Awards

Blaine Baggett’s television productions have been recognized by virtually every major national and international awards competition, including local and national Emmys, two Peabodys, the DuPont Columbia Journalism Award, the New York International Film Festival, the Chicago International Film Festival, the Houston International Film Festival, the Writer’s Guild of America Award, the Director’s Guild of America Award,  the Producer’s Guild of America Award and the Joseph P. Kennedy Jr Foundation.

awardsBaggett was one of NASA’s 40 national finalists for the first journalist in space competition. This competition was put on indefinite hold following the loss of the space shuttle Challenger.

Since joining JPL Baggett’s contributions have been recognized by NASA, including the Outstanding Leadership Medal and the Distinguished Service Medal. The latter medal is NASA’s highest form of recognition that is awarded to an individual, who, in the agency’s own description, “by distinguished service, ability, or vision has personally contributed to NASA’s advancement of United States’ interests. The individual’s achievement or contribution must demonstrate a level of excellence that has made a profound or indelible impact on NASA mission success, and therefore, the contribution is so extraordinary that other forms of recognition by NASA would be inadequate.”