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This award-winning book – which includes a DVD – emphasises the importance of preserving the legacy of the Apollo landings, this unique record documents the background of the event footage itself.
Revealing the vital role the medium of television played during this integral period in space history, this investigation draws from in-depth research of the NASA archives as well as outside sources such as the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers. Demonstrating the skill and knowledge of the RCA and Westinghouse technicians of the 1960’s, this study illustrates how their advancements not only revolutionised space exploration but electronic news as a whole.
From the earliest known proposals of television coverage on lunar missions through the constant battle of internal politics, this survey also covers the processes of the slow scan conversion and the eventual transformation of the footage into colour. Transforming a niche topic into an intriguing subject, this accessible reconstruction provides a fascinating glimpse into the history of space travel for both established fans and curious newcomers. Bonus DVD includes: The Making of Documentary, The NASA 2009 Webcast – Looking For The Tapes, 3 Slide Shows, and Audio Interviews with NASA TV Engineers.ons, NASA planners had to push it higher to win the hearts and minds of potential viewers.
Includes a DVD
Language : English
Paperback : 248 pages
ISBN-10 : 1926592166
ISBN-13 : 978-1926592169
Item Weight : 15.3 ounces
Dimensions : 7 x 0.5 x 10 inches