Rocket Science 101: Engineering and Propulsion

July 24, 2014

Rocket lifting off from launchpad

How was the rocket that launched the Curiosity Rover to Mars different from the one that took Neil Armstrong to the moon? Join Dr. Larry de Quay of NASA as he explains the physics and chemical processes of rocket engines and some of the analytical methods used in their design. Discover the design approaches and challenges that rocket science overcomes including those addressing material limitations, problematic combustion issues, throttling, thrust vector control and much more.

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What You Will Learn:

  • How rocket engines work and the basic fundamentals
  • A conceptual understanding of the thermodynamic and thermochemical processes in chemical rocket engines
  • The breadth of design challenges associated with rocket engine design, fabrication, and operation

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