Space 2.0 -
How Private Spaceflight, a Resurgent NASA, and International Partners are Creating a New Space Age
Cool Space News AM! Up, Up, and Away with Rod Pyle
Looking forward to talking to Rod on March 12th at 11:00 a.m. EST about 2.0 -- it is a fascinating book.
There is a great intro by Buzz Aldrin.
What people are saying:
“For spaceflight fanatics like me, now—the dawn of the Second Age of Space Exploration—is the most exciting time to be alive since the moon missions of the late 1960s and early '70s . . . In Space 2.0, ace science writer Rod Pyle—an advisor to NASA and the National Space Society—provides an engaging and expertly-informed explanation of how we got this far, along with a factual yet inspiring intro to our around-the-corner new adventures in space. Strap yourself in tight. It's a fascinating ride!”
—Geoffrey Notkin, member of the board of governors for the National Space Society and Emmy Award-winning host of Meteorite Men and STEM Journals
“Space 2.0 offers a grand overview of everything happening in space from JPL's robots to Elon Musk’s biggest ideas, and that is saying a lot! Pyle makes the complex technologies and intractable policy debates behind all this accessible to any reader without dumbing them down. It’s a great read for those who already excited about our new future in space and a must read for those who do not yet get it..”
—Director of the University of Southern California’s Commercial Spaceflight Initiative and former NASA White House Liaison
“Space 2.0 is just the right book at just the right time . . . This is a must-read for anyone interested in the future of space exploration and development in the 21st century, and gives excellent suggestions about how you can get involved in Space 2.0.”
—Daniel J. Rasky, PhD, chief of the Space Portal Office and senior scientist/engineer at the NASA Ames Research Center.
About Rod Pyle
Rod Pyle is a space historian who has worked with NASA at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the Johnson Space Center. He has written nine books on the history and technology of space exploration and science for major publishers in the US, UK and Asia. As a journalist, Rod's work has appeared in Space.com, LiveScience.com, The Huffington Post, Popular Science, and many other print and online venues. Rod has also produced documentary programming on spaceflight for The History Channel as well as Discovery Communications. He has written on spaceflight and science for NASA/JPL and Caltech, and authored a guide to executive education for the Johnson Space Center/The Conference Board's Apollo Leadership Experience. Rod speaks frequently on spaceflight and executive development, and is a frequent radio guest with regular appearances on WGN/Chicago, KFI/Los Angeles and numerous syndicated radio programs. He worked on the TV series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine as a visual effects coordinator for three seasons, and spent a decade at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles. Rod is a graduate of Stanford University and the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, and a member of the National Space Society, the Author's Guild, the National Association of Science Writers and the Producer's Guild of America.
I love Rod's Amazing Stories
You really have to get this book! It is a fun read and you will learn so many things you didn't know -- which is one of the JOYS of reading.
Here are just a few of the fascinating chapters:
* Nazis in Space: Project Silverbird
* Red Moon [Project Horizon, a proposed army base on the moon]
* Das Marsprojekt [early concepts for exploring Mars]
* Venusian Empire [sending people to orbit Venus]
* The Sad, Strange Tale of Soyuz
* The Turtlenauts [the Soviet attempt to beat the U.S. to the moon]