Everyday Astronaut

Everyday Astronaut

Rocket science. A term we all use to describe something incredibly difficult. Trying to grasp all of the concepts involved in rocket science can be incredibly intimidating.

My name’s Tim Dodd but I'm better known as the Everyday Astronaut. Recently I fell head over heals in love with spaceflight. My appreciation and curiosity for the subject grew into an obsession. Before you knew it, all I wanted to do was learn more and more. And the more I learned, the more I wanted to share what was making me so excited.

But as someone who dropped out of college and has no technical background or degree… I really felt unqualified for the job of explaining rocket science to anyone. But the fact of the matter is, if I can learn this stuff, anyone can.

Rocket science is awesome, and you don’t need to be a rocket scientist to be excited.

Everyday Astronaut. Bringing space down to Earth for everyday people.


  1. Giuseppe Selvagem
    Giuseppe Selvagem
    9 orë më parë

    I wish I could live in a place like that

  2. Aaron
    9 orë më parë

    Rip starship engines.

  3. buster_doot
    9 orë më parë

    wen vr

  4. Kayden That
    Kayden That
    9 orë më parë

    in 40:00 ,total cost is 69.1B

  5. TubeDupe
    9 orë më parë

    Looks like a ... never mind.

  6. rustusandroid
    10 orë më parë

    Boeing, Blue origin... Apollo 2.0... Not very original. Not saying it isn't awesome, just a 'meh' on ground breaking creative technology.

  7. Star Lord
    Star Lord
    11 orë më parë

    I heard a interview on TMRO with a JPL engineer they said the wheels have JPL on Morse code how cool is that.

  8. C M Barrett
    C M Barrett
    11 orë më parë

    Again, great, informative presentation. Well done. Yes, I learned some things. And, again, I agree with your summation: the differing systems both have benefits, both advancing our reach for space. This is the difficult time, resuming development and test flights. Once we get established, space will pay for itself. There are so many resources available out there if we can reach them and tap them. Exciting time. Saddening is the lapse in development over the past 50 years, but it seems like the public is taking a renewed interest and starting to get behind the investment again. Fingers crossed.

  9. Liberty Prime
    Liberty Prime
    12 orë më parë

    And now a booster has been recovered for the 10th time!

  10. C M Barrett
    C M Barrett
    12 orë më parë

    Well done video. I agree with your assessment: until we have some material breakthroughs, reusable stages are the most efficient solution. SSTOs or horizontal launch from a carrier aircraft might help reduce turn-around time and ground facilities, though, so still worth pursuing IMHO. And the experimentation helps develop and test new technologies, even if the project vehicle doesn't pan out. I, for one, would like to see the aerospike engine developed, whatever vehicle it propels. I think that could be a game changer. The Skylon engines are pretty impressive and could make SSTO a reality. Loved the presentation.

  11. Kevin
    13 orë më parë

    The thing that worries me on pollution is not rockets over jetliners. What worries me more is that jetliner travel will not stop or slow as rocket launches increase as the costs go down. Hopefully we end up with synthetic jet and car fuels that we can gather up the harmful emissions and convert them back to fuel rather than keep adding and adding. I like this idea that Bezos has of moving manufacturing to orbit. If starship is as cheap as Elon says it can be per launch, that will be an ideal vehicle for transporting the inputs and outputs of manufacturing in and out of orbit.

  12. Alejo Fossati
    Alejo Fossati
    13 orë më parë

    FF to the present and SLS sounds even more ridiculously stupid.

  13. The real Speedwagon
    The real Speedwagon
    13 orë më parë

    A model rocket kit would be nice

  14. Paul S
    Paul S
    14 orë më parë

    One great thing about being on a submarine was the fact there was no room for precooked bake goods. So it was fresh bread and pizza everyday.

  15. K. K. P.
    K. K. P.
    14 orë më parë


  16. rustusandroid
    14 orë më parë

    It's fun to re-watch these a few years later with knowledge of new directions these companies have taken.

  17. Trevor Allen
    Trevor Allen
    14 orë më parë

    big floppa ???

  18. Snowalker
    15 orë më parë

    Literally repeat many times just to make a lengthy video.

  19. srinivas Allada
    srinivas Allada
    16 orë më parë

    Finally we did😃

  20. Leslie Wessling
    Leslie Wessling
    17 orë më parë

    Imagine being a passenger inside that thing xD

  21. Ray Bartlett
    Ray Bartlett
    17 orë më parë

    I'd love an update on the Raptor engine, this video was made when they only had a couple hops.

