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Cassini's 'grand finale' at Saturn lands NASA an Emmy

September 11, 2018 2:34 PM
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If you watched the Cassini probe's spectacular dive into Saturn last September, you weren't alone — in fact, space fans worldwide followed its social media campaign, illustrations and animations of the big event, and the "Grand Finale" dive and commentary itself was watched 2 million times, according to NASA. (More than 3 million space buffs visited the website during key Grand Finale events.)

To honor NASA's extraordinary coverage, the agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory took home an Emmy for outstanding original interactive program during the Creative Arts Emmy Awards, presented Sept. 8 in Los Angeles.

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