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Why Can't we Remake the Rocketdyne F1 Engine?
 
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When NASA was looking for a very large engine for the SLS boosters some of its engineers looked at resurrecting the Rocketdyne F-1 engines but what they found out might well surprise some people and just goes to show how things have moved on since the 1960's. Patroen : https://www.patreon.com/curiousdroid Patroens : Kosmonaut, Muhammad Tauha Ali, Pascal Hausammann Florian Hesse. Also : Mark Orser, Jonathan Merage, Daniele Noacco, Dale Kirkwood, Alan Johns, Rodney Aries, Johan Roman, Morten Granvold Tim Allen, David Thomas, Robert Goldwein, Oscar Anderson, Collin Copfer, coolascats, Katy, Blair Leduc, La¡szla Antal, Chad Mellor, Giacomo Catenazzi, AMIR BLACHMAN, Larry Ackerman, Ara Kirakosyan, Johan Rombaut, Kevin Hinnen, Mitchel J. Mullin II, Hunter Schwisow, Cody Belichesky, Mogoreanu Daniel, Marcus Chiado, Jorn Magnus Karlsen. This episodes shirt is the ‘Capo’ Paisley Mod Spear collar by Madcap England available from https://www.atomretro.com/madcap_england Get 10% off using the code DROID10 Presented by Paul Shillito Written and Researched by Paul Shillito Footage and images NASA, Rocketdyne Dynetics Music by Mike Mullen BMI www.positrosmic.com with James Zota Baker on guitar www.jameszotabaker.com
Views: 1749498 Curious Droid
What happens to old spacecraft?
 
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What happens to old spacecraft?. We know when new ones are launched and sometimes when they don't make it to where they are going but after that, they just seem to go quiet. From the very first man-made object to orbit the earth to the ISS we look at where do they end up. Patreon https://www.patreon.com/curiousdroid Paypal.me : https://www.paypal.me/curiousdroid Sponsored by Craig Fleming, Florian Hesse, Pascal Hausammann Also : Alan Johns Allan Versaevel Andrew SMITH Cameron Dyer Chad Mellor Cody Belichesky Collin Copfer coolascats Daniel Suarez Daniele Noacco David Stevens Doogymoogy Giacomo Catenazzi Gordon Likar Harry Whelan Johan Rombaut Jonathan Merage Jorn Magnus Karlsen Kevin Hinnen Lorne Diebel László Antal Matthew MacKenzie Michael Koeneke Michael Waespy Mitchel J. Mullin II Morten Grønvold Oscar Anderson P.S. Phiroze Dalal Robert Goldwein Rodney Aries Ryan Kay S.A. Ridley SHAMIR Sk1er Spanky McButtcakes stefan Hufenbach Thomas Branch Tim Allen Walt Dennig And a big thank you to all our other Patreon supporters. Presented by Paul Shillito Written and Researched by Paul Shillito Images and Footage: NASA, ESA, SpaceX, SES Music Hello 6am, Ponderin Valhalla, Videomusik by MylarMelodies Dreamer by Divkid Both via the Youtube library
Views: 367795 Curious Droid
Aerospike Engines - Why Aren't We Using them Now?
 
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https://brilliant.org/CuriousDroid Over 50 years ago an engine was designed that overcame the inherent design inefficiencies of bell-shaped rocket nozzles, but despite much research in the 60's, 70's and 90's and was to power the replacement for the Space Shuttle. But 50 years on and it still yet to be flight tested. So why aren't we using Aerospike rocket engines? This video is sponsored by https://brilliant.org/curiousdroid The first 200 people to apply will get a 20% discount on their yearly Brilliant subscription. Presented by Paul Shillito Written and researched by Paul Shillito Intro music by Mike Mullen BMI www.positrosmic.com Footage and Images - NASA, SpaceX, Rocketdyne, Lockheed Martin This episodes shirt is the Madcap England Wallflower - available here https://www.madcapengland.com/product/30339/mens-mod-rayon-fabric-vintage-shirt-white.
Views: 2600584 Curious Droid
How the Atomic Race Was Won
 
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https://brilliant.org/CuriousDroid It wasn't just the United States that made an atomic bomb in WW2. Five countries had active nuclear programs but the pressure of war, resources and leadership would ultimately determine the winner, this is the story of how the atomic race was won. This video is sponsored by Brilliant.org : https://brilliant.org/CuriousDroid Presented by Paul Shillito Written & Researched By Paul Shillito Images and Footage US DOD, Atomic Heritage, Larence Livermoore Lab, US AEC
Views: 237008 Curious Droid
Can We Save Hubble and Where is the James Webb Space Telescope?
 
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The Hubble Space Telescope has given us some of the most amazing views of the universe for 25 years and although it could go on for many years more, things are starting to go wrong but without the shuttle, we have no real way the fix it. But its successor the James Webb Space Telescope was due to have been in space years ago. However, now it isn't due to launch until 2021, so could we save Hubble and why is the JWST taking so long. Patreon https://www.patreon.com/curiousdroid Paypal.me : https://www.paypal.me/curiousdroid Sponsored by Kosmonaut, Muhammad Tauha Ali, Pascal Hausammann, Florian Hesse. Also Alan Johns Allan Versaevel Blair Leduc Cameron Dyer Chad Mellor Cody Belichesky Collin Copfer coolascats Dale Kirkwood Daniele Noacco Giacomo Catenazzi Harry Whelan Hunter Schwisow Johan Roman Johan Rombaut John Rumpf Jonathan Merage Jorn Magnus Karlsen Katy Kevin Hinnen László Antal Mitchel J. Mullin II Morten Grønvold Oscar Anderson Robert Goldwein Rodney Aries SHAMIR Tim Allen And a big thank you to all our other Patreon supporters. Presented by Paul Shillito Written and Researched by Paul Shillito Images and Footage NASA, Northrop Grumman ESA/Hubble Intro Music by Mike Mullen BMI www.positrosmic.com
Views: 510591 Curious Droid
How safe are nuclear weapons?
 
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Considering the number of nuclear weapons that have been created since 1945, it is something of a miracle that up to now there hasn't been a major nuclear explosion involving them, so how safe are nuclear weapons? Patreon https://www.patreon.com/curiousdroid Paypal.me : https://www.paypal.me/curiousdroid Sponsored by Craig Louis Fleming, Florian Hesse, Peter Barber Also : Alan Johns Allan Versaevel Andrew SMITH Chad Mellor Cody Belichesky Collin Copfer Daniel Suarez Daniele Noacco David Stevens Doogymoogy Franc Giacomo Catenazzi Janne Kurikka Jared Swanson Johan Rombaut Jonathan Merage Jorn Magnus Karlsen Kevin Hinnen LagMonster Lorne Diebel László Antal Matthew MacKenzie Michael Koeneke Michael Waespy Mitchel J. Mullin II P.S. Prashanth Ruthala Rodney Aries Romeo Croce S.A. Ridley SHAMIR Sk1er Spanky McButtcakes stefan hufenbach Thomas Branch Walt Dennig And a big thank you to all our other Patreon supporters. Presented by Paul Shillito Written and Researched by Paul Shillito Images and Footage: USAF, Sandia National Labs, DOD, US Army, Kelly Michals Australian Army, US Navy Music From the Youtube library Beginnings (Intro) by The Tower of Light Frost by HOVATOFF What Could Appear by Puddle of Infinity As well as sections created by Paul Shillito Safe & Secure 2 by Paul Shillito ~ https://youtu.be/AH17Dnm9nrY Safe & Secure 4 by Paul Shillito ~ https://youtu.be/utBAdhV-ahQ Safe & Secure 5 by Paul Shillito ~ https://youtu.be/3093KPlYgAQ
Views: 298327 Curious Droid
You Won't Believe How the First Spy Satellites Worked
 
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When the first Spy satellites were put into orbit they were a long way from the type of reconnaissance satellites and even Google Earth that we are used to now and you won't believe what they did to get the images back to Earth. This is the story of project Corona and how it changed the way we look at the world. Patreon https://www.patreon.com/curiousdroid Paypal.me : https://www.paypal.me/curiousdroid Sponsored by Craig Fleming, Florian Hesse, Muhammad Tauha Ali, Pascal Hausammann Also : Alan Johns Allan Versaevel Andrew SMITH Cameron Dyer Chad Mellor Cody Belichesky Collin Copfer coolascats Daniel Suarez Daniele Noacco David Stevens Doogymoogy Giacomo Catenazzi Gordon Likar Harry Whelan Hunter Schwisow Johan Rombaut Jonathan Merage Jorn Magnus Karlsen Kevin Hinnen Lorne Diebel László Antal Matthew MacKenzie Michael Waespy Mitchel J. Mullin II Morten Grønvold Oscar Anderson P.S. Phiroze Dalal Robert Goldwein Rodney Aries S.A. Ridley SHAMIR Sk1er Spanky McButtcakes stefan hufenbach Thomas Branch Tim Allen Walt Dennig And a big thank you to all our other Patreon supporters. Presented by Paul Shillito Written and Researched by Paul Shillito Images and Footage: USAF, NRO, CIA, IWM
Views: 672820 Curious Droid
What if Apollo had crashed on the Moon ?
 
