Why SpaceX Built A Stainless Steel Starship

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[1] www.wd40.com/cool-stuff/history
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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 8 өдрийн өмнө
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Terry Wilson
Terry Wilson 7 цагийн өмнө
> The daily problems on Brilliant are actually fantastic... (blink blink) Okay, different type of problem than the daily problems on Patreon.
wobblyboost 3 өдрийн өмнө
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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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.
Sergey Kalabin
Sergey Kalabin Цагийн өмнө
From 2,5 to 10 (!) millimeters is extremely thin??? I guess there’s a mistake)
JC 3 цагийн өмнө
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 5 цагийн өмнө
Where in aluminum is it pronounced aliminium
Robert Proctor
Robert Proctor 6 цагийн өмнө
Eisenwerks 8 цагийн өмнө
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"
David Skinner
David Skinner 9 цагийн өмнө
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Ryan Kelly
Ryan Kelly 10 цагийн өмнө
I'm glad Elon musk is bringing back the old style like relanding
Wyatt Lewis
Wyatt Lewis 13 цагийн өмнө
Nermket 13 цагийн өмнө
Because the future is all chrome!
brett 15 цагийн өмнө
elon musk- hold my beer hahaahahehhhhhg
mongo mongo
mongo mongo 18 цагийн өмнө
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 18 цагийн өмнө
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 18 цагийн өмнө
Because its fucking awesome
Stephen Smith
Stephen Smith 20 цагийн өмнө
"This results in 95% of the material going to waste." @ about 5:08. Ever hear of recycling?
John McCall
John McCall 21 цагийн өмнө
I'm surprised how many commenters haven't ever heard the way "aluminium" is pronounced in the Queen's English.
Anym 21 цагийн өмнө
`honestly, other than Musks tunnel idea, I think he will be one of THE masterminds that create the future
Kerr 21 цагийн өмнө
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 22 цагийн өмнө
NASASS you need to stop faking shits
one way street
one way street 22 цагийн өмнө
Ethan Cui
Ethan Cui Өдрийн өмнө
7:08 great pun
Captain Obvious
Captain Obvious Өдрийн өмнө
This shit would look bangin' in my kitchen.
Blues Man 63
Blues Man 63 Өдрийн өмнө
It's H not Hach. Are you Indian or Irish? I can't tell.
CJ Өдрийн өмнө
This video is 10 minutes longer than it needs to be!
raymond cancel
raymond cancel Өдрийн өмнө
I care less!
raymond cancel
raymond cancel Өдрийн өмнө
I care less!
jimbobbyrnes Өдрийн өмнө
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 Өдрийн өмнө
you can't pronounce "Aluminium" and then type Aluminum.
JDave Foster
JDave Foster Өдрийн өмнө
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 Өдрийн өмнө
"...And this is where stainless steel really shines..." HA IT SHINES
d kell
d kell Өдрийн өмнө
Stainless steel warps a lot when heated, like a ridiculous amount.... I wonder how they deal with that
M Lumholdt
M Lumholdt Өдрийн өмнө
zamolxe12003 Өдрийн өмнө
REALISE! REAL LIES! Fooling the fools....
james mendoza
james mendoza Өдрийн өмнө
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 Өдрийн өмнө
Ethan Cui
Ethan Cui Өдрийн өмнө
So many videos so little time....
D R Өдрийн өмнө
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 Өдрийн өмнө
What's the matter? Ya got shite in ya ears?
multiyapples Өдрийн өмнө
Very interesting.
Rod Renteria
Rod Renteria Өдрийн өмнө
Make mistakes to learn that is what my dad did now he knows to rap it before you tap it
The sky is calling they love to mock #REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
Thomas Brady
Thomas Brady Өдрийн өмнө
So it’ll last longer and weight doesn’t matter because space is fake so it’s not going anywhere
luthervanguard Өдрийн өмнө
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 Өдрийн өмнө
the delorean of rockets?
Khuntasaurus Өдрийн өмнө
This is basically the same video that Everyday Astronaut uploaded a week before yours... Hhhmmmmmm....
Moon Watch
Moon Watch Өдрийн өмнө
Because of all the imaginary giant magnets in fake space
thomasucc Өдрийн өмнө
Hey where is the 1.03 problem
Tenno Shenaniganizer
Tenno Shenaniganizer Өдрийн өмнө
Elon is the epitome of "Because I can"
RandomHero13 Өдрийн өмнө
"because i believe i can" but that wont work with everthing he does
Josh P
Josh P 2 өдрийн өмнө
I wish I could like this video more then once.
Mate Varszegi
Mate Varszegi 2 өдрийн өмнө
"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 2 өдрийн өмнө
Rocket fuel can’t melt steel
Uche Philips
Uche Philips 2 өдрийн өмнө
Luigi Crocillá
Luigi Crocillá 2 өдрийн өмнө
I Hope this will be an success for humanity👍
Pete Rabbit
Pete Rabbit 2 өдрийн өмнө
Space needs flat packs
movax20h 2 өдрийн өмнө
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 2 өдрийн өмнө
Great video! I may check out your sponsor.
Sagiri Izumi
Sagiri Izumi 2 өдрийн өмнө
Get to the point fuck head! Or go find your Lucky Charms.
