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Some fifty years in the past, whereas a cub reporter, Jay Barbree stuck house fever the evening that Sputnik omitted Georgia. He moved to the then-sleepy village of Cocoa seashore, Florida, correct open air Cape Canaveral, and commenced reporting on rockets that fizzled as usually as they soared. In "Live from Cape Canaveral," Barbree—the purely reporter who has lined each challenge flown by way of astronauts—offers his certain point of view at the house software. He stocks affectionate pix of astronauts in addition to a few of his fellow reporters and tells a few very humorous behind-the-scenes stories—many related to astronaut pranks. Barbree additionally indicates how a lot the gap software and its press insurance have replaced over the years. hot and perceptive, he reminds us simply how exciting the good moments of the distance race have been and why the US fell in love with its heroic, occasionally larger-than-life astronauts.

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