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Space 2.0

By Rod Pyle

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In Space 2.0, space historian Rod Pyle, in collaboration with the National Space Society, will give you an inside look at the next few decades of spaceflight and long-term plans for exploration, utilization, and settlement. 

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ISBN: 9781944648459

Publication Date: February 2019

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AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 2019

We’re on the cusp of new era in the great adventure of space exploration.

More than a half-century ago, humanity first hurled objects into space, and almost 50 years ago, astronauts first walked on the moon. Since then, we have explored Earth’s orbit with shuttles, capsules, and space stations; sent robots to Mars, Venus, Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, and Uranus; sampled a comet; sent telescopes into orbit; and charted most of our own planet. 

What does the future hold? 

In Space 2.0, space historian Rod Pyle, in collaboration with the National Space Society, will give you an inside look at the next few decades of spaceflight and long-term plans for exploration, utilization, and settlement. 

No longer the exclusive domain of government entities such as NASA and other national agencies, space exploration is rapidly becoming privatized, with entrepreneurial startups building huge rocket boosters, satellites, rocket engines, asteroid probes, prospecting craft, and even commercial lunar cargo landers to open this new frontier. Research into ever more sophisticated propulsion and life support systems will soon enable the journey to Mars and destinations deeper in our solar system. As these technologies continue to move forward, there are virtually no limits to human spaceflight and robotic exploration. 

While the world has waited since the Apollo lunar program for the next “giant leap,” these critical innovations, most of which are within our grasp with today’s technology, will change the way we live, both in space and on Earth. A new space age—and with it, a new age of peace and prosperity on Earth, and settlement beyond our planet—can be ours.

Speaking with key leaders of the latest space programs and innovations, Pyle shares the excitement and promise of this new era of exploration and economic development. From NASA and the Russian space agency Roscosmos, to emerging leaders in the private sector such as SpaceX, Blue Origin, Moon Express, Virgin Galactic, and many others, Space 2.0 examines the new partnerships that are revolutionizing spaceflight and changing the way we reach for the stars.

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About the Author

Rod  Pyle

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 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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Format: E-book Epub

Format: E-book Mobi

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Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781944648459

Dimensions: 7 x 9 x 1 in.

Publication Date: February 26, 2019

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