Blog | May 21, 2015, 14:35 PDT

NASA: The science rock stars

By Laura Faye Tenenbaum

Kevin John Hussey, Manager, Visualization Technology Applications and Development of NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory, accepts The Webby Award for Education & Reference in Mobile Sites & Apps. Credit: The Webby Awards
"This is maybe the only place where a guy from NASA gets a bigger crowd reaction than an actual rock star."
- Hannibal Buress

This past Monday, my coworkers and I were honored to attend the 19th Annual Webby Awards ceremony, where NASA's Global Climate Change website won in the ‘Websites: Green’ category, NASA's Earth Now mobile app won in the ‘Mobile Sites & Apps: Education & Reference’ category, and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory won in the ‘Websites: Government’ category.

It was an extraordinarily entertaining evening, and all of us felt privileged to be a part of it. What stood out for me was host, actor and comedian Hannibal Buress’ closing remarks. After the Ice Bucket Challenge and the #LikeAGirl Campaign received their awards for ‘Special Achievement’ and ‘Advertising & Media: Viral Marketing,’ respectively, Buress reminded the audience of the power of the Internet to spread good in the world.

To all of you who are reading this now: You, too, are part of our team, part of our mission to spread the love of science and the wonderment of planet Earth.

Thank you for reading, and thank you for sharing. Watch one of our 5-word speeches.


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