A New American Space Plan

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A New American Space Plan

By Travis S. Taylor; Stephanie Osborn

Baen Books, Paperback, 9781451638653, 218pp.

Publication Date: November 6, 2012

Description
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 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 and a regular on the History Channel's "Life After People "and "The Universe "series.

Les Johnson is a NASA physicist and author.? By day, he serves as the Deputy Manager for the Advanced Concepts Office at the?NASA George C. Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.? In the early 2000s, he was NASA's Manager for Interstellar Propulsion Research and later managed the In-Space Propulsion Technology Project. He was technical consultant for the movie "Lost in Space" and has appeared on the Discovery Channel series, ?Physics of the Impossible? in the ?How to Build a Starship? episode.""He has also appeared in three episodes of the Science Channel series "Exodus""Earth". In his spare time he writes popular science books and articles, including "Solar Sails: A Novel Approach to Interplanetary Travel", "Living Off the Land in Space: Green Roads to the Cosmos" and "Paradise Regained: The Regreening of Earth".