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'Space cadets' prepare for TV hoax blast-off

Published by spacecowboy on Wed Nov 16, 2005 5:56 pm
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16/11/2005 – 14:18:11

A new reality TV show is aiming to pull off the biggest hoax in TV history – by persuading a group of Britons that they have been blasted into space.

The new Channel 4 series Space Cadets has been under wraps since the idea first came about 18-months ago.

Nine people will be told they are set to visit the final frontier as space tourists and that in preparation they will undergo intensive training in Russia courtesy of the Space Tourism Agency of Russia, but in reality the groups will be “trained” for space in a disused airbase in a secret location in the UK.

Unbeknown to them, their shuttle will be a Hollywood creation, made originally for the film Space Cowboys.

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