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Aussie Scam Artist Pulls Off Astronaut Reality Show Scam

An Australian scam artist who fooled a lot of rich people into shelling out millions of dollars for an astronaut reality TV show (even hiring Professor Stephen Hawking as a judge, supposedly) has unsurprisingly disappeared.

After supposedly buying two seats on the Russian Soyuz rockets, Jonathan Nolan from Australia asked investors to shell out millions of dollars for the Starwalker TV show, told everyone Hawking was a judge and even issued press releases about the show from a PR agency who never actually worked with him.

The Russian Space Agency has clarified their position, saying tey do not take passengers up into space.

A couple of years ago, a similar hoax was perpetrated in the name of a space-themed reality TV show named Space Cadets.

Source: Gizmodo.

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