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Real Engineering

Interesting answers to simple questions.

In Real Engineering’s course, you’ll take on a crazy idea – throwing rockets into space.

After learning the essential rocket physics and materials science, you can evaluate for yourself if this is an idea that's stuck on the ground, or a billion dollar shortcut to space.



Concepts and

  1. 1

    Launch Basics

    1. Orbits

      Get up to speed on orbital mechanics.

    2. Rockets

      How much fuel does a rocket need to get to space?

  2. 2

    Tether Launchers

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      Centripetal Motion

      The physics of spinning.

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      Tether Launchers

      Cut out the middleman and throw your satellites into space.

  3. 3

    Tether Engineering

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      Material Limits

      It works in theory, but does it work in practice?

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      Tapering the Tether

      It will take some engineering optimization to make it to space.