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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

    'Leaving Orbit' cheers spaceflight's feats, mourns its fading

    'Leaving Orbit' cheers spaceflight's feats, mourns its fading
    In 1969, the moon landing brought together a nation, millions slack-jawed in the glow of their televisions. In 1986, the explosion of the Challenger became a defining moment for a generation of schoolchildren. But how many of us remember the blastoff of...

    SpaceX next launch set for June 26

    SpaceX next launch set for June 26
    SpaceX and NASA have set the next launch of a Falcon 9 rocket sending a Dragon resupply capsule to the International Space Station for no earlier than June 26. SpaceX’s spacecraft is set for an 11:09 a.m. blastoff. It would be the company’...

    Back home on Earth: SpaceX craft returns from space station

    A SpaceX Dragon capsule is back on Earth with a full load of cargo, after a quick trip home from the International Space Station. The capsule, containing more than 3,000 pounds of experiments and equipment, splashed into the Pacific just off the Southern...