Rod Pyle is a producer, writer and director of documentary programming for The History Channel and Discovery Communications.
He is also an author of non-fiction books. Notable work includes Modern Marvels: Apollo 11 and In Their Own Words: The Space Race.
Rod was formerly the Vice President of Communications for the World Space Foundation, a space-advocacy association based in Los Angeles and closely aligned with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA.
Rod spent two years as a visual effects consultant on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and was a visual effects producer for Joe Dante’s Warlords: Battle for the Galaxy for Paramount Studios.
He co-produced and was the lead researcher for Patrick Stewart’s Nine Worlds, a CD-ROM released by Paramount Interactive, and was editor and webmaster of the product’s award-wining website for three years.
Rod was formerly employed at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, CA, where he served in various capacities for over 10 years.
Rod lives in Pasadena, CA.