Space correspondent Jay Barbree begins his 51st year with NBC News today. Barbree began at NBC July 21, 1958. He is the only journalist who has covered all of the USA’s manned space missions and many robotic missions as well. He has reported from Cape Canaveral and the Kennedy Space Center on all the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Skylab, Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, and space shuttle flights, NBC News, NBC Radio News, and MSNBC.
And when he’s not reporting for NBC, he’s an accomplished author. He has written or co-authored several books, including “Moon Shot” and “Live From Cape Canaveral.” Barbree also wrote “Pilot Error”, which was an episode of The Six Million Dollar Man. Barbree survived a 1987 near-fatal heart attack, which he wrote about in his book “The Day I Died.”
Jay Barbree reporting from Cape Canaveral for NBC News in the early 1960s.