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Tag: Rod Pyle

Heroes Of The Space Age by Rod Pyle (book review).

May 7, 2019 | By | Reply More
Heroes Of The Space Age by Rod Pyle (book review).

Author Rod Pyle explains in his introduction to his latest book, ‘Heroes Of The Space Age’, that the real problem was who to leave out and that whoever he chose would disappoint others. So one of the criterias he applies is having some diversity so they would necessarily have similar backgrounds. As such, you have […]

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The Apollo Missions In The Astronauts’ Own Words by Rod Pyle (book review).

May 2, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Apollo Missions In The Astronauts’ Own Words by Rod Pyle (book review).

Rod Pyle seems to be involved in a lot with space books this year. This one, ‘The Apollo Missions In The Astronauts’ Own Words’, unlike the others is closer to being a photo album with some rare photographs, making it a decent companion piece to them. Pyle gives information about the missions interspersed with dialogue […]

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Mars by Rod Pyle (book review).

March 7, 2019 | By | Reply More
Mars by Rod Pyle (book review).

Mars is the planet most like the Earth in terms of environmental conditions and the one that holds most tightly to popular imagination. When HG Wells published his ‘War Of The Worlds’ in 1897, scientists couldn’t quite resolve surface details through the telescopes of the time and some believed they could see canals criss-crossing the […]

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Interplanetary Robots: True Stories Of Space Exploration by Rod Pyle (book review).

February 6, 2019 | By | Reply More
Interplanetary Robots: True Stories Of Space Exploration by Rod Pyle (book review).

Rod Pyle’s latest book is, as the title shows, all about ‘Interplanetary Robots: True Stories Of Space Exploration’. The focus is on the collected unmanned space flights rather than the manned ones. Considering the length of time for these probes to reach their destinations, long-term planning is a must and expensive. What is also state-of-the-art […]

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Amazing Stories Of The Space Age by Rod Pyle (book review).

February 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Amazing Stories Of The Space Age by Rod Pyle (book review).

On starting reading this book, I thought Rod Pyle’s title, ‘Amazing Stories Of The Space Age’, might have worked better as ‘Space Flights Of Fancy’. The premise for the first half of the book is to show all the proposed plans for space flight at the dawn of the space age. Most of them fell […]

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Curiosity by Rod Pyle (book review).

August 13, 2014 | By | Reply More
Curiosity by Rod Pyle (book review).

No, ‘Curiosity’ isn’t about why you puzzle over things. The cover and the sub-title, ‘An Inside Look At The Mars Rover Mission And The People Who Made It Happen’ should give instant clarification and that it’s the name of the vehicle currently on Mars. More amazingly, considering that it’s two years since the Mars landing, […]

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Destination Mars: New Explorations Of The Red Planet by Rod Pyle (book review).

January 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
Destination Mars: New Explorations Of The Red Planet by Rod Pyle (book review).

With so much focus on the Apollo missions to the Moon and later with the Space Shuttle and the International Space Station, sending unmanned flights to Mars seems to have been short-changed in comparison over the years. Even recent missions have been done on a cheaper budget than the biggest mega-film budget, although a mission […]

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