Travis S. Taylor is an aerospace engineer, optical scientist, and science fiction author. Taylor is recognized for his work at both NASA and the United States Department of Defense. He is also known as the star of the National Geographic Channel reality series Rocket City Rednecks. Taylor also has appeared in television documentaries, including NGC’s “When Aliens Attack”.
What is Travis S. Taylor Famous for?
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Famous as the science fiction author and star of National Geographic Channel’s Rocket City Rednecks.
Where was Travis S. Taylor Born?
Travis S. Taylor was born on July 24, 1968, in Decatur, Alabama, United States. His birth name is Travis Shane Taylor. His nationality is American. Taylor belongs to White ethnicity while Leo is his zodiac sign.
Taylor was born as the youngest child of his family. His father, Charles Taylor, worked as a machinist at Wyle Laboratories and was a part of NASA. He even built America’s first satellites with Wernher von Braun. He grew up in rural North Alabama along with his older brother Gregory, a chief master sergeant of the Air Force Reserves.
Taylor was raised reading science fiction and dismantled household electronics. He even had written a novella about a post-nuclear-war America when he was in his 8th grade. His family moved to Somerville, next door to an Army scientist together with whom he built a radio telescope that won the state science fair and placed sixth in the nation. After then he was offered a job at Redstone Arsenal on direct energy weapons systems directly out of high school.
Taylor is a well-educated personality in the field of science fiction. He completed his B.E.E. Electrical Engineering degree from Auburn University in 1991. Then after, he did masters earning M.S. Physics from the University of Alabama, Huntsville in 1994. He focused more on his studies and graduated earning a Ph.D. in Optical Science and Engineering from the University of Alabama, Huntsville in 1999.
After earning a Ph.D., he studied two years earning the M.S.E. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the same University in 2001. In 2004, he completed his online degree in Master of Astronomy from the University of Western Sydney, Nepean.
He finished his studies after he earned a Ph.D. in Aerospace Systems Engineering from the University of Alabama in 2012.
Travis S. Taylor’s Career Highlights
Travis began working for the United States Department of Defense and NASA after his graduation in around 2004. Within 16 years of his presence, he has worked on various programs helping out them in the science field. Currently, he is working on several advanced propulsion concepts, very large space telescopes, space-based beamed energy systems, high-energy lasers, and next-generation space launch concept.
Besides, he also has been involved with several other intelligence including Human intelligence(HUMINT), Imagery Intelligence(IMINT), Signals intelligence(SIGINT) and Measurement and signature intelligence(MASINT) concept studies.
Taylor published his first-ever novel titled “War Speed” about quantum mechanics and general relativity to create a method of warping space in 2005. Warp Speed was even voted No. 3 best science fiction book of 2005 by The Preditors & Editors Readers Poll.
Later he wrote another novel, “The Quantum Connection” which was also voted No. 5 on the Preditors & Editors 2005 Science Fiction Book of the Year poll.
He released his other novels including “Von Neumann’s War”, “An Introduction to Planetary Defense”, “One Day on Mars”, “Looking Glass War”, “Human By Choice”, “The Tau Ceti Agenda”, “One Good Soldier”, and “Back to the Moon”.
Taylor made his first appearance on television with “The Universe” and “Life After People” in 2010. In 2011, he was seen on “When Aliens Attack” on National Geographic Channel.
Rocket City Rednecks, a television show, presented by National Geographic Channel, featured Taylor. In 2015, he hosted the series, “3 Scientist Walk into a Bar”. In 2018, he appeared on the shows “Ancient Aliens” and “The Tesla Files”.
In 2019, he appeared in “The Curse of Oak Island”, “In Search of Monsters” and the show “NASA’s Unexplained Files”. Currently, in 2020, he is seen on History Channel’s “The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch”.
Who is Travis S. Taylor Married to?
Travis S. Taylor is a happily married man. Taylor is married to his wife, Karen. The couple together has a daughter named Kalista Jade. He even has three pet animals: two dogs Stevie and Wesker, and a cat Kuro. Currently, Talyor lives near Huntsville with his family.
Besides, Taylor is a black-belt martial artist. He is also a private pilot and a scuba diver who even races mountain bikes and has competed in triathlons. Moreover, he has been the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of several hard rock bands.
What is the Net Worth of Travis S. Taylor?
The 51 years old Travis S. Taylor has quite a great earning through his professional career as a multi-talented personality. Working in the field of science and fiction now for more than 16 years, he must have managed to amass a fortune worth million dollars from his several good deeds.
He also makes money with his novels, which are very popular in the field of sci-fi in the entertainment industry. However, his net worth isn’t disclosed yet.
How Tall is Travis S. Taylor?
Travis S. Taylor is a White man in his early 50s. He has an average body physique.
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