Occupy Space

Occupy Space

Grady Hendrix
3.8/5 (751 ratings)
Melville, South Carolina was out of money, it was out of jobs, it was out of hope, and today it was out of astronauts. There were only two to begin with, and now one is stuck on the abandoned International Space Station after his mission went bad. With NASA’s budget cut to the bone there’s no one to bring him back home again, but his cousin, Walter Reddie, isn’t about to let that happen. Tanked on vodka, Walter's a good ol' boy wash-out from the original Shuttle Program and he’ll be damned if his cousin is going to die like a dog in space. And so he decides to build a rocket. If America won’t rescue its astronauts, he’ll do it himself.

Violating numerous laws, common sense, logic, and reason, Walter Reddie becomes a lightning rod for people who aren’t ready to lay down and die just yet. His "redneck NASA" becomes the promised land for losers, drifters, rocket junkies, pyromaniacs, misfits, dreamers, science nerds, and astro-hippies who still believe that the future of America is in space. But chances are they’ll blow themselves up, get arrested, or kill each other before they ever get into low earth orbit.
Language
English
Pages
117
Format
Paperback
Publisher
Grady Hendrix
Release
April 24, 2012
ISBN
0983448728
ISBN 13
9780983448723

Occupy Space

Grady Hendrix
3.8/5 (751 ratings)
Melville, South Carolina was out of money, it was out of jobs, it was out of hope, and today it was out of astronauts. There were only two to begin with, and now one is stuck on the abandoned International Space Station after his mission went bad. With NASA’s budget cut to the bone there’s no one to bring him back home again, but his cousin, Walter Reddie, isn’t about to let that happen. Tanked on vodka, Walter's a good ol' boy wash-out from the original Shuttle Program and he’ll be damned if his cousin is going to die like a dog in space. And so he decides to build a rocket. If America won’t rescue its astronauts, he’ll do it himself.

Violating numerous laws, common sense, logic, and reason, Walter Reddie becomes a lightning rod for people who aren’t ready to lay down and die just yet. His "redneck NASA" becomes the promised land for losers, drifters, rocket junkies, pyromaniacs, misfits, dreamers, science nerds, and astro-hippies who still believe that the future of America is in space. But chances are they’ll blow themselves up, get arrested, or kill each other before they ever get into low earth orbit.
Language
English
Pages
117
Format
Paperback
Publisher
Grady Hendrix
Release
April 24, 2012
ISBN
0983448728
ISBN 13
9780983448723

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