Terry Thomas
Terry Thomas 2 өдрийн өмнө
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 2 өдрийн өмнө
What is an “irt form?”
hell on earth dude
hell on earth dude 2 өдрийн өмнө
the thing looks like a z movie set prop or even a 50's movies rocket model.
caav56 2 өдрийн өмнө
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 2 өдрийн өмнө
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 2 өдрийн өмнө
So it wont rust at the bottom of the ocean...
1969nitsuga 2 өдрийн өмнө
They made it just to look like a Naboo Cruiser. 😄
Laurie praiser
Laurie praiser 2 өдрийн өмнө
Magnetics not fuel.
cory merry
cory merry 2 өдрийн өмнө
Why do you pronounce Mars with an E. You say Mers. Lol thought you were supposed to be smart.
C B 2 өдрийн өмнө
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 2 өдрийн өмнө
Whoever gives this video the thousanth dislike is an idiot, because why dislike the video?
Fugms 2 өдрийн өмнө
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 2 өдрийн өмнө
We are so backward as a species. My money is not on Musk because Musk is *Full* *Of* *Shyte!*
Konstantin Зайцев
Konstantin Зайцев 2 өдрийн өмнө
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 2 өдрийн өмнө
The picture in the thumbnail looks like The Planet Express from Futurama
Mathsexual Si
Mathsexual Si 2 өдрийн өмнө
It’s a submarine you morons
M Jordan
M Jordan 2 өдрийн өмнө
stainless steel is only one property of this steel. Nanotechnologies allows us to create today alloys that we couldn't made before .
Soulife 2 өдрийн өмнө
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"
Harambe Jr
Harambe Jr 2 өдрийн өмнө
Still amazes me what people can do these days but we cant save the planet...sad.
Francesco Spa
Francesco Spa 2 өдрийн өмнө
fake !!!!!!!!
El Nino
El Nino 2 өдрийн өмнө
Cause Elon knows
Craig Richards
Craig Richards 2 өдрийн өмнө
A mission to mars is exciting and all but I can't help thinking that putting all that talent, effort, and money into fusion power generation research would be a better pay off for the resources used. So ya maybe one day we can go colonise another planet in the very far future but we need solutions to survive till then far more urgently.
Dr. Prof. Cock
Dr. Prof. Cock 2 өдрийн өмнө
You can not just call stainless steel steel
UglyhoodRAT 2 өдрийн өмнө
When are we gonna build mobile suites.
jacktheripped 2 өдрийн өмнө
This is a Test Mule, a Sub-Orbital Motor testing rocket. Think Little Joe.
caav56 2 өдрийн өмнө
Or Grasshopper, their previous machine of the same kind.
Jeramithehuman 3 өдрийн өмнө
Blessed to see every launch since 1990 in person living in Cape Canaveral
Johnny Rodriquez
Johnny Rodriquez 3 өдрийн өмнө
Flat Jack
Flat Jack 3 өдрийн өмнө
U mean they faked a video of a cgi rocket launching.
Charlie Crome
Charlie Crome 3 өдрийн өмнө
This is where steel really.... *Shines*
A Kommentár Xiszó
A Kommentár Xiszó 3 өдрийн өмнө
instead of humanity focusing on politics, we should focus on such stuff as space travel!
Borrowed Time
Borrowed Time 3 өдрийн өмнө
It's odd that i never heard of them trying the aluminum and carbon fiber laminate which is carbon fiber between two layers of aluminum. It doesn't require the same autoclave curing as basic CF does and it's shape-able. It's not the easiest to weld but the results are impressive and it has a double hull like protection if something goes wrong.
Robert Martens
Robert Martens 3 өдрийн өмнө
'Shit Show' really. You were professional the whole way through and then throw in 'Shit Show' Kind of cheap. Next time skip it.
Owen Egan
Owen Egan 3 өдрийн өмнө
The StarSHIP is the full-sized human-rated vehicle that will go to Mars. The StarHOPPER is an unmanned test rocket that will only go to five miles of altitude and is solely used to test operations and the engines for the 'real' ship. You keep mixing the terms up and saying that the StarHopper will go to Mars.
unfa 3 өдрийн өмнө
7:04 - I see what you did there...
Redouane El Hajoui
Redouane El Hajoui 3 өдрийн өмнө
That's precious
joe allen
joe allen 3 өдрийн өмнө
"aluminium" is not how you say it, you stupid Limey bastard.
Antonio Noack
Antonio Noack 3 өдрийн өмнө
Daily problems being recently introduced? Please don't lie for advertising… I've heard of those from the start with the advertising, maybe ~ Nov 18.
allengepulla 3 өдрийн өмнө
Gen. Aladeen is not impressed... Why is the rocket round? it should be pointed!!!
Baby Bird
Baby Bird 3 өдрийн өмнө
Just sounds like a large bird cage for me tbh
Jesse Collin
Jesse Collin 3 өдрийн өмнө
Vector Corbin
Vector Corbin 3 өдрийн өмнө
elon is like a smart idiot smart in that hes done things that make some sense and solves problems and then he goes and pushes hyperloop and other silly ideas like cold gas powered cars
Concede Pretentious-farce
Concede Pretentious-farce 3 өдрийн өмнө
Answer: It looks cool and are no fingerprints in space.
CDHfilms 3 өдрийн өмнө
They've made the retrospace rocketship a reality! It's a dream come true!
john jeddysson
john jeddysson 3 өдрийн өмнө
Good man.... Haha
What will SpaceX do when they get to Mars?
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