National Geographic : 2011 Oct
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ON TV • PHOTOS FROM TOP : FLIGHT 33/NGC; JEFF BOEDEKER, NGT; MARTIN DOHRN, AMMONITE LIMITED Charles Taylor pops corn to test the solar power of a Mylar-covered satellite dish in Huntsville, Alabama. Rocket City Rednecks In Huntsville, Alabama, Charles "Daddy" Taylor and his son Travis are busy building lasers. Self-proclaimed rednecks, the Taylors also happen to be experts at rocket- propulsion engineering. In fact, Daddy helped build the Saturn V rocket in the fledgling days of America's space program. Get in on the action as these good ol' boys invent homespun solutions to some of science's biggest problems in this new series, Rocket City Rednecks. The backwoods good times begin this month on the National Geographic Channel. THIS MONTH For listings go to natgeotv.com and natgeowild.com. Brain Games Get inside your head with scientists and psychologists as they explore the brain in this new three-part special. Night Stalkers Revolutionary camera technology illuminates the dark world of African hyenas on the hunt at night.