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For all of the celebrations surrounding the first manned lunar landing of Apollo 11 in 1969, what is forgotten today is just how close they and the other Apollo missions flew to the edge of disaster. Patreon : https://www.patreon.com/curiousdroid Paypal.me : https://www.paypal.me/curiousdroid You can now translate this and other curious droid videos, see my video about it here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLPVgIytKyg Apollo 11 came within seconds of aborting the landing because they had over shot the landing area and were running low on fuel. This was only one of several issues with the Apollo missions that arose that could have led to the loss of the mission and crew, though as it turned out only Apollo 13 came close to this happening. This excludes the Apollo 1 accident where the crew died because of a fire as they rehearsed a launch on January 27th, 1967. Apollo 12 was struck by lightning twice a during the launch and although it knocked several electrical systems, the main navigation system continued to work and the rest of the mission proceeded successfully. On Apollo 16 the engine back up system malfunctioned on the command module as it orbited the moon which resulted in the flight being 1 day shorter but mission control determined that they could work around the fault instead of aborting the mission. Even Apollo 11 was a test flight, with it building upon the previous mission’s results and achievements. It was to be the first attempt at a manned landing and was driven as much by the desire to achieve President Kennedys directive to put a man on the moon before the end of the decade as it was to beat the perceived threat from the Soviets getting there first, US national pride was at stake if either of these failed. As Apollo 11 was to be the first landing, NASA wanted to make sure that it would be as event free as possible, so they chose to land on the largest flattest part of the moon that they could find, officially known as site 2, it was a 10 mile long elliptical area in the northern sea of tranquillity. The idea was that the flight computer on board the lander would guide it down to from 50,000 feet to 500 feet above the surface where Neil Armstrong would take over the controls for the final landing. However, Armstrong became aware early on that things were not going to plan and that they had already flown over the landing site and were heading to a boulder strewn area now known as west crater which about the size of a football field. He assumed control from the flight computer and manually flew over West crater and another smaller crater before landing at the outer edge of site 2 about 4 miles from its intended target, and uttering the immortal words, "Houston, Tranquillity Base here – the Eagle has landed." As he was making the final descent, mission control estimated that they had just 25 seconds of fuel left at the time they landed, although this was later revised to 45 seconds after the mission. Fluidscape by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100393 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
Views: 902371 Curious Droid
SLAM - America's Big Stick & Doomsday Weapon
 
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Just before ICBM's became the de facto delivery system of choice, the US created what could be called the doomsday weapon of the cold war. It was deemed so dangerous that the same government that commissioned it, cancelled it before it went into production. This is the story of Project Pluto and SLAM the unstoppable nuclear-powered cruise missile it created. Patreon https://www.patreon.com/curiousdroid Paypal.me : https://www.paypal.me/curiousdroid Sponsored by Kosmonaut, Muhammad Tauha Ali, Pascal Hausammann, Florian Hesse. Also Alan Johns Allan Versaevel AMIR BLACHMAN Blair Leduc Cameron Dyer Chad Mellor Cody Belichesky Collin Copfer coolascats Dale Kirkwood Daniele Noacco Giacomo Catenazzi Hunter Schwisow Johan Roman Johan Rombaut John Rumpf Jonathan Merage Jorn Magnus Karlsen Katy Kevin Hinnen László Antal Mitchel J. Mullin II Morten Grønvold Oscar Anderson Robert Goldwein Rodney Aries SHAMIR Tim Allen And a big thank you to all our other Patreon supporters. Presented by Paul Shillito Written and Researched by Paul Shillito Images and Footage US Dept of Defence, USAF Intro Music by Mike Mullen BMI www.positrosmic.com
Views: 808879 Curious Droid
How do Spacecraft Photograph the Planets & get the Images Back to Earth?
 
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https://brilliant.org/CuriousDroid Ever wondered how we can take those amazing images of the planets from spacecraft and get them back to earth for scientific study and just to see what they really look like. Well in this video we do just that and see how they developed and some of the challenges they have to solve in order to do so. This video is sponsored by Brilliant.org: https://brilliant.org/CuriousDroid Presented by Paul Shillito Written & Researched By Paul Shillito Images and Footage NASA, ESA, RosCosMos, historicspacecraft.com, Richard Kruse
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Why We Cant Find Extraterrestrial Life - The Fermi Paradox
 
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One of the biggest paradoxes is that despite there being billions of other stars with earth like planets out there and according to the Drake equation, there should be 100's or 1000's of advanced civilisations. But so far we have found nothing to prove that intelligent life exists anywhere else other than here on Earth. Patreon : https://www.patreon.com/curiousdroid Paypal.me : https://www.paypal.me/curiousdroid You can now translate this and other curious droid videos, see my video about it here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLPVgIytKyg Earth Isn’t As special As We like to Think We humans do tend to hold ourselves in high regard when it come to the rest of the Cosmos. For thousands of years we believed that we and earth, were at the center of the universe and everything revolved around us including the sun and the stars. We now know that our sun is just one of billions of very similar stars and earth is a planet that is not that special. We often think that aliens would want to come to our home planet for our resources, the water, minerals, possibly the life that exists here and maybe to communicate with us humans. But if an alien race is capable of travelling and communicating across light years of space and would be 1000’s or millions of years ahead of us in their development. They’ve Moved Out Of The Universe One reason why we have not seen an evidence of advanced civilizations is that they have evolved out of this universe to another or into another dimension. According to futurist John Smart’s Transcension Hypothesis, intelligent alien life once existed in our universe, yet it became so advanced that it moved on the sub atomic scale or inner space rather than outer space. Whilst this may sound like something from the pages of a sci-fi novel as lot of thought has been put in to it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HttdxjYK7EQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IN1KJ8LYW3U https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeGqCl3YAaQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-a-aCOscE4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZxLUNHEmPw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-H_HZVY1tT4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQ2m-GSaX8E https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1yfeEqcmaQ Galaxy 2005 The Return by Frank Dorittke is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/) Source: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Frank_Dorittke/Mare_Tranquillitatis/pcr018_cd02_02_fd_project_galaxy_2005_the_return Artist: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Frank_Dorittke/
Views: 468233 Curious Droid
What does it take to land on a comet?
 
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In days of old comets were seen as bringers of doom and bad luck but now we know better. However, landing on one is probably the most difficult operation undertaken by any space agency and almost a guarantee of some sort of bad luck as ESA's Rosetta / Philae mission found out. So just what does it take to land on a comet as it travels around the solar system at up to 135,000 km/h and what sort of challenges did the teams at ESA, the European Space Agency face as they sent the Rosetta spacecraft and its lander Philae to comet 67/P Churyumov-Gerasimenko . This video was made with the assistance of ESA and uses both video and imagery created by and for ESA, DLR and of course some NASA parts. I would also like to thank Monica Pascanu, Maria Bennet, Emily Baldwin and Matt Taylor at the European Space Agency (ESA) for their help in making this video and for checking its accuracy. Written and researched by Paul Shillito Presented by Paul Shillito Images and footage : ESA, DLR, NASA. Patreon https://www.patreon.com/curiousdroid Paypal.me : https://www.paypal.me/curiousdroid Sponsored by Craig Fleming, Florian Hesse, Pascal Hausammann Also : Alan Johns Allan Versaevel Andrew SMITH Chad Mellor Cody Belichesky Collin Copfer Daniel Suarez Daniele Noacco David Stevens Doogymoogy Franc Giacomo Catenazzi Janne Kurikka Johan Roman Johan Rombaut Jonathan Merage Jorn Magnus Karlsen Kevin Hinnen Lorne Diebel László Antal Matthew MacKenzie Michael Koeneke Michael Waespy Mitchel J. Mullin II P.S. Prashanth Ruthala Rodney Aries Romeo Croce S.A. Ridley SHAMIR Sk1er Spanky McButtcakes stefan hufenbach Thomas Branch Walt Dennig And a big thank you to all our other Patreon supporters.
Views: 167994 Curious Droid
How We Planned to go to Mars by 1982 - The early Manned Missions
 
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https://brilliant.org/curiousdroid Part 2 is here on Isaac Arthurs channel: https://youtu.be/S0dqd72ALkQ Mars isn't the recent obsession that you might think if you listen to Elon Musk and NASA, in fact, NASA had solid plans to go by 1982 using plans drawn up by Werner Von Braun. In this collaboration with Isaac Arthurs SFIA channel, we look at the Mars missions that were planned for the past and those which are proposed for the future. To see Part 2 go to https://youtu.be/S0dqd72ALkQ This video is sponsored by https://brilliant.org/curiousdroid Presented by Paul Shillito Written and Researched by Paul Shillito Images and Footage NASA, www.masch-artdesign.com Mark Wade www.astronautix.com Chris P. Bacon/KS, Isaac Arthur SFIA Music by Sergey Cheremisinov http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Sergey_Cheremisinov/Hidden_Crystal/Sergey_Cheremisinov_-_Hidden_Crystal_-_04_New_Worlds http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Sergey_Cheremisinov/Forgotten_Stars/Sergey_Cheremisinov_-_Forgotten_Stars_-_06_Sirius http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Sergey_Cheremisinov/White_Atlantis/Sergey_Cheremisinov_-_White_Atlantis_-_02_Night_Snowfall Lombus: Timeslip Brandon Liew: Floating through space
Views: 455434 Curious Droid
What Did We Leave on the Moon & What Will Happen to it in the Future?
 
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https://brilliant.org/CuriousDroid With the surprise lunar landing of the Chinese Yutu 2 rover and Chang'e lander, I thought it would be good to look at what we have left on the moon and what might happen to them in the future. This video is sponsored by Brilliant.org : https://brilliant.org/CuriousDroid The NASA document listing items left on the moon : https://history.nasa.gov/FINAL%20Catalogue%20of%20Manmade%20Material%20on%20the%20Moon.pdf The search for the missing "Snoopy" Apollo 10 ascent module http://astrogatorsguild.com/?p=240 Presented by Paul Shillito Written & Researched By Paul Shillito Images and Footage NASA, CNSA, RosCosMos
Views: 561913 Curious Droid
Was the Space Shuttle Doomed From the Beginning ?
 
