Participant in reality television will be launched into space and will visit the International Space Station.
Thursday’s report from Deadline claims that the production company Space Hero is working on a TV series of the same name, with its landmarks on the ISS mission in 2023. Participants in the show will be civilians with a passion for space and will take a number of challenges to see who will win the race and explode a rocket.
A subsequent press release from the company confirmed the plans for the show:
“Produced by Ben Silverman and Howard T. Owens̵7;s Propagate, the series will search the world for an everyday citizen with a deep love of space exploration. The space hero will give everyone of any origin the opportunity to become the world’s first space explorer to take part in a mission to the International Space Station. “
Space Hero is working with Houston-based Axiom Space, which has the ultimate goal of building the world’s first commercial space station. In March 2020, Axiom Space announced plans to send three space tourists to the space station in the second half of 2021 using SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule.
For this new project, Axiom Space will deal with the details of the space mission itself, including securing the seat, providing insurance for the astronauts and preparing them for the big event.
Deadline announced that the winner would be sent to the station with a SpaceX Dragon rocket. SpaceX first launched humans into space in May 2020, when it sent NASA astronauts Bob Benken and Doug Hurley to the ISS’s Crew Dragon capsule, powered by a Falcon 9 rocket.
However, Space Hero confirmed Back that the launch vehicle for the mission has not yet been determined.
The show should see contestants take on a series of challenging challenges that test their mental, physical and emotional strength. Deadline claims that the current plan is to host a final episode broadcast live, where an international vote determines who will make the space trip. The winner is expected to spend 10 days at the station, and Space Hero is discussing with NASA a partnership on possible scientific, technological and medical initiatives during the stay.
The cost of the mission is unclear. On the company’s LinkedIn website, there is an interview with co-founder Deborah Sass, which took place at the Montgomery summit in March 2019. During the video, Sass claims that the mission will cost $ 65 million.
This price corresponds to a CNBC an analysis that explains that NASA is expected to pay SpaceX $ 55 million per astronaut to fly to the International Space Station. The stay at the station, according to estimates published by NASA, will cost $ 35,000 per person per night on top of everything.
In last year’s video, Sass described the award as “the biggest award ever given on Earth … in fact, we spent two years traveling the world, talking to all the space agencies, NASA, SpaceX, Boeing, to get everything on the line to you can run this. “
SpaceX has big plans to launch more people into space. Crew-1, Crew Dragon’s first non-test mission, will send four astronauts no earlier than October. In February 2020, Space Adventures announced plans to use the SpaceX capsule for a 2021 mission, sending four private citizens into space.
The Back analysis – SpaceX would be a logical choice for the project, even if it is not confirmed. The company is already working with its Axiom Space project partner on another mission. Space Hero is obviously a fan of SpaceX’s work, as seen in the team’s LinkedIn video, which is settling for the launch of Behnken and Hurley.
SpaceX is also reportedly working on a feature film in space, the action thriller “Tom Cruise”, which is in its early stages. With all this collaboration with directors and travel companies, SpaceX can move from simply launching satellites to sending Hollywood to new heights.