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E3: NASA, Rocket Engines, and the Moon Rock Box

E3: NASA, Rocket Engines, and the Moon Rock Box

Update: 2022-10-062
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What is mechanical engineering? What was YY actually doing? This episode is about the work itself – specifically, the work Yvonne Young Clark did at NASA on the Saturn V rocket, and in designing the “moon rock box” for transporting lunar samples back to Earth. And we take a deep dive into the history of the American space program, the mechanics of a rocket, and how YY brought her troubleshooter’s mind to a problem that was plaguing some of the country’s top scientists.



Access a transcript of the episode here: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/nasas-saturn-v-rocket-the-moon-rock-box-and-the-woman-who-made-them-work-properly/

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E3: NASA, Rocket Engines, and the Moon Rock Box

E3: NASA, Rocket Engines, and the Moon Rock Box

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