NBC Greenlights ‘Space Race’ Competition Series

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NBC has teamed up with Sir Richard Branson of Virgin Galactic to create the ultimate space competition entitled Space Race. The winner will take a trip into space aboard the Virgin Galactic’s Space Ship Two with the event captured on camera. NBC President Paul Telegdy made the official announcement of the network’s plans for the competition series from executive producer Mark Burnett. “The scope of this endeavor is so staggering, that it took these two titans to even imagine it. The term ‘trip of a lifetime’ has for once been delivered on! This will be a remarkable experience for anyone who has looked at the night’s sky and dared to dream of Space Flight.”

“For the past ten years I have relentlessly pursued my dream of using a TV show to give an everyday person the chance to experience the black sky of space and look down upon mother Earth,” said Burnett. “Last year I spent time in New Mexico at the state of the art facility and last week spent time in the Mojave desert with Sir Richard and his impressive team. We got to see the spaceship up close and hear of Sir Richard’s incredible vision of how Virgin Galactic is the future of private space travel. I am thrilled to be part of a series that will give the everyday person a chance to see space and that NBC has come on board too so that viewers at home will have a first class seat.”

Additional details and a premiere date for ‘Space race’ is sure to be on the way in coming months.