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Win A Trip To Space!
The TV channel NBC has announced an upcoming show like no other...
Paul Telegdy, an NBC employee, announced the show on October 4th.
The show's name?
So what's the show about?
Well, "Space Race" will be a competition show. However, it's not your average ordinary comptetition show!
In "Space Race", contestants will compete in the show for the first prize. A ride into outer space!
The show came to be when NBC made a deal with Virgin Galactic, the company that will provide the space shuttle.
Mark Burnett was the TV producer who came up with the idea for the show.
Virgin Galactic has been testing the shuttle in the Mojave Desert, to make sure it will be safe when the show is made.
It is currently unknown when the show's first episode will be made, but donators have contributed over $80,000,000 to the project!
Why are they thinking of making such a crazy, expensive show?
NBC wanted to make the show to attract attention on social media, to really get people talking about the upcoming show.
Richard Branson is the founder of Virgin Galactic, and he is very excited about "Space Race".
So next time you turn on your TV, you might see a man flying in a commercial space shuttle.
And who knows - It could be you someday!