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Missions to the Moon (Hardcover): Rod Pyle Missions to the Moon (Hardcover)
Rod Pyle
R622 R434 Discovery Miles 4 340 Save R188 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Full of personal insights and accounts of the long journey to getting a man on the moon, Missions to the Moon is the perfect companion for anyone with a love of space travel, the moon landings, or NASA, CNSA, RFSA, and the rest of the world's space programs. With dozens of stunning photographs and fascinating memorabilia - such as Apollo 11 Mission Reports and Flight Director's Logs - track the birth of the space race and Yuri Gagarin's first space flight, to the many successes and failures of the Apollo mission, all the way to that boots-on-the-ground moment we have come to know so well. Uniquely complemented by ground-breaking digital technology you can become fully immersed in this interactive story of mankind's ongoing journey into the final frontier.

The Apollo Missions: In the Astronauts' Own Words (Hardcover): Rod Pyle The Apollo Missions: In the Astronauts' Own Words (Hardcover)
Rod Pyle 1
R464 R297 Discovery Miles 2 970 Save R167 (36%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Destination Moon tells the significant, spectacular and intriguing story of the Apollo space programme through first-person accounts by the astronauts themselves, explained and put into context with expert commentary by Rod Pyle. Travelling to the most forbidding environment known to man, twelve courageous individuals stepped out of their tiny spaceships and onto another world. And with that, the history of humankind was irrevocably changed. But the adventures live on, and with the 50th anniversary of the moon landings in 2019, the world is once more gazing moonward. Destination Moon contains over 100 images - many of which are rarely seen - drawn from original NASA film. Creating a remarkable book that transports readers to a world they have never seen like this before.

Mars (Paperback): Rod Pyle Mars (Paperback)
Rod Pyle 1
R489 R343 Discovery Miles 3 430 Save R146 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

All eyes are on Mars. NASA's new lander, InSight, has touched down on the red planet, and in two years Mars 2020 rover will depart Cape Canaveral bound for the red planet. The ultimate challenge is to enable crewed missions to Mars by the 2030s - the next giant leap for mankind. In Mars: A Journey of Discovery, NASA historian and award-winning space writer Rod Pyle takes us through previously uncharted territory to experience the unravelling of the mysteries of Mars first-hand and as they happened. With unparalleled access to NASA's archives, he traces the exploration of the red planet from fleeting telescopic examinations of the first flybys in the 1960s, through the landers of the 1970s, to the increasingly sophisticated rovers and orbiters now exploring every region of the planet. Insider documents from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, including newly found hand-drawn renderings of mission designs and personal annotations, illustrate every aspect of 50 years of discovery. The elaborate plans for the human explorations of Mars are also shown in exquisite detail, including NASA's ambitious designs for crewed missions and some compelling alternative mission plans by experts such as Buzz Aldrin.

First on the Moon - The Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Experience (Hardcover): Rod Pyle First on the Moon - The Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Experience (Hardcover)
Rod Pyle 1
R726 R441 Discovery Miles 4 410 Save R285 (39%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking Apollo 11 mission, this lavishly illustrated book--featuring stunning photographs and many rarely seen images and documents--tells the incredible story of the first men on the Moon. Acclaimed science author Rod Pyle (Missions to the Moon) returns with a beautiful and insightful book commemorating Apollo 11. First on the Moon offers an exciting behind-the-scenes look at America's journey to the Moon--from the space race to the landing on the Sea of Tranquility to splashdown on Earth and the aftermath. Pyle spent years combing NASA archives and private collections for memorabilia from the mission, and the book includes everything from accessible explanations of the enormous challenges facing NASA to reproductions of original 1969 documents. It also features a number of specially commissioned photocompositions created from NASA Apollo images released in 2015. Many were parts of photomontages taken by the astronauts, and these compositions have now been carefully restored to their originally intended montage formats. With compelling firsthand accounts and a gripping narrative, this gorgeously designed volume fully immerses readers in the Space Age. Includes a foreword by Buzz Aldrin, and exclusive interviews with the adult children of the Apollo 11 astronauts.

Space 2.0 - How Private Spaceflight, a Resurgent NASA, and International Partners are Creating a New Space Age (Paperback): Rod... Space 2.0 - How Private Spaceflight, a Resurgent NASA, and International Partners are Creating a New Space Age (Paperback)
Rod Pyle; Foreword by Buzz Aldrin
R473 R320 Discovery Miles 3 200 Save R153 (32%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

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.

