In this episode, Beth and Rod discuss:
- How Rod interviews the space experts and writes stories for us all
- Is there a renewed space race, and is that how reporters should frame the story?
- The “thing” Rod collected from the Saturn Cassini folks, and the Mars Lander folks at NASA
- It took Rod years to write a book WITHOUT a bias towards a particular commercial space company
- What Rod thinks about the recently proposed “Space Force”
- Telling the stories about space are both a challenge and a privilege
- There’s a strong argument to look closely at our military presence in space
- Rod has a great collection of space books available for reference, with four more coming out in 2019
- The 11/26/18 Insight Landing on Mars from Rod’s perspective from BEING IN THE ROOM
“Don’t just tell us how the mission works, tell us a story.” — Rod Pyle
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About Beth Mund:
Beth’s love for space started as a Space Camp attendee at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, where she would return years later as an instructor. After grad school, Beth worked as a journalist, a technical writer for Motorola, and then went on to serve as a Public Affairs Officer for the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. In addition, Beth worked to support the International Space Station program as a communication specialist. In Chicago, Beth worked as an corporate communication advisor to Fortune 50 companies including Allstate and United Airlines. She’s worked as a college instructor, a political advisor, and public relations manager for her hometown city. Beth recently founded Stellar Communications, LLC and travels the country as a keynote speaker- inspiring audiences with her lessons learned from our nation’s space program. She’s the host of the Casual Space Podcast, and a self-proclaimed space geek.
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