SpaceX lands rocket at sea, makes history
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SpaceX lands rocket at sea, makes history

SpaceX has finally done it! After launching its Falcon 9 into space, the company successfully landed the majority of the rocket on a floating drone ship at sea. It’s the second time SpaceX has landed its rocket post-launch, and the first time the company has pulled off an ocean landing. This is another big milestone […]

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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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How SpaceX Lands Rockets with Astonishing Accuracy
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How SpaceX Lands Rockets with Astonishing Accuracy

For the past decade, the entire world has had their eyes on SpaceX as they have revolutionized rocket engineering and space travel. From launching a sports car into orbit, to the promise of establishing a futuristic colony on mars, their spectacles have generated levels of public excitement and media coverage that haven’t been seen since […]

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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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Why You Can’t Open An Airplane Door Mid-Flight
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Why You Can’t Open An Airplane Door Mid-Flight

This is episode 123 of “The Twilight Zone,” “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet.” Arguably one of the most iconic episodes of the show ever made, it stars William Shatner as a: Clip: Portrait of a frightened man: Mr. Robert Wilson. Narrator: Bob sees a gremlin on the wing of the plane and decides the only possible […]

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How to Make Rocket Igniters (Electric Matches)
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How to Make Rocket Igniters (Electric Matches)

For this video, I’m going to show you how to make a handful of remote controlled, electric ignitors from things you already have around the house. That will ignite fireworks safely, and from a distance. Or launch your homemade rockets, with the simple press of a button. To start this project, you’ll just need a […]

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