Interplanetary Robots - True Stories of Space Exploration (Paperback): Rod Pyle Interplanetary Robots - True Stories of Space Exploration (Paperback)
Rod Pyle
R356 R251 Discovery Miles 2 510 Save R105 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Heroes of the Space Age - Incredible Stories of the Famous and Forgotten Men and Women Who Took Humanity to the Stars... Heroes of the Space Age - Incredible Stories of the Famous and Forgotten Men and Women Who Took Humanity to the Stars (Paperback)
Rod Pyle
R352 R246 Discovery Miles 2 460 Save R106 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Amazing Stories Of The Space Age - True Tales of Nazis in Orbit, Soldiers on the Moon, Orphaned Martian Robots, and Other... Amazing Stories Of The Space Age - True Tales of Nazis in Orbit, Soldiers on the Moon, Orphaned Martian Robots, and Other Fascinating Accounts fr (Paperback)
Rod Pyle
R355 R290 Discovery Miles 2 900 Save R65 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Innovation the NASA Way: Harnessing the Power of Your Organization for Breakthrough Success (Hardcover, Ed): Rod Pyle Innovation the NASA Way: Harnessing the Power of Your Organization for Breakthrough Success (Hardcover, Ed)
Rod Pyle
R598 R480 Discovery Miles 4 800 Save R118 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Launch your business to new heights with out-of-this world innovation

For over half a century, NASA has delivered a continuous stream of innovative accomplishments that have inspired the world. Neil Armstrong walking on the moon, the space shuttle pioneering reusable space planes, Mars rovers exploring the red planet--the list goes on. We read the stories and watch the footage, and as impossible as these achievements seem, NASA makes them look easy.

The most innovative organization in history, NASA holds an otherworldly mystique for those of us who look on in awe. But behind every one of NASA's amazing innovations lie carefully managed operations, just like any other organization.

"Innovation the NASA Way" provides practical, proven lessons that will help you envision the future of your organization with clarity, meet every challenge with tenacity, and manage innovation with groundbreaking creativity.

NASA insider Rod Pyle has used the agency's unique methods for driving innovation to train leaders from eBay, the Federal Reserve, Michelin tires, Conoco/Phillips, and many other Fortune 100 and 500 companies. now, for the first time, NASA's cutting-edge strategies for nurturing and fostering innovation are revealed.

"Innovation the NASA Way" takes you on a tour through the programs that pushed the envelope on the agency's leadership and managerial capacity. It describes the seemingly impossible tasks NASA personnel faced, explains how each challenge was met with forward-looking management methods, and describes the extraordinary innovations that resulted.

Learn how NASA built the Lunar Module, the first true spaceship; created the Saturn V's F-1 rocket motor, the most powerful ever built; and how it creates partnerships with the new players in space-private entrepreneurs. These are just a few of the projects covered in the book.

Space exploration may be NASA's mission, but its innovative leadership practices are founded on solid, down-to-earth methods anyone can apply, anywhere.

PRAISE FOR "INNOVATION THE NASA WAY"

""Pyle insightfully and skillfully draws out the methods and strategies naSa has employed to achieve its lofty goals. It innovates so far outside the box that the box disappears. Pyle suggests its touchstones are boldness, daring, and passion, and he suggests you can bring those traits into your business."" -- DON CAMBOU, executive Producer of History Channel's Modern Marvels

""Pyle highlights NASA's key innovation lessons and leaves you with amazing stories you'll want to remember and use in your organization."" -- STEVEN FENTRESS, Planetarium Director at Rochester Museum & Science Center

""From building rocket engines to exploring Mars and beyond, Rod Pyle has written a very readable and eminently practical volume that documents the challenges, solutions, and lessons learned from NASA's storied history. To read it is to be inspired to recreate in today's challenging world NASA's daring, boldness and passion."" -- STEVEN J. DICK, Former NASA Chief historian

""Fuel your inspiration with this fascinating book explaining the key lessons of NASA's innovation and exploration of space. Pyle's meaingful insights will improve your business."" -- LUKAS VIGLIETTI, President, Swissapollo, Swiss Space Association

Curiosity - An Inside Look at the Mars Rover Mission and the People Who Made it Happen (Paperback): Rod Pyle Curiosity - An Inside Look at the Mars Rover Mission and the People Who Made it Happen (Paperback)
Rod Pyle
R365 R336 Discovery Miles 3 360 Save R29 (8%) Special order

The story of the people who designed, built, launched, landed, and are now operating the Mars rover "Curiosity"
Award-winning science writer Rod Pyle provides a behind-the-scenes look into the recent space mission to Mars of "Curiosity"--the unmanned rover that is now providing researchers with unprecedented information about the red planet. Pyle follows the team of dedicated scientists whose job it is to explore new vistas on Mars. Readers will also join "Curiosity," the most advanced machine ever sent to another planet, on its journey of discovery. Drawing on his contacts at NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the author provides stunning insights into how this enthusiastic team of diverse individuals uses a revolutionary onboard laboratory of chemistry, geology, and physics instruments to unravel the profound secrets of the Red Planet.
Readers will meet: Robert Manning, chief engineer for every rover mission since "Pathfinder"; John Grotzinger, the chief scientist of the entire mission; Vandi Tompkins, the software designer who keeps the rover on track; Bobak Ferdowsi, famed "Mohawk Guy" from Mission Control; Adam Steltzner, the Elvis-like Entry, Descent and Landing Lead; Al Chen, chief of flight dynamics and the voice of JPL during "Curiosity"'s treacherous landing; and many others.
And of course, Pyle describes the adventures of the "Curiosity" rover itself, from landing through the first samples, drilling, and discovering a habitable past on the planet, to reaching the ultimate target: Mount Sharp, in the center of Gale Crater.
America is once again at the forefront of a new space age and "Curiosity" is just the beginning of many exciting new discoveries to come.

