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Hillbilly Armageddon

Photo: Shooting shotguns

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Move over, Bruce Willis, it's the Rednecks' turn to save the planet from a killer asteroid. In his day job at the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, Travis explores ways to protect the Earth from collision with an asteroid, but outside the office he'll actually put some of these ideas to the test. To mimic the flight pattern of an asteroid, they'll build a medieval catapult using a keg of beer to fling a frozen watermelon into the air.