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When the space shuttle was announced in 1972 it was seen as the space vehicle to make low earth orbit space travel and living in space an everyday reality. Patreon : https://www.patreon.com/curiousdroid Paypal.me : https://www.paypal.me/curiousdroid You can now translate this and other curious droid videos, see my video about it here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLPVgIytKyg But in hindsight many now believe that it was a failed project that was hamstrung by lack of funding and interest by government and sky high expectations from NASA that led them to sideline safety to ensure scheduled launches continued on time in order to secure future funding. Instead of expanding man’s horizons, it in fact limited them and stopped the development more effective, safer forms of both manned and unmanned space transport. It ultimately become the deadliest space vehicle in history and more expensive than the expendable rocket systems it was meant to replace. But wasn’t meant to be like this, NASA had originally proposed the Space Transport System or STS as it was known, which was a system of reusable manned space vehicles in 1969 as the successor to the Apollo program. The STS was going to consist of a permanent space station in low earth orbit, a small cheap space shuttle to transport astronauts to and from the earth and the space station, a space tug to move men and equipment to different earth orbits but could also double up as a lunar lander and a nuclear powered space craft to go between the low earth orbit and the moon or to other planets in the solar system. The two main goals of the STS were to reduce the cost of spaceflights by replacing the then current rockets like the Saturn 5 that took men to the moon and that could only be used once, with reusable spacecraft. The second was for it to act as support for NASA’s more ambitious goals of permanent manned space stations around the earth and the moon and then manned missions to Mars. Werner Von Brown, architect of the moon missions, wanted NASA to follow up Apollo and go to Mars and the military liked the idea of the of a reusable shuttle to deliver its satellites and do other things, However, after the success of the Apollo missions and the race to put a man on the moon was over, public and political interest in further manned missions waned and congress became unwilling to maintain the huge funding which had peaked at 4.5% of the Federal budget in the late 60’s, so it was cut to a fraction of that in the early 70’s........... Video credits to NASA for footage of the shuttle via creative commons. Space Night Drumming by Frank Dorittke is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/) Source: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Frank_Dorittke/Mare_Tranquillitatis/pcr018_cd02_06_fd_project_space_night_drumming_1369
Views: 862633 Curious Droid
Hubble Trouble - How did the Space Telescope Mirror End Up Flawed ?
 
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The Hubble space telescope was at the time meant to be the finest telescope ever made with the smoothest most perfect mirror on earth. So how did the $1.5 Billion project end up with a flawed mirror that had a grinding error 10x greater than the required tolerance and so bad that it could not be focused once in space. Patreon : https://www.patreon.com/curiousdroid Paypal.me : https://www.paypal.me/curiousdroid This episodes shirt was the Penny Dot Lane Retro Mod Polka Dot by Madcap England and is available at AtomRetro.com with worldwide shipping from the UK. http://www.atomretro.com/madcap_england The official NASA report into the failure of the Hubble mirror: https://www.ssl.berkeley.edu/~mlampton/AllenReportHST.pdf Presented by Paul Shillito Written & Researched by Andy Munzer Additional Material By Paul Shillito Images and footage NASA & ESA Music by Paul Shillito
Views: 311162 Curious Droid
Interstellar Space Arks - Humanity's Exodus From Earth
 
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Earlier this year, Professor Stephen Hawking warned the human race that, unless we found a way to colonise another planet in the next hundred years, we would face a very real threat of extinction. He said: “With climate change, overdue asteroid strikes, epidemics and population growth, our own planet is increasingly precarious.” The idea of a brave band of people leaving Earth to start a new life elsewhere in the galaxy isn’t new. Rocket pioneer Robert H Goddard described an “interstellar ark” in 1918, and ten years later his Russian counterpart Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, known as the father of astronautic theory, wrote about a Noah’s Ark that would fly in space for thousands of years. In this video we look at some of the issues that would surround the building, manning, flying and destination of on interstellar space ark. Patreon : https://www.patreon.com/curiousdroid Paypal.me : https://www.paypal.me/curiousdroid Sponsors: Symon Hamer, Florian Hesse, Georgi Dobrev, Peter Cote, Cody Belichesky, Mogoreanu Daniel, Douglas Gustafson, Marcus Chiado, Mitchell Payce, Skalgrin, Jorn Magnus Karlsen, John Roscoe. This episode’s shirt was the Tabla Paisley by Madcap England and is available from http://www.atomretro.com/madcap_england Get 10% discount with the code DROID10 Presented by Paul Shillito Written and Researched by Martin Kielty Additional Material by Paul Shillito Images and Footage : NASA, Adam Benton, Bisbos.com Music by Paul Shillito
Views: 423086 Curious Droid
NASA's Next Space Station LOP-G | was the Deep Space Gateway
 
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NASA's next space station to replace the ISS, the DSG or Deep Space Gateway has been renamed the Lunar Orbital Platform - Gateway or LOP-G. Originally planned as the as the Asteroid Redirect Mission or ARM to land on an asteroid and retrieve a boulder. The Power & Propulsion Element which was the core of ARM will now be used to power the new LOP-G. This will be a joint venture between NASA, ESA, Roscosmos, JAXA and CSA. Its due to be launched on the SLS Block B rocket around 2024. Patreon : https://www.patreon.com/curiousdroid Sponsors : Muhammad Tauha Ali, Pascal Hausammann, Florian Hesse. Space Ventures Investors, Pyloric, Blair Leduc, László Antal, Chad Mellor, Michael Douglas, Bjorn Nyblad, Giacomo Catenazzi, AMIR BLACHMAN, Larry Ackerman, Ara Kirakosyan, Felix Friese, Bernt-Olov HellstrÃm, Tayar Jundi, Johan Rombaut, Tobias Pettersson, Kevin Hinnen, Mitchel J. Mullin II, Lucius Kwok, Hunter Schwisow, Seb Stoodley, Peter Cote, Cody Belichesky, Mogoreanu Daniel, Douglas Gustafson, Marcus Chiado, Jorn Magnus Karlsen. Presented by Paul Shillito Written and researched by Andy Munzer Additional Material by Paul Shillito Footage and Images by NASA, ESA, Roscosmos, Boeing Whitehouse.gov Music by Mike G. Mullen, BMI www.positrosmic.com
Views: 616081 Curious Droid
Electromagnetic Railguns  - The U.S Military's future Superguns - 200 mile range Mach 7 projectiles
 
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Railguns, Sci-fi come true, or at least it seems thats way. An electric gun that can fire a guided projectile over 150km at Mach 7. Although still in development these could be the future replacing the heavy guns of the past whilst being much cheaper to operate that cruise missiles or advanced aircraft. Patreon : https://www.patreon.com/curiousdroid Paypal.me : https://www.paypal.me/curiousdroid Sponsors: Symon Hamer, Florian Hesse, Hunter Schwisow, Pyloric, Seb Stoodley, Oscar Anderson, Peter Cote, Cody Belichesky, Mogoreanu Daniel, Douglas Gustafson, Marcus Chiado, Mitchell payce, Jorn Magnus Karlsen, John Roscoe. This episodes shirt was the Trip Paisley surf by Madcap England and is available from https://www.atomretro.com/madcap_england. Get 10% discount with the code DROID10 Presented By Paul Shillito Written & Researched by Andy Munzer Additional Material by Paul Shillito Footage & Images BAE Systems, General Atomics US Navy, Ziggy Zee (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCyJF66176hT8hIt0x0RWKw), USAF Music by Mike G. Mullen, BMI www.positrosmic.com https://soundcloud.com/synchro505/classified-aircraft-mix-04?in=synchro505/sets/curious-droid
Views: 705280 Curious Droid
TSR.2 - The Plane Shot Down by its Own Government
 
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The Plane that saw the end of the leadership of British aviation, the BAC TSR.2 was a world beater at the time but couldn't survive a government that no longer wanted it. Patreon : https://www.patreon.com/curiousdroid Paypal.me : https://www.paypal.me/curiousdroid Sponsors : Symon Hamer, Florian Hesse, Tayar Jundi, Johan Rombaut, Tobias Pettersson, Kevin Hinnen, Mitchel J. Mullin II, Lucius Kwok, Hunter Schwisow, Pyloric, Seb Stoodley, Peter Cote, Cody Belichesky, Mogoreanu Daniel, Douglas Gustafson, Marcus Chiado, Jorn Magnus Karlsen. This episodes shirt was the Trip clouds by Madcap England and available from https://www.atomretro.com/madcap_england Presented by Paul Shillito Written and Researched by Andy Munzer Additional Material by Paul Shillito Images and Footage BAC, IWM, Rolls Royce, BAE, RAF, Royal Navy, Panavia, www.bisbos.com Through The Storm Instrumental by Pipe Choir is licensed under a Attribution License. Based on a work at www.pipechoir.com Source http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Pipe_Choir/SGONS_Instrumentals/Pipe_Choir_Through_The_Storm_Instrumental
Views: 817262 Curious Droid
How Nuclear rockets will get us to Mars and beyond
 
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They were developed more than 40 years ago and then almost forgotten but now Nuclear Rockets are set to make a comeback and possibly provide the fastest way to get around our solar system to date. Here look at their history and how they could be used in the next decade or so. Patreon : https://www.patreon.com/curiousdroid Paypal.me : https://www.paypal.me/curiousdroid Sponsors: Symon Hamer, Florian Hesse, Felix Friese, Martel DuVigneaud, Bernt-Olov Hellstram, Tayar Jundi, Johan Rombaut, Tobias Pettersson, Kevin Hinnen, Mitchel J. Mullin II, Lucius Kwok, Hunter Schwisow, Pyloric, Seb Stoodley, Peter Cote, Cody Belichesky, Mogoreanu Daniel, Douglas Gustafson, Marcus Chiado, Jorn Magnus Karlsen This episodes shirt was the Plectrum Hawaiian Shirt by Madcap England & available from https://www.atomretro.com/madcap_england Get 10% discount with the code DROID10 Presented by Paul Shillito Written and researched by Andy Munzer Additional material by Paul Shillito Footage and Images:NASA, Roscosmos, SpaceX, Fragomatik https://www.youtube.com/user/fragomatik/, Mark Wade http://www.astronautix.com Music Mike G. Mullen, BMI - www.positrosmic.com Featuring on Guitar James Zota Baker - www.jameszotabaker.com Azimuth Mix 002 with Guitar: https://soundcloud.com/synchro505/azimuth-mix-002-with-guitar
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The New Space Race to the Moon between NASA, SpaceX and Blue Origin
 
