Two Emmy Award Nominations Announced for NIA/NASA Productions

Two Emmy Award Nominations Announced for NIA/NASA Productions

The National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced Monday, May 13, that two programs produced by the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA) for NASA have been nominated for 2013 Emmy® Awards. The Emmy Award is the premier television production award presented in various sectors of the television industry, including entertainment programming, instructional, news and documentary shows, and sports programming.

NASA 360™ was nominated in the “Informational/Instructional – Program Special” category for: “NASA 360: Robots, Rocks & Rovers,” a 30-minute public outreach program that highlights how the NASA’s Centennial Challenges program promotes technical innovation and taps the nation’s ingenuity to make revolutionary advances in technology of value to NASA and the nation.” Timothy J. Allen, Scott Bednar and Tom Shortridge produce the NASA 360 series. Rebecca (Becky) Jaramillo is the Project Coordinator and Senior Educator for the series and Harla Sherwood is the Principle Investigator.
NASA eClips™ was nominated for: “NASA Launchpad: History, Benefits, And Safety of Radioisotope Power Systems.” The segment, nominated in the instructional category, shows how “with safety designed from inside out and outside in, see how NASA has used Radioisotope Power Systems, or RPS, for more than 20 missions over the last 50 years.” NASA eClips is a K-12 education program produced by NIA’s Center for Integrative STEM Education for NASA.  The segment was produced by Tom Shortridge and Scott Bednar with Rebecca (Becky) Jaramillo serving as Consultant for Educational Content and Shannon Verstynen leading the team as Program Manager.
NASA 360 can be found online at NASA eClips is at Both series are proudly based at NASA’s Langley Research Center. The Emmy Awards Gala will be held at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront in Baltimore, MD on Saturday, June 15 at 6 p.m

NIA Media Contact:

Timothy Allen

National Institute of Aerospace, Hampton, Va.





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