LIVE FROM CAPE CANAVERAL: COVERING THE SPACE RACE, FROM SPUTNIK TO TODAY

Author(s): BARBREE, JAY

Science

Some fifty years ago as a cub reporter, Barbree caught space fever the night that Sputnik passed over Albany, Georgia. On a double date where the couples actually did some star gazing, Barbree recognized that exploring space would become one of the most important stories of the century. Convinced that one day astronauts would walk on the moon, Barbree moved to the then sleepy ocean-side community of Cocoa Beach, right outside Cape Canaveral, and began reporting on rockets that soared, exploded, and fizzled. In the decades to come he witnessed a parade of history as space pioneers, hucksters, groupies and politicians participated in the greatest show of technology the world had ever seen. In "Live from Cape Canaveral", Barbree offers his unique perspective on the space program. 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.


Product Information

"Jay Barbree of NBC News is arguably the best correspondent to ever cover the space program."--Larry King, USA Today

Jay Barbree 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.

General Fields

  • : 9780061233937
  • : HarperCollins Publishers
  • : HAR
  • : 0.249
  • : September 2008
  • : 203mm X 135mm X 23mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : BARBREE, JAY
  • : BC
  • : English
  • : 629.4
  • : 352
  • : 20 b/w throughout