Media NASA and America s Quest for the Moon

Drawing upon rich historical sources from NASA, journalists, and television networks, this book sheds new light on how media shaped how we saw America's great adventure in space, and raises contemporary questions about the role of ...

Media  NASA  and America s Quest for the Moon

When Apollo 11 landed on the moon in July 1969, it capped not only the most remarkable engineering feat in history, but also a decade-long battle over how much access the press and public should have to the manned space program. Now, forty years after an awed world watched Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin bounce across the surface of the moon, this book tells the behind-the-scenes story of how NASA and the U.S. media were often at odds, but ultimately showed extraordinary cooperation in bringing the story of lunar conquest to the world. Drawing upon rich historical sources from NASA, journalists, and television networks, this book sheds new light on how media shaped how we saw America's great adventure in space, and raises contemporary questions about the role of information in a free society.

Reaching for the Moon

The book reflects Mailer's 1960s countercultural mindset in meeting its antithesis,
a NASA steeped in middle-class values and reverence for the American flag and
culture. Makemson, Harlen. Media, NASA, and America's Quest for the Moon.

Reaching for the Moon

Fifty years after the Moon landing, a new history of the space race explores the lives of both Soviet and American engineers At the dawn of the space age, technological breakthroughs in Earth orbit flight were both breathtaking feats of ingenuity and disturbances to a delicate global balance of power. In this short book, aerospace historian Roger D. Launius concisely and engagingly explores the driving force of this era: the race to the Moon. Beginning with the launch of Sputnik 1 in October 1957 and closing with the end of the Apollo program in 1972, Launius examines how early space exploration blurred the lines between military and civilian activities, and how key actions led to space firsts as well as crushing failures. Launius places American and Soviet programs on equal footing--following American aerospace engineers Wernher von Braun and Robert Gilruth, their Soviet counterparts Sergei Korolev and Valentin Glushko, and astronaut Buzz Aldrin and cosmonaut Alexei Leonov--to highlight key actions that led to various successes, failures, and ultimately the American Moon landing.

The Ultimate Engineer

The Remarkable Life of NASA's Visionary Leader George M. Low Richard Jurek
... Washington dc: Scientific and Technical Information Office, nasa, 1975. Lunney
, Glynn. Highways ... Media, nasa, and America's Quest for the Moon. New York: ...

The Ultimate Engineer

From the late 1950s to 1976 the U.S. manned spaceflight program advanced as it did largely due to the extraordinary efforts of Austrian immigrant George M. Low. Described as the “ultimate engineer” during his career at NASA, Low was a visionary architect and leader from the agency’s inception in 1958 to his retirement in 1976. As chief of manned spaceflight at NASA, Low was instrumental in the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo programs. Low’s pioneering work paved the way for President Kennedy’s decision to make a lunar landing NASA’s primary goal in the 1960s. After the tragic 1967 Apollo 1 fire that took the lives of three astronauts and almost crippled the program, Low took charge of the redesign of the Apollo spacecraft, and he helped lead the program from disaster and toward the moon. In 1968 Low made the bold decision to go for lunar orbit on Apollo 8 before the lunar module was ready for flight and after only one Earth orbit test flight of the command and service modules. Under Low there were five manned missions, including Apollo 11, the first manned lunar landing. Low’s clandestine negotiations with the Soviet Union resulted in a historic joint mission in 1975 that was the precursor to the Shuttle-Mir and International Space Station programs. At the end of his NASA career, Low was one of the leading figures in the development of the space shuttle in the early 1970s, and he was instrumental in NASA’s transition into a post-Apollo world. Afterward, he embarked on a distinguished career in higher education as a transformational president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, his alma mater. Chronicling Low’s escape from Nazi-occupied Austria to his helping land a man on the moon, The Ultimate Engineer sheds new light on one of the most fascinating and complex personalities of the golden age of U.S. manned space travel.

NASA s Scientist Astronauts

This book provides unique access to the story of how scientists were accepted into the American Space Programme, and reveals how, after four difficult decades, the role of the heroic test pilot astronaut has been replaced by men and women ...

NASA s Scientist Astronauts

This book provides unique access to the story of how scientists were accepted into the American Space Programme, and reveals how, after four difficult decades, the role of the heroic test pilot astronaut has been replaced by men and women who are science orientated space explorers.

