NBC buys the rights for a show that will send one winner into space on a Virgin Galactic flight.

In an attempt to try and re-invigorate reality TV, Mark Burnett, the man behind other hit shows such as “The Apprentice” and “The Celebrity Apprentice,” has persuaded NBC to buy the rights to a show called “Space Race.” Competitors won't be competing with each other for money, but a seat aboard one of Sir Richard Branson's highly-coveted Virgin Galactic flights.

Burnett has been trying to get a space show off the ground for more than a decade now, his original concept had been called “Destination: Mir,” which lost any hope of airing after the space station was shut down.

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