"Live from Cape Canaveral" (Google eBook)

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Harper Collins, Mar 17, 2009 - History - 336 pages
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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.

  

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Review: "Live from Cape Canaveral": Covering the Space Race, from Sputnik to Today

User Review  - Bill Radcliff - Goodreads

It was a good read but thought it was a little light on details. I was hoping for more as I grew up during the Apollo Program. It is a must read for anyone that followed the space program Read full review

Review: "Live from Cape Canaveral": Covering the Space Race, from Sputnik to Today

User Review  - Razoor - Goodreads

very good read. it's one of those books you cant put down. lot of good detailed info about America's early space program. Read full review

Contents

TWO The Early Days
14
THREE The Astronauts
31
FOUR First in Space
47
FIVE John Glenn
65
SIX On Orbit
81
SEVEN The Worst of Times
95
NINE Ive got a fire in the cockpit
121
TEN A Christmas Moon
136
FIFTEEN The Successful Failure
175
SIXTEEN On the Moon
188
EIGHTEEN A Handshake in Space
204
A Disaster
226
TWENTYTHREE An Eternity of Descent
249
TWENTYFIVE How High Is Up?
269
Had They Only Looked
291
INDEX
309

TWELVE Highway to the Moon
149
THIRTEEN The Landing
159

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About the author (2009)

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.

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