Rockets, Aaron Mckie, Erin Minke discussed on TechStuff
And if you saw the launch today and you just watched as it happened, you'd think we'll what's the big deal. It didn't even go that high when a few meters up in the air and then came right back down. But when you understand the technology behind it, how complicated it was, it was very impressive. Most importantly, you can control the burn of a liquid fueled rocket because you can stop the flow of. Oxidizer and fuel into the combustion engine. You can turn the pumps off and once there's nothing to burn the engines off, it's not going to create any more thrust and then you could start it back up again when you needed to so you. It wasn't an all or nothing. The way a solid, fuel rocket would be solid. Fuel was much more simple, but it was more limited. So liquid-fuel is the way a lot of pretty much all the propulsion systems of all the spacecraft had to be liquid, fueled they. There were several spacecraft though. It also depend on solid fuel for some stage or another. Maybe it was like a retro rocket or a breaking rocket or something like that, or or sometimes solid fuel booster rockets to get up into space. But when it came to find tuning, we're talking about liquid, fueled rockets while I've got a lot more to say about rockets. But before I jump into that, let's take another quick break to thank our sponsor. I'm Erin minke most as I'm writing and producing the hit podcast lore. Now I'm opening the doors of my own virtual room of wonder with Aaron mckie's cabinet of curiosities, every Tuesday and Thursday, you'll get a guided tour through some of the most bizarre corners of history from unexplainable moments and coincidences to people and objects that come with unusual backstories, visit apple podcasts, dot com..