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Trading Spaces, Martian Style
12.01.05
 
Michael Foreman and trading spaces cast Launch on a mission to Mars this Saturday morning, December 3, as astronaut Captain Michael Foreman appears in the newest episode of Trading Spaces: Boys vs. Girls.

Left: NASA's Captain Mike Foreman of STS-120 takes a break with the Mission to Mars team on Trading Spaces: Boys vs. Girls

The episode features Capt. Foreman, set to fly on the future shuttle mission STS-120, helping to transform the bedroom of a 10-year-old New Jersey boy into a NASA-inspired Martian surface, complete with a control center and Mars Exploration Rover that doubles as a bed. The show premieres Saturday morning on NBC's Discovery Kids programming package (11 or 11:30 a.m. EST depending upon your market; check your local listings), then airs again on Discovery Kids at 7:30 and 10 p.m. on Monday, December 5 and Friday, December 9.

Trading Spaces: Boys vs. Girls is a variation on the original Trading Spaces. Rather than two sets of adults swapping rooms in their homes, a boy and a girl swap bedrooms for a full room makeover in only two days. In between working with their best friend, brother, or sister (or astronaut!) on their rooms, the kids compete in extreme challenges to win either clues about their own room or help from the Trading Spaces Labor Savers. Watch as Captain Foreman surprises one of NASA's biggest fans… and three of its newest! You can also catch Capt. Foreman answering questions like "How do you go to the bathroom in space?" in Ask an Astronaut!, a series of fun facts airing throughout the day on Discovery Kids. For more details on Trading Spaces: Boys vs. Girls, check out the show Web site.