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Moon missions are becoming a bit like buses, it seems as though you wait the best part of 50 years for a return trip to the moon, then within a matter of weeks, two, turn up at once. Patreon : https://www.patreon.com/curiousdroid Paypal.me : https://www.paypal.me/curiousdroid You can now translate this and other curious droid videos, see my video about it here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLPVgIytKyg This is quickly turning in to the new space race but this time it’s not between nation states but between private companies as Jeff Bezos, boss of Amazon and space company Blue Origin has said that they are looking to set up a base on the moon by the mid 2020’s. This comes within a week or so after Elon Musk releveled SpaceX’s plans to send a couple of paying space tourists on a trip around the moon and back in 2018 on the as yet untested Falcon 9 heavy rocket and Dragon 2 crew capsule. As if that wasn’t enough we are now hearing that the Trump administration is upping the anti by looking at getting NASA returning to the moon sooner rather than later in an attempt to possibly rerun Kennedy’s pledge to put a man on the moon, again within Trumps first term. This time it’s not the Soviets he’s trying to keep in check but the other great communist regime China who also have their eyes set on the moon. Although NASA would be providing the technical expertise, there is the possibility that they won’t be using NASA built rockets but instead using hardware built, paid for and supplied by private companies like Blue Origin or SpaceX. As is Trump’s mantra of avoiding big government, there have been rumours that NASA’s SLS or Space Launch System and the Orion capsule, the remnants of the now defunct Constellation Project, could be axed, though that would difficult as it could be said to be too big to fail after over 10 years development and in excess of $10 billion already invested and this would upset both the big NASA contractors as well as the republican senators that support them. The thing is, it would much cheaper to use private space companies. Dropping the SLS would save over $3 billion per year in running costs, that would easily finance private space with many more missions for the money. Though what’s more likely is that NASA will urged to speed up it’s existing plans and look to add men to the upcoming EM-1 mission to orbit the moon in a similar way to Apollo 8 in 1968 but that could delay the mission by a year to 2019 rather than sending it unmanned in 2018 as it was planned. This would play well with the Trump administration in its first term and send a signal to the various nation state competitors that the US was once again serious about space and the moon. For now, the Blue Origin plan would be work alongside NASA to deliver cargo and supplies using a modified version of the vertical landing New Shepard rocket which could be launched using Blue Origins “New Glenn” heavy rocket which is currently under development. The lander would land on the moon near the Shackleton crater at the south pole because there is permanent sunlight for solar power on the high points of the crater and in its depths, it’s permanent shade where there is believed to water ice which could the used by manned crews and also to create Hydrogen and oxygen for rocket fuel. Is That You or Are You You by Chris Zabriskie is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://chriszabriskie.com/reappear/ Artist: http://chriszabriskie.com/
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Nuclear powered Planes, Trains and Automobiles
 
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To quote L.P Hartleys 1953 book “The GoBetween”, “The past is a different country, they do things differently there”. Patreon : https://www.patreon.com/curiousdroid Paypal.me : https://www.paypal.me/curiousdroid You can now translate this and other curious droid videos, see my video about it here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLPVgIytKyg That’s definitely something that could be applied our attitude to the newly discovered atomic power in the late 1940’s and 50s. Within just a few years after the first atomic bombs had been dropped on Japan, it seemed as though the atom would the cure all our all our energy needs with power “too cheap to meter” as was once quoted. Whilst ships and submarines of the leading navies went nuclear, companies put forward ideas for atomic powered planes, trains and yes, indeed automobiles. The first idea of using a radioactive power source for a car, in this case, Radium, dates back to 1903 and in 1937 further analysis of the concept thought that it would need 50 tonnes of shielding to protect the driver. But with the development of the small self-contained reactors for ships and submarines in the 1950’s, the idea of atomic cars was back on the table. In 1958 Ford unveiled a Uranium powered concept car called, with a typically 1950’s futuristic name, the Ford Nucleon. In essence, it was a scaled down submarine reactor in the back of the car which would heat stored water into high-pressure stream which then drove two turbines, one which provided the power to the wheels and the other which drove an electrical generator. Ford engineers anticipated that it would have a range of about 5000 miles before you would need to nip into your local Ford dealers for the uranium core to be swapped out for a new one. The passenger compartment was situated over the front wheels allowing the bulk of the reactor and the heavy shielding to be more centrally placed and to keep you as far as possible from the reactor. As was the optimism of the 1950’s and the naivety of the general public, it was believed that nuclear power would eventually replace petrol power in the future. Something which doesn’t bear thinking about if imagine that a car crash could turn into a major nuclear incident. Ford only ever made scale models of the Nucleon as they anticipated the miniaturisation of the reactors and lighter shielding materials. As these didn’t appear and with the public’s increased awareness of radiation and nuclear waste, the project was dropped and the models ended up in the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan. Now if you thought that the Ford Nucleon was a bit far fetched just look at the French Simca Fulga, a 1958 concept car designed by Robert Opron. This was meant to show how cars might look in the year 2000, powered by a nuclear reactor with voice control and guided by radar and an autopilot which communicated with a control tower. At over speeds of 150 km/h two of the wheels would retract and it would balance on the remaining two with the aid of gyroscopes. Also in France in 1957-58, the Arbel-Symétric was proposed with either a gas generator or 40Kw nuclear reactor called the “Genestatom”. This would use radioactive cartridges made from nuclear waste. However, the French government disapproved of the use of nuclear fuel in cars and the development stopped. Of all the land-based forms of transport, Trains were the most likely candidates to be nuclear powered, especially those travelling across large areas where electrification had not been done. In the US, a nuclear-powered locomotive called the X-12 was put forward in a design study for the Association of American Railroads and several other companies by Dr Lyle Borst, one of the early members of the Manhattan project, which created the first Atomic bomb. Title: Adam Are You Free? Author: P C III Source: www.pipechoir.com Nightingale sounds from Gerry Gutteridge flic.kr/ps/Mk2zU License: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
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How did the Apollo flight computers get men to the moon and back ?
 
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There is much speculation by some, as to how the flight computer aboard the Apollo missions managed to get men to the moon when it had just a tiny fraction of the computing power of something like a modern smartphone. Patreon : https://www.patreon.com/curiousdroid Paypal.me : https://www.paypal.me/curiousdroid You can now translate this and other curious droid videos, see my video about it here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLPVgIytKyg But this is quite misleading as there was not one solitary computer controlling the Apollo craft, there were 4 computers and no fancy touch screens, GUI’s or other things in a typical computer of today to waste resources on. The first of the 4 computers was the Saturn Launch Vehicle Digital Computer or LVDC, this got the rocket from the launch pad to earth orbit. Then there was the Apollo Guidance Computer or AGC, this is the one which most people think of. There were in fact, two of them, one in the Command Module to get from the earth orbit to the moon and back again. The second was in the lunar module that would control the landing and then the ascent back to the command module and docking. The fourth computer was one which was never used on any mission because it would control an emergency abort and ascent should something happen during the descent to the moons surface like the landing computer failing or they ran out of fuel. The Apollo Guidance Computer wasn’t as dumb as many make it out to be. As time when by in Apollo’s development, the tasks that it was meant to do increased in both number and sophistication, this in turn created ever more issues with the limited resources available . One of the biggest problems was the limited amount of memory due to the technological limitations of the time, this meant that the programmers had to make use of every single byte available. The AGC also had a unique operating system. Systems like UNIX, Linex, Windows and Apple iOS are in control and share time out to the programs. In the AGC, the programs controlled how much time they got depending on how important they were. So that in the case of an emergency, the highest priority programs would get most of the time and non-essential operations were dropped to free up resources which became the basis of mission critical system for all manned mission afterwards. The computer had a performance somewhere around that to that of the first generation of personal computers like the Apple II, commodore 64, ZX Spectrum that would arrive 10 years later in the late 70’s. It had 2k of RAM and 36k of fixed storage magnetic rope core memory, which was woven by hand and took months to assemble, so any software bugs were literally woven into the system. A comparison between the Apollo Guidance Computer and say an iPhone 6 is tricky because the AGC was not a general purpose computer. It was built for a very specific task, had a unique operating system and with the 48-year gap in the technologies used, we can only really get very rough estimates. The Apple iPhone 6 uses the ARM A8 processor which has about 1.6 billion transistors in it, the AGC had just 12,300. The iPhone 6 has 1Gb of RAM, about 488,000 times the AGC and in this one, 128Gb of non-volatile storage or about 3.5 million times the AGC. As for performance, the iPhone 6 is somewhere between maybe 4 and 30 Million times faster than the AGC depending on what type of calculations are being done and if you include the iPhone’s GPU it would be even more. So, if you had to fly back to the moon in an Apollo craft and given the choice, would you trust your life to a couple of iPhones in place of the AGC’s?, because you would actually have more computing power in just one of them than the whole of NASA had during all the Apollo missions....... Title: Adam Are You Free? Author: P C III Source: www.pipechoir.com Nightingale sounds from Gerry Gutteridge flic.kr/ps/Mk2zU License: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
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Could We Launch Spacecraft with a Giant Space Gun?
 
