Rod Pyle via Zoom: New Tech for Deep Space Exploration

Rod Pyle

Please join the NSS Iowa Chapter on Monday, January 24 at 5:30 p.m. Central time as they welcome author, journalist, historian, futurist, and Editor-in-Chief of Ad Astra magazine, Rod Pyle, at their next meeting (via Zoom). Rod will be speaking on the subject “New Tech for Deep Space Exploration.”

About Rod Pyle:

Rod writes the yearly “Technology Highlights” book for NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. This book features the top technology developments of the year regarding the exploration of the planets and beyond. From power supplies that can withstand the extreme cold of deep space for decades, to hyper-miniaturized AI-driven tech that flies spacecraft independently of ground control, to self-healing technology, JPL is at the cutting edge of robotic exploration.

Rod Pyle has written fifteen books on space history, exploration, and development. His most recent books are First on the Moon about Apollo 11, and Space 2.0 about upcoming developments in newspace and exploration

Rod has also produced, directed, and written programming for History Channel’s Modern Marvels, a History Channel documentary entitled Beyond the War of the Worlds, and numerous titles for Discovery Communications. He worked in visual effects on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine as well as various TV pilots.  Rod has made numerous media appearances on PBS, NPR, and The Washington Post, and is a frequent contributor to, LiveScience, NBC News Online, Yahoo News, the Huffington Post, and more. Rod is featured regularly on radio, including KFI/Los Angeles, WGN/Chicago, WINS/New York, and a weekly segment on iHeart Media’s The Tech Guy.

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