Programming Plan B from space10/29/2000 07:00:00 PM Eastern
If Russia's aging space station, Mir, is no longer in orbit next summer, sources say NBC and
producer Mark Burnett have a back-up for NBC's planned $40 million summer reality series
in which the winner is to make a trip to the space station. Last week, Russian authorities said they plan to bring Mir down in February. Sources say plan B for the "E-Ticket ride of all-time" could have the winner orbiting the earth a dozen or more times in a Russian spacecraft. NBC and Burnett had no comment.