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Instead of using rockets, could we use a giant space gun to launch satellites or even spacecraft into orbit?. Sounds crazy but the idea has been researched and tested on several occasions and although it might not be suitable for humans it could be a solution to getting raw materials like fuel, water and food into orbit so in this video we look at how it might be done and some of the problems you would encounter along the way. Patreon https://www.patreon.com/curiousdroid Paypal.me : https://www.paypal.me/curiousdroid Sponsored by Kosmonaut, Muhammad Tauha Ali, Pascal Hausammann, Florian Hesse. Also Alan Johns Allan Versaevel AMIR BLACHMAN anonymous Ara Kirakosyan Bjorn Nyblad Blair Leduc Cameron Dyer Chad Mellor Cody Belichesky Collin Copfer coolascats Dale Kirkwood Daniele Noacco David Thomas Giacomo Catenazzi Hunter Schwisow Johan Roman Johan Rombaut John Rumpf Jonathan Merage Jorn Magnus Karlsen Katy Kevin Hinnen Laszla Antal Mitchel J. Mullin II Morten Granvold Oscar Anderson Peter Cote Phil Watson Robert Goldwein Rodney Aries SHAMIR Tayar Jundi Tim Allen Tobias Pettersson And a big thanks to all our other Patreon supporters. Presented by Paul Shillito Written and Researched by Paul Shillito Images and Footage NASA, BAE Systems, US Military, Riley Amos ROSCOSMOS Intro Music by Mike Mullen BMI www.positrosmic.com
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How will the internet work in Space? - The Interplanetary Internet
 
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https://www.hover.com/CuriousDroid Whilst the internet has become integral to most people's lives it was only in 2010 that the International Space Station could use apps like Twitter because the connection speed was so slow. In fact, communication with spacecraft out past mars becomes very slow and problematic. However, in the future, high-speed internet connections will be available out into the solar system that will not only give coverage of what's available here out there but also dramatically speed up the currently very slow communications to space missions both manned and unmanned. In this video, we look at how this will happen. This video is sponsored by Hover.com : https://www.hover.com/CuriousDroid Presented by Paul Shillito Written & Researched By Paul Shillito Images and Footage NASA, ESA, Mark Handley
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What Happened on the Moon Before Apollo ?
 
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The Apollo landings from 1969 to 1972 marked a high point in lunar exploration but Apollo didn’t just rock up on to the moon out of the blue, it took many, many missions by probes and landers over the preceding years to establish if we could send men to the moon and get them back. Patreon : https://www.patreon.com/curiousdroid Paypal.me : https://www.paypal.me/curiousdroid You can now translate this and other curious droid videos, see my video about it here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLPVgIytKyg It's quite strange to think that even by the late 1950’s ,just over 10 years before Neil Armstrong set foot on the lunar surface, we knew surprising little about the moon other than what we could observe from the earth and the hypotheses we drew from those observations. We knew that it had no appreciable atmosphere or large bodies of water but we didn’t know what the surface was like and we didn’t what was on the far side, the side which always faces away from earth. After the launch of Sputnik on Oct 4th 1957, the Soviets made several attempts at getting a probe to the moon. The first 3 launches in September, October and December of 1958 all failed but the fourth one in January 1959 did work but… they missed the moon and Luna-1 became the first spacecraft escape earth’s gravity to enter orbit around the sun. After another launch failure in June, in September 1959 Luna-2 became the first man-made object to reach the surface of the moon. These probes are not like the landers we are used to now, these were impactors, which means that they are designed to crash into the moon surface, taking measurements on the way. During their journey to the moon, Luna-2 took measurements approximately once a minute which was transmitted back to earth up until the time of impact. Luna 2’s instruments helped prove that the moon had no real magnetic field and also confirmed the exitance of the Van Allen belts which had been discovered by the first US Satellite Explorer 1. It also released a vapour cloud of bright orange sodium gas that expanded up to 400 miles, 650 km across which could be seen by telescopes on earth. The US were sceptical of the Soviets and didn’t believe that they had reached the moon. That was until Bernard Lovell at the Jodrell Bank Radio telescope in England, using a Doppler effect method, proved that the signals did indeed come from the moon. Once again, the US had been caught out by the Soviets who used Luna-2 and Sputnik and as propaganda to show the superiority of the Soviet Space program. The closest the US had come to the moon by then was Pioneer 4 which only got within 37,000 miles, 60,000 Km. Luna-2 also proved that the impactor method worked and this would also be used later by the US ranger probes. Then in Oct 1959, the Soviets did it again with Luna-3 when it became the first spacecraft to photograph the far side of the moon. Luna-3 was also the first craft to not only use the gravity assist method to swing it around the moon and back to the earth but also to position itself in space using 3 axis control with thrusters, this was essential to control the spin of the craft and to position the camera towards the lunar surface. The photographic film used to for the images of the moon was high temperature, radiation hardened film which had been captured from American Genetrix balloons which the US used as high altitude surveillance devices, in effect they were the original spies in the sky, before high altitude planes or satellites. They would float over the Soviet Union taking pictures before being intercepted by the USAF once out of soviet airspace..... The Life and Death of a Certain K. Zabriskie, Patriarch by Chris Zabriskie is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://chriszabriskie.com/vendaface/ Artist: http://chriszabriskie.com/
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Apollo, the Lunar Dust and NASA's Dirty Problem
 
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Sometimes the smallest things can be one of the biggest headaches. During the Apollo missions of 1969 to 72, the tiny particles of lunar dust turned out to be a major issue. Patreon : https://www.patreon.com/curiousdroid Paypal.me : https://www.paypal.me/curiousdroid You can now translate this and other curious droid videos, see my video about it here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLPVgIytKyg Described as being as fine as talc but as rough as sandpaper, it also has properties that make it dangerous for both men and machines and has been cited as a bigger problem for future astronauts than radiation by some scientists. The lunar surface is covered in a thin layer of dust which has been created by the bombardment of meteorites and micrometeorites over millions of years. These smash into the moon's surface at speeds up to 12 miles or 20km per second, heating and pulverising rocks and dirt, which contain silica and metals such as iron. Some of the dust is melted in the extreme heat of the impacts which creates tiny glass beads as the silica melts which then flash freezes and falls back to the surface. This continual smashing, shatters the silica and other minerals to produces finer and finer grains of dust but because there is no weathering on the moon like there is on earth, the edges of these tiny shards which are not only very hard, they remain very sharp and jagged which makes it incredibly abrasive and potentially damaging to anything it sticks to NASA had an idea about the dust before the manned moon missions from the previous surveyor landers but it quickly became apparent that once men were there the dust was far more of a problem than was first thought. In fact before the missions started some scientists thought that because the dust had not been on contact with oxygen, that it may spontaneously combust if exposed to air. Before the departure of Apollo 11 from the moon, Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong had to carry out a rather ad-hoc experiment to see if the dust was safe to bring back in the lunar lander in an air environment. They got a grab sample of dust and went back to the lander, they placed some on the engine cover of the ascent module, then they closed the hatch and re-pressurized the cabin, whilst looking out to see if the dust started to smoke, luckily it didn’t and they got on with the departure. Aldrin said that it if had, they would have stopped the pressurisation, opened the hatch and thrown it out. We’ve seen the astronauts bouncing around the moon’s surface and getting covered in lunar dust. They found that the dust sticks to everything it comes into contact with from the sun visors on the helmets, to gauges and dials, tools and more importantly things like seals on the spacesuits and containers for bringing back rock samples. The dust is electrically charged by the bombardment of charged particles from the sun and this is what makes it stick to anything it lands on. During Apollo 17, crewmembers Harrison “Jack” Schmitt and Gene Cernan had reported that the dust was making it difficult for them to move their arms around during the moonwalks because it had got into the joints of their space suits. ............ Title: Adam Are You Free?zz Author: P C III Source: www.pipechoir.com Nightingale sounds from Gerry Gutteridge flic.kr/ps/Mk2zU License: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
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How Australia Helped Save Apollo 13
 
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When you mention the words “Apollo” and “NASA” most people will immediately think of America but success in Space requires a global effort: the International Space Station is only the latest example of the coordinated ingenuity of nations working together to get things done off the planet. When an explosion threatened Apollo 13 mission a group of Australian engineers on the other side of the world managed to regain communications to the sickened craft in record time, this is the story of How Australia Helped Save Apollo 13. For more information about the Australian story and the wider Australian involvement in manned and unmanned space exploration visit https://www.honeysucklecreek.net/ Patreon : https://www.patreon.com/curiousdroid Paypal.me : https://www.paypal.me/curiousdroid This episodes shirt was the Zig Zag Trip by Madcap England and are available at AtomRetro.com with worldwide shipping from the UK. http://www.atomretro.com/madcap_england Presented By Paul Shillito Written & Researched By Andy Munzer Additional Material By Paul Shillito Editing by Paul Shillito
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NASA's Big Mistake - The X-33 VentureStar Replacement Shuttle
 
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The X-33 was the prototype replacement for the Space Shuttle and would feature a range of cutting-edge technologies that would make much cheaper to operate and quicker to turn around with much less personal. Although 95% of the components had been made and delivered and a new flight centre had been built it was cancelled in a shock decision that would put back the reusable space program years. Was this NASA's biggest mistake of recent years or was it just too advanced for the time, in this video we look at the X-33 and the reason why it ended up being scrapped. Patreon : https://www.patreon.com/curiousdroid Sponsored by Luke Tumas Vindziulis Muhammad Tauha Ali Pascal Hausammann Florian Hesse And : Morten Granvold, Tim Allen, David Thomas, Robert Goldwein, Oscar Anderson, Collin Copfer, coolascats, Katy, Blair Leduc, Lajszla Antal, Chad Mellor, Bjorn Nyblad, Giacomo Catenazzi, AMIR BLACHMAN, Larry Ackerman, Ara Kirakosyan, Tayar Jundi, Johan Rombaut, Tobias Pettersson, Kevin Hinnen, Mitchel J. Mullin II, Hunter Schwisow, Peter Cote, Cody Belichesky, Mogoreanu Daniel, Douglas Gustafson, Marcus Chiado, Jorn Magnus Karlsen. This episodes shirt is the GARAGEFLOWER by Mapcap England available from www.atomretro.com/madcap_england Get 10% off with the code DROID10 Presented by Paul Shillito Written & Reseached by Paul Shillito Intro music by Mike Mullen BMI www.positrosmic.com Images and footage NASA, Rockwell, Lockhead Martin McDonnell Douglas White House
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Why Did We Test Nukes in Space?
 
