On to the Asteroid

On to the Asteroid Realistic thriller crackling with action and danger as an asteroid threatens the Earth and dedicated astronauts and scientists try to save the planet LOOMING DESTRUCTION FROM SPACE!It&39;s the beginning of a new golden age of space exploration Finally humanity is taking the commercialization of space to the next level—mining asteroids The new gold rush of the commercial space era has begun Another commercial venture an attempt to put a hotel on the Moon is seeking the space tourism gold of the ultra wealthy And it seems as if the dream of finally sending people to Mars is finally going to happen using a ship propelled by a powerful nuclear rocket But space travel isn’t cut and dry and there is nothing routine about it In order to mine an asteroid the goal is to bring it closer to Earth but orbital mechanics are tricky and close to Earth proves to be far too close for comfort—with looming destruction from space about to become a grim reality Now astronauts scientists engineers and people in all the burgeoning space businesses must team together to stop the asteroid before it is too late for humanity and the planet it calls home About the AuthorTravis S Taylor PhD is the co-creator and star of the National Geographic Channel’s hit series Rocket City Rednecks and can be seen on the Weather Channel on 3 Scientists Walk into a Bar 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 with the Tau Ceti Agenda series including One Good Soldier The Tau Ceti Agenda One Day on Mars and Trail of Evil as well as his ground-breaking Warp Speed series with entries Warp Speed and The Quantum Connection 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 He is the author of novel Back to the Moon coauthored with Travis S Taylor and the coeditor of the sciencescience fiction collection Going Interstellar
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