Lifelong space enthusiast becomes latest civilian to buy his way into space
It is unclear who might join Whitson and Shoffner on their mission. An Axiom spokesman said that would be revealed at a later date. But recently, the Discovery Channel announced it was hosting a competition for a seat on a future Axiom mission to the space station. Former NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine also said last year that Tom Cruise was working with the company to shoot scenes for a movie on the station.washingtonpost.com
Discovery to launch streaming service in January starting at $4.99 per month, Verizon customers get year free
It will launch its streaming service Discovery+ on Jan. 4, 2021. The service will include a $4.99 per month ad-supported tier and a $6.99 per month ad-free tier. Discovery is also partnering with Verizon, which will give 55 million customers up to 12 months of the ad-free Discovery+ plan for free, depending on their wireless plan with the carrier. Discovery says Discovery+ will launch with the most content of any new streaming service: 55,000 episodes from 2,500 shows. In just one year, Disney+ has amassed 73.7 million subscribers, far exceeding the company's expectations for 60 to 90 million subscribers by 2024.cnbc.com
‘Gold Rush: White Water’ and ‘The Dirt’ | How to watch, live stream, TV channel, time
A brand-new season of Gold Rush: White Water begins today, Friday, Nov. 13 at 9 pm ET/PT on Discovery Channel. Tune in after Gold Rush: White Water to see Christo Doyle, the host of the The Dirt, who shows us what happens with the miners when the cameras aren’t rolling. You can find which channel Discovery is on by using the channel finders here: Verizon Fios, AT&T U-verse, Comcast Xfinity, Spectrum/Charter, Optimum/Altice, DIRECTV and Dish. Where can I watch Gold Rush: White Waters and The Dirt if I don’t have cable? FuboTV is a streaming service that offers access to your favorite TV shows, live sports events and much more.mlive.com
Humane Society of Huron Valley’s virtual Compassionate Feast to feature wildlife conservationist Jeff Corwin
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Held every year, the Humane Society of Huron Valley’s Compassionate Feast raises funds to support Ann Arbor area animals in need of adoption, food and veterinary services. This year the event will be online from 7 to 10 p.m. on Nov. 6 with special guest Jeff Corwin. A wildlife conservationist and biologist, Corwin has hosted numerous television shows and documentaries on Animal Planet, Discovery Channel and Travel Channel among others. His ABC series, “Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin” received an Emmy for Outstanding Travel Program. In addition to a virtual talk with Corwin, the 15th annual Compassionate Feast will feature a silent auction and a mixology lesson from Ann Arbor Distilling Company.
How to watch ‘To Live or Die on Everest’ and ‘Everest’s Greatest Mystery,’ stories of success and tragedy on Everest
You can also watch a precursor to the events of this show in Everest’s Greatest Mystery on Sunday, October 11, at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Both shows are also available on FuboTV, Sling, Philo or Hulu + Live (free trial). Everest had ever seen, in To Live or Die on Everest airing tonight. Where can I watch To Live or Die on Everest and Everest’s Greatest Mystery if I don’t have cable? You can also watch it on Sling, Philo or Hulu + Live (free trial).mlive.com
Michigan Gov. Whitmer sports ‘Shark Week’ swag after explicit joke goes viral
“It’s not just Shark Week, it’s Shark Week mother------.”Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer was shown mouthing that phrase on live feed ahead of her Democratic National Convention speech Monday. In response, Whitmer’s “friends” with the Discovery channel’s “Shark Week” have sent her some suitable swag, according to an Instagram post shared Saturday. “Thank you to my friends at @sharkweek for the swag!” reads an Instagram post shared by Whitmer, where she is seen wearing a “Shark Week” t-shirt and holding a shark. Whitmer’s “Shark Week” comments weren’t broadcast live on Monday, but rather were shown on a live feed of her speech before it started. Whitmer (D-MI) jokes before going live: "It's not just Shark Week ... it's Shark Week *mouths expletive*" pic.twitter.com/KSndbTvLZi — The Recount (@therecount) August 18, 2020In an interview Thursday on BuzzFeed’s News O’Clock podcast, Whitmer explained the backstory to her “Shark Week” comment.
Mythbusters' Adam Savage spent 14 years and over $15,000 building a single Comic-Con costume
How much would you spend to build a near-perfect replica of your favorite movie costume? To design and create a copy of his favorite space suit, Adam Savage, the host of Discovery Channel's "Savage Builds" and former co-host of "Mythbusters," spent over $15,000. But one of these experiences stands out as not only his "favorite costume on the planet," but also the most expensive one he's created. Sunset Boulevard | Corbis Historical | Getty Images"My most expensive costume build that's going to have to be Kane's suit from 'Alien,'" Savage tells CNBC Make It. Adam Savage in his replica of Kane's space suit, holding a prop version of a "facehugger" from the 1979 "Alien" movie.cnbc.com