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At a time when the game of nuclear chicken very nearly got out of hand the superpowers continued to test nuclear weapons in space with both surprising and frightening consequences. In this video we look at why we needed to test nukes in space. The video that inspired this is here https://youtu.be/RMo7jUs0GMs Patreon https://www.patreon.com/curiousdroid Paypal.me : https://www.paypal.me/curiousdroid Sponsored by Craig Fleming, Florian Hesse, Muhammad Tauha Ali, Pascal Hausammann Also : Alan Johns Allan Versaevel Andrew SMITH Cameron Dyer Chad Mellor Cody Belichesky Collin Copfer coolascats D S Daniele Noacco David Stevens Doogymoogy Giacomo Catenazzi Gordon Likar Harry Whelan Hunter Schwisow Johan Rombaut Jonathan Merage Jorn Magnus Karlsen Kevin Hinnen Lorne Diebel László Antal Michael Waespy Mitchel J. Mullin II Morten Grønvold Oscar Anderson P.S. Phiroze Dalal Robert Goldwein Rodney Aries S.A. Ridley SHAMIR Spanky McButtcakes stefan hufenbach Thomas Branch Tim Allen Walt Dennig And a big thank you to all our other Patreon supporters. Presented by Paul Shillito Written and Researched by Paul Shillito Images and Footage: USAF DoD, TRW Destiny Day by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1500008 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Decisions by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100756 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
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Secret Soviet Lunar Rovers and Extra Terrestrial Cars - Lunokhod, Mars Rovers
 
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For the last 50 years or so we have been using wheeled robots and vehicles to explore other worlds from secret Soviet lunar rovers to the first lunar car to the latest Mars Rovers, we owe a lot to our extra-terrestrial wheeled helpers. In this video, we look at some of the ideas for Extra-Terrestrial vehicles that didn't make it as well the most famous and successful but until recently unknown Soviet-designed models to compete with Apollo. Patreon : https://www.patreon.com/curiousdroid Paypal.me : https://www.paypal.me/curiousdroid Presented By Paul Shillito Written and Researched by Andy Munzer Additional Material by Paul Shillito Music by Paul Shillito https://soundcloud.com/paulshillito/moonwalker
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Did Reagan's Real Star Wars Bankrupt the Soviet Union ?
 
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Did the Real 'Star Wars' Bankrupt the USSR? In the 1980’s science fact and science fiction looked as if they might become one when the American President Ronald Reagan announced the 'Strategic Defence Initiative' or 'Star Wars' missile defence system. The program was designed to break the nuclear deadlock between the US and Soviets and move beyond the threat of M.A.D. or Mutual Assured Destruction. You can now translate this and other curious droid videos, see my video about it here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLPVgIytKyg The Curious Droid merchandise shop is now open too on Teespring : https://teespring.com/stores/curious-droid. But did the nuclear physicist Edward Teller over-sell the idea to Ronald Reagan and only tell him what he wanted to hear? Even as the world reacted to America's new defence plan, Teller's theories remained decades away from forming a working weapon. So how did just the threat of 'Star Wars' change the world without being put into action? Patreon : https://www.patreon.com/curiousdroid Paypal.me : https://www.paypal.me/curiousdroid Presented by Paul Shillito Research and written by Andy Munzer With additional material by Paul Shillito Infinity by P C III is under a Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) License. Based on a work at www.pipechoir.com
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What Happened to NASA's Gateway to Space - Launch Complex 39
 
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NASA's launch complex 39 was the gateway to the moon and the starting point for every Space Shuttle mission. With the demise of the shuttle and the Constellation program what will happen to the space complex. Here we look at LC-39 and just what it does and how important it was in the past and will be in the future. This video was a suggestion from a member of the curious droid facebook group Patreon https://www.patreon.com/curiousdroid Paypal.me : https://www.paypal.me/curiousdroid Sponsored by Craig Louis Fleming, Florian Hesse, Muhammad Tauha Ali Kosmonaut, Pascal Hausammann Also : Alan Johns Allan Versaevel Andrew SMITH Cameron Dyer Chad Mellor Cody Belichesky Collin Copfer coolascats D S Daniele Noacco Giacomo Catenazzi Harry Whelan Hunter Schwisow Johan Roman Johan Rombaut John Rumpf Jonathan Merage Jorn Magnus Karlsen Kevin Hinnen Lorne Diebel László Antal Mitchel J. Mullin II Morten Grønvold Oscar Anderson Phiroze Dalal Robert Goldwein Rodney Aries S.A. Ridley SHAMIR Spanky McButtcakes Thomas Branch Tim Allen Walt Dennig And a big thank you to all our other Patreon supporters. Presented by Paul Shillito Written and Researched by Paul Shillito Images and Footage NASA, SpaceX, Michel Mephit, USAF
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How Dangerous is Deep Space Travel to Mars and Beyond ?
 
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NASA has a mission protocol which says that if a Low Earth Orbit mission increases the lifetime risk of the crew getting cancer by more than 3% they won’t go ahead with it but the upcoming mars missions may expose the crews to levels that would be beyond that limit and other hazards, so how dangerous is deep space travel to Mars and beyond. Patreon : https://www.patreon.com/curiousdroid Paypal.me : https://www.paypal.me/curiousdroid You can now translate this and other curious droid videos, see my video about it here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLPVgIytKyg With Elon Musk pushing to get men on Mars by the mid 2020’s and NASA looking to do the same for the 2030’s, just how much have we learned since Apollo and from the space stations. 50 years on from the beginning of the Apollo missions and we have yet to send any man back to the moon let alone on the much more arduous journey to our nearest viable planet Mars. Now whilst much of this has been lack of political will in the face of our own manmade problems here on earth, it’s also down to the increasing sophistication of robotic probes and landers and that they are much cheaper to make, launch, can go where no man could and can continue working for sometimes years at a time, the Voyager probes are still going 40 years after their launch. If we relied on manned discovery only we would know a fraction what we do now. With data from the probes which we have sent around the solar system since then, we have built up a picture which is far from the vision of just whizzing through inter planetary space. That and along with the joint NASA Russian experiment of having men in space for a year onboard the ISS, we now have a much better understanding of what they may experience on the two and half year round trip to Mars. Title: Adam Are You Free?zz Author: P C III Source: www.pipechoir.com Nightingale sounds from Gerry Gutteridge flic.kr/ps/Mk2zU License: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
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Salyut 7 - The forgotten rescue of a dead space station
 
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In 1985 one of the most audacious space rescue missions was launched by the Soviets to recover a space station that had been dead for months due to an unknown fault. A feat that was unparalleled in space exploration and rewrote the books on what was thought possible: and yet, its story has fallen into obscurity and conspiracy theories. This is the story Salyut 7 and how the Soviet crew of two, Vladimir Dzhanibekov and Victor Savinikh against the odds rescued it in a daring mission that was the first of its kind in space exploration. **Apologies to all the Russian speakers out there on the mispronunciations of the crew names, hopefully, next time I will have a better source for how they are meant to sound** Patreon : https://www.patreon.com/curiousdroid Paypal.me : https://www.paypal.me/curiousdroid Presented by Paul Shillito Written and Researched by Andy Munzer Additional Material by Paul Shillito Light Awash by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100175 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
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XB-70 Valkyrie - The Worlds Fastest Bomber
 
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“That’s not a plane, it’s a 3 plane formation” that’s what General Curtis LeMay said of the plans for the WS-110 supersonic replacement for the B-52 back in 1954. Patreon : https://www.patreon.com/curiousdroid Paypal.me : https://www.paypal.me/curiousdroid You can now translate this and other curious droid videos, see my video about it here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLPVgIytKyg Back in the early 1950s, the B-52 was USAF’s main nuclear delivery platform but with the increasing sophistication of the Soviet defences, a new supersonic nuclear bomber was called for which would stretch the limits of the technology to beyond what was thought possible just a few years before. The plane that would emerge from the WS-110 design process was the XB-70 Valkyrie. It would be one of the biggest in the world and capable of cruising at Mach 3, something which no aircraft of this type is capable of doing even today. It would also fly at 77,000 feet – 23,500 meters, have a range of 4,280 miles or 6,900 km and carry up to 14 nuclear weapons. The problem with large planes and payloads is the need for powerful engines which in turn require a lot of fuel which also has to be carried making the plane heavier and reducing the available payload, so in the 40’s and 50’s alternative methods of propulsion were researched. Nuclear was seriously considered as a power source for jet engines. A nuclear reactor would heat the air in place of jet fuel and could run for weeks or months without the need for refuelling. But problems with the extra weight of the radiation shielding required for the crew and the low thrust output from early engine designs meant that it became unpractical. Also if a nuclear-powered plane crashed it would be a much bigger problem than a conventional jet due to the radioactive contamination. If you want to find out more about Nuclear powered planes, trains and automobiles we have video on the link showing now. Also during in the 1950’s, a new type of jet fuel was being developed called high energy fuel or Zip fuel. This could deliver up to 40% more energy for the same weight. This was achieved by adding boron, a high energy, low mass element. The problem with this is that it made both the fuel and the exhaust toxic. When the Zip fuel was burned in the engines it produced solids that were sticky, corrosive and highly abrasive and created a lot of black smoke which could reveal the position of the plane even at high altitude. These solids built up on the turbine blades making them less efficient and in some case causing the engines to fail completely. One method get around these issues was to use it in afterburners as this didn’t affect the engine itself. This would be used for the quick dash up to supersonic speeds over enemy territory whilst using normal jet fuel for the rest of the journey. This and the high cost of making the Zip fuel and the inability to overcome the engine damage it caused meant that it also went the same way as the Nuclear powered engines and by 1959 Zip fuels were dropped too. Both the Nuclear engines and the Zip fuels were proposed for the WS-110 before a new higher density type of conventional jet fuel called JP-6 was developed. To overcome the extra fuel needed, the North American Aviation’s WS-110 design had “floating panels” at the end of the wings which were essentially huge fuel tanks, these would have been jettisoned when it went to supersonic leaving much shorter trapezoid shaped wings. Another Place by Frank Dorittke is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/) Source: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Frank_Dorittke/Mare_Tranquillitatis/pcr018_cd01_03_fd_project_another_place
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What happened to the Ekranoplan? - The Caspian Sea Monster
 
