Live From Cape Canaveral

Live From Cape Canaveral

Covering the Space Race, From Sputnik to Today

Book - 2007
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"From Sputnik to the International Space Station, Jay Barbree has seen it all, and reported it well. 'Live from Cape Canaveral' encapsulates the most technically exciting half century in history." -Neil Armstrong

Some fifty years ago, while a cub reporter, Jay Barbree caught space fever the night that Sputnik passed over Georgia. He moved to the then-sleepy village of Cocoa Beach, Florida, right outside Cape Canaveral, and began reporting on rockets that fizzled as often as they soared. In "Live from Cape Canaveral," Barbree--the only reporter who has covered every mission flown by astronauts--offers his unique perspective on the space program. He shares affectionate portraits of astronauts as well as some of his fellow journalists and tells some very funny behind-the-scenes stories--many involving astronaut pranks. Barbree also shows how much the space program and its press coverage have changed over time. Warm and perceptive, he reminds us just how thrilling the great moments of the space race were and why America fell in love with its heroic, sometimes larger-than-life astronauts.

Publisher: New York : Smithsonian Books/Collins, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780061233920
0061233927
Branch Call Number: 629.45 Barbree
629.45 Barbree
Characteristics: xii, 321 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm

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