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Who Wants to Be an Astronaut?

By: Discovery

If you've ever wanted to travel into space, this is your chance. No, really. Even you.

May 18, 2021

Raise your hand if being an astronaut was your first dream career.

For anyone who has dreamed of space travel, this is your shot. For the first time ever, a new 8-part Discovery series WHO WANTS TO BE AN ASTRONAUT? is giving you the chance to do something extraordinary – travel from Earth into space to live aboard the International Space Station (ISS) for eight days.

The chosen candidates will have the opportunity to compete for an official spot aboard the Axiom Space Mission 2 (Ax-2). Houston based startup Axiom Space is building the world’s first commercial space station and is at the forefront of the new model of private space travel. Axiom Space and NASA recently revealed more details about the mission order they signed for the upcoming Axiom Mission 1 (Ax-1) – the first fully private human mission to the ISS, expected to launch no earlier than January 2022.

If you want to compete for this coveted seat to the space station, get ready for a rigorous selection process. The final contestants will compete in a variety of extreme challenges based on real astronaut training to gain the qualifications necessary for a rocket flight and life on board the space station.

Only one lucky candidate will be chosen for this once in a lifetime adventure by a panel of expert judges. The series will follow every moment, from lift off to re-entry, and the return home.


This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance for everyday people to shoot for the stars. Think you have what it takes? Discovery is looking for contestants. Apply now at discovery.com/astronaut for your chance to become a space traveler.

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