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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.

Synopsis:

Barbree, NBCs veteran space correspondent and the only reporter who has covered every mission flown by astronauts, offers an engaging, behind-the-scenes account of Americas 50 years in space. Illustrated.

About the Author

Jay Barbree, seen left reporting live from the launch of Gemini 6 in December 1965, has covered the space race since Sputnik as a correspondent for NBC. The NBC space unit won an Emmy for its coverage of the first Apollo moon landing. Barbree also broke the world news exclusive on the cause of the Challenger explosion. The coauthor of the New York Times bestseller Moon Shot, he lives near Cape Canaveral.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061233937
Subtitle:
Covering the Space Race, from Sputnik to Today
Author:
Barbree, Jay
Author:
by Jay Barbree
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Subject:
History
Subject:
Aeronautics & Astronautics
Subject:
United States - 20th Century (1945 to 2000)
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Science Reference-Technology
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20080819
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
7.80x5.30x.90 in. .55 lbs.

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