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Discovery, Rory Kennedy to explore NASA

Discovery Channel has partnered with Last Days of Vietnam director and Academy Award-nominee Rory Kennedy on a forthcoming documentary that will take a sweeping look at NASA in celebration of ...
March 22, 2017

Discovery Channel has partnered with Last Days of Vietnam director and Academy Award-nominee Rory Kennedy on a forthcoming documentary that will take a sweeping look at NASA in celebration of its 60th anniversary.

NASA: 60 Years and Beyond will build on the long-standing history of the government space agency and its goals for the future. The film will provide an exclusive look into the organization while detailing such new technologies as next-generation space telescopes and prototypes of Mars-bound spacecraft

Kennedy takes her cameras behind the scenes of the world’s greatest space agency, filming next-generation space telescopes, dazzling prototypes of Mars-bound spacecraft, and beyond.in the film will be interviews with leading NASA experts and scientists to chronicle NASA’s work across the globe via cutting-edge missions to better understand Earth, the Moon, Mars, and the farthest reaches of our solar system and galaxy.

NASA: 60 Years and Beyond will air on Discovery in 2018.

The film is directed and produced by Kennedy alongside producers Clare Tucker and Mark Bailey. Discovery’s John Hoffman¬†serves as executive producer and Alexandra Moss¬†is supervising producer.

“I’ve always admired the pioneering work done by NASA over its first six decades. From President Kennedy’s bold challenge that led to the first moonwalk through the launch of the game-changing Hubble Telescope and the global collaboration required to create the International Space Station,” said Kennedy in a statement. “As we move into a new era of research and exploration, NASA’s extraordinary wealth of intelligence and limitless curiosity will fuel its work to better understand our Earth and the universe.”

“Rory has assembled a wealth of stories about the organization that takes us to extraordinary places: from the ice caps of Antarctica and the coral reefs of Hawaii, to the surface of Mars, the search for exoplanets, and even back in time to the Big Bang,” added Rich Ross, Group president of Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, Science Channel, and Velocity.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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