New York –  NBC announced an exclusive deal with Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic, the world’s first commercial spaceline, and Mark Burnett’s One Three Media to create the unscripted elimination competition series, Space Race. The prize is a trip for the winner into space on Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo, all captured on camera. 

Space Race will have unprecedented access to Virgin Galactic’s home in the state-of-the-art Spaceport America in New Mexico, the departure point and training and preparation center for space flights. One Three Media will be distributing Space Race at the upcoming MIPCOM TV market in Cannes.

“The scope of this endeavour is so staggering, that it took these two titans to even imagine it,” said Paul Telegdy, President of Alternative and Late Night Programming, NBC Entertainment. “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.”