Not Because It’s Easy – Video Preview

With the retirement of the Space Shuttle, members of the SpaceTaskForce went into the background – and went to work.

One of the completed projects we’re proud to present is a new book called Not Because It’s Easy. Here’s a preview of the book in trailer form!

“Not Because It’s Easy” is based on the history of Project Apollo – looking at the future of Space Exploration.

Not Because It’s Easy

A Novel by George C. Schellenger

One part metaphorical autobiography, one part rollicking adventure story, and one part self-help guide, Not Because It’s Easy is a trip to extremes you won’t forget.

For Agent Hunter Algier, it’s anything but easy: saving a charter jet from crashing into the suburbs of Northern Virginia; escaping the evil clutches of his ex-wife; tracking down three artifacts from Roswell, New Mexico; listening to a possessed billionaire moonwalker talk about Project Apollo; surviving a shootout on a golf course at one of America’s most prestigious country clubs; and coming face to face with a massive Tiger Shark at night.

That’s just the warm up.

The real adventure begins in an underground cave full of poisonous spiders somewhere in the Cayman Islands, ending in orbit somewhere above the planet. Success or failure on his mission could be the difference between reaching his ultimate goal or unwittingly aiding in the destruction of the free world.

Then again, for Agent Algier, it’s a typical week on the job.

Not Because It’s Easy – Now Available

Not Because It's Easy - Now Available

George C. Schellenger’s new novel, Not Because It’s Easy is now available on Amazon. Let us know what you think!

ISDC 2009 Video Wrap Up

George and Tim talk about the highlights of ISDC 2009 in Orlando, Florida.

Click here to download: ISDC09 – June 3, 2009

Episode 29: Orbital Mechanics Meets Orbital Junk

Click here for: STF29 – Feb 20, 2009

Is there enough space in space? George and Tim take on the big issues in this episode from colliding satellites to how it could impact a mission to the Hubble Space Telescope. Plus – the debut of new music for Yuri’s Night – expanded dates for Yuri’s Night and ISDC 2009. Come on in, the “No Gravity Zone” is open for business.

Click here for: STF29 – Feb 20, 2009

Space Task Force Episode 8

A very busy week in space. We cover developments on board the International Space Station and the mission of Space Shuttle Atlantis. Tim talks about watching a top-secret Atlas 5 launch from his driveway and the launch of The Wonder of it All, a new movie dedicated to the Apollo astronauts. For me – it’s all about decorum in Zero-G (Bach versus Korn) and oceans on Mars (wonder what a Mars shark would have looked like?).

But wait – there’s more — don’t miss our review of – Mr. Bailey goes to Washington.
All ahead on Episode 8 of the Space Task Force.

Click here for Episode 8:Space Task Force Episode 8

Space Task Force Episode 3

The latest episode of the Space Task Force is now available for your listening pleasure. Just click here to download.

We were honored to have Paul Sierpinski from the United Space Alliance in the studio. He’s an expert on the Space Shuttle’s External Fuel Tank.

In the show, we talk about ZeroG (G Force One gets an upgrade).

Tim gives us a recap of Yuri’s Night – from Washington, DC to California. Pictures from Yuri’s Night. The story of Moon Trees.

In space headlines:

  • there could soon be a space raffle with your name on it from a man who’s walked on the moon. [link]
  • We also discuss the new Space Shuttle schedule. [link] In-studio guest Paul Sierpinski talks about the Shuttle’s External Tank and what’s involved in making it flight worthy.
  • Lawmakers argue with the NASA Administrator over money and moon landings [link]
  • Some sonic booms in the sunshine state – could they clear the way for-a-one-of a kind vacation?[link]

We also give a special shout out to the National Space Society and the International Space Development Conference coming up this May.

Enjoy the show… please let us know your feedback.

SpaceTaskForce Video Update

Click the play button above for a special April 11, 2007 SpaceTaskForce Update.