HOW ROCKETS ARE MADE (Rocket Factory Tour - United Launch Alliance) - Smarter Every Day 231
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  • SmarterEveryDay

    Thanks for watching this video. I'm glad you're here. If you feel like this earns your subscription please click here: How this happened: I messaged Tory "If you ever find yourself with an open lunch I'll buy. No cameras, just rocket geek chat." A few months later he changed a flight one day so we could grab lunch, but he also carved out a couple of hours before lunch to give me a personal tour. He's as cool off camera as he is on camera. He allowed me to ask any technical question I had, and I never even got close to the limits of his understanding of rockets. His technical prowess is something I aspire to. We made a video on the second channel where I interview him about more specific things about rockets, as well as how he feels about competitors. 2nd Channel Interview with Tory about rocket engines, competitors, and business philosophy:

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  • Mark Thornton
    Mark Thornton

    So cool. - Thank you.

  • Rory M
    Rory M

    Elon Musk has been really good at doing the exact opposite of this recently.

  • Geoff Hilton
    Geoff Hilton

    One of the best, most engaging videos I have ever seen on IRbin, Tory is a great guy, l bet he is a great boss to work for.

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    Luke Skala

    These charismatic CEOs that would do this are the Father's of America's brightest future! This is incredible!

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    Dipling. Pitzler

    All this work for a one time use only ......Elon Musk now I understand!

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    Mr. HDS

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    Justin Ohl

    So we can only go so far under water but we can go to space...???

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    E Loaded

    their rockets are not reusable, it will become obvious over time that ULA is a complete waste of taxpayer money.

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    General Decker

    How much you want for that chip?

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    25:00 - That statement's not going to age well....

  • Daniel Dinklberg
    Daniel Dinklberg

    How do you not completely nerd out

  • Rob

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  • 123 meins
    123 meins

    Great vid. That you so much. I'm a mechanical engineering student struggling to keep up with the high pressure put on us students at the moment with all that corona thing happing at the moment. I thought about dropping out a bunch of time in the last couple of weeks. This facility and the craftsmanship combined with the engineering team and there knowledge really showed me again why I started that journey to become an engineer. Isn't it amazing that we can build freaking rockets

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    Did you ask about the orthogrid weight?

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    Emirhan Canbaz

    5:13 what was that ????🤨🤨 her behavior isn't all trust inducing something fishy going on 😒😒 47:46 oh it may be her attitude ok..

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  • David Witsel
    David Witsel

    Hey Destin! At 21:10 you asked for a percentage and Tory told you to ask a year later.. I'm incredibly curious now!

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    dpg Edward

    Rockets are a racket, Fake nasa

  • Eric Barker
    Eric Barker

    That was a great video. Very interesting. Thank for your channel. I love learning new things.

  • SillyNamesAreSilly

    You should ask him again today how much more lightweight it ended up being: 21:06

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    Thank you for whoever captioned this. It was a bit hard to hear at times. Fascinating stuff 🙂

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    Matthew Craig Charvat

    Just a couple of guys who are passionate about rockets. Love it. So amazing.

  • Aaron C
    Aaron C

    How are these people with hillbilly accents building rockets?!

  • Jefferson Xavier
    Jefferson Xavier

    This IS rocket science but that CEO made it seem sooo simple!! All my respects for a man who knows his craft!

  • Tech Spotter
    Tech Spotter

    This ceo literally knows every 1 inches. Even he knows every part's exact measurement. That's amazing.

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    Cron’s Carrot factory

    I’d just like to think that when he’s filming straight up and the CEO is explaining the process where this ship is made that there’s actually nothing there and he’s making it up and faking the reaction 😂

  • Big Country Mountain Man
    Big Country Mountain Man

    Destin? As an iron worker that has hung high steel and also built Harleys and hot rods by welding and fabricating I do not understand why in the world they did fusion welding on the fuel tank!!!!!!! That is so much weaker than a filler rod. Whenever you bond to materials together like they did by swirling and heating the metal through preheating swirling and fusing the metals together and then post heating after the metals are fused together it makes it weaker actually. But it does make it as one piece and I understand why they would do that to a certain extent because the weld that it would take to view something that big together would be pretty heavy. That's the only reason I can think they would do that

  • Ed Miera
    Ed Miera

    I was able to see this machine shop I not only assembled details for Atlas but also for Delta I machined a lot details including barrel panels skirt panels I was a senior machinist for 19 yrs and 14 yrs as a senior missile mechanic before I retired I hope you get to see high bay where the assembly of the Centur The booster is assembled on the main floor. I had a great experience in Decatur. there are some very very talented people out there

  • Ed Miera
    Ed Miera

    Thank you for this video I had the privilege to go to Decatur to train workers to build special assemblies I retired from Lockheed Martin after the joint venture with boeing that came to be ULA

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    I feel like CEO Tory would love to give Destin a job

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    I never watched so long video, with so much excitement. ❤❤❤❤

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    This is a large scale, high end and fine engineering. Wow!

