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NBC orders Richard Branson and Mark Burnett's 'Space Race'
NBC is looking to go to space with Sir Richard Branson and "The Voice" producer Mark Burnett.
The network announced this week that it has ordered the unscripted series "Space Race," in which regular people will compete for a trip into space on Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo.
"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," Burnett blurbs. "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."
NBC has yet to announce a timetable for "Space Race," which will have unprecedented access to Virgin Galactic’s home in the state-of-the-art Spaceport America in New Mexico. The network also hasn't announced how you can audition.