Given the current state of global affairs, this tidbit of reality television news is sure to interest you: according to Deadline, U.S.-based production company Space Hero Inc. "has secured a seat on a 2023 mission to the International Space Station" that will be taken by a contestant starring in an unscripted show called Space Hero.
According to the report, a group of potential candidates will be selected to undergo physical and emotional training and the series will kick off with an episode that will be broadcast around the world. Folks from different countries will actually vote for their favorite to-be astronaut. The selected winner will then fly across space at 17,000 miles per hour for 10 days on the International Space Station alongside professional astronauts.
As for the job requirements, candidates don't need to have a background in astronautics-related endeavors but they do need to have a passion and deep interest in all things space.
"We see the world changing in front of our eyes. In times like these we yearn to look up to people for the right reasons, so it’s time to look amongst ourselves to find the heroes that will inspire a bright future,” said Space Hero Inc. co-founder and the show's creator Thomas Reemer.
Although Deadline reports that talks about the show have been going on since, at least, 2008, no announcements have yet been made about which network will be broadcasting the new production and when exactly it will be released. For what it's worth, we find 2020 to be the ideal year to kick off a reality television project concerning a galaxy very far away from planet Earth.