Date(s) - 20 Sep 2013
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
During Engineers Week 2013, Travis Taylor will speak about his book, A New American Space Plan, at Stephens Auditorium on Friday, September 20, at 7 p.m. with a book signing to follow.
Travis Taylor is the official ringleader of the Rocket City Rednecks, a National Geographic Channel series that follows five guys from Huntsville, Alabama – home to NASA’s Marshal Flight Center and the birthplace of the U.S. space programs. The Rednecks are actually rocket scientists with doctorates, and their weekend experiments combine a little hillbilly ingenuity with advanced engineering and physics to tackle real-world scenarios. 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 doctorate in aerospace engineering. His book is a counterpart to the hit TV series.