Summer Reading Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


The Powell's Playlist | June 18, 2014

Daniel H. Wilson: IMG The Powell’s Playlist: Daniel H. Wilson



Like many writers, I'm constantly haunting coffee shops with a laptop out and my headphones on. I listen to a lot of music while I write, and songs... Continue »

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$10.50
List price: $15.00
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Burnside - Bldg. 2 Astronomy- Space Exploration

More copies of this ISBN

A New American Space Plan

by

A New American Space Plan Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

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

Synopsis:

Popular science from the Rocket City Rednecks, as seen in multiple appearances on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and the National Geographic Channel’s hit series. An authorized spinoff of the popular television show: how America can return to space exploration and manned space flight, all delivered with the laidback attitude, gumption, and backyard science the Rocket City Redneck crew are known for on their breakout series.  Cover features Rocket City Rednecks cast with a backyard-made rocket.

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781451638653
Author:
Taylor, Travis
Publisher:
Baen Books
Author:
Osborn, Stephanie
Author:
Taylor, Travis S.
Subject:
Science Reference-Technology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20121131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.12 in

Related Subjects

Reference » Science Reference » General
Science and Mathematics » Astronomy » General
Science and Mathematics » Astronomy » Space Exploration
Science and Mathematics » Featured Titles in Tech » New Arrivals

A New American Space Plan Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$10.50 In Stock
Product details 224 pages Baen Books - English 9781451638653 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Popular science from the Rocket City Rednecks, as seen in multiple appearances on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and the National Geographic Channel’s hit series. An authorized spinoff of the popular television show: how America can return to space exploration and manned space flight, all delivered with the laidback attitude, gumption, and backyard science the Rocket City Redneck crew are known for on their breakout series.  Cover features Rocket City Rednecks cast with a backyard-made rocket.

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.

spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.