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|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||5|
|No. of episodes||22|
NASA 360 is a half-hour vodcast developed by NASA in partnership with the National Institute of Aerospace. The show premiered in August 2008. It has aired on more than 450 TV stations across the country, is available on air and cruise lines, and is consistently one of the top-downloaded programs on the NASA.gov website. It is currently starting its fifth season.
NASA 360 is one of four programs in NASA's award-winning eClips suite of web-based shows designed to encourage careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. NASA 360 is written, produced, and edited by Timothy J. Allen, Tom Shortridge, and Scott Bednar; Rebecca Jaramillo is the Senior Educator and Project Coordinator for NASA 360, and Harla Sherwood the Principal Investigator - all of the National Institute of Aerospace.
NASA 360 shows how NASA has changed and continues to change life on Earth by examining how technologies developed by or for NASA are being used in everything from space exploration to everyday consumer products. These include lithium ion batteries, medical innovations, sporting equipment, and automotive and aircraft safety and efficiency, among many more.
NASA 360 is shot on-location at NASA centers across the country, as well as at other relevant sites across the globe. The upcoming fifth season marks the revitalization of NASA 360 and features new hosts Caleb Kinchlow and Molly McKinney, B-roll, animations, and interviews conducted with NASA researchers, engineers, and astronauts, as well as with outside sources with expertise relevant to the topics being discussed.
The show is produced for a younger audience, and stylistically this is accomplished through the use of hand-held cameras, quick edits, and numerous transitions, effects, and filters used in post-production.
In addition to reaching millions of viewers of traditional broadcast on over 450 stations in the U.S., including every major market, NASA 360 also has a strong presence on the internet, including over 30,000 Facebook fans. It is also available from numerous outlets, including Hulu.com, iTunes, YouTube, Miro Guide, AOL Video, Red Orbit, and Truveo.
NASA 360 is also available on Hulu.com and is the only NASA based program available on that site. Hulu along with Hulu Plus has 29 million unique viewers every month.
NASA 360 is an active member of the social networking communities at Twitter and Facebook with tens of thousands of followers, fans, and friends.
NASA 360's "Backstage" photo gallery averages about 5,000 views per week.
Awards and achievements 
NASA 360 has won numerous awards, including four (4) Communicator Awards for overall program and editing, two (2) Omni Awards for overall program and editing, two (2) Davey Awards for overall program and editing, two Marcom Awards, and two Ava Awards, as well as two (2) Videographer awards, four (4) Telly awards (including the 30th Anniversary Telly Award for Overall Program and Editing), and two (2) EMPIXX awards.
In 2010, former Director and first camera operator Michael Bibbo and 2nd camera operator, now Producer, Tom Shortridge won the 2nd place award for NASA Videographer of the Year in the production category.
On June 6, 2009, NASA 360 won the Emmy for non-news program editing from the National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, which includes 29 media outlets in Washington D.C., Virginia and Maryland.
NASA 360 has partnered with AMP International to air programs on airlines and cruise lines around the globe. Singapore Airlines, US Air, and Philippines Airlines air NASA 360 as an on-board entertainment option.
As of January 2012, the program has been downloaded over 8 million times from the NASA portal.
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