How SpaceX lands the Falcon 9: Why they don't use parachutes!

MGTOW 35
MGTOW 35

Thanks Delta Clipper, firt vertical landing roquet ever

11 days ago
Viktor Vanlee
Viktor Vanlee

That intro tho

21 day ago
Hetzer 2000 gaming
Hetzer 2000 gaming

Hands ripped off at high speeds.

Month ago
Donna Kondziela
Donna Kondziela

Fake.

Month ago
Ferintosh Farms Photography
Ferintosh Farms Photography

You got a neat voice

Month ago
pm
pm

It was all 3-D imaging your new magic show from your nasa liers

2 months ago
Donna Kondziela
Donna Kondziela

Has anybody even made a toy rocket before and launched it up make a toy rocket launch it up and then bring it back down with with those little fins yeah right this is all b*******

2 months ago
Everyday Astronaut
Everyday Astronaut

Yes actually. Check out BPS space. It’s actually a lot harder to do with a small toy rocket than it is with something large that has large control surfaces and precisely built and controllable engines.

2 months ago
Donna Kondziela
Donna Kondziela

B******* you f****** idiot who the fuc U lying to I so now that use more fuel so now they have to take more fuel with them so they can make the same kind of Landing as it did launching are guys stupid

2 months ago
Everyday Astronaut
Everyday Astronaut

Hmmm perhaps you should do a little more thinking before you speak here friend. First off, when a rocket takes off, 95% of its weight is fuel. It has to lift allllll that heavy fuel. As the rocket burns fuel it gets lighter and lighter so the same engine can perform more work for the same amount of energy, just like if I gave you a back pack with 100 bricks and had you climb stairs, if I took a brick out every step by the end you’d feel very light and free to climb. So now with only 15% of the fuel remaining, the rocket lets go of the top 1/3rd of the rocket (freeing up more weight) and falls back to either. Now remember on the way up, we had the atmosphere to fight against, well on the way back down it will slow us down meaning we have even less work to do. So no, it doesn’t take anywhere NEAR the same amount of fuel to land as it does to take off because the vehicle weighs much much much less AND the atmosphere works to slow it down on the way back down. Not to mention, you yourself can go watch one land! Do it. Go to Florida and watch a mission that has a return to launch site landing (like a CRS mission). You can literally watch it with your own eyes along with everyone in Titusville, cocoa, cocoa beach and the 100,000 tourists that go to watch launches (and landings). So before you call anyone an idiot at least do yourself a favor and watch for yourself before you make claims of knowing how any of this works.

2 months ago
A mars rover
A mars rover

YOU MISSED TO SHOW THE KERBAL SPACE PROGRAM

2 months ago
Just Looking
Just Looking

but then the cost got raised like heck

3 months ago
Everyday Astronaut
Everyday Astronaut

??? What’re you talking about? CCP 2 contracts?

3 months ago
THUNDERTURTLE
THUNDERTURTLE

Suicide burn> hoverslam

3 months ago
Prince Let's Play
Prince Let's Play

That other company they copied that re using rocket engine

3 months ago
Akash Patel
Akash Patel

What are the debris we see around 2nd stage engine after it separates from the first stage? I suppose there's too little air up there to have so many particles flying around.

3 months ago
Tommy Hibbs
Tommy Hibbs

🚀💥💨🌠

4 months ago
Dean Borchert
Dean Borchert

Because they are able to. Parachutes are for emergencies or when you are unable to really fly a rocket.

4 months ago
Leon Harder
Leon Harder

I think "suicide burn" sounds much better than "hover slam"...

4 months ago
TRUTH & LIES
TRUTH & LIES

Dan Dare is more real than this lot

4 months ago
Funbox Entertainment
Funbox Entertainment

Parachutes are for people that depend on government funding.

4 months ago
Ralph Henderson
Ralph Henderson

Non-technical but beautifully explained. Great work!

4 months ago
Lil homo
Lil homo

Why do you say hip hip

4 months ago
Lil homo
Lil homo

Everyday Astronaut cos it sounds dumb . Btw I love your channel

4 months ago
Everyday Astronaut
Everyday Astronaut

Why don’t YOU say hip hip? 🤔

4 months ago
PatentPending
PatentPending

hover slam... or suicide burn

4 months ago
PeAk
PeAk

your trash at ksp

4 months ago
North Dakota
North Dakota

Where did you get that space shuttle model? It looks awesome!

