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2020-09-20 10:13:55 AM  
Given what I've learned from my astronaut friend, the space station is not idiot friendly. It would be possible to kill everyone with the flick of a switch. The professionals up there know not to do such things.

Is the whole ISS crew supposed to stop working and babysit contest winners and film crews?
 
2020-09-20 10:30:29 AM  

edmo: Given what I've learned from my astronaut friend, the space station is not idiot friendly. It would be possible to kill everyone with the flick of a switch. The professionals up there know not to do such things.

Is the whole ISS crew supposed to stop working and babysit contest winners and film crews?


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2020-09-20 10:39:51 AM  

edmo: Given what I've learned from my astronaut friend, the space station is not idiot friendly. It would be possible to kill everyone with the flick of a switch. The professionals up there know not to do such things.

Is the whole ISS crew supposed to stop working and babysit contest winners and film crews?


NASA is no longer in the business of building space shuttles, so they'd hardly be the only deciding factor on this farce anyway.
 
2020-09-20 12:15:30 PM  
Reality shows suck.

Outer space sucks (and not in the literal "duh, it's a vacuum" way, but in the metaphorical way).

So it's a match made in heaven.

Frankly, I think all reality shows should be in space. No space station... Just jettison all reality shows and their contestants into space.
 
2020-09-20 12:17:49 PM  

edmo: Given what I've learned from my astronaut friend, the space station is not idiot friendly. It would be possible to kill everyone with the flick of a switch. The professionals up there know not to do such things.

Is the whole ISS crew supposed to stop working and babysit contest winners and film crews?


This was my thought.  How do they choose the "contestants"?  They have to be physically fit enough to deal with the physical hardships traveling to and from the space station and the stay in space.  They also have to be smart enough not to kill everyone aboard by doing something REALLY stupid.
 
2020-09-20 12:21:43 PM  

lindalouwho: edmo: Given what I've learned from my astronaut friend, the space station is not idiot friendly. It would be possible to kill everyone with the flick of a switch. The professionals up there know not to do such things.

Is the whole ISS crew supposed to stop working and babysit contest winners and film crews?

NASA is no longer in the business of building space shuttles, so they'd hardly be the only deciding factor on this farce anyway.


They could confine the winner to the Russian section, or at least keep them out of the US section (what the penalty is for breaking that I don't know.  I doubt NASA would let them throw them out the airlock).  While both spacex and ULA are allowed to bring up a fixed number of passengers, I bet NASA will simply say "not that one.  Nor any other obvious idiots".

Roscosmos needs dollars.  No idea if they could chain anyone in the Bigelow space closet, with some vodak if they were feeling nice.
 
2020-09-20 12:21:52 PM  

WilderKWight: Reality shows suck.

Outer space sucks (and not in the literal "duh, it's a vacuum" way, but in the metaphorical way).

So it's a match made in heaven.

Frankly, I think all reality shows should be in space. No space station... Just jettison all reality shows and their contestants into space.


It's been done.
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2020-09-20 12:23:21 PM  
Send a Flat-Earther.
 
2020-09-20 12:25:54 PM  

WilderKWight: Frankly, I think all reality shows should be in space. No space station... Just jettison all reality shows and their contestants into space.


You may be on to something here.

I propose a reality show called "Trumpers and Qanon Cultists in Space!"
 
2020-09-20 12:27:50 PM  

Pointy Tail of Satan: Send a Flat-Earther.


Better put them in their own sealed compartment, because they could only go about ten minutes without supervision before "I'm gonna prove this theme park ride is a big fake. I'll just bust this window open and grab that phony round Earth out of this display."
 
2020-09-20 12:34:43 PM  

SpaceyCat: edmo: Given what I've learned from my astronaut friend, the space station is not idiot friendly. It would be possible to kill everyone with the flick of a switch. The professionals up there know not to do such things.

Is the whole ISS crew supposed to stop working and babysit contest winners and film crews?

