Astronauts: Do You Have What it Takes?



Adrian Dunbar (voiceover)


"The panel": Chris Hadfield, Kevin Fong, Iya Whiteley


BBC Studios for BBC Two, 20 August to 1 October 2017 (6 episodes in 1 series)


Twelve candidates are put through a variety of tests used in real astronaut selection to see who can hack it.

Although not promoted as a game show as such, it looks a lot like one to us, given that it has challenges, eliminations, and a winner, though their "prize" is a bit nebulous: astronaut Chris Hadfield's endorsement should they apply for actual European Space Agency astronaut selection. All in all, it comes across a bit like SAS: Who Dares Wins for would-be space travellers... or an amped-up version of Superhuman, where we first saw Kevin Fong back in 2004.

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Suzie Imber

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