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.
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01 May 2019
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 Acknowledgments Special Thanks To Notes Glossary Index About the Author Join the National Space Society
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 Space.com, LiveScience.com, 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.