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  • News of the Weird: Norway's Battle Against Chaos

    News of the Weird: Norway's Battle Against Chaos
    Norwegian public television (NRK), which introduced the now-legendary continuous, live log-burning show (12 hours long, with “color commentary” on the historical and cultural importance of fire), scheduled a new program for this week in its appeal to serenity (labeled “Slow TV”). On Nov. 1, NRK was to televise live, for five hours, an attempt to break the world record for producing a sweater, from shearing the sheep to spinning the wool and knitting the garment (current record: 4:51, by Australians). (In addition to the log, NRK viewers have been treated to live cams on a salmon-fishing boat and, for five days, on a cruise ship.) Said an NRK journalist, “You would think it's boring television, but we have quite good ratings for these programs.”
  • Rick Green: Snow Storm From Space, Courtesy NASA

    Get ready! NASA's MAVEN mission is about to reach Mars

    Get ready! NASA's MAVEN mission is about to reach Mars
    Home stretch! In just four days, after a 10-month journey across the inner solar system, NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft will finally reach the Red Planet. The orbiter could provide the elusive answer to a simple question: If Mars once had enough atmosphere...

    Keep money, momentum behind private space plan: Editorial

    Keep money, momentum behind private space plan: Editorial
    America's manned space program, in suspended animation for three years, was stirring this week. That's promising for the program and the nation — particularly for Florida, the nation's space port. But Congress must make sure it doesn't postpone...

    Bezos unveils rocket engine partnership with Boeing, Lockheed

    WASHINGTON Capping back-to-back news that emphatically heralded the United States' return to space exploration, Jeff Bezos on Wednesday unveiled plans for "a 21st century" rocket engine developed by his private aerospace company that could help reduce...