At the time Wusk heard of the Arizona deaths, she and others at NASA had been working to improve the ability of manned and unmanned spacecraft to endure searing temperatures associated with flights in and out of Earth’s atmosphere. They believed the work was transferable to protective materials closer to home, and after reaching out to the Forest Service, they wound up partnering on the project. … [Read more...] about As ‘Only the Brave’ firefighter drama hits theaters, science works on life-saving shelters
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A more ethereal experience can be arranged as well: You can choose to have your ashes shot into space. The rockets are real, suppliers say, with options that can send you into orbit around the Earth ($5,000), the moon ($12,500) or even to a galaxy far far away ($12,500). Some of the ashes of actor James Doohan, who played Scotty on the original "Star Trek" television show and subsequent films, took a trip to the International Space Station. … [Read more...] about Cremation has replaced traditional burials in popularity in America and people are getting creative with those ashes
I’ve always wanted to direct; in high school I used to direct plays and I got a scholarship for it, actually. But being on set for so many years, you always try to keep it fresh. I always treated it as a playground in terms of what else can I play, what else can I learn? It was film school 101 where instead of sitting in my trailer, I would go behind the camera and tried to talk to the crew and learn. It was always so interesting and fascinating and to have the honor to be able to direct my cast mates and to go back for that is the best goodbye ever. I don’t think I really said goodbye until that point. … [Read more...] about ‘Vikings’s’ Katheryn Winnick Breaks Down Directing the ‘Start of Bjorn’s Downfall’
What about all that jazz? How is it that there is not a single jazz event listed in the music section of “The Guide” in the Sunday Calendar section? Los Angeles has a vibrant and significant jazz scene. For The Times to exclude this creative community from its cultural calendar is inexcusable. … [Read more...] about Calendar feedback Jan. 19: White guilt: Good or bad?