Why SpaceX Built A Stainless Steel Starship

  • Опубликовано: 8 фев 2019
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    [3] www.nasa.gov/feature/nasa-spacex-agree-on-plans-for-crew-launch-day-operations
    [4] www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780124016989000021
    [5] spaceflight101.com/msl/msl-aeroshell-and-heat-shield/

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  • Real Engineering
    Real Engineering  10 дней назад +252

    The daily problems on Brilliant are actually fantastic. Great way to challenge your brain each day. Thanks again to Brilliant for making these videos possible: brilliant.org/realengineering/

    • Terry Wilson
      Terry Wilson 3 дня назад

      > The daily problems on Brilliant are actually fantastic...
      (blink blink)
      Okay, different type of problem than the daily problems on Patreon.

    • wobblyboost
      wobblyboost 6 дней назад

      Utter fantasy, you will know this one day, SpaceX is a scam, a squillion dollar one who, like NASA; have done precisely FA in space. We have nothing up 'there' and never will, its not possible. Go ahead and rage, its cold hard truth and every human on earth will know it in the end. Check it out or be duped fools - your freedom of choice. Have a great day all.

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      Hi Neil of 'Cidi Al-Masry' Sidi Al-Masri Sandage 7 дней назад

      0:45 ~ There were not "40 formulations" or "57 Formulations". It was #biblical {needs citations, would need to locate the times i found them} #YorkRite metaphor of lose your head=#40. ~ Spray #WD40 on airplane bolts during servicing bare threads and nuts; #PBLaster is a better penetrant or #capillarylube (#turgor air pressure helps), and the #gremlins of vibration would cause objects to fall from the sky. ~ if not done on the ground, happened via thread lube, the reason someone invented #ThreadLock and possible clue why their color is blue, to fight YorkRite or BlueWhite UGLE #roundhead mystery #WaterOfLife is bleeding or pressure releasing the blood of not our #clans (they intend to kill the letter K #klans, because that DNA is listed as enemy of England, and the Vikings never used Fire Funerals). ~ I personally like Red as the color of #ThreadLock, halt accidents and machine failures, rust is an enemy, yet you do want #galvanic or #ionic bonding (not #oxidants, #oxidative) or machine force mechanical #torquebinding.

  • James M
    James M 23 часа назад

    A brilliant shit show. I trust in Musk, the man is taking....dragging... humanity (and a bunch of short sighted, religious, greedy assholes kicking and screaming) into the 21st century future we need and dreamed of.. He is driving modern american and human innovation.

  • Bleu
    Bleu День назад

    Anyone else realize that service was misspelled at 7:13?

  • TheDurkenWarden
    TheDurkenWarden День назад

    He just wants to relive those 20th century sci-fi movies

  • Double Den
    Double Den День назад

    8:31 what is that thing ? 🤔

  • prabu prabu
    prabu prabu День назад +1

    Make vedio about quantum computer

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    Odane McDonald День назад

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    M.A. A.A День назад

    apik to iki
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  • Howard Luken
    Howard Luken День назад

    This is all a scam to keep you from realizing or thinking about how the people who own you are fucking you daily. You are a debt slave and don't have to be... so they give you bread and circuses.

  • Popeye Gordon
    Popeye Gordon День назад

    Incorrect statement about WD40 - it was formulated after 39 previous attempts failed to displace dew from CIRCUIT BOARDS on rockets sitting on launch pads. It was never meant to do anything but displace water in circuitry and wiring connections.

  • Driggy
    Driggy День назад


  • Aragiss
    Aragiss День назад

    How do fighter jets lock on targets? Could be an interesting video.

  • Zap The King
    Zap The King День назад

    Because they wanted to

  • Dankmon
    Dankmon День назад

    Next video: *Why did SpaceX build a plastic shuttle*

  • The Cereal Guy
    The Cereal Guy День назад


  • Rhamses Quiroz
    Rhamses Quiroz День назад

    Is going out to space on a sideways route? I always see the rockets shot up but going sideways into space. Why?

  • Andrew Kingery
    Andrew Kingery День назад

    Good job on the video!

