ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s Spaceport America will be featured in an upcoming reality show.
NBC announced Thursday an exclusive deal with Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic and One Three Media to create a series called “Space Race.” The show will feature an elimination competition by real people vying for a free spot on one of Virgin Galactic’s commercial space flights.
The company is hoping to launch the flights from New Mexico’s futuristic spaceport in southern New Mexico next year, at a cost of $200,000 a head.
Virgin Galactic is the anchor tenant at the spaceport, and much of its space will only be accessible by its high-paying customers. But according to a news release announcing the reality show, “Space Race” will have unprecedented access to Virgin Galactic’s home in the state-of-the-art spaceport.