Destination Mars (Paperback): Rod Pyle Destination Mars (Paperback)
Rod Pyle
R381 R310 Discovery Miles 3 100 Save R71 (19%) Special order

In the next decade, NASA, by itself and in collaboration with the European Space Agency, is planning a minimum of four separate missions to Mars. Clearly, exciting times are ahead for Mars exploration. This is an insider's look into the amazing projects now being developed here and abroad to visit the legendary red planet. Drawing on his contacts at NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the author provides stunning insights into the history of Mars exploration and the difficulties and dangers of traveling there.
After an entertaining survey of the human fascination with Mars over the centuries, the author offers an introduction to the geography, geology, and water processes of the planet. He then briefly describes the many successful missions by NASA and others to that distant world. But failure and frustration also get their due. As the author makes clear, going to Mars is not, and never will be, easy. Later in the book, he describes in detail what each upcoming mission will involve.
In the second half of the book, he offers the reader a glimpse inside the world of Earth-based "Mars analogs," places on Earth where scientists are conducting research in hostile environments that are eerily "Martian." Finally, he constructs a probable scenario of a crewed expedition to Mars, so that readers can see how earlier robotic missions and human Earth simulations will fit together.
All this is punctuated by numerous firsthand interviews with some of the finest Mars explorers of our day, including Stephen Squyres (Mars Exploration Rover), Bruce Murray (former director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory), and Peter Smith (chief of the Mars Phoenix Lander and the upcoming OSIRIS-REx missions). These stellar individuals give us an insider's view of the difficulties and rewards of roaming the red planet.
The author's infectious enthusiasm and firsthand knowledge of the international space industry combine to make a uniquely appealing and accessible book about Mars.

Amazing Stories of the Space Age - True Tales of Nazis in Orbit, Soldiers on the Moon, Orphaned Martian Robots, and Other... Amazing Stories of the Space Age - True Tales of Nazis in Orbit, Soldiers on the Moon, Orphaned Martian Robots, and Other Fascinating Accounts from the Annals of Spaceflight (Standard format, CD, Unabridged edition)
Rod Pyle; Narrated by John Pruden
R694 R529 Discovery Miles 5 290 Save R165 (24%) Special order
Amazing Stories of the Space Age - True Tales of Nazis in Orbit, Soldiers on the Moon, Orphaned Martian Robots, and Other... Amazing Stories of the Space Age - True Tales of Nazis in Orbit, Soldiers on the Moon, Orphaned Martian Robots, and Other Fascinating Accounts from the Annals of Spaceflight (MP3 format, CD, Unabridged edition)
Rod Pyle; Narrated by John Pruden
R518 R401 Discovery Miles 4 010 Save R117 (23%) Special order
Space 2.0 - How Private Spaceflight, a Resurgent Nasa, and International Partners Are Creating a New Space Age (Standard... Space 2.0 - How Private Spaceflight, a Resurgent Nasa, and International Partners Are Creating a New Space Age (Standard format, CD)
Rod Pyle; Narrated by Jack De Golia; Foreword by Buzz Aldrin
R611 R470 Discovery Miles 4 700 Save R141 (23%) Special order
Mars: Making Contact (Hardcover): Rod Pyle Mars: Making Contact (Hardcover)
Rod Pyle 1
R672 R602 Discovery Miles 6 020 Save R70 (10%) Special order

The Red Planet holds an enduring fascination. Filled with extraordinary detail and documents, this book offers a visually stunning insider's look at how Mars has been explored and the challenges facing future missions. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has been the principal explorer, launching the Mariner spacecraft that sped past Mars and snapped 22 grainy photographs in 1965. After many flybys and an orbital mission, NASA landed the twin Viking probes on Mars in 1976. From 1997 through to the present day, a series of rovers have been sent to Mars, each more sophisticated. Today two rovers, Curiosity and Opportunity, continue to operate on the planet. Along with five orbiters representing three nations, these machines have enabled us to make incredible discoveries, each more compelling than the last. Ancient rivers, lakes, ocean beds, and valleys have been charted, suggesting a landscape that could once have supported life. Preparations are underway for a crewed mission to Mars, and the book discusses the many challenges that we will face, from the design of the spacecraft to the impact on the human body, both physically and psychologically, of such a journey, as well as surviving on the planet's inhospitable surface.

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