Why SpaceX Built A Stainless Steel Starship

  • Publisert 8. feb.. 2019
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  • Real Engineering
    Real Engineering  8 dager siden +244

    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 19 timer siden

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

    • wobblyboost
      wobblyboost 3 dager siden

      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 5 dager siden

      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.

  • Brandon connelly
    Brandon connelly 16 timer siden

    Where in aluminum is it pronounced aliminium

  • Robert Proctor
    Robert Proctor 17 timer siden


  • Eisenwerks
    Eisenwerks 19 timer siden

    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 22 timer siden

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

  • Wyatt Lewis
    Wyatt Lewis Dag siden


  • Nermket
    Nermket Dag siden

    Because the future is all chrome!

  • brett
    brett Dag siden

    elon musk- hold my beer hahaahahehhhhhg

  • mongo mongo
    mongo mongo Dag siden

    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 Dag siden

    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 Dag siden

    Because its fucking awesome

  • Stephen Smith
    Stephen Smith Dag siden

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

  • John McCall
    John McCall Dag siden

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

  • Anym
    Anym Dag siden

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

  • Kerr
    Kerr Dag siden

    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 Dag siden

    NASASS you need to stop faking shits

  • one way street
    one way street Dag siden


  • Ethan Cui
    Ethan Cui Dag siden

    7:08 great pun

  • Captain Obvious
    Captain Obvious Dag siden

    This shit would look bangin' in my kitchen.

  • Blues Man 63
    Blues Man 63 Dag siden

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

  • CJ
    CJ Dag siden

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

  • raymond cancel
    raymond cancel Dag siden

    I care less!

  • raymond cancel
    raymond cancel Dag siden

    I care less!

  • jimbobbyrnes
    jimbobbyrnes Dag siden

    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 Dag siden

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

  • JDave Foster
    JDave Foster Dag siden

    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 Dag siden

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

  • d kell
    d kell Dag siden

    Stainless steel warps a lot when heated, like a ridiculous amount.... I wonder how they deal with that

  • M Lumholdt
    M Lumholdt Dag siden


  • zamolxe12003
    zamolxe12003 Dag siden

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

  • james mendoza
    james mendoza Dag siden

    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 Dag siden


  • Ethan Cui
    Ethan Cui Dag siden

    So many videos so little time....

  • D R
    D R Dag siden

    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 2 dager siden

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

  • multiyapples
    multiyapples 2 dager siden

    Very interesting.

  • Rod Renteria
    Rod Renteria 2 dager siden

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

    SALADA BISCUITZ 2 dager siden

    The sky is calling they love to mock

  • Thomas Brady
    Thomas Brady 2 dager siden +1

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

  • luthervanguard
    luthervanguard 2 dager siden

    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 2 dager siden

    the delorean of rockets?

  • Khuntasaurus
    Khuntasaurus 2 dager siden

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

  • Moon Watch
    Moon Watch 2 dager siden +1

    Because of all the imaginary giant magnets in fake space

  • thomasucc
    thomasucc 2 dager siden

    Hey where is the 1.03 problem

  • Tenno Shenaniganizer
    Tenno Shenaniganizer 2 dager siden +1

    Elon is the epitome of "Because I can"

    • RandomHero13
      RandomHero13 Dag siden

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

  • Josh P
    Josh P 2 dager siden

    I wish I could like this video more then once.

  • Mate Varszegi
    Mate Varszegi 2 dager siden +1

    "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 dager siden +1

    Rocket fuel can’t melt steel

  • Uche Philips
    Uche Philips 2 dager siden


  • Luigi Crocillá
    Luigi Crocillá 2 dager siden

    I Hope this will be an success for humanity👍

  • Pete Rabbit
    Pete Rabbit 2 dager siden

    Space needs flat packs

  • movax20h
    movax20h 2 dager siden +1

    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 dager siden

    Great video! I may check out your sponsor.

