Space Cadets

The UK's Channel 4 are about to start a new reality TV show where they send the winning contestants into space. The programme called Space Cadets sounds too good to be true and it is. The programme aims to trick nine carefully selected contestants into believing that they are competing to be launched. The 'best four' will be awarded a fake trip into space but will not actually feel the effects of weightlessness as they will be sat on terra firma in a mock-up from the film Space Cowboys. The contestants are being told that "they won't be going into 'deep space' when weightlessness kicks in". Will they fall for it? Maybe. Will Channel 4 actually explain to the public why this statement is a load of rubbish? Probably not.

Posted in astro blog by Stuart on Thursday 17th Nov 2005 (18:16 UTC) | Permalink
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