A reality TV show is wanting to offer a private trip to the International Space Station as its grand prize.
Running with the working title “Space Hero”, the show has not been picked up by any television networks but is in talks about organising this grand prize with Axiom Space.
According to Straits Times, the show plans to be an opportunity for someone to become the first globally elected space explorer. The show will follow contestants as they make their way through astronaut training.
The prize the show wants to offer is a 10-day stay on the ISS, all expenses paid with the launch date floated as 2023. This would likely amount to around $65 million, making it one of the most expensive reality TV show prizes in history.
This opening up of space to more commercial enterprises has gained speed in recent years. Tom Cruise is expected to to make his way to the station for an action film and commercial space enterprises like SpaceX and Virgin Galactic have their sights set on sending keen civilians into space.
Whether this reality TV show get made is still to be seen as no networks have backed this ambitious idea.
Image: European Space Agency