Starting with the one simple principle that has powered every rocket that’s ever flown, Professor Chris Bishop launches through an explosive journey to the moon and back.
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This lecture from the Cambridge science festival is packed with demonstrations of the science that sends people into space. A family-filled lecture theatre sees flying projectiles, the fiery combustion of energetic propellants, and the impressive roar and flame of a hybrid rocket engine.
Other great videos from Chris Bishop:
The science of fireworks! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmtK2BgmGCw
Explosive science https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFQdcKJUijQ
Chemical curiosities: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ti_E2ZKZpC4
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