  • Sagiri Izumi
    Sagiri Izumi 2 dager siden

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

  • Terry Thomas
    Terry Thomas 2 dager siden

    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 dager siden

    What is an “irt form?”

  • hell on earth dude
    hell on earth dude 2 dager siden

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

    • caav56
      caav56 2 dager siden

      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 dager siden

    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 2 dager siden

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

  • 1969nitsuga
    1969nitsuga 2 dager siden

    They made it just to look like a Naboo Cruiser.

  • Laurie praiser
    Laurie praiser 3 dager siden

    Magnetics not fuel.

  • cory merry
    cory merry 3 dager siden

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

  • C B
    C B 3 dager siden

    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 3 dager siden

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

  • Fugms
    Fugms 3 dager siden

    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 3 dager siden +1

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

  • Konstantin Зайцев
    Konstantin Зайцев 3 dager siden

    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 3 dager siden

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

  • Mathsexual Si
    Mathsexual Si 3 dager siden

    It’s a submarine you morons

  • M Jordan
    M Jordan 3 dager siden

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

  • Soulife
    Soulife 3 dager siden

    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 3 dager siden

    Still amazes me what people can do these days but we cant save the planet...sad.

  • Francesco Spa
    Francesco Spa 3 dager siden +1

    fake !!!!!!!!

  • El Nino
    El Nino 3 dager siden

    Cause Elon knows

  • Craig Richards
    Craig Richards 3 dager siden

    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 3 dager siden

    You can not just call stainless steel steel

  • UglyhoodRAT
    UglyhoodRAT 3 dager siden

    When are we gonna build mobile suites.

  • jacktheripped
    jacktheripped 3 dager siden +1

    This is a Test Mule, a Sub-Orbital Motor testing rocket. Think Little Joe.

    • caav56
      caav56 3 dager siden

      Or Grasshopper, their previous machine of the same kind.

  • Jeramithehuman
    Jeramithehuman 3 dager siden

    Blessed to see every launch since 1990 in person living in Cape Canaveral

  • Johnny Rodriquez
    Johnny Rodriquez 3 dager siden


  • Flat Jack
    Flat Jack 3 dager siden +1

    U mean they faked a video of a cgi rocket launching.

  • Charlie Crome
    Charlie Crome 3 dager siden

    This is where steel really.... *Shines*

  • A Kommentár Xiszó
    A Kommentár Xiszó 3 dager siden

    instead of humanity focusing on politics, we should focus on such stuff as space travel!

  • Borrowed Time
    Borrowed Time 3 dager siden

    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 dager siden +1

    '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 dager siden +3

    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
    unfa 3 dager siden

    7:04 - I see what you did there...

  • Redouane El Hajoui
    Redouane El Hajoui 3 dager siden

    That's precious

  • joe allen
    joe allen 3 dager siden

    "aluminium" is not how you say it, you stupid Limey bastard.

  • Antonio Noack
    Antonio Noack 3 dager siden

    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
    allengepulla 3 dager siden

    Gen. Aladeen is not impressed... Why is the rocket round? it should be pointed!!!

  • Baby Bird
    Baby Bird 4 dager siden

    Just sounds like a large bird cage for me tbh

  • Jesse Collin
    Jesse Collin 4 dager siden


  • Vector Corbin
    Vector Corbin 4 dager siden

    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

    Answer: It looks cool and are no fingerprints in space.

  • CDHfilms
    CDHfilms 4 dager siden +1

    They've made the retrospace rocketship a reality! It's a dream come true!

  • john jeddysson
    john jeddysson 4 dager siden

    Good man.... Haha

  • Tabs T
    Tabs T 4 dager siden

    Anybody get an answer to the question?

  • SpockBoy
    SpockBoy 4 dager siden +1

    Nice work (subscribed) One correction, it's a SPACEship not a STARship. (Unless of course this thing can reach another Sun) :)