The glorious Cassini mission is back in the limelight, and rightly so. Saturn's groundbreaking exploration mission ended last September with an epic fire, as reported at the time of Inquisitr . But his legacy lives on and is now celebrated with an Emmy nomination.
Designed and built by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, the Cassini spacecraft held several million people on the verge of their seats during the final phase of its 20-year mission, when it plunged into the Saturnian atmosphere dissolve over the sky of the gas giant and become one with the planet she was to explore.
JPL's coverage of the final act of the mission, the Grand Finale, turned Cassini into a full blown phenomenon. The JPL team ran a complete digital campaign that took half a year to keep the public up-to-date on the Cassini spacecraft and its planned crash on Saturn.
Their efforts have now been rewarded with an Emmy nomination The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for Outstanding Original Interactive Program, NASA announced on July 1
"JPL created a multi-month digital campaign to celebrate the scientific and technical achievements of the mission and explain why the spacecraft must reach its end the sky of Saturn," explained space officials.
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The campaign to inform the world about Cassini's Grand Final, the With the riveting dive of the spaceship between Saturn and its rings began – until then an unexplored area – which took place on April 26, 2017.
The coverage of Cassini's latest exploits lasted until the final moments of the mission and ended with a final round of Saturn and his wrestling and the meteoric glory that sparked the spectacular crash of the spacecraft on September 15, 2017 in the atmosphere Planet triggered.
According to NASA, Cassini beamed back science data "until the very last second" before her glorious death, with a total of nearly 400,000 shots on her long journey to Saturn.
"The multi-faceted campaign included regular updates on Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, and the Cassini mission website," notes the space agency.
But that was not over yet. JPL's coverage of Cassini's Grand Finale included "a dramatic short film to tell the story of the mission and to present its final," a series of 360-degree videos, including one from the JPL mission control; News about the mission and the people behind it; Space art by Cassini fans; "And software to enable real-time tracking of the spacecraft until it is finally transmitted to Earth," reports NASA.
The Youtube short film, entitled "For Your Consideration: The NASA Cassini Grand Finale," shows the missions many achievements, tribute to the people who made everything possible and created public awareness of the importance of the mission.
The list of nominees for the 2018 Emmy Awards in the Outstanding Original Interactive Program category includes a Google Spotlight Stories app entitled "Back to the Moon" and three Oculus VR experiences, "Blade Runner 2049: Memory Lab," "Coco VR "and" Spiderman Homecoming "
While the Primetime Emmys will be awarded on September 17, the Academy hosts a separate ceremony for the Creative Arts Emmys, which includes the interactive awards. The ceremony will take place on September 15 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.