Why SpaceX Built A Stainless Steel Starship

күнү жарыяланды 2019-ж., 8-фев.
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[1] www.wd40.com/cool-stuff/history
[2] goo.gl/6eyfsP
[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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  • 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/

    • STARLITE will really solve 99% of the heat problem

    • Can u please contact elon musk & inform him about the "STARLITE" ....revive that technology, he really REALLY needs it!!! Pretty please....

    • Don Vittorio DiMaggio Your thé crap 💩

    • I fuckn hate your fuckn channel. the content is just shit crap

    • sick freak

  • "it's more 'penisy' than your other space x rockets"

  • 7:30 WOW! the earth is really flat eh FLAT EARTHURDS!!!! I really REALLY really want to put bullet passed right through ur forehead...each 1 of u flat earthurds!! all u know is to promote HATE & annoying!

  • 5:04 - 5:26 the rocket design was beautiful & sexy! =)

  • I kinda like that idea of sweating to cool. I hope the ship doesn't get any blackheads like I'd from sweating but I doubt that would happen with methane as long as you don't go to a planet with a high pressure atmosphere. Lol

  • Y not use graphene....

  • Great video, but where are you finding the extra "I" in aluminum?

  • We need a nuclear powered rocket engine

  • 8:37 , looks like my rooster

  • Static

  • Only words I understood: steel,mars,freeze

  • It’s aluminum not aluminum😭😂


  • Yeah, first starship!

  • Nice V2... or rather V3 rocket

  • Cool info

  • Isn't titanium better? 🤔 I mean better than steel and aluminum If someone would've to make something durable for various space flights that's the best material

    • +Loxx Rexx that's better sir. Titanium is expensive but its stronger than steel and a little bit heavier than aluminum. Excepting graphene, is the most "futuristic" and advanced material overall

    • Yet, according to wikipedia and stuff, it has a lower heat conductivity and higher melting point than stainless steel.

    • Im not sure, but i think titanium is way to expensive?

  • >Hopper joined the chat >Wind joined the chat >Hopper left the chat

  • They built out of stainless steel so it wouldn’t get easily stained

  • I think this shiny star ship is just a joke. The real thing will be unveiled within a couple of years.

  • It looks like a dildo

  • Btw Any is Any not Anne.

  • Gdyby nie niemieccy i rosyjscy inzynierowie to amerykanscy bandyci na orbite by dylizansami jezdzili !!!

  • Why does NASA have any say in any of this? SpaceX should take their advice, but not need their approval.

  • I think its amazing that something made out of steel can be so thin that storm winds could knock it over

  • To waste money and do nothing with it. Still can’t go to the moon and they say we did 60 years ago.

  • “Why did space x build a stainless steel starship?” Answer: cause it’s cool

    • Haha yeh that's what whole the video was about

  • 7:05 "stainless steel shines"😂😂

  • 2019 : resuable rockets 2030: reusable condoms

    • 2045 condom rockets

  • So they don’t get stains on it dumbass

  • ‘Oh fuck it fell over, quick pick it up before anyone notices’

  • they need vibranium

  • This was a super interesting video

  • I am from germany and i didnt know where you did acually come from until i saw your electrical resistance... -> USA Please dont use them they are a crime against mankind. Thank u

    • I am from the US and I can say with 100% certainty that Brian is not from the US. He is speaking Irish English, so I presume he is Irish.

  • Walking back to the fifties with stainless steel Rockets, don't mind the other one over there. that one fell down last week 😂

  • Hell of a knowledge... Liked the way you interdused the sponsor..🤘👍

  • Next video: SpaceX creates a vodka bottle shaped rocket made aout of stalinium

  • You say SpaceX I hear Spay Sex ...lol

  • Noo oil on Maars? Why da fueck are we bothering? lol

  • We can optimize the technology we have but practically speaking we are not ready.

  • Elon Musk: “In this spaceship we will reach mars” Spaceship: *gets knocked down by wind*

  • That video makes you wonder, what if there was metal light as aluminum and strong as steel? Well, guess what - Titanium.

    • +Old Albird Haha so smart, of course they do. But video shows you these graphs with weight and strength, and do not acknowledge titanium, which is widely use in space and supersonic planes. The narration goes like there is no alternative, it should've said: "there is titanium which is light as aluminum, and strong as steel but it could not be used in this instance because blablabalbalba" get it?

    • Bubble i think those scientists know what they‘re doing and they know the periodic table

  • I wonder what they realy bringing back with them.

