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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Why Build Big Rockets At All? It’s Time For Orbital Refueling
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Why Build Big Rockets At All? It’s Time For Orbital Refueling

On Tuesday, July 30th, NASA announced 19 different partnerships with 13 different companies to use their expertise to help them develop space technologies, from advanced communications systems to new methods of entry, descent and landing. Instead of contracting out specific projects, NASA will make its employees, facilities, hardware and software available to these companies, for […]

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Abandon in Place
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Abandon in Place

“To repeat the ignition sequence we’ll start at eight-point-nine seconds, we’ll be looking to lift-off at zero.” In the last 24-hours, we have seen facilities now being created, for the greatest and most complex exploration in man’s history. Above and beyond the increases I have earlier requested for space activities, to provide the funds which […]

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Testing the Saturn V Rocket in Rancho Cordova
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Testing the Saturn V Rocket in Rancho Cordova

Back in the early days when we first started with the S-IV program, we were working with a brand new propellant. Liquid Hydrogen, which nobody had any experience on. And we had heard in the industry a lot of horror stories about how dangerous liquid hydrogen was because it’s so cold that pipes shrink and […]

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Why Don’t We Launch More Rockets From Airplanes?
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Why Don’t We Launch More Rockets From Airplanes?

If we have spacecraft that go like this, why can’t we have spacecraft that go LIKE THIS?! Hey flight-suits thanks for stopping by DNews, I’m Trace! On December 15, NASA’s Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System –or CYGNSS — launched into Low-Earth orbit on a weird launch vehicle… this one. Horizontal? Wtf? Why do we launch […]

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