This was my thought.  How do they choose the "contestants"?  They have to be physically fit enough to deal with the physical hardships traveling to and from the space station and the stay in space.  They also have to be smart enough not to kill everyone aboard by doing something REALLY stupid.


That's why they have the contractor managers on the ground.
 
2020-09-20 12:38:27 PM  

yet_another_wumpus: lindalouwho: edmo: Given what I've learned from my astronaut friend, the space station is not idiot friendly. It would be possible to kill everyone with the flick of a switch. The professionals up there know not to do such things.

Is the whole ISS crew supposed to stop working and babysit contest winners and film crews?

NASA is no longer in the business of building space shuttles, so they'd hardly be the only deciding factor on this farce anyway.

They could confine the winner to the Russian section, or at least keep them out of the US section (what the penalty is for breaking that I don't know.  I doubt NASA would let them throw them out the airlock).  While both spacex and ULA are allowed to bring up a fixed number of passengers, I bet NASA will simply say "not that one.  Nor any other obvious idiots".

Roscosmos needs dollars.  No idea if they could chain anyone in the Bigelow space closet, with some vodak if they were feeling nice.


I cant find it now but NASA has published prices for stays in the US section of the ISS. I think it's something like $40,000/night. Sounds kinda low, but you are responsible for arranging your own transportation.
 
2020-09-20 12:46:13 PM  
This show idea is not well-thought-out as far as the orbital component.  The ground-based competition is pretty basic reality show fodder. However, the kind of people that compete and win on reality shows are not, from a psychological or behavioral perspective, the kind of people you'd want to send up.  Behaviors that "win" on the ground-based TV show are dangerous and divisive in the space station environment.   Plus, they have nothing to do up there, once sent. They are not going to do an EVA. Probably not be allowed to work the robotic arm, lest they break something. Run experiments? Nobody but us nerds watches that now. Act a fool in zero-gee? How much of that can you watch?  Spend hours in the inflatable hab module gossiping into a go pro about the other astronaut's personal lives and talking shiat about their own romantic failures??    Nah.  Sending them up on the Virgin Galactic sub-orbital would be a suitable end to the show, cheaper as well, and call it done.
 
2020-09-20 12:48:53 PM  
To go on a space walk and be able to turn away from the earth and sun and see the stars with no atmosphere mucking things up would probably be breathtaking.
 
2020-09-20 1:01:08 PM  

EdgeRunner: Pointy Tail of Satan: Send a Flat-Earther.

Better put them in their own sealed compartment, because they could only go about ten minutes without supervision before "I'm gonna prove this theme park ride is a big fake. I'll just bust this window open and grab that phony round Earth out of this display."


God, Omon-Ra was such a weird farking book
 
2020-09-20 1:04:23 PM  

New Farkin User Name: EdgeRunner: Pointy Tail of Satan: Send a Flat-Earther.

Better put them in their own sealed compartment, because they could only go about ten minutes without supervision before "I'm gonna prove this theme park ride is a big fake. I'll just bust this window open and grab that phony round Earth out of this display."

God, Omon-Ra was such a weird farking book


Yeah, but we could totally rock this suit in 2020:
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2020-09-20 1:11:11 PM  
Hey, let's send a "regular Joe" into space...

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2020-09-20 1:22:16 PM  
Is it hosted by Space Ghost?  If not, hard pass.
 
2020-09-20 1:29:28 PM  
Reality shows are not and never have been based on reality. The producers artificially create drama to retain viewership in an otherwise boring show.

Drama in space is good for ratings. Not so much for the people on the space station.
 
2020-09-20 3:18:55 PM  
If the viewing public gets to choose the winner, they'll vote for the biggest douchebag in the group.
 
2020-09-20 3:27:09 PM  

Johnny the Tackling Alzheimers Patient: If the viewing public gets to choose the winner, they'll vote for the biggest douchebag in the group.


So, Trump gets to go in Space to join his Space Force? Sucks to be the guy who has to redesign the EVO suit to have such tiny gloves.
 