  • Alright let’s settle this is it Ah-loo-mi-num or Ah-lu-min-ium

  • The first liquid cooled rocket better have RGB

    • zygmunt szymanski hahaha, Cejrowski wszedł mocno

    • Especially because it makes it go faster.

    • *KGB

    • Ty jestes potomek tych co sie dali w Afryce w siatke zlapac ?? Podziekuj rosyjskim i niemieckim naukowcom..bo bys na orbite dylizansem jezdzil..

    • Jasonfireshield yea

  • Space X: "I can build reusable rockets that land themselves on land or on water at the same time!" Wind: "Can i come?"

  • Background music not needed

  • Elon Musk is not a rocket scientist.... SpaceX are the brains, and he's the guy behind them. Elon is not planning to use these technologies, he's showing the technology that SpaceX have developed! 🤦🏻‍♂️

  • Mares

  • Sense you are so smart and opinionated why dont you go work for SpaceX and solve their problems. Your opinion means nothing.

  • Amazing! such a great explanation & the narration is easy to follow (even for dumb me)

  • PERHAPS Helium would help?

  • Pulse frequency, to cool the craft and put out fires.

  • You keep on referring to stainless steel as steel.

  • Somebody play "Telstar" or the theme from "Fireball XL5" !!!!!

  • It's a spaceship, not a starship, unless they moved Mars to another star system.

  • was like, what the fuck is maris xD

  • Maybe they should make a titanium rocket because titanium is way stronger than steel and aluminum but it is lighter.

  • Let’s go to mars *they got oil in it*

  • Hahahah “ to Merrs “

  • earth is a space ship. with systems critical to its cleanliness

  • What a great video, this really explained all of the design choices perfectly, good work.

  • He should make a ship out of unobtainium

    • Did you jizz on children?

  • Will it look black/burnt after landing ?

  • Why would someone want to go to Mars in something you could punch a hole through or by like hitting your head on the side of the ship

  • Watch him land 2 of these at once

  • Great video but that transition to signing up for "brilliant" was a stretch

  • Short answer: they felt like replicating Queen Amidala's ship.

  • Stainless steel wtf.. weak material.

  • Faaaaaakkkkeeeee!!!!

  • There is only one "i" in aluminum.

  • I keep seeing articles and videos where they discuss rocket technology for going to the Moon and Mars, and setting up bases. As if those are the only challenges. YET, every long term study of people spending time in space shows that the space environment is extremely harmful to our bodies. Between the lack of gravity, causing skeletal, muscular and eye degeneration, you have radiation screwing with people's chromosomes, DNA, and immune system. Why don't we ever hear about anyone addressing those, well known, issues? So far, space exploration seems like a very short term job, because it will eventually kill you. So, it's pretty much, a one way trip, unless you make that trip very short. Which is just the opposite of either a lunar base or Mars base. Your body wouldn't be able to handle coming home after a stay on Mars, because of skeletal and muscular degeneration, possible blindness, and have a compromised immune system and/or cancer. Read up on what they have learned about the effects of long term space flight on the ISS and you'll see what I mean. They don't like telling you what happens to the human body when it spends a year or more in space. It's not good. To me, it's the human body's limitations and vulnerabilities that are the most pressing issue with space exploration. Unless those issues are addressed, it's exploration by robot. Or short life span, suicidal, disposable astronauts. I have plenty of confidence that we can build the rockets, structures, etc.....but shielding the human body from radiation and battling the effects of near zero gravity may prove our undoing. We are very much unsuited for the rigors of space exploration.

  • Spoiler: SpaceX hasn’t built a starship.

  • Until I saw this I thought a stainless ship was just some kind of joke or PR stunt.

  • Maybe they can find a new metal on Mars that can handle a flight threw the sun.

  • Mers

  • I know how they could lose some weight,starve the bullshitting astronaughts to death,no one as been to space or ever will

  • The only thing Space x make are vibrators to give all the retards an orgasm.

  • oh hey it has a geodesic frame, just like a wellington!

  • Don't chip your teeth sucking Elon's martian stainless dildo!!! Young starhopper... Fuckin loser!!

  • I think those spacecraft should be armed.

  • Why not developed new space ships and new engines.

  • This is just nothing comparing to an advanced civilization, if this was compared to a advanced civilization , this spacecraft would be nothing to comparing to. Time to step up their game NASA, because we don’t know if it’s an advanced superior civilization out there, and if it is, then this is just toy ships in comparing.

  • Snake Oil.

