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Rod Pyle discusses and signs Heroes of the Space Age: Incredible Stories of the Famous and Forgotten Men and Women Who Took Humanity to the Stars

Rod Pyle book signing Thursday May 23rd at 7pm

A NASA insider tells the exciting story of the people, some well-known but many unrecognized, who were responsible for so many daring space missions.

Award-winning science writer Rod Pyle profiles the remarkable pilots, scientists, and engineers whose work was instrumental in space missions to every corner of our solar system and beyond. Besides heralded names like Neil Armstrong, John Glenn, and Gene Kranz, the author highlights some of the "hidden figures" who played crucial roles in the success of NASA, Soviet, and international space exploration.  For example, Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman to travel into space, aboard Soviet spacecraft Vostok 6. American Margaret Hamilton was an accomplished mathematician and one of the first female software engineers to design programs for spaceflight, software that proved critical to the success of the moon landing. And Pete Conrad, "salty sailor of the skies," flew twice in the Gemini programs, landed on the moon in Apollo 12, and was the commander of the first crew to visit America's new Skylab space station--its first ever--in 1973. 

Complemented by many rarely-seen photos and illustrations, these stories of the highly talented and dedicated people, many of whom worked tirelessly behind the scenes, will fascinate and inspire. (Prometheus Books)

Rod Pyle is the author of Amazing Stories of the Space Age, Interplanetary Robots: True Stories of Space Exploration, First on the Moon, Blueprint For a Battlestar, Curiosity and more.

Those wishing to get books signed will be asked to purchase at least one copy of the author's most recent title from Vroman's. For each purchased copy of the newest title, customers may bring up to three copies from home to be signed. This policy applies to all Vroman's Bookstore events unless otherwise noted. Save your Vroman's receipt; it will be checked when you enter the signing line.

Event date: 
Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101
Heroes of the Space Age: Incredible Stories of the Famous and Forgotten Men and Women Who Took Humanity  to the Stars Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781633885240
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Prometheus Books - May 7th, 2019

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