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Rocket City Rednecks

posted Oct 22, 2011, 10:26 AM by JustBenke
We’ve all heard the stories and seen the crazy pictures of Rednecks, but have you ever heard of Redneck rocket engineers? I was drinking my morning coffee and browsing through my morning channels, when suddenly I stumbled across the Rocket City Rednecks. These Rednecks where building a “backwoods spy satellite,” with a fishing bucket, iPhone, weather balloon, and remote-controlled helicopter... What! I even forgot about my coffee for a while; these guys were fun! I just had to know more so I went out on the Internet and read up on 'em. This team of Rednecks have built a rocket-powerd bass boat, a hillbilly moon buggy, bomb proofed a Ford pick up, and so much more. This might be my new favorite show!

This from National Geographic:

Meet the self-proclaimed 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! In each episode, we'll see how they apply redneck ingenuity with advanced engineering and physics to creatively solve real-world problems... and have a little fun, of course!

Moonshine Rocket Launch