4 months ago
SmartRetards
SmartRetards

I play KSP and I tested it with a space mod. I don't have a drone ship though so my rockets explode on the water.

4 months ago
Memphis Sommers
Memphis Sommers

Best CGI ever!

4 months ago
Everyday Astronaut
Everyday Astronaut

So good in fact they’ve managed to project it into your retinas in real life when you watch them land just 4 miles away from you in Florida! It’s very very good CGI 👍

4 months ago
BLUE MOXIE
BLUE MOXIE

Fart in that SUIT and Shut that HELMET............

5 months ago
Tretoiry GD
Tretoiry GD

When I did 8th grade rockets I models mine after the Saturn V it worked kind of

5 months ago
Salticus
Salticus

"Lets see a few examples in Kerbal Space Program" And... ... You have got a new subscriber! But really, everyopne who has played KSP knows why this is so difficult.

5 months ago
Striker
Striker

When I saw the gridfins, I first thought “hey those are pretty small. Like one hand size.” Then the people checking it comes into view

5 months ago
МеханическийБобёр
МеханическийБобёр

Thanks for Russian translate!

5 months ago
Just Mavi
Just Mavi

Man it must be freaking hot in that thing.

5 months ago
Mr. Boomguy
Mr. Boomguy

His astronaut suit is destracting me.

5 months ago
Aiden Wallace
Aiden Wallace

I like your end catchphrase "bringing space down to earth for everyday people"

5 months ago
Corrupt video and more欣然
Corrupt video and more欣然

but on ula is USING SMART ENGINE REUSE SAVE MONEY TOO HIGH

5 months ago
Heinz Ottomar
Heinz Ottomar

Its technically called a "suicide burn" to us Kerbal Space Program players, SpaceX gave us the term hoverslam.

5 months ago
Breezy Mods
Breezy Mods

How much does Elon pay u

6 months ago
Anakly Anakly
Anakly Anakly

how much people who don’t believe spaceX pay you

Month ago
Pfsif
Pfsif

The World Wide Wrestling of Science.

6 months ago
Bassem Bacha
Bassem Bacha

1:57 T H I C C

6 months ago
Danny Boel
Danny Boel

hey, are you the guy from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Have_Space_Suit%E2%80%94Will_Travel ?

6 months ago
Midironica
Midironica

What I don't understand is why they don't set up some kind of deploying system of pylons and metal cables to catch the rocket should it tip over due to a faulty landing. I can understand why they don't have this on the drone ship (to prevent the ship from capsizing) but why not on land?

6 months ago
Midironica
Midironica

Maybe. But it definitely seems like a cheap way to add some more redundancy to the desired outcome of rocket re-usability. But I'm not gonna pretend like I'm smarter than the guys at SpaceX or act like they haven't done a cost-benefit analysis on the practicality of a rocket catch system.

6 months ago
Everyday Astronaut
Everyday Astronaut

Because they don’t need it. It’s precise enough and has proven reliable to not need it. Why make it more complicated when they’ve clearly perfected it

6 months ago
jackbrabham
jackbrabham

More than inaccuracy, I always thought that a parachute wouldn't work because of the sheer speed by which the rockets came. I mean, at something above mach 1 a few hundred meters from the ground, I doubt you would find any chute that would hold in shape, let alone slow the thing down.

6 months ago
DicoTheRedstoner
DicoTheRedstoner

Planes don't land with parachutes.

6 months ago
matt henek
matt henek

What about the space shuttle SRBs that parachuted into the ocean? I agree with some commenters that it’s good practice for landing with no atmosphere, but it’s not IMPOSSIBLE 😁

6 months ago
JoeDog McKeel
JoeDog McKeel

Near the end of the video you stated you had not seen a falcon land yet. Did you ever check that off the bucket list! I had your live stream on the laptop next to me and SX's stream running on the big screen. You looked like a kid on Christmas morning. I thoroughly enjoy your videos. They are highly educational. I will spend way too much time watching them and sending links to my grandkids so they can learn about cool rockets and stuff. Joe

6 months ago
Everyday Astronaut
Everyday Astronaut

I’ve now seen three boosters land! CRS-12 and two for Falcon Heavy!!! Aww that’s so great!!! Thank you! I make sure they are very family friendly so I’m so happy you’re sharing them!

