In preparation for the launch of the next reality TV show space hero, a series of ten space villages are being built to accommodate fans, competitors and tourists. Reporting by Jenny Southan
space hero is an upcoming reality TV show contest that plans to send a winner to the International Space Station. The show is scheduled to air in 2023.
Resulting from a partnership between space heroGerman architectural firm Lava and One Digital Entertainment (Asia’s leading digital media, technology and creative network), the Space Village will take the form of a series of ten futuristic space-inspired hubs in places around the world.
Groundbreaking at the Space Village sites is scheduled for late 2022. A spokesperson told Globetrender: villages are still under discussion but the plan to open is in 2023.”
Each Space Village will include a large space center, “sci-fi” attractions, activities and a “glimpse of cutting-edge technology that will fire the visitor’s imagination”.
They will also have a media studio for the production of space heroes, and a hotel where fans of the series can watch events unfold in real time.
As a member of space hero series, 24 finalists will face many challenges – including thriving underwater in a buoyancy tank – in a setting that resembles the various conditions of space to prepare for an “extraordinary mission”.
The challenges will resemble the endurance tests that astronauts have to perform when training to go into space. Inside the Space Village hubs, finalists’ living quarters will model spacecraft conditions and they will have to create their own energy and grow food.A jury, which will include a group of experienced astronauts, scientists and professional athletes, will observe the behavior and character of the finalists. Global audiences will be able to vote for their favorite finalist during weekly episodes.
“Visitors to Space Village will discover what life could be like in 30 years; durable, yet comfortable, healthy and happy,” says Thomas Reemer, co-CEO of space herosays, “We want to show our visitors a future they can look forward to, using the endless possibilities our planet has to offer.”
Deborah Sass, Co-CEO of space hero and Council Member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council for Space, said, “Journey to the stars continues to be the dream of millions of people around the world, and the Space Village will offer visitors the futuristic thrill the space of a lifetime. Children will be inspired to prepare for a career in space and participate in expeditions to the Moon, Mars and beyond.
space hero is the world’s first-ever global competition television series where contestants compete for a seven-day trip to space worth US$55 million – the biggest prize ever awarded on television. The competition for this once-in-a-lifetime trip will be open to anyone over the age of 18 who speaks English.
Lava co-founder Alexander Rieck says, “We didn’t just want to simulate spacecraft or living on Mars, but show how technology developed for conditions in space benefits life on Earth in the future. Earth. With 10 other space villages to be built all over the world, we have the opportunity to explore all the conditions of life and how to react to them.
“Space Village rekindles hope for an amazing future world full of miracles. It connects the old dream of traveling to the stars with the more real needs of a sustainable, healthy and healing Earth.
Shabir Momin and Gurpreet Singh, co-founders of One Digital Entertainment, said, “We see this as an opportunity not only to build something extraordinary but also extremely futuristic, as people on Earth inevitably find ways to live sustainably in the future.
“We believe that we will create experiences and motivate people in general through these theme parks on all elements of travel, sustainability and empathy for our environment. Space is approaching with jaw-dropping experiences for everyone, which only a lucky few have had so far. We are quite capable, technologically and on a large scale, of making it a global success.
Space Hero has established relationships with over 145 government agencies and private space companies in over 63 countries, including NASA, Japanese space agency JAXA, Canadian space agency CSA, and the Nigerian and Brazilian space agencies.
The series will begin with a global search for everyday people from all walks of life who “share a deep love for space exploration.”