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NASA Kennedy Seeks Media Nominations for 'Chroniclers' Awards

Press Release From: Kennedy Space Center
Posted: Friday, March 10, 2017

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, 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 newsroom at the Kennedy Press Site, include Walter Cronkite of CBS News, Jules Bergman of ABC News and two-time Pulitzer winner John Noble Wilford of the New York Times.

Nominees must have covered the U.S. space program at Kennedy 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. (Any known contact information is appreciated.)

Deadline for submissions is close of business Monday, March 20, 2017.

Email nominations to Al Feinberg, KSC Office of Communication, at al.feinberg@nasa.gov. Please make “Chroniclers Nomination(s)” the subject line.

Awardees will be selected on or about March 24, 2017, by a committee of working broadcasters, journalists, public relations professionals, and present and former representatives of NASA Kennedy’s Office of Communication.

Selections will be announced on or about March 27, 2017.

Brass strips engraved with each awardee’s name will be added to “The Chroniclers” wall in the newsroom at the Kennedy Press Site during a ceremony at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 5, 2017, the 56th anniversary of Alan Shepard’s historic flight as America’s first human in space. Coincidentally, it was Shepard from whom the first Chronicler honorees received their award certificates in 1995.


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