Cool Space News with Rod Pyle

Cool Space News with Rod Pyle

Author, Journalist, Speaker Rod Pyle hosts Cool Space News, a look into the science of NASA, space and the final frontier. Hear it every Friday on KFI AM 640.... Show More

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October 1, 2020 31 min
Our wrap-up with Jim Keravala of Offworld Inc—what are some of the key opportunities for people living and working in space?
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This week Rod brings you part three of our extended conversation with Jim Keravala of Offworld Inc, a space robotics company, about finding, claiming and owning resources in space, and how human culture will evolve!
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A continuation of our 4-part interview with Jim Keravala, CEO of Offworld, Inc. This week we discuss how we will send settlers to space!
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This week part two of Rod's interview with Frank White, author of "The Overview Effect," about his engaging work with NASA astronauts and the future of spaceflight.
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This week Rod speaks with Frank White, author of "The Overview Effect," about how the view of Earth during spaceflight changes astronauts forever, and will eventually impact us all.
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May 20, 2020 21 min
This week, UFOs and aliens! Rod takes a deep dive into the recently declassified UFO sightings by Air Force pilots, with some help from... Air Force pilots!
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This week, Rod speaks to Jim Keravala, master of interplanetary robots and CEO of OffWorld Inc. about building new space companies and mining the moon!
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May 11, 2020 21 min
This week, Rod jumps into the Wayback machine to take you on a stroll down memory lane into the weird and wonderful world of space toys, from Buck Rogers to Star Wars and beyond.
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This week on Cool Space News, Rod talks to Mars 2020 engineer Ben Riggs, and brings us more Cool Space Headlines.
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This week, Rod talks with Ken Farley, the chief scientist on the Mars 2020 rover Perseverence, talks about searching for life on Mars. That and the latest Cool Space Headlines, here on Cool SpaceNews!"
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This week, our first interview about the Mars 2020 mission with Matt Wallace, Deputy Project Manager for the new sample-seeking rover, along with the latest Cool Space Headlines!
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Rod joins a conversation with Neil deGrasse Tyson about season 3 of COSMOS, along with Executive Producer Jason Clark.
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Join Rod as he interviews Ann Druyan and Brannon Braga about the upcoming third season of COSMOS: Possible Worlds, along with the usual Cool Space Headlines.
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January 30, 2020 31 min
This week, it's Musk vs. Ma! Rod brings you a rundown of the Elon Musk smackdown with Jack Ma, owner of China's Alibaba, with expert commentary. Also, news updates on life near Saturn, IKEA on Mars, and Space Force's spiffy new uniforms.
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This week on Cool Space News, the conclusion of our look back at Apollo 11, plus SpaceX blows its top, going interstellar, and bugs on Mars!
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October 29, 2019 18 min
This week, Rod is in China! A special report on their latest efforts to conquer the moon and the new Chinese SuperCapsule, along with other Cool Space Headlines.
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This week, Rod goes to SpaceX headquarters where NASA Chief Jim Bridenstine makes nice with Elon Musk, and the two discuss exploding spacecraft, how to make parachutes work, and the future of America in space.
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This week, remembering the harrowing landing of Apollo 11, and Cool Space News's first quasi op-ed on why the United States must up its space game.
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September 9, 2019 25 min
This week, India's lunar landing attempt, a new moon lander for NASA, and nuking Mars... again. Also, part two of Rod's final look back at Apollo 11.
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It's part one of Rod's post-Apollo 11 wrap-up. Also: radioactive astronauts, saving the space station, and helicopters on Titan!
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