NASA, SpaceX Protection of 1st Crew Dragon Check Flight Wins Emmy

NASA, your first Emmy of 2019 has landed. 

The NASA staff behind the area company’s protection of SpaceX’s historic Crew Dragon take a look at flight to the Worldwide Area Station final March nabbed an Emmy for Excellent Interactive Program late Saturday (Sept. 14) throughout the Artistic Arts Emmys, a part of the 71st Emmy Awards, on the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles. The award acknowledges the outreach by NASA and SpaceX to share the milestone mission with the general public by way of dwell video, photographs and social media.

“Simply in: We gained an Emmy in interactive programming for protection of the SpaceX Demo-1 flight, which put us one step nearer to our purpose of launching NASA astronauts from American soil,” NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine mentioned by way of Twitter after the win. “Congrats to all concerned and people who assist inform the NASA story every single day!”

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Dan Huot, a NASA spokesperson with the Johnson Area Middle in Houston, appeared ecstatic.

“Weeeeeee simply gained an Emmy for DM-1. Because of my NASA and SpaceX household. Unreal,” Huot wrote on Twitter alongside a picture of him holding the award.

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SpaceX’s Demonstration Mission 1 (also called Demo-1 or DM-1) was an unpiloted six-day take a look at flight of the corporate’s Crew Dragon, a spacecraft designed to fly astronauts to and from the Worldwide Area Station. SpaceX is one in every of two non-public corporations (Boeing is the opposite) with NASA contracts to fly astronauts to and from the area station on business area taxis.

SpaceX launched the primary Crew Dragon on March 2, with the spacecraft docking itself on the orbiting laboratory a day later. Crew Dragon returned to Earth on March 8 and was retrieved from the Atlantic Ocean. Throughout the Demo-1 mission, NASA and SpaceX streamed dwell video of the flight’s launch, docking and reentry, in addition to take a look at operations contained in the Crew Dragon capsule by astronauts on the area station.

“All through NASA’s protection, the company and SpaceX engaged social media customers world wide and at native social media influencer gatherings at NASA’s Kennedy Area Middle in Florida,” NASA officers mentioned in an announcement.

NASA can be nominated for a second Emmy for the company’s its protection of the InSight Mars touchdown in November 2018. The company is nominated for an Excellent Authentic Interactive Program for its InSight Mars mission. The nomination is for all the company’s Perception protection, “together with information, net, schooling, tv and social media efforts,” company officers mentioned within the assertion.

The choice on that award, a method or one other, is predicted tonight (Sept. 15) throughout the second evening of the Artistic Awards Emmys.

NASA officers have mentioned that an edited model of the ceremonies will air Sept. 21 on the cable channel FXX, and can seem within the full 71st Primetime Emmys broadcast on Sept. 22.

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