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TSR.2 - The Plane Shot Down by its Own Government 12:32

TSR.2 - The Plane Shot Down by its Own Government

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 ...


Published 6 days ago • Views: 145,302

How China is taking on the world in space 09:15

How China is taking on the world in space

China has been developing their space program for almost as long the US starting in 1958 but it's only quite recently that it has caught up with the w...


Published 3 weeks ago • Views: 120,489

The Search for Planet X / Planet 9 / Nibiru 08:55

The Search for Planet X / Planet 9 / Nibiru

More dire predictions that Nibiru aka Planet X or Planet 9 will trigger earthquakes, floods and generally the end of the world have been and gone as w...


Published 1 month ago • Views: 111,546

How do spacecraft navigate in space ? 16:58

How do spacecraft navigate in space ?

https://brilliant.org/curiousdroid/ How do spacecraft navigate in space over billions of kilometers and with split second timing during missions that ...


Published 1 month ago • Views: 331,655

V Bombers - Vulcan, Victor & Valiant - The Last British Bombers 11:05

V Bombers - Vulcan, Victor & Valiant - The Last British Bombers

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 195...


Published 2 months ago • Views: 128,905

Ultra High Speed Cameras – How do you film a tank shell in flight or a Nuclear bomb test? 07:14

Ultra High Speed Cameras – How do you film a tank shell in flight or a Nuclear bomb test?

Ever wondered how they film a tank shell in flight for over 100m meters like it was travelling at walking speed or the instant of a nuclear explosion....


Published 2 months ago • Views: 1,272,188

Electromagnetic Railguns  - The U.S Military 10:22

Electromagnetic Railguns - The U.S Military's future Superguns - 200 mile range Mach 7 projectiles

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 ...


Published 2 months ago • Views: 179,779

Evel Knievel and The Reusable X-3 Volksrocket 08:03

Evel Knievel and The Reusable X-3 Volksrocket

In the last year or so, its become almost commonplace to see Spacex & Blue origin bringing rockets back after a launch for refurbishment and reuse. Bu...


Published 3 months ago • Views: 77,243

Animal Astronauts - The Space Race 11:22

Animal Astronauts - The Space Race's Unwitting Pioneers

Everyone remembers Yuri Gagarin the first man in space but before his famous flight there had been many more living space pioneers who didn't really h...


Published 3 months ago • Views: 59,340

How Did NASA Lose a Mars Space Probe Because of Maths? 07:43

How Did NASA Lose a Mars Space Probe Because of Maths?

https://brilliant.org/CuriousDroid/ The loss of the Mars Climate Orbiter was an embarrassing moment for both NASA and Lockheed-Martin but how did some...


Published 3 months ago • Views: 98,185

Black Arrow : The Lipstick Rocket - A Very British Space Program 11:40

Black Arrow : The Lipstick Rocket - A Very British Space Program

This is the story of the Black Arrow, a uniquely British satellite launch system that could have helped Britain become a space fairing nation. But Whi...


Published 3 months ago • Views: 158,337

Sputnik - 60 years on from the Start of the Space Race 09:44

Sputnik - 60 years on from the Start of the Space Race

That simple little beep, beep, beep was the sound that started the Space Race. It's been 60 years since they have first heard on October 4, 1957, the ...


Published 4 months ago • Views: 113,439

Space Station Collision - Mir Crash with Progress Supply Vessel 09:15

Space Station Collision - Mir Crash with Progress Supply Vessel

Of all the 100's of thousands of pieces of space junk and nearly 1500 satellites in orbit around the earth, it may come as a surprise that so far ther...


Published 4 months ago • Views: 183,034

How the First Spacewalk Nearly Ended in Disaster - Alexei Leonov Voskhod 2 08:11

How the First Spacewalk Nearly Ended in Disaster - Alexei Leonov Voskhod 2

When Alexei Leonov made the world's first spacewalk in 1965 in Voskhod 2, it was hailed as yet another great success for the USSR in the space race ag...


Published 4 months ago • Views: 229,002

Interstellar Space Arks - Humanity 07:03

Interstellar Space Arks - Humanity's Exodus From Earth

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, w...


Published 4 months ago • Views: 159,204

What Happened to the Giant Hovercraft SR-N4? - The Concorde of the Seas 09:16

What Happened to the Giant Hovercraft SR-N4? - The Concorde of the Seas

They were once known as the 'Concorde of the Seas': mighty flying boats that ferried their passengers with speed and style. Hovercraft was a symbol of...


Published 4 months ago • Views: 1,077,335

Zeppelins of Mars - HAVOC on Venus : NASA 07:11

Zeppelins of Mars - HAVOC on Venus : NASA's new Planetary Airships

If you thought airships like the Zeppelin were a thing of the past and consigned to the history books for their dangerous ability to burst into flames...


Published 5 months ago • Views: 104,558

Project Orion – The Atomic Bomb Powered Space Rocket 10:29

Project Orion – The Atomic Bomb Powered Space Rocket

If I told that there was a plan to launch a spacecraft the size of an ocean liner, that would weigh 130 times more than the Space Shuttle, could trave...


Published 5 months ago • Views: 165,702

Eclipse 2017 - NASA Chasing the Shadow at 50,000 ft | Concorde 1973 06:17

Eclipse 2017 - NASA Chasing the Shadow at 50,000 ft | Concorde 1973

For some, the Great American Eclipse will be almost 3x longer than for those in the best spot on the ground. For those lucky few will be in a pair of ...


Published 5 months ago • Views: 228,972

Curious Droid – Paul Shillito Patreon Announcement 01:45

Curious Droid – Paul Shillito Patreon Announcement

Yes, I now have a Patreon page. https://www.patreon.com/curiousdroid Now from $1, not the $3 as stated in the video If you enjoy the videos we make yo...


Published 5 months ago • Views: 12,625

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