NICEM Update of Nonbook Media

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An Introduction to Visual Theory and Practice in the Digital Age

Designed as an introduction to the field, this book is suitable for undergraduate courses including those in multimedia journalism, visual communication, and mass communication practices.

An Introduction to Visual Theory and Practice in the Digital Age

Advances in digital technology over the past two decades have created a wide array of new media platforms, channels, and delivery mechanisms. Through these, people can receive staggering amounts of content. As a result, both consumers and producers of media have exciting new options in creating and acquiring content. An Introduction to Visual Theory and Practice in the Digital Age is designed to prepare students for becoming producers of sophisticated digital media. It combines elements of visual theory and design with the practice of creating interactive media content. A framework for working in the digital world is also provided: students are asked to consider the legal, ethical, and historical aspects of visual theory and design and then combine those concepts with visual design principles and proper composition of still images, video, and sound. Real-world examples are provided, with a section where media professionals explain how theory and practice are brought together. Designed as an introduction to the field, this book is suitable for undergraduate courses including those in multimedia journalism, visual communication, and mass communication practices.

Facets Video Encyclopedia

Facets Video Encyclopedia

Calling it 'a virtual cinemath'que on video', the Telluride Film Festival gave its coveted Silver Medallion award to Facets Video Encyclopedia. The Encyclopedia lists more than 35,000 rare films on video, laser disc and DVD. Included are foreign, independent, classic American, silent, documentary, experimental, cult and children's films. Each is carefully described and lists director, country of origin, year and running time credits and is categorized and cross-referenced by director and country. All films are available for sale or rent from Facets Multimedia.

Congressional Record

Congressional Record


Bowker s Complete Video Directory 2000

TITLE INDEX The Voyage of Martin Frobisher: A Quest for Gold. ... Public Media.
Inc. (Public Media Video). Beta. (Order #: VOYO2) $39.95: VHS. (Order #: VOY02
) $39.95. Voyage of the Great Southern Ark ... The Australian continent's drift to
Africa, India, North China, & South America spanned 400 million years. ...
Students get a close-up look at the moon through the eyes of the astronauts who
explored Earth's closest neighbor in space. ... VHS, Incl. NASA brochure & space
almanac.

Bowker s Complete Video Directory 2000


The Multimedia and CD ROM Directory 1998

... 450 SFI Title Classtfication : Consumer Subject : games Language : English
Description : Includes 53 NASA missions . ... astronomy ; science & technology
Language : English Description : Contains Meteorites , a multimedia electronic
book , The ... 5805810133 Publisher : American MPC Research Country of
publisher : USA Title Classtfication : Consumer Subject ... Title Classification :
Consumer Subject : aerospace Language : English Description : Traces man's
quest for space .

The Multimedia and CD ROM Directory 1998

Now in its 19th edition, this comprehensive directory details companies active in multimedia, which continues to evolve alongside the industry that it tracks. The text contains details of approximately 16,000 companies. Entries include company descriptions and classifications by activity, sector, platform, product type, size, turnover and more. The database section is indexed. This year articles from industry leaders and shapers, as well as interviews with heads of trend-setting companies and a round-up of statistics, should make this a useful item for professionals in the industry, and those who purchase multimedia professionally.

In Their Own Words

Conversations with the Astronauts and Men who Led America's Journey Into
Space and to the Moon Scott Sacknoff ... discussion between Walter Cronkite and
his colleagues at CBS , NBC and NASA as they discuss how the media covered
the space industry in the ... Scot Sahuff Scott Sacknoff Publisher Quest : The
History of Spaceflight For More Information on Quest : The History of Spaceflight ,
please ...

In Their Own Words

This book is a vivid first-person glimpse into the astronauts and men who played a critical role in America's journey into space and to the moon. Contains candid interviews with rocket pioneer Robert Goddard and astronauts Alan Shepard, Pete Conrad, Charles Duke, Jim Lovell, Fred Haise, Jim McDivitt, and Jack Lousma. In addition, Walter Cronkit and colleagues discuss the media's coverage of space in the 1960; Gen. Bernard Schriever talks about the Air Force space program; and Scott Grissom, son of Apollo 1 astronaut Gus Grissom, discusses "Life Without Dad"

The Saturn V F 1 Engine

Much of the history recorded in these books was acquired from personal interviews with the principal engineers involved with vehicle and engine design programs.

