part of a televised competition.
All casting hopefuls will have to go through astronaut training and face challenges that test their mental, physical, and emotional strength. The show’s viewers may also be involved in the process, voting for their favorite contestant. The winner will accompany astronauts aboard the SpaceX Dragon rocket that will take them to the ISS. The mission is reportedly scheduled for 2023.
After the selection process, the show will follow the winning contestant on a 10-day trip in Earth’s low orbit in the ISS.
To be chosen, you don’t need a background in aeronautics. The show is only looking for people who have a love of space and a thirst for exploration.
According to Marty Pompadur, the former News Corp Europe chief who leads the production company, “Space Hero is the new frontier for the entertainment sector, offering the first-ever truly off-planet experience. We aim to reinvent the reality TV category by creating a multi-channel experience that offers the biggest prize ever, to the biggest audience possible. Space Hero is about opening space up to everyone — not only to astronauts and billionaires.”
The exact details surrounding the search and the network on which the show will be broadcast have yet to be announced.
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