  22. Ka Nahn
    Ka Nahn
    17 orë më parë

    I feel like some University oughta give you an honorary degree for this 🥸

  23. Ka Nahn
    Ka Nahn
    17 orë më parë

    Love the original astronaut suit with the flamethrower 🔥

  24. Ka Nahn
    Ka Nahn
    17 orë më parë

    I trust OLF will be back to cover all the exciting milestones soon

  25. Massi Mo
    Massi Mo
    18 orë më parë

    It's amazing how, after the interview is over, he keeps talking with Tim. Great attitude!

  26. Kieron Flude
    Kieron Flude
    19 orë më parë

    we are only just seng landing of the starship (bfr) so i dont think 2022 is a realistic time'

  27. IT with Lyam
    IT with Lyam
    20 orë më parë

    I love the way that blue origin doesn't exist in this video

    20 orë më parë

    5:03 woww that is nice safety feature. Well Jeff Bezos company are not so bad. but what was doing till now? 20 years? wait for Elon Musk? Like other company car whait for tesla electric cars?

  29. Tomeh
    20 orë më parë

    **two very intelligent people talking rockets and physics** Me - "YEAH! SCIENCE!"

  30. A
    20 orë më parë

    "mock-up" HuRr DuRr CrEw DrAgOn

  31. Ryan Tomm
    Ryan Tomm
    21 orë më parë

    Great stream Tim, Ryan and team! Thanks for putting together a great production :D

  32. Tzechien Kung
    Tzechien Kung
    21 orë më parë

    Am I the only person who finds 7:18 hilarious 😂

  33. Aaron Lecciones
    Aaron Lecciones
    Ditë më parë

    Testing limits for parameters on 2 engines only?

  34. Riju Chatterjee
    Riju Chatterjee
    Ditë më parë

    Crazy this was just "1 year ago"

  35. Kevin
    Ditë më parë

    I vote for the starship when it's the upper section by itself and "starship on the cob" when the upper section is on the booster naming scheme.

  36. Kevin
    Ditë më parë

    I'm seeing a large fuel storage station in earth orbit, lunar orbit, and Mars orbit one day so that starships will be able to refuel on location in various places. It will be interesting to see what infrastructure and logistics come about to get this interplanetary network going.

  37. Collin C
    Collin C
    Ditë më parë

    The futer is here baby

  38. irisfailsafe
    Ditë më parë

    Tim is right, there is zero chance of that mission happening

  39. Byron Wellburn
    Byron Wellburn
    Ditë më parë

    Superb vid. Exactly what we look for late at night.

  40. Jason MARANDOS
    Jason MARANDOS
    Ditë më parë

    nah im a pilsbury puff boiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

  41. RaMPaGe-
    Ditë më parë

    This guy is amazing, but i freak out when he start talking

  42. __nickinabox__
    Ditë më parë

    "oh no" lol

  43. Starman756
    Ditë më parë

    The first video of Everyday Astronaut

  44. Nathan Culina
    Nathan Culina
    Ditë më parë

    My birthday is December 7th, what are the odds!

  45. gilou gilou
    gilou gilou
    Ditë më parë

    just missed the cuddle , you were sooooo at the same level of joy :) Great job SN15 !!!

  46. Steve Anderson
    Steve Anderson
    Ditë më parë

    SN is just about the size of the seawolf class submarine, specifically the JIMMY CARTER......

  47. rustusandroid
    Ditë më parë

    The tires on Columbia 'popped'...

  48. Greg Warner
    Greg Warner
    Ditë më parë

    Science Fiction space ships were making vertical tail first landings in the 1930's. Now it is being done for real in the 2020's. Not bad for only 90 years.

  49. Alonso Alvarez
    Alonso Alvarez
    Ditë më parë


  50. Wampa842
    Ditë më parë

    Less than two years from soft landing a water tower to soft landing SN15. Take that, Jeff Who!

  51. Papa Smoke
    Papa Smoke
    Ditë më parë

    What engine does the aurora have? If it was or is actually real.

  52. Jay Paint
    Jay Paint
    Ditë më parë

    32:39 That is exactly how SN15 worked out

  53. Maciej Moroz - Trener Flirtu i Relacji
    Maciej Moroz - Trener Flirtu i Relacji
    Ditë më parë

    I love this geeky kind of humor. :)

  54. Toby W
    Toby W
    Ditë më parë

    The table data points to the best engineering department and the best chief scientist and engineer. Not bad considering he also has a day-job, LOL.

