Rod Pyle is a space author, journalist and historian. He has written 13 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. His most recent release was, “Amazing Stories of the Space Age”. His newest books, “Space 2.0,” for BenBella Books in association with the National Space Society, "First to the Moon: Apollo 11" for Sterling Books, and "Interplanetary Robots" from Prometheus Books will be available in early 2019 . Rod 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 "Blueprint for a Battlestar," “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.