  • willow815
    willow815 День назад

    And then spacex gonna make guns for the mars expedition

  • Your Highness
    Your Highness День назад


  • Adam Stinton
    Adam Stinton 2 дня назад

    its science jack septiceye

  • Tyreal San
    Tyreal San 2 дня назад

    Why do you say 95% of the aluminum goes to "waste" when it is CNC machined... the shavings can just be melted down and made into a solid piece again.

  • w00borg
    w00borg 2 дня назад

    as a materials engineer this video gave me a hard on

  • Jose Castro
    Jose Castro 2 дня назад

    Bro fuck brilliant I don’t wanna sign up 😒, love your vids doe 🙃

  • Know One
    Know One 2 дня назад

    That isn't a starship. By definition, a starship is a vehicle for traveling between stars. We aren't even close to that level of technology at this point in time.

  • 고등 지능 ODINS trash
    고등 지능 ODINS trash 2 дня назад

    If anyone says SSTOL sucks, they’re retarded in the sense of money and efficiency.

  • Michael David
    Michael David 2 дня назад

    I thought aluminum was more heat resistant than steel?

    • logicslayer
      logicslayer День назад

      Aluminum actually conducts heat much better than stainless steel. It's actually put on the bottom of stainless steel cookware to better absorb heat.

    • caav56
      caav56 День назад

      +Michael David It's not that big of a problem outside the LEO (which has a lot of space junk). And even if that, somehow, becomes one - Whipple shields (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whipple_shield ) to the rescue!

    • Michael David
      Michael David 2 дня назад +1

      +caav56 Thank you for replying. Aren't small meteorites the biggest threat to space travel? How can this be avoided?

    • caav56
      caav56 2 дня назад

      It sucks in the metal fatigue department, though. That's why aluminum airframes have strict "flight hours" limit, until they must be scrapped.

  • normskis69
    normskis69 2 дня назад


  • Sergey Kalabin
    Sergey Kalabin 2 дня назад

    From 2,5 to 10 (!) millimeters is extremely thin??? I guess there’s a mistake)

  • JC
    JC 2 дня назад +1

    FYI that aluminum CNC'd away IS NOT wasted. It's collected, melted down, and reused to make new aluminum billets.
    At least it is in any other business besides SpaceX. I assume they do the same. No one would just "waste" that much aluminum and just throw it away, actually wasting it.

  • Brandon connelly
    Brandon connelly 2 дня назад

    Where in aluminum is it pronounced aliminium

  • Robert Proctor
    Robert Proctor 2 дня назад


  • Eisenwerks
    Eisenwerks 3 дня назад

    8:26 "But nothing this heavy has entered the Martian atmosphere before, and it's not going to be an easy task for it to slow down"
    *A wild asteroid appears!* "Hold my beer"

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  • Ryan Kelly
    Ryan Kelly 3 дня назад

    I'm glad Elon musk is bringing back the old style like relanding

  • Wyatt Lewis
    Wyatt Lewis 3 дня назад


  • Nermket
    Nermket 3 дня назад

    Because the future is all chrome!

  • brett
    brett 3 дня назад

    elon musk- hold my beer hahaahahehhhhhg

  • mongo mongo
    mongo mongo 3 дня назад

    Donkeys years away,so don't get excited, as the military already have the tr3b,that surpasses this bollocks by a long way

  • Lens Herr
    Lens Herr 3 дня назад

    Omg! do people still buy all this BS? it's the 21st century for God's sake get yr heads out of theyre asses!

  • Murphy MacManus
    Murphy MacManus 3 дня назад

    Because its fucking awesome

  • Stephen Smith
    Stephen Smith 3 дня назад

    "This results in 95% of the material going to waste." @ about 5:08. Ever hear of recycling?

  • John McCall
    John McCall 3 дня назад +1

    I'm surprised how many commenters haven't ever heard the way "aluminium" is pronounced in the Queen's English.

  • Anym
    Anym 3 дня назад

    `honestly, other than Musks tunnel idea, I think he will be one of THE masterminds that create the future

  • Kerr
    Kerr 3 дня назад

    As a machinist with 9 years experience... I resent the idea of that an isogrid is very expensive to machine... I would estimate $150 per ft^2 in aluminium, -on the very high end. If it costs more, your machinists are padding.