6 months ago
mr.13
mr.13

the car was ok dude

6 months ago
WaffleStaffel
WaffleStaffel

Precision guided parachute systems have been around for years https://youtu.be/yQlj5-aWdSk ..so I guess I was expecting a more technical explanation why carrying more fuel is preferable to a parachute. I guess if the 'hover slam' has evolved to a high reliability it's a simple issue of fuel weight vs parachute weight, as the necessary propulsion systems are all already present.

6 months ago
Bunglebush Bunglebush
Bunglebush Bunglebush

WaffleStaffel I totally agree with using precision chutes. They don’t blow up if they malfunction and do not use fuel that could be used for going up and not going down. After all going up is the main objective right?

4 months ago
Astronaut Daily
Astronaut Daily

The Kerbal space program looks cool! But do you have other games?

6 months ago
007titok
007titok

It's called suicide burn

6 months ago
Brandon Pepa
Brandon Pepa

And by "Hoverslam" he means "Suicide Burn"

6 months ago
AntimatePcCustom
AntimatePcCustom

and you sure did see a double side booster landing

7 months ago
gui beccato
gui beccato

This is the worst example of precision

7 months ago
After_Midnight
After_Midnight

Parachute landing does not work on Mars or moon

7 months ago
Peter Rafeiner
Peter Rafeiner

wish you did not use this horrible background music. makes it difficult to concentrate on the info given :-(

7 months ago
Justin Koshy
Justin Koshy

1000th comment!

7 months ago
Trantus
Trantus

Hover slam?! more like suicide burn.

7 months ago
Infinite Pilot
Infinite Pilot

parachutes + engines = good accuracy + more possible fuel for the booster to use when it gets into orbit

7 months ago
Vijay Madkar
Vijay Madkar

There shouldn’t even be a video about this, basic physics

7 months ago
B.T. CoinTeller
B.T. CoinTeller

Looks like a dildo, or a tampon.

7 months ago
T Pain
T Pain

😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣😂😂😂

7 months ago
JanPlaysStrategic
JanPlaysStrategic

The Russians planned (on their Sucessor to their Space Shuttle) to use Wings on their Boosters. What about that?

7 months ago
Dedskin Prodcer/DJ
Dedskin Prodcer/DJ

there is nothing here and he actually believes it

7 months ago
Karan Singh
Karan Singh

Hey, that was an awesome video, man. Very educational with cheezy jokes in between!

7 months ago
fxst100
fxst100

Good job I liked it.

7 months ago
Dr. Terrorizer
Dr. Terrorizer

4:20 it's also known as a suicide burn since well your firing your engine at the minimum altitude to not crash and burn

7 months ago
Michael K
Michael K

Video on Falcon 9's navigation system?

7 months ago
Alonzo1515
Alonzo1515

Ok. I just stumbled upon this video and was instantly hooked when I saw those binoculars. They brought back so many memories. I Still have my pair exactly the same ones he has on the video and I remember playing with them since I was in elementary school. I am now in college...

7 months ago
Dandeeleon
Dandeeleon

R U a realy astronaut, i mean do you fliet in space or have you buy the suit (sorr when my ebglish is a bit bad because its not my motherspeach)

7 months ago
clark branch
clark branch

He is totally wrong about using parachutes. Nasa used parachutes on its SRB from the shuttle program, from 1981, through 2011. (Using GPS tracking, and allowing them to fall into to ocean to be retrieved.) Parachute landings are just as precise as a retro rocket re-entry, and much simpler. Nasa used parachutes from the beginning of the USA(and National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA)) space program. The russians still use parachutes to retrieve HUMANS who are coming back from the ISS Space Station. (The russians are smart in that they developed systems that work everytime, and kept using them. Russian rockets(the only ones that can send humans into space right now) are actually early 1960's technology that works almost every time, and some of the rockets the Russians use to send up Astronauts and equipment are actually rockets that were built in the 1960s for their ICBM program. Russian rockets are almost like the family car. One can almost just go out to it, turn the key, and it starts up.) The real reason for SpaceX using retro rockets is to test out the technology for missions to other planets.

7 months ago
clark branch
clark branch

Out of 270 SRBs launched over the Shuttle program, all but four were recovered – those from STS-4 (due to a parachute malfunction) and STS-51-L (Challenger disaster). Over 5,000 parts were refurbished for reuse after each flight. The final set of SRBs that launched STS-135 included parts that flew on 59 previous missions, including STS-1. The space shuttle rocker boosters(SRB) were/are 149.16 ft tall, and used parachutes to recover them.

