NASA Kennedy Space Center Seeks Media Nominations for 2019 “Chroniclers”

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  March 12, 2019 
NASA Kennedy Space Center Seeks Media Nominations for 2019 “Chroniclers”
Craig Covault, left, and George Diller were honored as “Chronicler" on May 4, 2018 at Kennedy Space Center.
Craig Covault, left, and George Diller were honored as “Chroniclers” during an event at Kennedy Space Center’s NASA News Center on Friday, May 4, 2018. The longtime friends combined for more than 80 years of U.S. space exploration news reporting. “Chroniclers” recognizes retirees of the news and communications business who helped spread news of American space exploration from Kennedy for 10 years or more. Photo Credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett

NASA’s Kennedy Space Center is soliciting members of the working news media for names of former colleagues they deem worthy of designation as a space program “Chronicler” at NASA’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 KSC 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 ten 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.

Submit nominations to Laura Aguiar at Please make “Chroniclers Nomination(s)” the subject line.

Deadline for submissions is close of business Wednesday, March 20, 2019.

Awardees will be selected on or about March 21, 2019, by a committee of working broadcasters, journalists, public relations professionals, and present and former representatives of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center communications office.

Selections will be announced on or about March 28, 2019.

Brass strips engraved with each awardee’s name will be added to “The Chroniclers” wall in the Kennedy Space Center Press Site during a ceremony at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 3, 2019. The following day, May 5, will be the 58th anniversary of Alan Shepard’s historic flight as America’s first human in space. Shepard awarded the first Chronicler honorees their certificates during a similar ceremony in 1995.

For a current list of KSC Chroniclers, visit:


Press Contacts

Tracy Young
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.


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