2020-09-20 3:37:01 PM  

Officer Collins: Reality shows are not and never have been based on reality. The producers artificially create drama to retain viewership in an otherwise boring show.

Drama in space is good for ratings. Not so much for the people on the space station.


"Tune in next week to see who gets voted off the station!"
 
2020-09-20 3:38:09 PM  
Whoever they're going to let up there is going to have to be level headed and Intelligent which pretty negates the idea of it being a, 'Reality TV' show. 

I mean what are they going to do? Put Snooki in space? She'd have to be xanax'd up out of her mind to keep her from flipping out and pulling on the handle that say, 'warning airlock'.
 
2020-09-20 4:38:45 PM  

EdgeRunner: Pointy Tail of Satan: Send a Flat-Earther.

Better put them in their own sealed compartment, because they could only go about ten minutes without supervision before "I'm gonna prove this theme park ride is a big fake. I'll just bust this window open and grab that phony round Earth out of this display."


They don't have to stay until the next down-capsule. Use them as a test payload for something like this:

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If the trip up and a look out the window didn't convince them, this should definitely clear things up for 'em.
 
2020-09-20 4:41:13 PM  
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2020-09-20 5:19:54 PM  
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2020-09-20 5:20:27 PM  

Larva Lump: EdgeRunner: Pointy Tail of Satan: Send a Flat-Earther.

Better put them in their own sealed compartment, because they could only go about ten minutes without supervision before "I'm gonna prove this theme park ride is a big fake. I'll just bust this window open and grab that phony round Earth out of this display."

They don't have to stay until the next down-capsule. Use them as a test payload for something like this:

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If the trip up and a look out the window didn't convince them, this should definitely clear things up for 'em.


Anybody determined to believe the world is flat can ignore absolutely anything. I still can't figure out what the benefit is in clinging to that idea.
 
2020-09-20 5:26:24 PM  
Each episode someone will be voted out the airlock.
 
2020-09-20 6:26:57 PM  

Officer Collins: Reality shows are not and never have been based on reality. The producers artificially create drama to retain viewership in an otherwise boring show.


I don't entirely disagree but that has never been my personal experience. Nor my partners. We shot a reality show last week and that sort of thing never happened. My partner won another reality series ten years ago and said not a moment was staged, scripted or artificially dramatized. But yeah a lot certainly are total bullshiat.
 
2020-09-20 6:47:31 PM  
It's more fun than you might think at first.


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2020-09-20 8:30:07 PM  
Tim Curry is escaping to the one place that hasn't been corrupted by capitalism.
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2020-09-20 8:45:06 PM  
Soooo...

Anyone know how to actually try to be the subject of this stupid farkin' idea?

Because this is about as dumb a "reality" show idea as I've ever heard, but I'd chew my arm off for a shot at being shot into space and orbiting the planet for a while.

I'd never watch it, and I'll openly mock anyone that does, but I'd for damn sure be in it.
 
2020-09-20 8:55:49 PM  

Rent Party: Soooo...

Anyone know how to actually try to be the subject of this stupid farkin' idea?

Because this is about as dumb a "reality" show idea as I've ever heard, but I'd chew my arm off for a shot at being shot into space and orbiting the planet for a while.

I'd never watch it, and I'll openly mock anyone that does, but I'd for damn sure be in it.


https://www.spacehero.me/
 
2020-09-21 3:37:04 AM  
there was a show in the UK around 2005 that did this, it was called Space Cadets and it was hilarious.
 
2020-09-21 4:15:55 AM  

WilderKWight: Reality shows suck.

Outer space sucks (and not in the literal "duh, it's a vacuum" way, but in the metaphorical way)

...

What do you mean by "Outer space sucks... in a metaphorical way"?  You wouldn't want to build a house there? The people there are mean? The view is overrated? The food is bad? It's outer space. It just is. If we ignore the vacuum of it, how does it suck exactly?
 
2020-09-21 10:32:22 AM  
Wait till they do a space-reality-dating show
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