Space News: SpaceX’s Barge Landing, Moon vs Mars and Protecting Earth From Aliens with Lasers

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Rod Pyle is an award winning author, speaker and journalist  whose books include  Innovation the NASA Way and Curiosity: An Inside Look at the Mars Rover Mission and the People Who Made It Happen.

In this conversation with Nick Digilio, they discuss the importance of the SpaceX barge landing , the debate about whether we should return to the moon or shoot for Mars and how a couple of scientists believe we can stop alien invaders using lasers.

In addition to the above, Rod Pyle also talks about a group called the National Space Society.  For more information about this great organization visit

Finally be sure to check out / pre-order Rod’s upcoming books Mars: The Next Frontier and Blueprint for a Battlestar which are scheduled to be released later this year.

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