There's a new British TV reality show underway where they've convinced a group of "Civilian Astronauts" that they are orbiting the Earth, when in fact, they are solidly on the ground in Suffolk, England on an old military base!
They set up the base to convince the "Astronauts" that they were on a Russian base for space training for two weeks, then through state of the art simulations that they were launched into orbit. When they look out the cockpit window, they even see a visual of Earth!
They have previous episodes, video, and even live video reports from the "shuttle" on the "Space Cadets" TV website.
This whole thing sounds like an update to the old movie, The Magic Christian!
Check it out!