The Saturn V F 1 Engine

The launch of Sputnik in 1957 not only began the space age, it also showed that Soviet rockets were more powerful than American ones. Within months, the US Air Force hired Rocketdyne for a feasibility study of an engine capable of delivering at least 1 million pounds of thrust. Later, NASA ran the development of this F-1 engine in order to use it to power the first stage of the Saturn V rocket that would send Apollo missions to the Moon. It is no exaggeration to say that without the F-1 engine NASA would not have been able to achieve President Kennedy’s 1961 challenge to his nation to land a man on the Moon before the decade was out.

Publishers Distributors Wholesalers of the United States

Inc. Music Quest Television Imprint of Music Quest Entertainment, Inc. Music Row
Publishing Div. o/DFW Arts ... Inc. Muslim Students Assn. of the U. S. & Canada,
The Div. of the Islamic Society of North America Mustardseed Pr. Subs. o/
Interuniverse Mutree Pubns. ... Walter Publishing, Inc. My child's Fantasy Imprint
o/Lexico My Last Writes Multi Media Corp. ... Ltd. NAPPYHEADED ARCHIVES
Publishing Div. of Consciousness Squared Commicadons N.A.S.A. Ames
Research Ctr. Div.

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The International Who s Who 1997 98

Address: c/o Simon and Schuster, 1230 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY
10020, U.S.A. Fax: (310) 278-6517. ... Warning Shot 1966, The Executioner 1969
, Quest for Love 1971, Revenge 1971, Alfie Darling 1974, The Stud 1979, The
Bitch ... Proctor and Gamble, Ohio 1951-53; U.S. Army Supreme HQ, Paris 1953-
55; Correspondent, United Press Paris 1956, ... A.F. Flight Test Center, Edwards
A.F. Base, Calif.; selected by NASA as astronaut Oct. 1963; backup pilot for
Gemini VII ...

The International Who s Who  1997 98

A biographic reference source to individuals of distinction and achievement from countries around the world

Book World

he people's amusements L L e THE UNEMBARRASSED MUSE : The Popular
Ants in America . ... novelists are Frank Yerby , an quest that reflected the nation's
growing talent for manhe implies was what made media evolution ... On the
contrary , he makes no flat assertion MOON NOCTURNE without careful
documentation , so if error is ... Buck Rogers fantasies come true thanks to NASA
contracts .

Book World


Video Source Book

Acq : Purchase . Dist : Pentrex Media Group . ... NASA at Work 1981 Series of 17
programs explaining the everyday operations of NASA . 30m ; 1C , 3 / 4U ... The
NASA Space Trilogy 1984 This program presents America's high adventures in
space from Mercury to the moon . 111m ; VHS . ... NASA : The Quest for Mars
1988 This program presents the exciting exploration into the planet Mars . 90m ;
VHS .

Video Source Book

A guide to programs currently available on video in the areas of movies/entertainment, general interest/education, sports/recreation, fine arts, health/science, business/industry, children/juvenile, how-to/instruction.

Video Sourcebook

Dist: AIMS Multimedia. Nargess 1992 A love ... "Time of Apollo" provides a look at
the early and dangerous early missions to the moon. "Four Rooms, Earth ... The
NASA Space Trilogy 1984 This program presents America's high adventures in
space from Mercury to the moon. 111m; VHS. ... NASA: The Quest for Mars 1988
This program presents the exciting exploration into the planet Mars. 90m; VHS.

Video Sourcebook

From classroom aids to corporate training programs, technical resources to self-help guides, children's features to documentaries, theatrical releases to straight-to-video movies, The Video Source Book continues its comprehensive coverage of the wide universe of video offerings with more than 130,000 complete program listings, encompassing more than 160,000 videos. All listings are arranged alphabetically by title. Each entry provides a description of the program and information on obtaining the title. Six indexes -- alternate title, subject, credits, awards, special formats and program distributors -- help speed research.