NASA to Receive Emmy For Coverage of Moon Landing

By Andrew Gauthier 

Associated Press

Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin is taking a trip to the Emmys.

The TV academy said Tuesday that Aldrin, part of the 1969 moon mission, will accept the Philo T. Farnsworth Award on behalf of NASA at the Emmy engineering awards on Saturday.


The honor, named for TV inventor Farnsworth, recognizes an agency, company or institution whose contributions affected the state of TV technology and engineering.

NASA is receiving the award for innovations that allowed the Apollo crew’s live TV broadcast from the moon.