First Half: Former assistant professor, and lecturer with NASA’s Johnson Space Center, Rod Pyle has authored a number of science history books and has produced numerous documentaries for The History Channel and Discovery Communications. He’ll offer his insider’s perspective on the most unusual and bizarre space missions ever devised inside and outside of NASA. These incredible projects were not merely flights of fancy dreamed up by space enthusiasts, but actual missions planned by leading aeronautical engineers. Some were designed but not built; others were built but not flown; and a few were flown but failed.
Second Half: Recognized as an unconventional thinker who raises legitimate questions about humanity’s history and prehistory, Graham Hancock has challenged the entrenched views of orthodox scholars. He’ll discuss his new insights and evidence, as well as recent travels to the world’s most mysterious archaeological sites. Hancock contends that a global cataclysm wiped out an advanced civilization more than 12,000 years ago and made us a species with amnesia.