Finally, the often overlooked missions of Skylab, ASTP and the Shuttle receive the recognition they have long deserved!
Supported by a DVD, the book “Live TV From Orbit” presents the planning and development of the TV systems used on those flights and summarises the TV coverage during the respective missions. Engineers and planners involved with NASA, Westinghouse and RCA help complement the detailed analysis of just how much effort went into bringing some of the most important historical videos from Earth Orbit to the everyday person's living room.
Using the internal memos and status reports as its foundation, this book digs deep to uncover the story which unfolded behind the cameras. Unlike the days of Apollo, NASA had to fight against the growing apathy of the general public, and despite this hurdle, managed to deliver many iconic moments in outer space with a glorious clarity that had never been seen before. Having set the benchmark high for the lunar missions, NASA planners had to push it higher to win the hearts and minds of potential viewers.
- Includes a DVD
- Language : English
- Paperback : 216 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1926837282
- ISBN-13 : 978-1926837284
- Item Weight : 1.04 pounds
- Dimensions : 10.08 x 0.55 x 6.85 inches
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