Rod Pyle

Rod Pyle is a space author, journalist and historian. He has written ten books on space history, exploration and development for major publishers that have been published in seven languages. His frequent articles have appeared in Space.com, LiveScience, Futurity, Huffington Post and WIRED. He has written extensively for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Caltech, and authored the Apollo Executive Leadership program for the Johnson Space Center with The Conference Board. Two of his books, “Destination Moon” (Smithsonian) and “Missions to the Moon” (Sterling) were bestsellers. His most recent release, “Amazing Stories of the Space Age,” hits the shelves on January 24. He is currently writing a new book, “Space 2.0,” for BenBella Books in association with the National Space Society. He appears frequently on national radio and television, with regular slots on KFI/Los Angeles, WGN/Chicago, PBS’s “Between the Lines” and other venues. Rod holds an MA from Stanford University and a BFA from the Art Center College of Design. Prior to book authoring, Rod produced nonfiction programming for The History Channel, Discovery Communications and a number of educational program providers, as well as producing TV commercials for over a decade. He additionally worked in visual effects on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and a number of sci-fi pilots for Paramount Television, and ran the preliminary visual effects unit for the new Battlestar Galactica. A number of his books, including “Innovation the NASA Way,” “Destination Mars” and “The Space Race” have been adopted for STEM efforts as well as university textbooks. He lives in Pasadena, CA. 

Broadcast 2851 Rod Pyle, Author

Guest:  Rod Pyle; Topics:  Rod's latest three space books, space policy and news, plus much more.  Please direct all comments and questions regarding specific Space Show programs & guest(s) to the Space Show blog which is part of archived program on our website, www.thespaceshow.com.   Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are a violation of our copyright and are not permitted without prior written consent, even if for your own use.

Broadcast 2325 (Special Edition)

Guest: Rod Pyle. Topic: We discussed Rod's latest book, "Curiosity: An Inside Look at the Mars Rover Mission and the People Who Made It Happen." Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are a violation of our copyright and are not permitted without prior written consent, even if for your own use.

Broadcast 2237 (Special Edition)

Guest: Rod Pyle. Topics: We discussed our guests new book, "Innovation The NASA Way" plus our space policy, reusability & more. Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are a violation of our copyright and are not permitted without prior written consent, even if for your own use.

Broadcast 446 (Special Edition)

Rod Pyle, author of "Destination Moon: The Apollo Missions in the Astronauts' Own Words," was the guest for this Space Show program. Mr. Pyle discussed the views of the Apollo program and our current space program with many of the Apollo era astronauts and Moon walkers. We discussed their comments, thoughts, recommendations, etc. on air. Mr. Pyle also talked about others involved in the Apollo program, not just astronauts. For example, Chris Kraft and Gene Krantz. Rod spoke about the futuristic comments by Alan Bean, most of which seem to be very true today.

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