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NASA to be honoured at IBC 2016

The space exploration programme is being recognised for overcoming technical difficulties to produce stunning imagery

IBC will give one of its highest awards, the Judges’ Prize, to NASA at a ceremony on 11 September in Amsterdam.

From the beginning, NASA has ensured that the space exploration programme has been captured, firstly with film cameras and then video, including the globally viewed footage of Neil Armstrong setting foot on the moon in 1969.

Today, NASA operates a 4K Ultra HD channel and allows viewers to watch footage on a wide range of televisions and Internet connected devices.

The Judges’ Prize is presented to a company or project displaying a unique creative, technical or commercial imagination and past winners include Stereoscopic 3D coverage of the 2010 FIFA World Cup and DNA’s single frequency networks for HD with DVB-T2.

The award will be accepted by Carlos Fontanot, imagery manager for the International Space Station and Kelly Humphries, the voice of mission control for more than 50 shuttle missions and hundreds of space station activities.

Michael Crimp, CEO of IBC says: “It is impossible to understate the importance of NASA’s film and video efforts. Their engineers and producers have had to overcome massive technical challenges, which has meant close co-operation with suppliers of equipment and systems. The result has been stunning imagery, which has literally changed our view of the world.”