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. Thanks for signing up! We've emailed you instructions for claiming your free e-book.
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Show More. Average Review. Write a Review. He started covering space-related stories shortly after Sputnik was launched, and has not stopped yet.
''Live from Cape Canaveral'': Covering the Space Race, from Sputnik to Today
He conveys beautifully the beauty, mystery, and wonder; the pranks, the engineering successes and failures, and the tragedies. The saddest part of the whole book is that none of the three tragedies - the Apollo 1 fire and the two lost shuttles - was inevitable. They could have been prevented. He said the contracts for the Apollo components had been given to cronies, and the items they were producing were of poor quality.
Barbree tried to persuade NBC to cover the story of the poor quality, but the higher ups didn't want to do so. As for the two shuttle explosions, fears were raised in both instances about exactly the things that went wrong, but in both cases it was decided the flaws weren't serious enough to stop the flights. Barbree also conveys the joys of space flght, and a sense of some of the personalities involved. His admiration for the astronauts and others who work with them is clear. Barbree doesn't expect to be around when humankind lands on Mars, but if he is, he'll happily cover the story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago. Anonymous More than 1 year ago A great read. Anonymous More than 1 year ago I just got done reading the sample and it hooked me. I've been trying to read up on my space history larely and this is one of the few that didn't get stuffy. It also has pictures some times thats a plus. Guest More than 1 year ago This book wil make you laugh, make you cry and may even make you angry. If you want a first hand account of the space program you need to read this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago What could have been a ho-hum chronological documentary has become a joyride into space with the word weaving magic of Jay Barbree. I laughed out loud as 'Live' took me into the no less than brilliant, side-splitting antics of men attempting to 'one up' each other and bust the stress levels. I cried as the bitter pain of lives lost all too soon was relived. Fifty years of reporting and he has not left out anything!
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