Rod Pyle is a space author, journalist and historian who has authored 14 books on space history, exploration and development for major publishers that have been published in six languages. He is the senior editor of Ad Astra magazine, the quarterly print publication of the National Space Society. 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. He also spent many years working in television, writing and producing shows for The History Channel and working in visual effects on "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" and "Battlestar Galactica."
His most recent book release is “Amazing Stories of the Space Age,” and is currently under option for television. Rod writes a yearly technical publication called “Technology Highlights” for NASA/JPL. He appears frequently on national radio and television, with regular slots on KFI/Los Angeles, and WGN/Chicago. He was recently featured on PBS’s Between the Lines and C-SPAN’s Book TV. Rod holds an MA from Stanford University and a BFA from the Art Center College of Design.
New book releases for 2019 include "Interplanetary Robots," "Space 2.0," "First on the Moon," and "Heroes of the Space Age."