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cspg
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posted 11-10-2013 02:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Live TV From Orbit
by Dwight Steven-Boniecki
The often overlooked missions of Skylab, ASTP and the Shuttle categorically receive the recognition they have long deserved. Live TV From Orbit presents the planning and development of the TV systems used on those flights and summarizes 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 video 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 which 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.

    216 pages B&W with bonus DVD-ROM
  • Apogee Prime, 2013
  • ISBN 978-1926837-28-4

Terry Miller
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posted 11-11-2013 02:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Terry Miller   Click Here to Email Terry Miller     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This seems very complementary to that of SCF's "Live from the Moon"...

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posted 11-11-2013 03:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dietrich   Click Here to Email Dietrich     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Not really, the announcement for this new book implies that it deals with missions of ASTP, Skylab, and the Shuttle. However, Dwight had already written a previous book "Life TV From the Moon" which deals with the TV systems and their utilization in the Apollo missions. I highly recommend that book, also from Apogee.

As far as I understand both the SCF film and the books from Dwight are not related, but deal with a very similar content. While the SCF film is more focused on the people behind the TV system realisation, the book focuses more onto the TV systems, their evolution along the Apollo program, and the experience with their use.

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posted 12-06-2013 02:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The book is available but you'll have to go through Apogee Prime's shopping cart to order it. For some reason no official announcement.

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posted 12-10-2013 09:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Actually it's not- just got an email from the publisher. It will available be around the new year.

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posted 01-16-2014 06:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Now it is available.

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