July 15, 2020 SDAA Program Meeting

Title: Apollo at JPL

Speaker: Blaine Baggett

Blaine Baggett is an award-winning television producer and published author, Baggett joined JPL from Los Angeles public television station KCET, where he was vice president of national productions and scheduling. Baggett’s science and technology documentaries for the Public Broadcasting System include “Spaceflight,” “The Astronomers,” “John Glenn, American Hero” and several “Nova” programs. His production of “The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century,” for which he also co-authored a companion book, achieved the rare distinction of winning television’s coveted triple crown: the Alfred P. DuPont journalism award, the Peabody Award and two national Emmys.

Baggett was one of NASA’s national finalists for its Journalist in Space program, which was put on indefinite hold following the Space Shuttle Challenger accident in 1986.

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