Sir Richard Branson’s Private Necker Island is Back in Business, so the Virgin Chief Executive can be relieved. Famous English business magnate and investor now has enough time for new exploits, such as last partnership with US television broadcaster NBC to launch a TV reality show in which the ultimate prize will be a trip into space. Reality TV king Mark Burnett and the founder of Virgin Group will work together on Space Race – an elimination competition that will pit people against each other.
They will compete for The ultimate prize – a trip for the winner into space on Virgin Galactic’s Spaceshiptwo for a life-changing experience few people have ever enjoyed, all captured on camera. This new exciting show which is the similar format to Mark’s famous “Adventure Race” show, will take place in the commercial spaceline’s home at Spaceport America in New Mexico, the departure point and training and preparation center for space flights.
Sir Richard Branson said in statement: “Virgin Galactic’s mission is to democratize space, eventually making commercial space travel affordable and accessible to all. ‘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.
“All of us at Virgin Galactic and our partner Aabar Investments are delighted to be collaborating with NBC and Mark, who is a true pioneer and creative force in television programming.”