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August 12, 2021

3D printed rockets save on up front tooling, enable rapid iteration, decrease part count, and facilitate radically new designs. For your chance to win 2 seats on one of the first Virgin Galactic flights to Space and support a great cause, go to

Thanks to Tim Ellis and everyone at Relativity Space for the tour!

Special thanks to Scott Manley for the interview and advising on aerospace engineering.
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Benson, T. (2021). Rocket Parts. NASA. —

Boen, B. (2009). Winter Wonder: Rocket Icicles. NASA. —

Hall, N. (2021). Rocket Thrust Equation. NASA. —

Benson, T. (2021). Rocket Thrust. NASA. —

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How A Gold Bullet Almost Destroyed A Space Shuttle by Scott Manley —

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Written by Derek Muller, Petr Lebedev, and Emily Zhang
Animation by Mike Radjabov
Filmed by Derek Muller, Raquel Nuno, Trenton Oliver, and Emily Zhang
Edited by Trenton Oliver
SFX by Shaun Clifford
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Produced by Derek Muller, Petr Lebedev, and Emily Zhang

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