The Largest Rocket That Never Launched
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The Largest Rocket That Never Launched

This video is supported by SurfShark. In November 1967, NASA launched the iconic Saturn V rocket for the first time. Standing 110 meters tall and producing 7.6 million pounds of thrust, the Saturn V stillI holds the record for the largest and most powerful rocket ever launched. But a rocket designed years before the Saturn […]

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Why NASA Placed a Bomb In Their Rocket Engine
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Why NASA Placed a Bomb In Their Rocket Engine

This video is supported by Brilliant On the 12th of September 1962, President John F. Kennedy made his famous speech about landing a man on the Moon by the end of the decade. At this point in time, NASA had just several hours worth of human spaceflight experience. Many Americans had accepted that the space […]

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Flying towards a mysterious weather phenomenon
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Flying towards a mysterious weather phenomenon

(engine humming) – [Narrator] It’s dawn on a Tuesday at Travis Air Force Base in Northern California. We’re here as guests of the Air Force. They’re sending a plane somewhere into the heart of the North Pacific to study a weather phenomenon called an atmospheric river, and we’ll be riding shotgun. – …head if we […]

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Area Rule: How To Make Planes Fly Faster
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Area Rule: How To Make Planes Fly Faster

There is a really simple rule that influences the design of every jet plane you’ve ever flown on in profound ways, and once you know about it you’ll start seeing its effect everywhere. It tells us why engines are placed slightly in front of wings and why the fuselage of supersonic planes narrows along the […]

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Make a Balloon Rocket
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Make a Balloon Rocket

It might look like we’re having a party, but we’re actually conducting an experiment! Squeaks and I are experimenting with balloons, to see what happens when we try different things with them. Like blowing them up—and then letting them go! Want to join us? Before we get started, let’s think ahead: Other than balloons, what […]

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Indoor Flying Robots
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Indoor Flying Robots

[MUSIC PLAYING] This is a quadrotor. It’s called a quadrotor because it has four propellers that spin and generate thrust. More on that in a second. This is the pilot controlling the vehicle with a radio transmitter. That’s pretty neat. But if we take a short trip across the street– of course looking both ways […]

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