Weekly Space Hangout: Jan 30, 2019: Rod Pyle talks “Space 2.0”

Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain)
Dr. Morgan Rehnberg (MorganRehnberg.com / @MorganRehnberg & ChartYourWorld.org)

Tonight we welcome author Rod Pyle who will be discussing his new book, Space 2.0: How Private Spaceflight, a resurgent NASA, and International Partners Are Creating a New Space Age (BenBella Books, February 2019), written in collaboration with the National Space Society.

Rod Pyle is a space author, historian, and journalist who works with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and previously at the Johnson Space Center. He has written 13 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, WIRED, Futurity, The Huffington Post, Popular Science, and many other print and online venues, and he is the senior editor of the quarterly print magazine Ad Astra.

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 has is a regularly scheduled radio guest on WGN/Chicago, KFI/Los Angeles and numerous syndicated radio programs, and hosts a weekly podcast on iHeart radio.

He worked in visual effects on the TV series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and the new Battlestar Galactica, 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 a former member of the Director’s Guild of America, the Writer’s Guild of America and the Producer’s Guild of America.

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