The Moon: The Scene at the Cape: Prometheus and a Carnival

COVERING a football game or a space shot, TV these days delivers technical excellence, informed commentary and immediacy. So why go to the scene? Were the hundreds of thousands of tourists, the 6,000 or so special guests of NASA and the 1,782 journalists all foolish to take the trouble of being at Cape Kennedy? Just ask one who walked into the Vehicle Assembly Building, where the 363-ft.-tall Saturn 5 rocket was put together, and listen to him insist that no picture had ever prepared him for the experience of looking up at the towering...

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