Netflix to follow first civilian mission to space in new docuseries next month

It's in collaboration with SpaceX

Netflix has announced new documentary series Countdown: Inspiration4 Mission To Space, which will send four civilians into space.

The new show will be the streaming giant’s first project following people in almost real-time, mapping the preparation and execution of the mission.

“This September, four civilians will launch into space for a three-day trip orbiting Earth,” Netflix wrote in a statement announcing the new show on Twitter.


Countdown: Inspiration4 Mission To Space — the first Netflix documentary series to cover an event in near real-time — will premiere in five parts leading up to and following the mission.”

Countdown will follow Inspiration4, the world’s first all-civilian mission to orbit which is set to launch on September 15.

The three-day flight will be privately operated by SpaceX, and crew members will include pilot Jared Isaacman, alongside Hayley Arceneaux, Christopher Sembroski, and Sian Proctor.

Netflix has not confirmed a specific date for Countdown to air – stay tuned for updates as they come in.

In other Netflix news, a list of titles set to leave the streaming platform this August was recently released, including Friday Night Dinner and Jackass: The Movie.


Don’t Tell The Bride and Love and Marriage will also be leaving in a few weeks, as will Tatiana Maslany’s drama series Orphan Black.

In terms of films, today (August 3) is the last day to watch The Peanut Butter Falcon, while Trainwreck starring Amy Schumer will be available until Thursday (August 5).