  • one way street
    one way street 3 дня назад

    NASASS you need to stop faking shits

  • one way street
    one way street 3 дня назад


  • Ethan Cui
    Ethan Cui 3 дня назад

    7:08 great pun

  • Internet culture is Cancer
    Internet culture is Cancer 3 дня назад

    This shit would look bangin' in my kitchen.

  • Blues Man 63
    Blues Man 63 3 дня назад

    It's H not Hach. Are you Indian or Irish? I can't tell.

  • CJ
    CJ 3 дня назад

    This video is 10 minutes longer than it needs to be!

  • raymond cancel
    raymond cancel 3 дня назад

    I care less!

  • raymond cancel
    raymond cancel 3 дня назад

    I care less!

  • jimbobbyrnes
    jimbobbyrnes 3 дня назад

    A big ship landing on mars would create alot of heat. Steel can withstand more heat that is why. there saved you 12 minutes of pointlessness.

  • jimbobbyrnes
    jimbobbyrnes 3 дня назад

    you can't pronounce "Aluminium" and then type Aluminum.

  • JDave Foster
    JDave Foster 3 дня назад

    Electric cars - first produced in the late 1800s
    Rockets - took men to the moon in the late 1960s
    Elon Musk - builds electric cars and rockets = amazing visionary

  • TheMatissV
    TheMatissV 3 дня назад

    "...And this is where stainless steel really shines..." HA IT SHINES

  • M Lumholdt
    M Lumholdt 4 дня назад


  • zamolxe12003
    zamolxe12003 4 дня назад

    REALISE! REAL LIES! Fooling the fools....

  • james mendoza
    james mendoza 4 дня назад

    Me human, me no know why smart human make metal ship, talking human help me human know smart human reasons. I now better human.

  • Ethan Cui
    Ethan Cui 4 дня назад


  • Ethan Cui
    Ethan Cui 4 дня назад

    So many videos so little time....

  • D R
    D R 4 дня назад

    The Star HOPPER is just the short, kludgy test mule for motor and control testing. It ain't going to Mars. You meant Star Ship.

  • indie2311
    indie2311 4 дня назад

    What's the matter? Ya got shite in ya ears?

  • multiyapples
    multiyapples 4 дня назад

    Very interesting.

    BRECHE R 4 дня назад

    Make mistakes to learn that is what my dad did now he knows to rap it before you tap it

    SALADA BISCUITZ 4 дня назад

    The sky is calling they love to mock

  • Barack Hussein Obama
    Barack Hussein Obama 4 дня назад +1

    So it’ll last longer and weight doesn’t matter because space is fake so it’s not going anywhere

  • luthervanguard
    luthervanguard 4 дня назад

    You left out how this is just a quick slap stick setup for testing hopping, This rocket will NEVER go into orbit, This rocket is also smaller then the final product that will be built, the star ship will be built completely different and not in a open field.

  • EdrumSense
    EdrumSense 4 дня назад

    the delorean of rockets?

  • Khuntasaurus
    Khuntasaurus 4 дня назад

    This is basically the same video that Everyday Astronaut uploaded a week before yours... Hhhmmmmmm....

  • Moon Watch
    Moon Watch 4 дня назад +1

    Because of all the imaginary giant magnets in fake space

  • thomasucc
    thomasucc 4 дня назад

    Hey where is the 1.03 problem

  • Tenno Shenaniganizer
    Tenno Shenaniganizer 4 дня назад +1

    Elon is the epitome of "Because I can"

    • RandomHero13
      RandomHero13 3 дня назад

      "because i believe i can" but that wont work with everthing he does

  • Josh P
    Josh P 4 дня назад

    I wish I could like this video more then once.

  • Mate Varszegi
    Mate Varszegi 4 дня назад +3

    "you know it's real because it looks so fake" there you go, nuff said. Keep on repeating what you've been told.

