A New American Space Plan: Rocket City Rednecks' Travis Taylor

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Date/Time:Friday, 20 Sep 2013 at 7:00 pm
Location:Stephens Auditorium, Iowa State Center - No tickets - Doors open at 6:15 pm
Cost:Free
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Travis Taylor is the leader of the Rocket City Rednecks, a National Geographic Channel series that follows five guys from Huntsville, Ala. - home to NASA's Marshall Flight Center and the birthplace of the U.S. space programs. The Rednecks are in fact rocket scientists with PhDs, and their weekend experiments combine a little hillbilly ingenuity with advanced engineering and physics to tackle real-world scenarios. Engineers Week 2013

Travis Taylor has worked with the Department of Defense and NASA for the past 25 years, has above-Top Secret clearance with the U.S. government, holds five degrees - in optical science and engineering, physics, aerospace engineering, astronomy and electrical engineering - and is currently completing a second PhD in aerospace engineering. His book A New American Space Plan is a counterpart to the hit TV series.

Book signing to follow.