Branson and Burnett to offer space trip prize in new reality show

2013-10-15 13:58

Second Virgin Galactic space flight footage

2013-09-19 09:28

Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson’s commercial spaceflight company recently ran its second test flight and filmed the entire thing from a camera mounted on the tail of the craft. WATCH

Sir Richard Branson has teamed up with reality TV czar Mark Burnett for a new series that will send the winner into space.

Burnett is the creator behind the wildly successful TV franchise “Amazing Race ” and he plans for “Space Race” is said to involve a cross-planetary treasure hunts.

The winner will win a seat aboard Branson’s Virgin Galactic spaceship.

“Virgin Galactic’s mission is to democratize space, eventually making commercial space travel affordable and accessible to all,” said Sir Richard Branson in a statement.

“‘Space Race’ allows us to extend this opportunity of a lifetime to as many people as possible right at the start of our commercial service – through direct experience and television viewing.”

The series is being produced by American broadcaster NBC and will see an elimination show taking place  Spaceport America in New Mexico, the departure point and training and preparation center for space flights.

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