  • I have No name
    I have No name 4 дня назад +1

    Rocket fuel can’t melt steel

  • Uche Philips
    Uche Philips 4 дня назад


  • Luigi Crocillá
    Luigi Crocillá 4 дня назад

    I Hope this will be an success for humanity👍

  • Pete Rabbit
    Pete Rabbit 4 дня назад

    Space needs flat packs

  • movax20h
    movax20h 4 дня назад +2

    5:05 , you say that CNC ing isogrid from thicker material produces a lot of waste (95%). This is most likely not true. It is recycled. It is easy to remove lubricants and remelt it, or as a part of another batch, and create another cast.
    It is just the problem of time and big machine required. These machines are rather costly, and it probably day or two to machine out one section even when toolpaths are optimized and very high feed rates are used with first past done using coarse milling and big tools.

  • Michael Benson
    Michael Benson 4 дня назад

    Great video! I may check out your sponsor.

  • Sagiri Izumi
    Sagiri Izumi 4 дня назад

    Get to the point fuck head! Or go find your Lucky Charms.

  • Terry Thomas
    Terry Thomas 5 дней назад

    Oh? I am surprised that you are still will Patreon, I thought it's business model was "unsustainable" according to their CEO.

  • robert wolf
    robert wolf 5 дней назад

    What is an “irt form?”

  • hell on earth dude
    hell on earth dude 5 дней назад

    the thing looks like a z movie set prop or even a 50's movies rocket model.

    • caav56
      caav56 5 дней назад

      Well, it's just a hopper-type engine and landing automatics test platform - they can allow themselves to make it look like this without losing any functionality.

  • Tom Bolz
    Tom Bolz 5 дней назад

    Nice video, but, I have in the past 2 months have become a flat earth believer. I do NOT believe in outer space. It was ridiculous when I was a child, but I accepted it (stupidly I did), but now I trust common sense over NASA,

  • 1969nitsuga
    1969nitsuga 5 дней назад

    So it wont rust at the bottom of the ocean...

  • 1969nitsuga
    1969nitsuga 5 дней назад

    They made it just to look like a Naboo Cruiser.

  • Laurie praiser
    Laurie praiser 5 дней назад

    Magnetics not fuel.

  • cory merry
    cory merry 5 дней назад

    Why do you pronounce Mars with an E. You say Mers. Lol thought you were supposed to be smart.

  • C B
    C B 5 дней назад

    Wow I Just spent the last hour watching multiple videos from your channel and have learnt so much already your a genuine mastermind at what you do and you clearly spend countless hours researching and finding information to create these short but fun and educational videos, I'm a young recording artist but I'm always fascinated with modern science and engineering. I love your videos, Keep up the good work!!! 👌🏽💯

  • Alex H
    Alex H 5 дней назад

    Whoever gives this video the thousanth dislike is an idiot, because why dislike the video?

  • Fugms
    Fugms 5 дней назад

    Lotta video for not giving the answer... It's Radiation... Only the stage that will carry souls needs to be SS as radiation will bounce off of it rather then passing through or being absorbed and still have a chance at reentry. Twice! First and or second stages can be made out of whatever can hold, launch and push the fully loaded "Star Hopper" to Mars or wherever.

  • Tripp McDaniels
    Tripp McDaniels 5 дней назад +1

    We are so backward as a species. My money is not on Musk because Musk is *Full* *Of* *Shyte!*

  • Konstantin Зайцев
    Konstantin Зайцев 5 дней назад

    We must work on defeating aging. Mars will be here for a long time. But Musk's body will decay unless he invests into defeating aging

  • Happy Potato
    Happy Potato 5 дней назад

    The picture in the thumbnail looks like The Planet Express from Futurama

  • Mathsexual Si
    Mathsexual Si 5 дней назад

    It’s a submarine you morons

  • M Jordan
    M Jordan 5 дней назад

    stainless steel is only one property of this steel. Nanotechnologies allows us to create today alloys that we couldn't made before .

  • Soulife
    Soulife 5 дней назад

    These guys say aluminum in a way that makes it sound like it was invented in the future, in the MCU, and then traveled through another dimension and backwards in time using the infinity stones to get to earth. And that's where aluminum foil comes from.. I mean, "AL-you-mini-yum"