|March 12, 2018 |
MEDIA ADVISORY 005-18
NASA Kennedy Seeks Media Nominations for 2018 ‘Chroniclers’
NASA is soliciting members of the working news media for names of former colleagues they deem worthy of designation as a space program “Chronicler” at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
“The Chroniclers” program honors broadcasters, journalists, authors, contractor public relations representatives and NASA public affairs officers who excelled in sharing news from Kennedy about U.S. efforts in space exploration with the American public and the world.
Past honorees, all of whose names are displayed on “The Chroniclers” wall in the Kennedy Press Site, include Walter Cronkite of CBS News, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, John Noble Wilford of the New York Times, and Reuters’ Mary Bubb, the first female reporter of the space program.
Nominees must have covered the U.S. space program primarily from the Kennedy Space Center for 10 years or more and are no longer working full-time in the field.
Each nomination must include a brief paragraph with rationale for its submission.
Email nominations to Al Feinberg, Kennedy Office of Communication, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make “Chroniclers Nomination(s)” the subject line.
Deadline for submissions is close of business Monday, March 19.
Awardees will be selected by a committee of working broadcasters, journalists, public relations professionals, and present and former representatives of Kennedy’s Office of Communication.
Selections will be announced on or about March 26.
Brass strips engraved with each awardee’s name will be added to “The Chroniclers” wall in Kennedy’s Press Site during a ceremony at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 4. The following day, May 5, will be the 57th anniversary of Alan Shepard’s historic flight as America’s first human in space. Shepard awarded the first Chronicler honorees their award certificates during a similar ceremony in 1995.
For a current list of Chroniclers, visit:
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