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    These people are almost smart enough to start a Rap Group!

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    5:16 that gal peaced out so quick 😂

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    Nakul sri

    Simple mesmerizing. Most of it idont understand but it's interesting. ULA thank you 🙏👍

  • ToxicPronoun

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    Tory is absolutely fantastic. I would love a tour aswell lol.

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    RGP B

    CEO is interesting, but... This is a poor and unconvincing ad for very bad rocket design. ULA rockets are not reusable = gargantuan waste of tax dollars

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    Don Clark

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  • Shadat Rahman
    Shadat Rahman

    Love the CEO. Down to earth and inspiring all generations.

  • Phildo

    That’s freaking awesome that not only does the CEO know everything that’s going on and how it works but the coolest part to me was that he actually said “we should steal you a chip so you have a piece of the Vulcan rocket when it goes to space” that was pretty awesome!!

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    Massimiliano Cardinali

    i've just found a way to make the panels lighter than :)


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    Isaac Alonzo

    For some weird reason I'm only watching this today (1-March-2021) even though I have been subscribed for years, but boy am I glad that I spent an hour listening to Tory.

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    Joshua Chapin

    I saw "Factory...Rocket...Are" and my Brain saw "Fear Factory" and got excited 😆

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    Doxie Lain

    I was part of a NASA Social for Osirix-Rex, and Tory came down to the launchpad and answered all our questions.I truly appreciated that.

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    Auday Sami

    Amazing journey and the host was fabulous, i like the Manager who knows what’s going on his facilities. Thank you both and your teams for this episode.

  • Stuart Knappstein
    Stuart Knappstein

    This is one of your best videos. Watching two passionate people geek out about how to build rockets, well whats not to love! Thank you Destin & Troy.

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    Renaissance Engineering

    Amazing how most of the most successful companies have STEM folks at the helm. Marketing and soft skills are great, but when the rubber meets the road, you need someone who actually knows what they're talking about.

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    CEO Tour: 50 minutes CEO Tour with Destin touching everything and talking to everybody: 5 hours.

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    You can tell both of you are passionate and enthusiastic about what you do. So cool!

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    We Are Stardust

    Thank you for this video!

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    What a nice guy

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    If I could I would have 2 subscriptions to your channel. Loved this vid!

  • Gusbert

    At the end of the video Destin asked Tory something about the payload and Tory answered that it's a rover they are going to set down to mars. So they literally were in charge of the transport of preserverance? not a native speaker so thanks for your answers in advance :)

  • Mike Diamond
    Mike Diamond

    What a great guy !! Didn’t expect that. He’s just excited and proud of what he and his company are building as the guy asking the questions. I bet it’s not the first time he’s explained it either, but he’s still proud and excited about the process.

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    Local Fit

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  • Brandon Lindblom
    Brandon Lindblom

    Destin: *in a rocket factory* can I touch that

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    FiveStarMan 94

    Working at a place like this is my dream job

  • bravejango12

    Tomorrow is exactly one year from the release of this video do we have an update on how much lighter the vulcan panels are?

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    Douglas county Kansas Railfan LKARFP

    By the way everyone whenever they say rocket factory they don’t make the whole thing they only make the shell and the stuff inside they don’t actually put in the controls the computers the engines or anything like that they just build in the shell and insulation as well as a few other things

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    I wonder why they need to keep a rocket booster a secret

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    Lil Chromosome

    You can tell Tory and Destin could be best friends. Destin is so excited to see all the stuff he’s dreamed of seeing, and Tory is super excited to nerd out with someone who appreciates and knows the magnitude of everything.

  • Mark Tucker
    Mark Tucker

    Blessings to the CEO, He was kind willing, and helpful love a wise CEO.

  • Peter Thiessen
    Peter Thiessen

    Amazing what technology offers

  • James DeMaio
    James DeMaio

    Watched many of your great vids, but this one was really awesome. I was sorry it was over, I’ll probably watch it more than once.