Why SpaceX Built A Stainless Steel Starship

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  • Joylandi 8-Fev, 2019
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    [5] spaceflight101.com/msl/msl-aeroshell-and-heat-shield/

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  • Real Engineering
    Real Engineering  10 kun oldin +252

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    • Terry Wilson
      Terry Wilson 2 kun oldin

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

    • wobblyboost
      wobblyboost 5 kun oldin

      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.

    • Hi Neil of 'Cidi Al-Masry' Sidi Al-Masri Sandage
      Hi Neil of 'Cidi Al-Masry' Sidi Al-Masri Sandage 6 kun oldin

      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 7 soat oldin

    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 9 soat oldin

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

  • TheDurkenWarden
    TheDurkenWarden 11 soat oldin

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

  • Double Den
    Double Den 13 soat oldin

    8:31 what is that thing ? 🤔

  • prabu prabu
    prabu prabu 14 soat oldin +1

    Make vedio about quantum computer

  • Odane McDonald
    Odane McDonald 16 soat oldin

    "I wish someone loved me as much as this horse loves broccoli"

  • M.A. A.A
    M.A. A.A 18 soat oldin

    apik to iki
    Hello I'm from wkwk land

  • Howard Luken
    Howard Luken 18 soat oldin

    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 19 soat oldin

    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 21 soat oldin


  • Aragiss
    Aragiss 21 soat oldin

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

  • Zap The King
    Zap The King 21 soat oldin

    Because they wanted to

  • Dankmon
    Dankmon Kun oldin

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

  • The Cereal Guy
    The Cereal Guy Kun oldin


  • Rhamses Quiroz
    Rhamses Quiroz Kun oldin

    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 Kun oldin

    Good job on the video!

  • willow815
    willow815 Kun oldin

    And then spacex gonna make guns for the mars expedition

  • Your Highness
    Your Highness Kun oldin


  • Adam Stinton
    Adam Stinton Kun oldin

    its science jack septiceye

  • Tyreal San
    Tyreal San Kun oldin

    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 Kun oldin

    as a materials engineer this video gave me a hard on

  • Jose Castro
    Jose Castro Kun oldin

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

  • Know One
    Know One Kun oldin

    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

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

  • Michael David
    Michael David Kun oldin

    I thought aluminum was more heat resistant than steel?

    • logicslayer
      logicslayer 11 soat oldin

      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 Kun oldin

      +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 Kun oldin +1

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

    • caav56
      caav56 Kun oldin

      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 kun oldin


  • Sergey Kalabin
    Sergey Kalabin 2 kun oldin

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

  • JC
    JC 2 kun oldin +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 kun oldin

    Where in aluminum is it pronounced aliminium

  • Robert Proctor
    Robert Proctor 2 kun oldin


  • Eisenwerks
    Eisenwerks 2 kun oldin

    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 2 kun oldin

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

  • Wyatt Lewis
    Wyatt Lewis 2 kun oldin


  • Nermket
    Nermket 2 kun oldin

    Because the future is all chrome!

  • brett
    brett 2 kun oldin

    elon musk- hold my beer hahaahahehhhhhg

  • mongo mongo
    mongo mongo 2 kun oldin

    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 2 kun oldin

    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 2 kun oldin

    Because its fucking awesome

  • Stephen Smith
    Stephen Smith 2 kun oldin

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

  • John McCall
    John McCall 2 kun oldin +1

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

  • Anym
    Anym 2 kun oldin

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

  • Kerr
    Kerr 2 kun oldin

    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 2 kun oldin

    NASASS you need to stop faking shits

  • one way street
    one way street 2 kun oldin


  • Ethan Cui
    Ethan Cui 3 kun oldin

    7:08 great pun

  • Internet culture is Cancer

    This shit would look bangin' in my kitchen.

  • Blues Man 63
    Blues Man 63 3 kun oldin

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

  • CJ
    CJ 3 kun oldin

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

  • raymond cancel
    raymond cancel 3 kun oldin

    I care less!

  • raymond cancel
    raymond cancel 3 kun oldin

    I care less!

  • jimbobbyrnes
    jimbobbyrnes 3 kun oldin

    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 kun oldin

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

  • JDave Foster
    JDave Foster 3 kun oldin

    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 kun oldin

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

  • M Lumholdt
    M Lumholdt 3 kun oldin


  • zamolxe12003
    zamolxe12003 3 kun oldin

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

  • james mendoza
    james mendoza 3 kun oldin

    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 3 kun oldin


  • Ethan Cui
    Ethan Cui 3 kun oldin

    So many videos so little time....

  • D R
    D R 3 kun oldin

    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 3 kun oldin

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

  • multiyapples
    multiyapples 3 kun oldin

    Very interesting.

    BRECHE R 3 kun oldin

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

    SALADA BISCUITZ 3 kun oldin

    The sky is calling they love to mock

  • Barack Hussein Obama
    Barack Hussein Obama 3 kun oldin +1

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

  • luthervanguard
    luthervanguard 3 kun oldin

    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 3 kun oldin

    the delorean of rockets?

  • Khuntasaurus
    Khuntasaurus 3 kun oldin

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

  • Moon Watch
    Moon Watch 3 kun oldin +1

    Because of all the imaginary giant magnets in fake space

  • thomasucc
    thomasucc 3 kun oldin

    Hey where is the 1.03 problem

  • Tenno Shenaniganizer
    Tenno Shenaniganizer 4 kun oldin +1

    Elon is the epitome of "Because I can"

    • RandomHero13
      RandomHero13 3 kun oldin

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

  • Josh P
    Josh P 4 kun oldin

    I wish I could like this video more then once.

  • Mate Varszegi
    Mate Varszegi 4 kun oldin +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 kun oldin +1

    Rocket fuel can’t melt steel

  • Uche Philips
    Uche Philips 4 kun oldin


  • Luigi Crocillá
    Luigi Crocillá 4 kun oldin

    I Hope this will be an success for humanity👍

  • Pete Rabbit
    Pete Rabbit 4 kun oldin

    Space needs flat packs

  • movax20h
    movax20h 4 kun oldin +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 kun oldin

    Great video! I may check out your sponsor.

  • Sagiri Izumi
    Sagiri Izumi 4 kun oldin

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

  • Terry Thomas
    Terry Thomas 4 kun oldin

    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 4 kun oldin

    What is an “irt form?”

  • hell on earth dude
    hell on earth dude 4 kun oldin

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

    • caav56
      caav56 4 kun oldin

      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 4 kun oldin

    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 4 kun oldin

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

  • 1969nitsuga
    1969nitsuga 4 kun oldin

    They made it just to look like a Naboo Cruiser.

  • Laurie praiser
    Laurie praiser 4 kun oldin

    Magnetics not fuel.

  • cory merry
    cory merry 4 kun oldin

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

  • C B
    C B 4 kun oldin

    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 4 kun oldin

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

  • Fugms
    Fugms 4 kun oldin

    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 4 kun oldin +1

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

  • Konstantin Зайцев

    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 4 kun oldin

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

  • Mathsexual Si
    Mathsexual Si 4 kun oldin

    It’s a submarine you morons

  • M Jordan
    M Jordan 4 kun oldin

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

  • Soulife
    Soulife 4 kun oldin

    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"