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What happened to the Ekranoplan, the huge ground effect vehicle the Soviets developed in the cold from the 1960's to the 1980's. This was a part plane, part boat that could fly just above the above the sea surface and carry huge loads of personnel or weapons at high speed. We look at its development, its inventor and its ultimate demise. Pateron : https://www.patreon.com/curiousdroid Sponsors : Luke, Muhammad Tauha Ali, Pascal Hausammann, Florian Hesse. Space Ventures Investors, Katy, Joal Rehmann, Pyloric, Blair Leduc, Laszia Antal, Chad Mellor, Michael Douglas, Bjorn Nyblad, Giacomo Catenazzi, AMIR BLACHMAN, Larry Ackerman, Ara Kirakosyan, Bernt-Olov Hellstram,Tayar Jundi, Johan Rombaut, Tobias Pettersson, Kevin Hinnen, Mitchel J. Mullin II, Lucius Kwok, Hunter Schwisow, Peter Cote, Cody Belichesky, Mogoreanu Daniel, Douglas Gustafson, Marcus Chiado, Jorn Magnus Karlsen. Presented by Paul Shillito Written and Researched by Andy Munzer Additional Material by Paul Shillito
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Why is NASA so Slow ?
 
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Many people think that NASA is out of touch and reliant on technology first developed 60 years ago for the Apollo program but is NASA really too slow?. Why does it seem to take decades to do anything these days when we sent men to the moon from scratch in 7 years and SpaceX and Blue origin are making new rockets at a much faster rate. Patreon : https://www.patreon.com/curiousdroid Sponsored by Luke, Muhammad Tauha Ali Pascal Hausammann Florian Hesse Space Ventures Investors, Collin Copfer, coolascats, Katy, Blair Leduc, La¡szla Antal, Chad Mellor, Michael Douglas, Bjorn Nyblad, Giacomo Catenazzi, AMIR BLACHMAN, Larry Ackerman, Ara Kirakosyan, Tayar Jundi, Johan Rombaut, Tobias Pettersson, Kevin Hinnen, Mitchel J. Mullin II, Hunter Schwisow, Peter Cote, Cody Belichesky, Mogoreanu Daniel, Douglas Gustafson, Marcus Chiado, Jorn Magnus Karlsen. Presented by Paul Shillito Written & Researched by Andy Munzer Additional material by Paul Shillito Footage and Images : NASA, SpaceX, Blue Origin, Virgin Galactic, NTSB, The White House. Opening music by Mike Mullen BMI www.positrosmic.com
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Will our electricity come from space in the future?
 
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Get 75% off the NordVPN 3-year deal here: https://nordvpn.com/curiousdroid Coupon code: curiousdroid Solar power will probably be the future of electrical power generation but what happens at night or its bad weather? Well if we move the solar farm and power stations into space we could have solar power 24 hours a day. In this video we look at the future of Electrical power from space and what it will take to make it as common as from any other ground-based power station. Written, researched and presented by Paul Shillito Images and footage: NASA, ESA, LLNL, CalTech, JAXA, SpaceX, Juergen W. Schmidt John Macneill Music from the Youtube library After All by Geographer Heartbeat of the Hood by Doug Maxwell/Media Right Productions Cast of Pods by Doug Maxwell Weirder Stuff by Geographer Music by Paul Shillito Darkspace
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The Forgotten American Concordes - Boeing 2707 - Lockheed L-2000 SST
 
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America’s forgotten Concordes, the planes that never flew. Patreon : https://www.patreon.com/curiousdroid Paypal.me : https://www.paypal.me/curiousdroid You can now translate this and other curious droid videos, see my video about it here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLPVgIytKyg When we think of supersonic passenger air travel, most people will think of Concorde, the joint British & French design which operated from 1976 until 2003 and up until this day, has been the only long term supersonic passenger jet service to operate. What many people don’t know is that in the 60’s a 70’s there were three other competing designs from the United States and Russia. The Russian Tupolev Tu-144 was the first commercial supersonic transport aircraft (SST) which had its first flight 2 months before Concorde on 31st December 1969. However, after a crash at the Paris air show of 1973 and another in 1978 it was grounded after just 55 flights, though it remained in use as a research platform well in to the 1990’s. The other two American designs are less well known about because despite huge government backing and that supersonic transport was to be the next big thing after the moon landings neither of the designs by Boeing and Lockheed made it in to the air. The story starts in 1962 when the British and French governments announced that they jointly build a new airliner that could travel at over twice the speed of sound which was to be called the “Concorde”. This was to be the most advanced civilian aircraft in the world, showing that European aircraft manufacturers could create the most leading-edge designs, something that the Americans believed that they were the best at. To meet this new challenge and rescue American national pride, President John F Kennedy stated that America would build it’s own supersonic transport aircraft and that it would be both bigger and faster than the European design. Two designs, one from Boeing and the other from Lockheed were selected for further development and as an incentive the US government would pay for 75% of the programs cost. The Lockheed L-2000 design was almost a scaled up Concorde and intended to fly at up Mach 3.0 or 2300 mph while carrying 270 passengers for a range of 4,000 miles. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqr1pB_CG4k https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBhLZcNKM9M https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9BjJaDlOaQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4w5p-KNlvS0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ww8Uwx2qfjs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQM6b9RonXM Galaxy 2002 by Frank Dorittke is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/) Source: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Frank_Dorittke/Mare_Tranquillitatis/pcr018_cd01_07_fd_project_galaxy_2002
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Are you, really you ?
 
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Now assuming that we could overcome all the problems involving quantum mechanics to make such a teleporter system that didn’t vaporise the transporter and could beam you from one point to another, even if it was a 100% verbatim copy of the original, would your personality, your consciousness, your soul, spirit or what ever you might want to call “you”, would you still be you?. Patreon : https://www.patreon.com/curiousdroid Paypal.me : https://www.paypal.me/curiousdroid You can now translate this and other curious droid videos, see my video about it here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLPVgIytKyg But what if you took all the atoms of the original and changed them for identical new atoms, so that it looked exactly the same. Would it still the be same the painting that Picasso painted in 1932 and would it still be worth $106M, if you knew that it had a total atom transplant. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Attribution: Title: TimeTrain Author: P C III Source: www.pipechoir.com License: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
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7 Inventions that changed the world
 
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If any one of these 7 Inventions that changed the world had not occurred, our modern world would look very different to how we see it today. Patreon : https://www.patreon.com/curiousdroid Paypal.me : https://www.paypal.me/curiousdroid You can now translate this and other curious droid videos, see my video about it here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLPVgIytKyg This first invention is probably the most fundamental of all the ones here, for without this, all but one of the following inventions would not have been possible. Electricity had been known about since greeks and Benjamin Franklin had shown the relationship between lightning and electricity. But, it was Michael Faraday with his research into electromagnetism and later invention of the Electric Dynamo in 1831 which really opened up the way to the practical use of electricity. Although it would be Nikola Tesla almost 60 years later that showed the use of Alternating current using alternators and not Direct Current to be the best for wide spread transmission of electricity. Almost a revolutionary as the generation of the electrical power, the light bulb brought light the world, at any time any were. Before its invention, people had to rely on oil lamps and then gas but both of these had considerable drawbacks with low light output and above all safety as they both relied on burning oil or gas. But the introducing of electric lamp changed these completely. 28 years later coldwater canyon tribute to TD by Frank Dorittke is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/) Source: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Frank_Dorittke/Mare_Tranquillitatis/pcr018_cd01_01_fd_project_28_years_later_coldwater_canyon_tribute_to_td
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How Will We Save the Apollo & Other Lunar Landing Sites?
 
