Discovery Channel’s reality show, ‘Who Wants to Be an Astronaut?’ is the latest contest to focus on civilian space travel. Selected contestants will go through a series of extreme challenges to win a ticket to the ISS.
The winner of the show will be launched to the ISS by Axiom Space.
Jay Peterson, president at Boat Rocker Studios, which is producing the show, told Insider, that the competition hopes to create a platform that democratizes space so that space travel is eventually viewed as an accessible mode of transportation.
“This will be the first regular person, this isn’t a celebrity, this isn’t a super, super wealthy person that can do these things because they have that ability and access. This program will give someone worthy of representing the everyman or everywoman a spot that no one’s ever done before,” Peterson said.
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