How Do Rockets Work? (Featuring KSP)
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How Do Rockets Work? (Featuring KSP)

A rocket launch is one of the world’s most inspiring feats of science. But what exactly makes these pillars of propulsion work? To find out, we’re going to enlist the help of little green men. Video games can be complicated, but they’re not rocket science. Except when they are. Like the popular game Kerbal space […]

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How Do You Test the World’s Fastest Jet Engines?
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How Do You Test the World’s Fastest Jet Engines?

This is an Air Force Hush House. Yet, despite its name, it’s anything but quiet. Noise is a big problem. Your ears can’t take it. You can feel it in your chest. Here in the Hush House, aerospace propulsion technicians like Michael Smith have the important job of testing jet engines. It’s their responsibility to […]

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What Happens When an Aircraft Catches Fire?
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What Happens When an Aircraft Catches Fire?

How do you fight a fire when it’s in motion? The challenges faced by Air Force firefighters are unlike any other job in the world. Their response times must be instantaneous and the challenges, whether spatial, chemical, or kinetic, are numerous. The only thing all aircraft fires have in common is their immense stakes. That’s […]

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