  • the key for this mars shit is if all of us stop and come together for something that at one point we will need drastically

  • What can people make in these videos just say aluminum like a normal person

  • I've always thought evaporative cooling was a great idea. You can also use ordinary water which you need up until the point of re-entry. My question is why not use Titanium which has the same properties as steel but better. A polished Titanium body seems viable if very expensive.

  • Hi guys come to check my video on Starship-like Ship send to Duna In KSP kg-tv.com/tv/video-r7nQyFZQUZg.html

  • Stainless? heheh.... ok I’ll go sit in time out now

  • Looks like we are going to mars

  • THEY BUILT IT MAINLY BECAUSE OF THIS Revelation 13:10-18 King James Version (KJV) 10 He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints. Exodus 21:16 King James Version (KJV) 16 And he that stealeth a man, and selleth him, or if he be found in his hand, he shall surely be put to death. Zondervan’s Compact Bible Dictionary: Ham - The youngest son of Noah, born probably about 96 years before the Flood; and one of eight persons to live through the Flood. He became the progenitor of the dark races; not the Negroes, but the Egyptians, Ethiopians, Libyans and Canaanites. Revelation 3:9 King James Version (KJV) 9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee. King James Bible But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel The Coming Judgment on Edom 1 The vision of Obadiah. Thus says the Lord God concerning Edom (We have heard a report from the Lord, And a messenger has been sent among the nations, saying, “Arise, and let us rise up against her for battle”): 2 “Behold, I will make you small among the nations; You shall be greatly despised. 3 The pride of your heart has deceived you, You who dwell in the clefts of the rock, Whose habitation is high; You who say in your heart, ‘Who will bring me down to the ground?’ 4 Though you ascend as high as the eagle, And though you set your nest among the stars, From there I will bring you down,” says the Lord. 5 “If thieves had come to you, If robbers by night- Oh, how you will be cut off!- Would they not have stolen till they had enough? If grape-gatherers had come to you, Would they not have left some gleanings? 6 “Oh, how Esau shall be searched out! How his hidden treasures shall be sought after! 7 All the men in your confederacy Shall force you to the border; The men at peace with you Shall deceive you and prevail against you. Those who eat your bread shall lay a [a]trap for you. No[b] one is aware of it. 8 “Will I not in that day,” says the Lord, “Even destroy the wise men from Edom, And understanding from the mountains of Esau? 9 Then your mighty men, O Teman, shall be dismayed, To the end that everyone from the mountains of Esau May be cut off by slaughter. Edom Mistreated His Brother 10 “For violence against your brother Jacob, Shame shall cover you, And you shall be cut off forever. 11 In the day that you stood on the other side- In the day that strangers carried captive his forces, When foreigners entered his gates And cast lots for Jerusalem- Even you were as one of them. 12 “But you should not have gazed[c] on the day of your brother [d]In the day of his captivity; Nor should you have rejoiced over the children of Judah In the day of their destruction; Nor should you have spoken proudly In the day of distress. 13 You should not have entered the gate of My people In the day of their calamity. Indeed, you should not have [e]gazed on their affliction In the day of their calamity, Nor laid hands on their substance In the day of their calamity. 14 You should not have stood at the crossroads To cut off those among them who escaped; Nor should you have [f]delivered up those among them who remained In the day of distress. 15 “For the day of the Lord upon all the nations is near; As you have done, it shall be done to you; Your [g]reprisal shall return upon your own head. 16 For as you drank on My holy mountain, So shall all the nations drink continually; Yes, they shall drink, and swallow, And they shall be as though they had never been. 2 Esdras 6:9 “For Esau is the end of the world, and Jacob is the beginning of it that followeth.” King James Version (KJV) GOOD LUCK EDOMITES HAVE FUN IN YOUR UNDER GROUND BASES King James Bible And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth. kg-tv.com/tv/video-AA7hrlaQHu0.html kg-tv.com/tv/video-J-jDROtqFYk.html

  • "we know it's real because it looks so fake"

  • *there is no oil in mars* he said, yeah of course, if mars have oil, us army will be there just a sec 😂

  • This channel makes me feel incredibly stupid in the best possible way.

  • Imagine all the F.O.D. in that composite tank lol.

  • This dip shit needs to learn how to pronounce aluminum, and Mars

  • Everybody knows the flux capacitor won’t work worth a shit without stainless steel construction

  • "Mers"

  • If you can shoot a steel rocket to space think what you can do with a synthetic material rocket. Not to mention for your test vehicle, steel is probably cheaper to fix.

  • This star ship is not going to fly it is a display and the bfr is going to mars