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With the advent of private and foreign space agencies revisiting the moon probably within the next decade, how will the U.S. and NASA protect the Apollo landing sites from accidental damage and treasure hunters. Patreon : https://www.patreon.com/curiousdroid Sponsored by Kosmonaut, Muhammad Tauha Ali, Pascal Hausammann, Florian Hesse. Also Cameron Dyer, Mark Orser, Jonathan Merage, Daniele Noacco, Dale Kirkwood, Alan Johns, Rodney Aries, Johan Roman, Morten Granvold, Tim Allen, David Thomas, Robert Goldwein, Oscar Anderson, Collin Copfer, coolascats, Katy, Blair Leduc Laiszla Antal, Chad Mellor, Giacomo Catenazzi, AMIR BLACHMAN, Larry Ackerman, Ara Kirakosyan, Johan Rombaut, Kevin Hinnen, Mitchel J. Mullin II, Hunter Schwisow, Cody Belichesky, Mogoreanu Daniel, Marcus Chiado, Jorn, Magnus Karlsen And a big thanks to all our other Patreon supporters. Presented by Paul Shillito Written & Researched by Paul Shillito Footage and images NASA, Google, NOAA The White House Intro Music by Mike Mullen BMI www.positrosmic.com Alien Restaurant by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100335 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
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How The Real Soviet Rocketmen Changed the World
 
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In the days of the space race three men in the Soviet Union led the way creating cutting-edge rockets that would be the match of the US in many ways but for all their genius they were also flawed and bring about almost as many problems for themselves as they fixed. This is the intriguing story of the three most influential rocket men in the Soviet Union if not the world. Patreon : https://www.patreon.com/curiousdroid Sponsored by : Kosmonuat, Luke, Tumas Vindziulis, Muhammad Tauha Ali, Pascal Hausammann , Florian Hesse And our other Patreon supporters Johan Roman, Charles Whittaker Curry, Morten Granvold, Tim Allen, David Thomas, Robert Goldwein, Oscar Anderson, Collin Copfer, coolascats, Katy, Blair Leduc, La¡szla Antal, Chad Mellor Bjorn Nyblad, Giacomo Catenazzi, AMIR BLACHMAN, Larry Ackerman, Ara Kirakosyan, Tayar Jundi, Johan Rombaut, Tobias Pettersson, Kevin Hinnen , Mitchel J. Mullin II, Hunter Schwisow, Peter Cote, Cody Belichesky, Mogoreanu Daniel, Douglas Gustafson, Marcus Chiado, Jorn Magnus Karlsen Presented by Paul Shillito Written & Researched by Andy Munzer Additional Material by Paul Shillito Images and footage NASA, Roscosmos Intro Music by Mike Mullen BMI www.positrosmic.com
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V Bombers - Vulcan, Victor & Valiant - The Last British Bombers
 
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It took just 11 years to go from the first flight of the Lancaster Bomber in 1941 to the first flight of the VX770, the prototype Vulcan bomber in 1952. Yet the difference between them could hardly be greater, the Vulcan along with the Victor and Valiant were a new generation of the new planes known as the “V” bombers, planes for a new era and a newly, nuclear-armed Britain. Patreon : https://www.patreon.com/curiousdroid Paypal.me : https://www.paypal.me/curiousdroid Sponsers: Drew Hendrix, Symon Hamer, Florian Hesse, Lucius Kwok, Hunter Schwisow, Pyloric, Seb Stoodley, Oscar Anderson, Peter Cote, Cody Belichesky, Mogoreanu Daniel, Douglas Gustafson, Marcus Chiado, Jorn Magnus Karlsen. This episodes shirt was the was the Tabla Paisley by Madcap England and is available from https://www.atomretro.com/madcap_england. Get 10% discount with the code DROID10. Presented by Paul Shillito Written and Researched by Andy Munzer Additional material by Paul Shillito Images and footage: Avro, Handley-Page, Vickers-Armstrong Jim Debinham, Pathe. Music - Machiotil by Seclorance is licensed under an Attribution License. Source : http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Seclorance/Canin/Seclorance_-_Canin_-_01_Machiotil
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How do you make Invisible Ships, Planes & Tanks?
 
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https://brilliant.org/CuriousDroid Ever since we discovered camouflage the military have been looking to give themselves the ultimate advantage and become invisble. From the Dazzle ships of world war 1 to the adaptive camouflage of today we look at how we tried to make ships planes and tank invisible. This video is sponsored by Brilliant.org : https://brilliant.org/CuriousDroid Presented by Paul Shillito Written & Researched By Paul Shillito Images and Footage BAE Systems, US Navy, TNO, Foliumoptics.com, ECA Group Warner Bros. Echoes of Time by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1300029 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
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Will space junk end our modern way of life ? - The Kessler Syndrome
 
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Space aint what it used to be, mainly because just like here on the earth, we are slowly filling the most important part just above us, with junk. You can now translate this and other curious droid videos, see my video about it here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLPVgIytKyg After sixty years of space travel, flight debris, or space junk, has accumulated round the Earth, to the point that it’s becoming dangerous. With the amount of junk in orbit expected to triple within the next fifteen years, experts are beginning to take the problem very seriously indeed. footage of Space Junk animation courtesy of ESA. Patreon : https://www.patreon.com/curiousdroid Paypal.me : https://www.paypal.me/curiousdroid Presented by Paul Shillito Research and written by Martin Kielty With additional material by Paul Shillito Music by Paul Shillito https://soundcloud.com/paulshillito/space-junk
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What if ?.....  5 Decisions That Changed The World
 
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We are all products of the decisions that we and others make every single day of our lives but some decisions have repercussions that are sometimes so far reaching that they can affect everybody on the planet. Patreon : https://www.patreon.com/curiousdroid Paypal.me : https://www.paypal.me/curiousdroid You can now translate this and other curious droid videos, see my video about it here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLPVgIytKyg In this video we have picked out five decisions that changed the world. The Cuban missile crisis was probably the closest we have come to a nuclear conflict and many thank Kennedy for facing down the Soviets by blockading Cuba and turning back the Soviet supply ships. But the more important decision was for Kennedy to ignore the advice from General Curtis LeMay the Air Force chief of staff. General Curtis LeMay clashed with Kennedy and said that the blockade was a weak political action that would lead to war. He suggested that he should be allowed to bomb the Cuban missile sites and that would force Moscow to back down instead of face a nuclear shoot out. If you celebrate Christmas or enjoy having Sunday off work, then you’ve got to thank one man almost 1700 years ago for his decision to adopt a minor religion that had been persecuted for over 200 years and it’s not Jesus Christ. That man was the Roman Emperor Constantine and his religious conversion took place during the civil war when the roman empire was effectively in two parts with Constantine coming from Britain in the west and Maxentius ruling the east and holding Rome. Christianity back then was a banned religion because amongst other things, Christians refused to participate in the Imperial cult. This cult regarded the roman emperors and members of their families as gods, anyone who refused to acknowledge this was committing treason which was punishable by death. In 312AD Constantine was about to fight a key battle in the war and prayed for divine help. Afterwards he claimed to see a burning cross in the sky. Later that night he dreamt that god told him use the sign of the cross on his soldiers shields and on the standard to safeguard all his battles. Sometimes the actions of a single man’s conscience can make a decision that can the affect the future of a whole nation. On September 11th 1777, 12,500 British troops had landed at the northern end of Chesapeake Bay and headed through Pennsylvania toward the patriot capital of Philadelphia. Guarding their flank and hiding in the woods were a detachment of green-clad British marksmen on the lookout for American forces led by General George Washington. The marksmen’s commanding officer was Captain Patrick Ferguson, a 33-year-old Scotsman who was said to be the finest shot in the British army. Ferguson and three of his men spotted a cavalry officer dressed in the colourful uniform of a European hussar followed by a senior American officer wearing a high cocked hat. Hand Balance Redux by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100370 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
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Rise of the Terminators - Military Artificial Intelligence (AI) | Weapons that think for Themselves
 
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Weapons and warfare have become increasingly sophisticated; the latest battlefield technology is starting to look more like a computer game with wirelessly connected soldiers communicating via sound and vision to drones carrying satellite-linked wi-fi hotspots & given orders by commanders that could be on the of the side of the world. Patreon : https://www.patreon.com/curiousdroid Paypal.me : https://www.paypal.me/curiousdroid You can now translate this and other curious droid videos, see my video about it here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLPVgIytKyg But the weapons of the future won’t need soldiers or commanders to operate them because they will make the decision of what or whom to target themselves using Artificial intelligence. The pentagon is spending billions on developing a new generation of Lethal Autonomous Weapons (LAWS) like robotic fighter Jets, missiles that decide what to attack and ships that hunt enemy submarines. For now, remote weapons like UAV’s or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles are directed by humans from the safety of cubicles often hundreds or thousands of miles away from the conflict zone and as such, any decision to use lethal force is made by a person. But before we start thinking Skynet is going to take over and we’ll have terminators roaming around, we are still a long way from the Hollywood version of AI. Although We have seen the latest generation of robots like the Boston Dynamics Atlas and its uncanny ability for walk and move like a human, we won't be seeing an army of robotic soldiers anytime soon. Whilst we think of AI being used with the latest hardware, The USAF is working on using older aircraft refitted with autonomous controls. The project called “Loyal Wingman” sees retired F-16’s reused and with enough autonomy so that they could be fly alongside the latest F-35’s and take cues from the human pilot in another aircraft just as a real human wingman would, and probably before driverless cars will be on public roads. Autonomous missiles are an area which is already in use with systems like the British “fire and forget” Brimstone missiles. Once it has been primed with target information it can work on its own to select the best target and co-operate with up 24 other missiles to coordinate a staggered attack against swarms of enemy vehicles or boats, if it can’t find a target it will self-destruct. Drones are the other big area for Military AI. The Israel Aerospace Industries HAROP is a small anti-radiation drone, which is also called the “suicide drone”. This can stay airborne above a battle area for up to 6 hours looking for a specific radio transmission like a RADAR sources or enemy air defense systems, but could, in theory look for things like specific mobile phones, the HAROP will then home in on the signal and deliberately crash into and destroy its target with it on board warhead. Meanwhile, DARPA, the military research arm of the Pentagon has also unveiled the “Sea Hunter”, an autonomous surface vessel that is designed stay at sea for months and track even the quietest submarines anywhere in the world. Because it is designed not to have any human crew during its operation, it must navigate busy shipping lanes and interact with an intelligent human adversary by its self then communicate its data back to its control centre or take the appropriate action if it were to be armed.
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