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A New American Space Planby Travis S. Taylor
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Let’s Get America Back to Space—the Rocket City Redneck Way!
Meet Dr. Travis S. Taylor, chief redneck on the hit national television show, Rocket City Rednecks. Who are the Rocket City Rednecks? They’re five backwoods guys from Huntsville, Alabama who also happen also to be science PhDs, engineers, and expert machinists, one of whom worked on the Saturn V program. These are rednecks with a plan—a plan to get America back into space, and Doc Travis leads the way:
“We must go back to the Moon as soon as we can to enrich our nation with the technical, economic, and emotional boost that we so desperately need right now. We must go to Mars and beyond.
“This new space plan is to do it all in logical and calculated steps, but with enthusiasm and vigor and the drive of a moral imperative. Our moral imperative is to make and keep America strong, safe, and bountiful and to protect humanity’s future.
“The approach is to be smart about our plan and not throw away a legacy we’ve been building for decades. It is humanity’s destiny to be amongst the stars and Americans should be leading every step of the way.
“This is my plan for America in space. This is a New American Space Plan.
“I am Dr. Travis S. Taylor, Ringleader of the Rocket City Rednecks and I approve this message!”
About Rocket City Rednecks
“[M]ore than an excuse to blow things up. In each of the episodes, the Rednecks try to solve big problems in military and space research by inventing new, cheap technology.”—Space.com on National Geographic Channel hit series, Rocket City Rednecks
Popular science from the Rocket City Rednecks, as seen in multiple appearances on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and in the National Geographic Channel’s hit series.
Meet the Rocket City Rednecks. They’re five “backwoods” guys from the rocket city: Huntsville, Alabama, home to NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center and the birthplace of the U.S. space program. Sure, they love to shoot stuff and drink beer, and one of ’em lives in a trailer, but with a family tree full of NASA rocket scientists (not to mention their own PhDs and advanced degrees), they aim a little higher—like using homemade moonshine to fuel a rocket!
Now, in typical laidback style, Dr. Travis S. Taylor, leader of the crew, delivers the goods on how America can return to space exploration and manned space flight - and can probably do so with common items found in a typical redneck backyard. What’s needed is a good old “try anything” attitude, a bit of gumption, and the spectacularly entertaining backyard science that’s the Rocket City Redneck specialty.
About the Author
Dr. Travis S. Taylor is the co-creator and star of the National Geographic Channel’s hit series, Rocket City Rednecks. Taylor is a physicist who has worked on various programs for the Department of Defense and NASA for the past twenty years. His expertise includes advanced propulsion concepts, very large space telescopes, space based beamed energy systems, future combat technologies, and next generation space launch concepts. Taylor is also the author of pulse-pounding, cutting edge science fiction novels such as the highly-popular One Day on Mars, Tau Ceti Agenda and his ground-breaking Warp Speed series.
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