  55. Elias Håkansson
    Elias Håkansson
    Ditë më parë

    I was curious about the Gs in the flip maneuver, and if it's only 3Gs then that's about the same amount as in take-off - only for a much shorter period of time.

  56. Orion Grip
    Orion Grip
    Ditë më parë


  57. Conleth Byrne
    Conleth Byrne
    Ditë më parë

    That video was awesome, only thing is I will need to watch it again & again 😅👍LOL Great stuff man.

  58. Alfred Petersson
    Alfred Petersson
    Ditë më parë

    Thank you

  59. D S
    D S
    Ditë më parë

    Thank you Scott! You covered all the questions the others haven't yet. Great episode!

  60. Mark Dibley
    Mark Dibley
    Ditë më parë

    I don't usually watch this channel, but respect for the only shot of the flip. That's quality work.

  61. Elon Musk
    Elon Musk
    Ditë më parë

    Elon Musk 💥

  62. Shoyo
    Ditë më parë

    Updated video pleaseeee

  63. Manoo42
    Ditë më parë

    I think the comparison with rotary engines is quite poor, at least Aerospike engines have some advantages...rotarys basically had none!

  64. Ethan Forsyth
    Ethan Forsyth
    Ditë më parë

    I was watching and fell asleep when the recorders were turned on and missed the launch due to time zones and I'm British but I really think there should be backup engines so that it can still gimbal and use the backup engines and the vacuum engines as extra safety for the crew

  65. Jake M
    Jake M
    Ditë më parë

    Such a waste of money

  66. Saritha Mukherjee
    Saritha Mukherjee
    Ditë më parë

    both the new glen and the falcon hevy can loft more than 30 tonnes into leo they are both super hevy launchers like the saturn 5.

    1. Everyday Astronaut
      Everyday Astronaut
      Ditë më parë

      50 tonnes is the cut off for super heavy lift rockets. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_heavy-lift_launch_vehicle

  67. Kris mx crazed
    Kris mx crazed
    Ditë më parë

    Blue orgin lol joke much

  68. Disturbed47
    Ditë më parë

    Starship SN15 went to 10KM which is 1/8 way to space. Does anyone know if it can reach space (80KM) without a payload and without Super Heavy? If so, would it have enough fuel left to land?

  69. Inthe Flow
    Inthe Flow
    Ditë më parë


  70. Greg Bailey
    Greg Bailey
    Ditë më parë

    Rocket emissions are really no big deal.

  71. Epic memes
    Epic memes
    Ditë më parë

    Make a video on isro

  72. Justin Hughes
    Justin Hughes
    Ditë më parë

    Tell them to turn off the clouds next time lol Just go into settings and disable them lol

  73. Afan Khan
    Afan Khan
    Ditë më parë

    you look like actor Wil Wheaton.

  74. It's me Paulo
    It's me Paulo
    Ditë më parë

    I'm waiting for its Booster to return and Landing.... Dammm, Do i missed it? It's Funny to say thats they actually Throwing away Million of Dollars After These Launch... Congratulatio to all teams that make it Happen... From Phiippines...

  75. Chavdar Naidenov
    Chavdar Naidenov
    Ditë më parë

    Main question remains unanswered: how can the lateral side of the rocket serve as a heat-shield and not be too thick and heavy. We know landing capsules use heat-shields. If the answer is, that it will continue to fly below orbit, and will generate less friction than a landing capsule upon dropping back, then what's the use of the whole thing? Wasn't the idea to make a Starship?

  76. Ridley
    Ditë më parë

    Pretty good explanation of Terminal Velocity, but you should avoid saying resistance "slows you down" as it doesn't, the fluid resistance prevents a body accelerating beyond the point were resistance equals weight. Unless the surface area presented to the flow increases, thing going from head down to prone sky diving, or opening a parachute or even doing a flip manoeuvre, they you will not slow down. (Sorry I am a physics teacher and students are forever telling me that resistance in free fall "slows you down" no, no, no :-)

  77. Brandon Music
    Brandon Music
    Ditë më parë

    Ohhh the margins for safely returning a second stage are tight!

  78. d a t g i o
    d a t g i o
    Ditë më parë

    this is a good morning drive podcast

  79. alexplayz YT
    alexplayz YT
    Ditë më parë

    17:00 does the ariane 5 needs to ignite at t+ 0 seconds? thay can just ignite it at t- 8 seconds