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Robert Pearlman
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NASA release
NASA's Kennedy Space Center Announces 2017 'Chroniclers'

"The Chroniclers," a program at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Florida, recognizing those who helped spread news of American space exploration, will soon have six new names on its wall of fame.

Five of the 2017 "Chroniclers are retired, and one is deceased. They represent TV and print journalism, as well as NASA's public affairs office.

A selection committee chose the six on March 22 from among broadcasters, journalists, authors, contractor public relations representatives and NASA public affairs officers who, while still working, excelled at sharing news from Kennedy with the world.

This year's honorees are, in alphabetical order:

  • Bruce Hall, a veteran CBS News and NBC News correspondent and producer who covered space for more than 20 years, starting with the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project in 1975 and continuing through the early years of the shuttle program, the Challenger accident and NASA's recovery, and the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope.

  • Scott Harris, Orlando TV reporter and anchor for more than 40 years, and widely regarded for his live coverage of space shuttle launches from Kennedy. Harris worked both the first shuttle launch in April 1981 and the liftoff of the final shuttle mission in July 2011, one month before his passing at age 64.

  • Bill Johnson, NASA Public Affairs professional whose career at Kennedy spanned more than 45 years. Longtime chief of Media Services, responsible for dissemination of NASA news from and operation of the Kennedy Space Center newsroom and Press Site, Johnson was an awardee of the NASA Exceptional Service Medal.

  • Warren Leary, science writer and correspondent for the Associated Press and The New York Times for more than 35 years. An award-winning journalist, Leary covered spaceflight, technology, engineering, aeronautics, and medical science, as well as the investigation into the cause of the 2003 Columbia accident.

  • Robert B. (Bob) Murray, NASA's first videographer to provide live, airborne TV coverage of space shuttle launches and landings. For more than 23 years, Murray's primary aerial imagery was seen on television networks and stations, as well as in publications worldwide.

  • Phil Sandlin, a photographer for UPI and then AP, covered the U.S. space program beginning with the Apollo moon shots and continuing with the shuttle program until his retirement in 2011. Sandlin was winner of the National Press Photographers Association's prestigious Joseph Costa Award in 2016.
The six honorees, each of whom covered the U.S. space program at Kennedy for ten years or more and are no longer working full time in the media, were selected by a committee of working broadcasters, journalists, public relations professionals, and present and former representatives of NASA Kennedy's Office of Communication. The committee considered a total of 20 nominees for this year's awards.

Past honorees include Walter Cronkite of CBS News, Jules Bergman of ABC News and two-time Pulitzer winner John Noble Wilford of The New York Times.

Brass strips engraved with each awardee's name will be added to "The Chroniclers" wall in the Kennedy Space Center newsroom at the 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.

Robert Pearlman
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NASA Kennedy Announces Recipients of 2018 Chroniclers Awards

NASA will honor three two veteran space chroniclers who have excelled at sharing U.S. space exploration news from the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. 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 4, 2018.

The honorees, each of whom covered the U.S. space program from Kennedy for 10 years or more and are no longer working full-time in the field, were selected by a committee of working media, and current and former representatives of NASA Kennedy's Office of Communication, March 21.

They are:

  • Jay Barbree, veteran NBC News correspondent and only member of the media to have witnessed every NASA crewed launch at Kennedy Space Center, from Alan Shepard's Freedom 7 mission in 1961, to the final liftoff (and landing) of Space Shuttle Atlantis on STS-135 in 2011. Barbree retired from NBC News in 2017 in his 60th year with the network stationed at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and Kennedy.

  • Craig Covault, writer and reporter with Aviation Week & Space Technology who authored an estimated 4,000 news and feature stories on space and aeronautics during his 48-year career. Covault covered some 100 space shuttle launches and missions. He was to be the first journalist in space (on STS-7 with Sally Ride), but was replaced by physician astronaut Dr. Norm Thagard to study space motion sickness after its effect on the STS-5 crew. He was considered for NASA's journalist in space initiative during the Space Shuttle Program. Covault retired in 2017.

  • George Diller, a 37-year veteran of NASA Public Affairs at Kennedy known by many as "The Voice of Kennedy Launch Control." Among his many missions, Diller is most proud of providing commentary for the space shuttle launch of the Hubble Space Telescope in 1990, and all five of its servicing missions. Diller retired in 2017 after his final on-air launch commentary in April for the Orbital ATK's seventh commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station.
The award ceremony falls one day prior to the 57th 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.

The recipients join a distinguished list of broadcasters, journalists, authors, contractor public relations representatives and NASA public affairs officers honored as Kennedy "Chroniclers," including Walter Cronkite of CBS News, ABC News' Jules Bergman and two-time Pulitzer winner, John Noble Wilford of the New York Times.

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...only member of the media to have witnessed every NASA crewed launch at Kennedy Space Center
Are there any known non-media observers of every crewed launch from Canaveral/KSC? Quite a rare person I should imagine.

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Does anyone know if Apollo PAO Doug Ward has ever been nominated?

Robert Pearlman
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NASA does not disclose who has been nominated, but he is not among the honorees to date (perhaps because he was primarily based in Houston and this is a Kennedy Space Center-centric honor).

Robert Pearlman
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NASA photo release (Credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett)
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. 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.

Robert Pearlman
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Four Honored and Added to The Chroniclers at Kennedy Space Center

Four career media members are being recognized by the Kennedy Space Center and their media industry peers by being added to "The Chroniclers," a list of retired journalists, broadcasters, authors and public relations representatives who have excelled at telling the story of America's evolving space program.

A selection committee chose the 2019 awardees on March 25. This year's inductees are journalists James A. Banke and Todd Halvorson, radio broadcaster Vic Ratner and photographer Peter Cosgrove (posthumous).

They join the list of 75 members' names on the wall in the "Bull Pen," the room at the Press Site building at Kennedy where media traditionally gather to research and file their stories during launches.

  • James Banke began covering the space program as a college journalist at the Avion of Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in 1985. Banke then spent many years with Florida Today and was the co-creator of Florida Today's "Space Online" website in 1995. Banke covered the Space Shuttle Program and many other launches from Kennedy and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station for more than 20 years.

  • Todd Halvorson covered the space program from Kennedy for more than three decades, including as senior aerospace reporter at Florida Today. He also worked for Space.com and freelanced for The New York Times.

  • Vic Ratner covered the space program for ABC Radio, working out of Washington, D.C. Ratner was the only radio network correspondent on the air live when the space shuttle Challenger blew up. He remained on the air that day for over five hours, providing on-the-scene information and background on the tragedy for ABC News audiences.

  • Peter Cosgrove was a photographer for the Associated Press. Cosgrove's photojournalism career spanned 50 years and included work with United Press International. Cosgrove covered four Apollo Moon mission crew recoveries and more than 100 space shuttle launches. Cosgrove passed away earlier this year.
The four honorees, each of whom covered the U.S. space program from Kennedy for ten years or more and are no longer working full-time in the field, were selected by a committee of working media, and current and former representatives of NASA Kennedy's Office of Communication.

They join a distinguished list of broadcasters, journalists, authors, contractor public relations representatives and NASA Public Affairs Officers honored as Kennedy "Chroniclers," including Walter Cronkite of CBS News, ABC News' Jules Bergman and two-time Pulitzer winner, John Noble Wilford of the New York Times.

This year's additions to The Chroniclers will be honored at a ceremony at the Press Site on Friday, May 3, at 10 a.m.

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