7 months ago
Bastian Schendzielorz
Bastian Schendzielorz

Nice! I love this space suit!!!

7 months ago
Herghun
Herghun

Very nice ! :)

7 months ago
Philly Phil
Philly Phil

4:21 - Vulcans making FIRST CONTACT.

7 months ago
taggah2000
taggah2000

Ummmmm.... NASA used parachutes to recover the SRBs. When launching from Florida, the recovery is well over the ocean. Or were you too busy playing Kerbal to see what is done in Real Life? Others are more accurate here in pointing towards R&D towards non-parachute landable bodies, like mars and the moon. If it is partially due to weight - I haven't looked into that myself so maybe there is a bonus there - you should present some kind of background support to that (like well done tech channels do) and not just hand wave it away.

7 months ago
Everyday Astronaut
Everyday Astronaut

This was literally my first video ever. It’s awful. Please watch newer ones to get a sense of the research that goes into topics. I now spend weeks researching and the video quality and audio has gone up immensely. Forget this early garbage.

7 months ago
Ιακωβος Παπαδοπουλος
Ιακωβος Παπαδοπουλος

SpaceX funding this chanel??? Spacex Spacex Spacex ....

7 months ago
Corrupt video and more欣然
Corrupt video and more欣然

Why they don't use parachutes USING OF SMALLEST ROCKETS?

7 months ago
doublespike
doublespike

The V1 and the V2 (the first rockets ever developed) were surely not supposed to be reused - hence the idea isnt as old as the rocket itself is

7 months ago
Wemdiculous
Wemdiculous

I think they probably had some rocket experiments before those. And said “dang it if only we could conduct more experiments on these scale models we could destroy valuable enemy resources with more certainty when the time comes.

3 months ago
Daun Yeagley
Daun Yeagley

This would have been so much better if there wasn't that "music" droning away.... makes it VERY difficult to understand. (yes, I have some hearing impairment, and the extraneous sound covers up the voice)

7 months ago
Everyday Astronaut
Everyday Astronaut

This was literally my first video. I’ve learned many many lessons since then. I promise the quality has gone up a lot

7 months ago
Clorox Bleach
Clorox Bleach

2:26 or when it landed it would pull it over.

7 months ago
Geiger373
Geiger373

Still does not explain the cost difference in fuel.

7 months ago
rooster sideburbs
rooster sideburbs

no way they can land a rocket back down. im not a scientist but.. this is not possible.

7 months ago
Oscar Rincón
Oscar Rincón

SpaceX made a lot of tests that resulted in failure before actually achieving a successful landing. There's a video in SpaceX's Youtube channel called "How not to land an orbital rocket booster" in which they show all of their failures before success.

2 months ago
rooster sideburbs
rooster sideburbs

it made more sense when i saw the broom balancing act

7 months ago
rooster sideburbs
rooster sideburbs

I'm not saying its not there, dont get me wrong. But how does it not keep from tipping over. The G forces must be incredible.

7 months ago
Everyday Astronaut
Everyday Astronaut

Just go watch it. I’ve personally seen 3 land with my own eyes. They happen about every two to three weeks at this point. Most often at Kennedy space canter but occasionally they launch out of Vandenberg in California.

7 months ago
Bugsy
Bugsy

I actually wanted to know why not parachute. You made total sense seems like common sense now... Duhrrrr

7 months ago
Tom Kelly
Tom Kelly

Tim thanks for posting this. My question is, does the landing pad need to be flat like that ship? if so how will they ever land on a planet without a flat pad?

7 months ago
Ashveen Kumar
Ashveen Kumar

Most challenging work. Nice job Nasa.

7 months ago
tommy miller
tommy miller

1. people are saying they commonly see rockets landing in reverse in Florida. i've even seen the comment that hundreds witness it with their telescopes. really? something like that would be quite a bit more spectacular to capture than, oh, just about everything on yt. and i can't find any vids. 2. where are all the practice shots on smaller rockets?

7 months ago
Oscar Rincón
Oscar Rincón

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018_in_spaceflight#July ^^You can find upcoming launches here. And there are actually a lot of videos about it.

