Space 2.0


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The National Space Society (membership of nearly 30K) will provide financial and marketing support NSS will co-brand Plans to leverage NSS's clout within the aerospace and space enthusiast communities to promote NSS holds a yearly conference and has a distinct presence in schools, libraries, industry conferences, and more Rod Pyle has written widely on the exploration of space and the inner workings of NASA; his 2014 book Curiosity was named one The Guardian's "Top Ten Science and Tech Books" for July 2014 Rod wrote and led leadership training at NASA?s Johnson Space Center for C-suite executives nationwide, based on NASA leadership and innovation principles, and lectures widely on the US space program. Rod contributes/appears regularly to/on, LiveScience, NBC News Online, Yahoo News, The Daily Telegraph, The Huffington Post, BBC, NPR, "Science Fantastic" radio show with Dr. Michio Kaku, and more Rod has produced several documentaries for the History Channel and Discovery Communications Rod is a frequent speaker, including at the including at the International Spaceflight Development Conference, SpaceFest and Space Tech Expo Possible creation of promotional website, blog, and video webisode series with NSS to promote the book Social media outreach

Table of Contents

Foreword by Buzz Aldrin

Chapter 1: Space 1.0, the Final Act
Chapter 2: A Dark and Forbidding Place
Chapter 3: Why Space?
Chapter 4: The First Space Age
Chapter 5: Destinations
Chapter 6: The Human Factor
Chapter 7: Space Entrepreneurs
Chapter 8: Space Technologies Exploration Corp.
Chapter 9: A New Space Race
Chapter 10: Investing in Space
Chapter 11: The Space Between Nations
Chapter 12: The Russian Juggernaut
Chapter 13: The China Wildcard
Chapter 14: Truck Stops in Space
Chapter 15: Defending Earth
Chapter 16: Settling the Final Frontier
Chapter 17: A New Age Dawns
Chapter 18: Your Place in Space 2.0

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About the Author

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,, 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.


"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

"As Elon Musk celebrates more than 50 successful launches and a plethora of successful landings of his Falcon rockets and as Jeff Bezos achieves the ninth successful launch and landing of his New Shepard rocket, the space game is about to change. Rapidly. Your indispensable guide to the new space race is Rod Pyle's Space 2.0."

-Howard Bloom, author of The Lucifer Principle and Global Brain

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