Planned Reality TV Show Wants To Launch The Winner to the International Space Station

If you’ve ever had dreams of going into space, you might just want to apply for the upcoming reality show “Space Hero.”

The grand prize? A seat on a 2023 mission to the International Space Station.

According to a statement from Space Hero Inc., the US-based production company developing the unscripted show, the premise is to “search the entire globe for an everyday citizen with a deep love for space exploration.”

“Budding astronauts will be put through rigorous testing and procedures, challenging their physical, mental and emotional strength,” explains Hypebeast.

The winning candidate will receive full training from Axiom Space Inc.—a full-service human spaceflight mission provider and manufacturer of the world’s first privately funded commercial space station—before lifting off to to spend 10 days alongside professional astronauts traveling at 17,000 miles an hour while orbiting the Earth 16 times a day.

The production company is currently in discussions with NASA for a potential partnership including potential STEM initiatives. And anyone from any background is invited to become the “first globally-elected space explorer to take part in a mission to the International Space Station.”

Chairman of Space Hero Inc. Marty Pompadur said: “Space Hero is about opening space up to everyone – not only to astronauts and billionaires.”

Creator and Founding Partner, Thomas Reemer, added, “We see the world changing in front of our eyes. In times like these we yearn to look up to people for the right reasons, so it’s time to look amongst ourselves to find the heroes that will inspire a bright future.”