Live From Cape Canaveral

Live From Cape Canaveral

Covering the Space Race, From Sputnik to Today

Book - 2007
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A veteran space correspondent traces America's space history throughout the past fifty years, in an account that shares anecdotal portraits of astronauts and the author's fellow journalists while revealing how the space program and its press coverage have evolved. 40,000 first printing.

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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.



Baker
& Taylor

A veteran space correspondent traces America's space history throughout the past fifty years, in an account that shares anecdotal portraits of astronauts and the author's fellow journalists while revealing how the space program and its press coverage have evolved.

Publisher: New York : Smithsonian Books/Collins, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
Description: xii, 321 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9780061233920
0061233927
Branch Call Number: 629.45 Bar

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