Beloved JPL Selected for an Emmy: Sweet!

18 September 2018

Update: And the Emmy goes to: Cassini's Grand Finale!

Will NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) be granted an Emmy for Outstanding Original Interactive Program for its coverage of the Cassini mission? Alongside every other person sitting on pins and needles, individual curiosity can’t be satisfied until later this year, on 15 September, at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles.

The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has nominated NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory for its coverage of the Cassini mission’s Grand Finale at Saturn, a mission after a mission, well-known and with high interest in the science arena as well as the public. Be that as it may, that’s not the entire formula that got JPL running with the big dogs of Hollywood.

Artist rendition shows Cassini as the spacecraft makes one of its final five dives through Saturn's upper atmosphere in August and September 2017. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA ran a flaming campaign that beautifully had everyone on notice regarding the Cassini Final Grand Finale. If one wanted information they were likely to find it on popular social networking sites, science media, the Cassini website, and various media outlets. No one was left out that did not want to be.