COUNTDOWN STILL ON FOR MIR
NBC's planned reality series Destination Mir
is still a go for next fall, despite a Russian official saying the aging space station will crash into the Pacific Ocean in February unless enough private funding can be raised. The project from Survivor
brainchild Mark Burnett
revolves around a group of would-be cosmonauts and culminates with the winner being blasted off to Mir. NBC insists that "the series will continue as planned."