May 01, 2017

May 01, 2017

Producers Ladd and Beck receive NASA Annual Videographer of the Year Awards

On April 25, 2017, at the annual DTV working group meeting held in conjunction with the National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas, NV, NASA producers David Ladd , Jefferson Beck , Rob Andreoli and Mike McClare received four of the six videographer awards.

For “Documentation” – Jefferson Beck (130/USRA) received 2nd place for work on the ABoVE field campaign and 3rd place for his work with Piers Sellers in Greenland.

For “Production” – David Ladd (producer, 130/USRA) and Rob Androli (videographer, 130/AIMM) won 1st place for their work on “The Moon and More” .  Also from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Mike McClare (130/HTSI) and the Webb Production team received third place in Production for work on “James Webb Telescope: Completion of Telescope Element”.

GESTAR congratulates Jefferson and David on this well-deserved recognition and their dedicated efforts to convey the vast work of NASA in informative and creative ways.


NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, in Greenbelt, Maryland, has been in operation for 50 years -- chartered on May 1, 1959. The Goddard Space Flight Center is a major U.S. laboratory for developing and operating unmanned scientific spacecraft. During the past 50-years, Goddard has been at the forefront in exploration, in technological achievement, in space science, and in studying the Earth as a system.


GESTAR conducts research collaboratively, mainly within NASA GSFC's Earth Sciences Division, but also with Solar Systems Exploration Division, Office of Education, and Office of Public Affairs. Scientists and staff at GESTAR, in collaboration with NASA and other investigators, conceive and develop new, space-based missions; provide mission requirements; conduct research that explains the behavior of Earth and other planetary systems; and create engaging media that tell NASA's story of exploration and discovery on Earth and beyond.


Universities Space Research Association (USRA) is an independent, nonprofit research corporation where the combined efforts of in-house talent and university-based expertise merge to advance space science and technology. USRA works across disciplines including biomedicine, astrophysics, and engineering and integrates those competencies into applications ranging from fundamental research to facility management and operations. USRA engages the creativity and authoritative expertise of the research community to develop and deliver sophisticated, forward-looking solutions to Federal agencies and other government sponsors.