2 months ago
Arkady Bogdanov
Arkady Bogdanov

What about a jettisonable parachute for at least a part of the descent? Wouldn't that save a LOT of deceleration fuel / weight? It wouldn't have to 'suspend' the rocket fully, just partially slow it down. Or would you still have the problem of winds taking the rocket too far off course? Or would there be a balance to be had?

7 months ago
ArchesBro
ArchesBro

They borrowed the grid fin design from Russian missiles and the American MOAB lol. It is pretty crude on its own without thrusters

7 months ago
KK Foto
KK Foto

It sure ain't easy. https://youtu.be/bvim4rsNHkQ

7 months ago
Ryusho Yosei
Ryusho Yosei

WEll HOpefully You got to see/be at the SPaceX Heavy test today, because they did land two boosters on the land :P

7 months ago
Michel Klaasen
Michel Klaasen

This is amazing! What is the background song? It's darn cool

7 months ago
PabloChai
PabloChai

Thank you, cool video! I have been thinking about a system to secure and "catch" the rocket on the drone-ship. Something with a wide range of action, that could, in case of an unstable land, mitigate losses. Why is it they don't have one? what do you think?

7 months ago
Nilguiri
Nilguiri

Interesting. But that music is doing my nut in.

7 months ago
Nilguiri
Nilguiri

haha, OK. I recently subscribed and I'm going through it. Thanks

7 months ago
Everyday Astronaut
Everyday Astronaut

This is SUCH an embarrassingly bad and old video (even though it's less than a year old), I need to remake it.... Check out my newer stuff, I've learned a LOT of lessons since this video.

7 months ago
Brad Morris
Brad Morris

Are they using gps or laser guidance (or both) to guide the rocket to its landing point?

8 months ago
Everyday Astronaut
Everyday Astronaut

Mostly GPS and radar for the last little bit 👍

8 months ago
Goldpenny1
Goldpenny1

Throttling >> got it

8 months ago
Gary Pugh
Gary Pugh

as the rocket is almost on the pad slowin down, how does it not topple over ? steerable motor ? gyroscope ? 😎

8 months ago
Everyday Astronaut
Everyday Astronaut

I have another video all about that! “How the Falcon 9 lands” check it out!

8 months ago
Gary Pugh
Gary Pugh

please answer. today jan 8,18. where did you get the gold telescope on wood stand behind you ? thanx i-'ll check back.😎

8 months ago
Everyday Astronaut
Everyday Astronaut

Amazon! I just looked for brass telescope. It’s a celestron ambassador I think

8 months ago
Kim Bird
Kim Bird

did you know elon musk is a computor wizard he makes his own games programs so cgi is up his street. you know what i mean?

8 months ago
John Ellis
John Ellis

Elon Musk made computer games when he was a 12 year old kid (in 1984), and even professional game CGI had very poor realism in 1984. Blastar didn't look anything like the livestreamed rocket launch! https://www.theverge.com/2015/6/9/8752333/elon-musk-blastar-pc-game

8 months ago
Everyday Astronaut
Everyday Astronaut

I absolutely know what you mean. But are you also then suggesting that when I visited the Hawthorne SpaceX factory (twice) that all those millions of dollars of hardware was also CGI? How about when I watched a rocket take off and land 3 miles from me? Was that cgi into my eyeballs? I even live streamed it... so are you suggesting that I too am a CGI wizard who can live place a SpaceX rocket into YouTube from my iPhone? And not only me, but all the tourists that line the beach in Florida? The thousands of random people who show up and record it. Those people too are using advanced CGI? Just curious... if you know what I mean.

8 months ago
Gavin Lindbloom
Gavin Lindbloom

He deserve more followers

8 months ago
Confused Dave
Confused Dave

I'd not come across the term "hoverslam". In KSP we call that a "suicide burn". :D I've also heard that the first stage engines have a minimum stable throttle which is a lot higher than the thrust needed to come to a smooth stop.

8 months ago
DHRUV PATEL
DHRUV PATEL

Can u make videos on how stage separation occurs and its mechanism

8 months ago
Phil H
Phil H

wonderfull ! love this cosmonot suit ;)

8 months ago
Barry Morris
Barry Morris

"When the rocket is above the atmosphere, it doesn't have any air to push against...." ???? Was enjoying this video up to there.

8 months ago
Oscar Rincón
Oscar Rincón

Rockets push against their own exhaust...

2 months ago
Everyday Astronaut
Everyday Astronaut

That’s literally the first video I made. I apologize, they’ve improved a lot since then... promise

8 months ago

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