|Several proposed military space programs, including the Manned Orbiting Laboratory program, are covered in Amazing Stories of the Space Age, Rod Pyle's newest book. Image Credit: National Museum of the U.S. Air Force|
“Why didn't I learn to treat everything like it was the last time. My greatest regret was how much I believed in the future.”
- Jonathan Safran Foer,
This Space Available: Your newest book, Amazing Stories of the Space Age, often discusses little-known space programs that either flew very briefly (such as Buran, the Soviet space shuttle, which flew only once) or never quite made it off the drawing board (such as plans to have humans orbit Venus, to give one example). What was your motivation to discuss programs that faced, in some cases, certain extinction? What can these defunct programs teach us now?
|Rod Pyle's Amazing Stories of the Space Age. Image Credit: Prometheus Books|
Amazing Stories of the Space Age is available now, and can be ordered by clicking on this link.