Tim Pickens has been featured in local, national, and international publications, as well as on national television shows. Features include his serious company innovations, and also his fun home hobby efforts such as rocket trucks, rocket bikes, and suitcase rockets. He built and tested a water/jet ski-powered jet pack belt that can be seen from time to time flying over Alabama lakes.

Pickens gained national media attention in 2005 when he designed a rocket bike by attaching a custom 200-pound-thrust laughing gas and asphalt rocket engine to his bicycle, capable of blasting him from 0 to 60 miles an hour in five seconds. He has been featured in CNN Money magazine, Popular Mechanics, Air and Space Magazine, Popular Mechanics, The Los Angeles Times, and The New York Times, and on The Daily Show for his space perspective, as well as his hybrid rocket bikes, jet scooters, rocket packs and
other devices that he develops and rides.

Pickens got a chance to prove his “real world” technical aptitude in an episode of the National Geographic Channel’s show, “Mad Scientists,” in the fall of 2011.

“Mad Scientists” is a show that challenges hand-picked scientists, inventors and tinkerers from all over the country to accomplish seemingly impossible technical feats in 48 hours.

Pickens was most recently featured on NASA’s “Unexplained Files” and in Prudential Insurance Company’s advertising campaign.

For media inquiries, contact Pickens directly.

Online Stories About or Quoting Tim Pickens

Interviews With Tim


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