A podcast for those who want to really understand how space and space technology work. Why do planets orbit stars? Why are rocket nozzles shaped the way they are? How do we get to other planets and beyond? These topics and more are explained in an intuitive, yet scientifically accurate, way. If you are a curious individual, and you share an excitement for space, then I warmly welcome you to join us in learning about space technology.
Playing With Fire
In this episode we investigate the fundamentals of chemical rocket engines. We look into the main types of chemical rockets and the effect of nozzles on our performance.
Up Up and Away
An overview of the launch of a rocket. We explore the most important factors and events present during the ascent.
Equal and Opposite Reaction
An introduction to the basic principles of a rocket engine. How rockets work, and how they can move us through space.
Viva Vis Viva
In this episode we talk about what orbits are. We investigate how objects move in space, and how we can describe their motion.
Too Much Space
We start our journey by getting an understanding of space. We try to get a feel for what is in space, and try to wrap our heads around just how big it really is.