REALITY SHOW “SPACE RACE” AIMS TO GIVE ORDINARY AMERICANS A SHOT AT SPACE TRAVEL

Image via Fastcompany.com

Image via Fastcompany.com

“Deep Space Homer,” a beloved episode of The Simpsons, featured a cash-strapped NASA boosting public interest in the space program by sending ordinary American Homer Simpson into orbit. Turns out, the smart-about-science cartoon was prescient about space travel.

Legendary television producer Mark Burnett is teaming up with Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic for a new reality show where ordinary Americans compete to fly into space. On NBC’s upcoming Space Race, which still doesn’t have air or film dates, the winner’s grand prize will be a trip into space courtesy of Virgin.

Continue Learning: http://www.fastcompany.com/3021188/reality-show-space-race-aims-to-give-ordinary-americans-a-shot-at-space-travel

 

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