History, traditions

Russian TV Show to Send Winner into Space

Russian television channel ORT and Rosaviakosmos have announced a joint TV show in which the winner will get to spend a week in space. The television channel is attempting to repeat the success of its "Survivor"-style Last Hero show, but on a grander scale. Russian television channel ORT and Rosaviakosmos have announced a joint TV show in which the winner will get to spend a week in space. The television channel is attempting to repeat the success of its "Survivor"-style Last Hero show, but on a grander scale.

The show will based around a group a contestants hoping to fly into space, who will go through qualifying rounds in which they have to overcome all kinds of hurdles. According to the Russian Space Agency, ORT will be responsible for organising the competitions and financing the programme, although experts from Rosaviakosmos will be involved if the competitions involve any extreme elements.

The winner of the competition will undergo a special training course identical to that which professional astronauts pass through, with the exception of specific elements connected to an individual astronaut's specialised field. The show's finale - the flight into space - is provisionally planned for October-November of next year.

Comments
NATO embraces Russia with wings of love
NATO embraces Russia with wings of love
Ukraine buries Minsk Accords
Brigitte Bardot accuses Hollywood actresses of hypocrisy
Sheep disrupt the work of US missile defences in Romania
Sheep disrupt the work of US missile defences in Romania
Russian Guard to see enemies behind walls
Russia starts shipping S-400 air defence systems to China
German experts name Russia's most dangerous weapon
Interview with Andre Vltchek for Farhikhtegan newspaper in Iran
Russian army receives giant modernised nuclear mortars
Russia's new torpedo carrying 100-megaton nuclear warhead nullifies USA's Prompt Global Strike
A Europe without roots now also demolishes churches
US diplomat makes fool of himself in the Netherlands
US diplomat makes fool of himself in the Netherlands
US diplomat makes fool of himself in the Netherlands
Three scenarios of new super sanctions against Russia published
Three scenarios of new super sanctions against Russia published
Three scenarios of new super sanctions against Russia published
Putin's power shakes US Congress
Brigitte Bardot accuses Hollywood actresses of hypocrisy