Indian space tourism contest ready for launch

Back in July I noted here that a new Indian TV channel was planning a contest with a suborbital spaceflight as the top prize. reports that the televised portion of this contest is ready to begin, with four episodes starting Sunday. According to the article:

The episodes are divided into four rounds – the crazy TV show, the spykar space party moonwalk, the great combination commentary and the black hole – each comprising of different set of challenges for the contestants.

I’m not sure what a “great combination commentary” is, but overall this series sounds pretty crazy even without the contest so named. The winner will be “India’s first space tourist”, according to the article, but as previously noted here at least one Indian is among Virgin Galactic’s Founders, and probably has an inside track to be the first in space.

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